Standing outside at my daughter’s fifth grade “walk out” (a really cool tradition at her elementary school), I got to talking to another parent who is a local business leader. Inevitably, as all of my conversations with these folks tend to do, the talk centered on how tough it is to find talent.
Years ago as I was still learning this business, I was lucky enough to meet one of the most genuine and kind candidates I’ve ever worked with. The problem for her was that she was miserable in her job. It was taking a toll on her relationships, family, and health.
Nothing in this world is written in stone. The beauty of this life is that every day is a chance to start anew. A chance to get better. Scott Frost, head football coach at Nebraska, recently said that he will never measure his team's success based on what the win-loss record is or by how
This season seems to always be about change. Through the magic of the "New Year" the calendar flips and we think forward about the better version of ourselves that we want to be. Though I am not a New Year's resolution kind of guy, I love that this idea exists so that people can use
Can we all agree that hiring is really hard? At least if you are doing it right it is. And it’s not like you don't have other priorities to attend to. Deadlines, projects, planning, etc. all tend to jump ahead of hiring when the pressure starts to mount on deliverables in your job.
After more than 11 years in the staffing business, the thousands of candidate interviews I have performed mostly blend together. The reality is that most people just simply do not interview well. Usually being nervous or ill-prepared are the normal culprits.
I am a Gen X-er, through and through. Both my parents worked so I became self-dependent at an early age. I also got into a boatload of trouble by being unsupervised, but I learned from those mistakes. Thankfully, I lived through them too!
Most of the people I talk to who are ready to leave their job are unhappy about something. Maybe it's a boss that they never seem to connect with or the feeling that they are underpaid. Perhaps it is a feeling of underutilization of skills or a long commute.
According to a Harris Poll survey conducted for CareerBuilder, there are some really interesting hiring trends that are emerging this year.
The older I get, the faster these years seem to click by. Another year is about to come and go and put a fresh 365 days in front of us. We have yet another opportunity to become inspired in a way that can dramatically improve our life.