Little Things = BIG Impact

I love this time of year. We’ve survived the grey skies, the frigid temps, and the massive snow drifts. The sun seems to be shining more often than not and the grass is finally green. Last week, I had the opportunity to travel around the state, visiting several clients I’ve collaborated with on recruiting projects these past few months. This is, hands down, my favorite part of this job.

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Texting

I have a love/hate relationship with texting. I can’t deny the fact that it’s super convenient to quickly send or reply to a text without having to actually call someone. I mean, let’s be honest — sometimes we just don’t feel like talking on the phone!

Professionally, texting has totally changed the way we are partnering with our clients and candidates. And for me, this is where the love/hate relationship comes to play. As I mentioned, I love the convenience of being able to connect with a hiring manager or candidate via text when I know this is the only readily available avenue through which we can communicate during an otherwise hectic work day.

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Why You Shouldn’t Cancel an Interview

Anyone who has been in a hiring manager position has most likely experienced a candidate cancelling their scheduled interview at the last minute. Even worse are those instances where someone “no shows” for a scheduled interview and you never hear back from the candidate with any type of reasonable explanation for why they failed to fulfill their commitment. Is it just me, or do those scenarios really strike a chord and irritate the heck out of you?

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Be Part of a Winning Team

So, my little brother’s high school boys’ basketball team has qualified for the Nebraska State Basketball Tournament this week in Lincoln! Go Pawnee City! I come from a long line of basketball enthusiasts. While most little kids watched cartoons as they enjoyed their bowl of cereal before heading off to school every morning, I grew up watching ESPN Sports Center. I didn’t mind — sports seem to run through my veins.

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Time to Reflect, Look Forward

My husband and I went to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” this past weekend. I was dragging my feet when he suggested we go, as I felt like I had a million other things to complete on my “to do” list. When it was all said and done; however, I was so grateful for my husband’s idea! I’m embarrassed to admit that I’d never watched the entire movie until last Saturday night. I’ve seen so many of the other classics, but this particular movie had somehow escaped me.

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Tips for Dealing with Work Jerks

In my last blog spot, I examined the criteria Robert Sutton outlines in his book, The No Asshole Rule, which helps one identify certifiable a-holes in the workplace. We’ve all dealt with them before and there’s a strong likelihood we’ll cross paths with more of them in the future, as much as it pains me to admit. If only the workplace jerk was a species on the verge of extinction….

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Work Jerks — Are You One?

I just started reading “The No Asshole Rule,” by Robert Sutton. The title immediately captured my attention. Even in my 30s, an unexpectedly placed swearword makes me laugh. As silly as the title might seem, the content of this book is incredible!

Let’s think about this for a moment. All of us have had experiences working with people who are, for lack of a better phrase, A-holes. Now, dig a little deeper with me? What did these A-holes have in common?

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