If you're like me, you've had quite a few bosses over the years. Some were good, some were bad, some were great, and some you'd rather forget. So what makes a great boss? Now I'm completely aware that the challenges I've faced with my bosses over the years say at least as much about me as it does about them. That being said, let's take a look at the hypothetical best boss I never had.
The best boss I never had is extremely loyal to the team.
We have all gone to a job board to find ONE company that has posted several jobs (sometime as many as 20 or more) back to back to back. I guess they thought that they would create a buzz and capture more interest from more people with more ads. Well I am here to tell you that you are actually creating the exact opposite reaction than you are intending to generate.
45% of candidates we surveyed said that they are actually LESS LIKELY to apply to a company when their ads appear with… Continue
What a great interview with Success in the City Founder, Cynthia de Lorenzi, great networking tips! Click on the link below to hear my interview with Cynthia, she shares lots of great networking tips that business owners can use to get the word out about their business!…
There is a growing concern amongst employers that Britain's schools and universities are failing to prepare students for life after university. The days of Britain's schools and universities being dedicated to the pursuit of obscure and arcane knowledge, 'Pimms and Punting,' and afternoon debates about Heidegger and Hegel have long since passed. Schools and universities are now institutions, first and foremost, whose job is to prepare people for the outside world.
The announcement of enforcing HST to property, services, and goods will be effective July 1st, 2010 and now the question is how this will affect Recruiting Agencies in Ontario. More specifically, Contractors in Ontario.…
Working in IT, just as in many other professional sectors, involved a bit of risky business as the GFC kicked the economy down a notch or ten. But since the economy cranked out of hibernation much more swiftly than was expected, IT projects that were put on hold are now being reinstated and the professionals who may have…
I read an interesting article this morning about the Notebook and Tablet PC markets. The writer used the term bifurcation, which I’m sure was a thrill for him. I had to look it up. It means to divide or split into two branches, and the article made a solid clear point about the PC Market. That market is splitting into PCs for Creation of content on one end (laptops and desktops) and PCs for Consumption (tablets are great for this).
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week’s topics include whether online profiles are the new resume, ways for companies to use social media effectively, candidate experience, preventing hiring disasters, top HR blogs,…
I was having a discussion with an associate about recruiting, managing and retention (you know, the usual stuff) when they said something that I thought summed the challenges that exist in all these realms in a very simple way. It went something like this:
Boomers – were happy with what they got
Gen Xers – worked for what they wanted
Gen Y’s – aren’t afraid to ask for what they want
Tweens – know what they want and just expect it!
I won’t lie, I’m in love with Recruiting Metrics! I’m totally enamored with them! I love the way they look with a big “+” sign in front of them, I love the way they look on my computer dashboard and most importantly I love the knowledge they possess. Overall,…
recently we've been trying to hire someone for our company with a very specialist skill set and despite having used job boards, cv databases and the services of several recruitment/staffing firms.............we're still struggling to find a top quality candidate. Does that sound familiar?
A thought occurred to me. We all know that there are free job boards out there but what…
An Irish girl in Brno, an English man in New York - same same but different!
I first moved to the Czech Republic in January of this year from Ireland and arrived on a (hip-high!) snowy Sunday evening. My first thoughts were, like all expats I suppose, "what am I doing here!" Well, before I go on, I am happy to report that despite my initial, normal fears, life here was well worth the risk to make the move.
I took the decision to leave Ireland at the end of December 2009 as… Continue
“When we truly take accountability for ourselves, we are freeing ourselves from the chains of self pity, poverty, blaming others, and being victims.” ______________
Accountability can be a very scary word. Many of us grew up to learn it as a negative word that assigned blame for something we did wrong. For example, you may have gotten a D on your report card in the 6th grade and your dad said to you, “I’m…
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