How to Get Salary Data You Can Actually USE

Posted & filed under Career Review, Compensation, Planning.

What should you pay that new employee? Stop guessing–and start using these great sources of up-to-date salary information:   Salary.com is technically directed at job seekers, showing users how much they are worth based on their experience and skills, but employers can use the same criteria to develop competitive compensation packages. The Monster Salary Center is powered… Read more »

You Got the Job Offer! Should You Take it?

Posted & filed under Career Review, Planning.

On the fence about a job? Ask yourself these 14 questions to determine if it’s the right move for your career- or if you should hold out for something better: What is my true motivation for leaving? Before you accept and offer, re-explore your reasons for wanting to move on.  Do you need or want… Read more »

Why Didn’t I Think Of That? Become a thought leader to brand yourself–and your company

Posted & filed under Career Review, Leadership.

  Thought Leadership–Defined   Like “core competencies” and “best practices,” “thought leadership” is in danger of making Forbes’ list of most annoying business jargon. The term is definitely overused and often misused, mostly because it’s so difficult to define. Many use it interchangeably with the term “expert”–but thought leaders are much more than that. True… Read more »

Financial Health–Put that Raise to Work for You

Posted & filed under Career Review, Planning.

The recent economic downturn triggered a series of salary freezes throughout the work world–including among senior executives in many industries. As the economy recovers, the salary freeze is finally thawing. If you weathered the winter of recession with a frozen salary, you may now be seeing your work bear fruit in the form of raises… Read more »

Hate Being the New Guy?

Posted & filed under Career Review, Contingent Workforce, Staffing Tips.

How to fit in, make friends and succeed from day one.   You may ask yourself; Will the work environment be fast paced or laid back? What will my Supervisor think of me? Will I mesh well with my new teammates? How will I fit in? Whether you are starting a new assignment or full… Read more »

Want That Management Job?

Posted & filed under Career Review, Leadership.

Have you reached a point in your career when you want: to take on greater responsibility? to advance your career development? to earn more money? Becoming a manager is an excellent way to accomplish all of these. But landing your first management job presents a “chicken and egg” dilemma: you need to have management experience… Read more »

The Death of “Command and Control”

Posted & filed under Career Review, Leadership, Planning.

As business owners and managers are forced to compete in a more volatile and complex environment, the traditional “command and control” approach to leadership is no longer effective. No matter what size the organization, factors like globalization and new technologies have created the need for new styles of leadership. Traditional problem-solving techniques and top-down management… Read more »