Um, That Employer Did What?!?

Posted & filed under Leadership, Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

Every job search has its quirks, highs and lows; for most, it’s nothing short of a roller coaster ride. But if something you experience leaves you scratching your head (or questioning your sanity), here’s how to decide if it’s normal — or real cause for alarm: Hooray, this job posting looks perfect! Oh no, they… Read more »

Comparing Yourself to Others

Posted & filed under Leadership, Social Media, Workplace Stress.

Comparing yourself to others is a very powerful mental affliction. When we are children, we compare ourselves to others as a way of discovering “who I am,” using others as references. However, as adults, when we compare ourselves to others, it is usually to evaluate ourselves as “worse than” or “better than” or “equal to”… Read more »

Want to Drive Profits? Start with HR

Posted & filed under Leadership, Planning, Staffing Tips.

When asked, most senior executives will list their people as one of their company’s top resources. Yet when given the opportunity to use HR and talent management to make a strategic impact, many hiring managers balk. The idea that HR can actively engage in increasing profits, rather than merely cutting costs, is a new one… 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 »

Is IT Taking Over HR?

Posted & filed under Leadership, Planning.

Today’s HR departments leverage IT to benefit almost every aspect of their daily operations. Continual technology improvements, coupled with declining costs, have fueled a surge in HR’s usage of technology: Software is being deployed to manage areas such as internal mobility, appraisal management, succession planning and personal development. E-recruitment and performance management software are dramatically… 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 »