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 »

It Pays to Help New Staff Start Right

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

Managers should invest wisely in well-designed staff orientation programs. Effectively orientating your new employees can pay big dividends in staff retention, employee commitment and customer satisfaction.   Staff members who are properly trained and welcomed at the beginning of their careers feel good about their choice of employer, fit in quickly with peers and colleagues… 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 »

Pinterest… for Recruiting? Really?

Posted & filed under Intraplacement, Planning, Social Media, Staffing Tips.

Maybe you’ve read about Pinterest’s amazing stats. 11.7 million unique users by January 2012, making it the fastest site in history to break through the 10 million unique visitor mark. Drove more referral traffic to retailers than LinkedIn, YouTube, and Google+ combined in January 2012. Had a user base of 3.3 million people as of… Read more »

How to Execute Your Strategic Plan in 2013

Posted & filed under Planning, Staffing Tips.

Over the past several weeks, you’ve spent countless hours with your team in strategic planning sessions–assessing your strengths and weaknesses, identifying new opportunities, analyzing potential threats and setting the course for your business over the next 12 months. The result? An ambitious, yet achievable, strategic plan. Congratulations! You’ve cleared a major hurdle many organizations fail… Read more »

STAFFING FOR PROFIT

Posted & filed under Contingent Workforce, Intraplacement, Planning, Staffing Tips.

Think about it-staffing expenses are probably the biggest line item on your P&L. The more actively you manage that expense, the more profitable you can become. But, managing staffing is not just about cutting costs. It’s about effectively matching your staffing resources to the challenges and opportunities your business faces. Here are a few ideas… Read more »