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 »

How can we improve?

Posted & filed under Service Survey.

Hi Reader, Despite high unemployment, many companies are finding it increasingly difficult to hire and retain the best and brightest skilled employees for their organizations. Today, I would like to ask for your help in evaluating how our company can better address these challenges in the future. We have asked Haley Marketing Group, a consulting… Read more »

Performance Reviews: A Guide for Managers in Los Angeles and Orange County

Posted & filed under Career Review, Planning, Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

Annual performance reviews can be stressful for both employees and managers. Here are some simple but effective tactics to help minimize your employees’ anxiety and ensure reviews are both fair and effective: Explain the process ahead of time. Ideally, whenever you hire an employee you should explain the details of the performance review process—how often… Read more »

CONTRACT OR DIRECT: What’s the best way to get work done?

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

“We did it!” Mike, a partner in a mid-sized firm enjoys their recent success and turns to his partner Keith to tell him the great news!  Keith is perplexed! Wide eyed, Mike said quietly, “We got the whole thing.” Keith slumped down into his chair with concern.  Mike, we don’t have the resources to do… Read more »

How to Use Facebook… And still show your face at work

Posted & filed under Social Media, Workplace Stress.

By now, you probably understand the potential dangers of social media. Indiscriminate use can seriously damage your professional reputation. So when people in your office (especially your boss) want to be your Facebook friend, how do you use Facebook so that you can still show your face at work?Here are several quick tips for managing… Read more »

MAKING LINKEDIN WORK FOR YOU

Posted & filed under Staffing Tips.

TIPS FOR GETTING NOTICED AND GETTING CONNECTED With roughly one new member joining per second, LinkedIn has rapidly developed into a global professional networking superpower. But with so many people competing for attention on the site, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. Here are a few quick tips to help you get noticed… Read more »

Giving Your Career a Physical Examination

Posted & filed under Career Review.

Is your career in good shape? Do you feel invigorated at your job? Do you feel healthy coming to work each day, knowing that your hard work is paying off, improving your prospects for the future? In the same way a long distance runner improves his or her cardiovascular system with each run, a properly… Read more »

5 Tips For Being More Conscious At Work

Posted & filed under Uncategorized, Workplace Stress.

Are you conscious at work? While most people are not fully asleep at work, neither are they fully awake and putting forth the full potential of their skills and talents. To what degree can each of us heighten our awareness of how and what we contribute to the organization, who we have an effect on,… Read more »