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 »

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 »

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 »

A Contingent Workforce Strategy as an Effective Part of Workforce Planning

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

In a constantly changing world, successful organizations must become more flexible. Just as the human body can react and “shift resources” when an infection strikes, successful organizations must also develop contingency plans that allow them to shift their resources rapidly. What is a Contingent Workforce Strategy? A contingent worker is a worker who can easily… Read more »

Get Rich Quick!

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

Remember how easy it was for Jed Clampett of Beverly Hillbillies fame? One day he was shootin’ at some food and up through the ground came some bubblin’ crude. It was just sitting there, waiting for him. Take a look in front of you. There’s a precious commodity just sitting there, waiting for you. As… Read more »

50 Behavior Based Interview Questions

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

Are you looking for behavior based interviewing questions? While the questions and behavior characteristics listed below are by no means comprehensive, they might be just the jump-start you’re looking for. Try These… If You’re Looking For Behaviors that Revolve Around Leadership: Tell me about a time when you accomplished something significant that wouldn’t have happened… Read more »