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 »

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 »

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 »

Research Reveals How HR Uses Social Media

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

I’m often asked about how human resource pros, recruiters, and talent management people are using or can use social media in the professional and corporate work environment. HR Toolbox recently unveiled a survey that provides some interesting insights into how the HR industry is using social media–and their findings might surprise you. HR pros are… 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 »