A year or two ago, I wrote about the interviewing process and how candidates are being evaluated by companies not only on the initial strength of their resume and interviews, but also on the general communication between candidate and company arranging interviews, confirming schedules and providing further information, such as references. Based on the past several months of well over one hundred internal and external interviews, I must write again on the importance of this topic. Continue reading The Interview Starts Now
What is the WOW Factor? For those of you wanting to advance your careers, you need to know this. Simply put, it is the ability to “Wow” your colleagues, supervisors and senior executives. The reason it is called Wow is because the activity, behavior or contributions were not expected. So, what can you do to Wow everyone to ensure you are noticed and most importantly are selected for the promotion? Continue reading The WOW Factor
In the current market conditions, all companies are competing to hire talented professionals. To attract these professionals, companies are exhausting their creativity to offer more or better perks than others. Over the past two decades, I have witnessed so many fantastic, and a few not-so-good, benefits or perks to attract the professionals they need. Anything and everything from unique retirement plans, medical benefits, casual Friday, cool biz, robust bonus structures, dynamic commission and incentive schemes, to free lunches, fully stocked food and drink bars within a minute from your desk and of course the flexible working schedule. With companies offering more attractive working conditions, perks and work styles, the way we work continues to change at a high pace. Especially as technology continues to enable us to “work” from “anywhere,” the pace of work-style change will continue to increase.
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One thing that I have learned through sports, athletic endeavors and business is when you are passive or careless, that is when disaster happens!
For those of you that ski or snowboard, have you ever been on a simple slope or even a relatively flat run and you have a nasty fall? You naturally feel you have everything under control due to your skill and experience, but forget about the basics, or your attention is on other things and bam!, life teaches you a lesson. Continue reading Ouch!