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Category Archives: Selection and Hiring

What skills do I have that match what employ­ers need and where they don’t match how to I turn them into per­son­al assets? Too many of the unem­ployed do not have the skills that employ­ers now say they need. What hap­pen to “on the job train­ing”? To intern­ships? Appren­tice­ships? How can employ­ers bring on board moti­vat­ed work­ers who need some addi­tion­al train­ing to meet the demands of the jobs for which they are hired? Today too many employ­ers, out-of…

When asked, most peo­ple will reply to that ques­tion with “I work for XYZ Cor­po­ra­tion.” In real­i­ty you work for a per­son, a boss. CNN Mon­ey reg­u­lar­ly pub­lish­es the list of the best com­pa­nies to work for in the coun­try such as Zap­pos, REI, Google, and Weg­mans Food Mar­kets. Okay, can you assume that you are auto­mat­i­cal­ly going to be sat­is­fied and ful­filled with your work–that the peo­ple around you and your boss will sup­port who you…

 
What does the future look like in busi­ness for all of us? Bar­bara Beck gives a thor­ough exam­i­na­tion of gaps, the work­place, now and the future. Link here.

Making the Sale

I had an open­ing at a firm that I had to fill. So I adver­tised the posi­tion. Scads of appli­cants. The resume sort result­ed in many “no ways” a larg­er num­ber of “so-sos” and a small num­ber of “real prospects.” After inter­view­ing the “real prospects,” it was clear all of them could do the job as well as fit into our orga­ni­za­tion. But there was one can­di­date who, on her way out of my office, turned to me and said “I know there are oth­er…

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