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Company Culture and Candidate Selection go Hand in Hand

on Sun, 10/29/2017 - 02:27

If you are lucky, at the end of the recruitment process, you will have more than one strong candidate to select that you will extend an offer to.  If you are really lucky, early on in the recruitment process, you will find what you know is the right candidate…if this happens, move quickly and extend an offer right away, don’t shop around.  Knowing when to pull the proverbial trigger is an art in the world of recruiting. 

Part of the art of selection is making sure your candidate will fit in with your company culture. To many the term, ‘company culture’ is a mystery.

Know When to Rescind that Job Offer

on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 16:27

The majority of offers are extended and accepted without a great deal of complication; unfortunately there will be situations where you will need to rescind an offer. Just as a good hire can boost the bottom line so can a bad hire drain financial pools and wear down team morale. Avoid a potential last minute bad hire by rescinding an offer. Following are some reasons why you should rescind an offer. 

·      Background check failed

·      Drug screen failed

·      Physical failed

·      Candidate falsified information on their application

·      Candidate did not accept the offer within

20 Things Learned from My 20 Years Working in Corporate America

on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:42

1.     Become known as a problem solver. Deliver the hard work, slacking will not get you anywhere. Replace, “I’ll do my best” with “I’ll take care of it” or “I’ll handle it” or “You can count on me”.  Make sure as many people as possible, in addition to your boss, knows you are a problem solver. Let those that might be your boss in the future know you are a problem solver.

2.     Moving sideways can help you climb the corporate ladder.  When it comes to hireability Breadth of knowledge, experience and skills trumps depth.

Molehills, Mountains and Miscommunication in the Workplace

on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 01:16

I love sayings and quotes by the unknown author. Seems like unknown really knows their stuff.  One of my favorite unknown quotes is, ‘Don’t make mountains out of molehills’.  Another quote by an unknown author that expands on the mountain-molehill quote is, ‘A single moment of misunderstanding is so poisonous, that it makes us forget the hundred loveable moments spent together within a minute’.  Misunderstandings at work are unavoidable but there are things that we can do to prevent our molehill sized misunderstandings from becoming mountains we have to climb to communicate with one another.