“What is your favorite day of the week?” I’ll admit, some mastermind forums cause my jaw to drop more than it should. The former was one such question a business owner loved to ask of people, because it garnered “interesting” answers.Read More
I started a #TerribleTuesday post, but it turned into a #MondayMusing. Here’s my thoughts on loyalty as a competency.Read More
I found that most hiring managers consider themselves a good judge of character, and usually have their mind made up based on the resume. The interview was used to prove their point, and therefore the outcome the interviewer predicted. I can’t have worked with that many psychic people, so something was up.Read More
The number one most important asset of any business is the people you employ. Imagine a world where the people you employ were engaged with you before they ever applied to the job.Read More
I was working for a branch of a large corporation that had 70% non-native English speakers. I knew a smattering of Russian and Spanish as a result. But I was new to the world of ADA-type accommodation, so I did what any HR person does, I consulted http://askjan.org. What is that you ask? It’s the job accommodation network. My options they listed were overwhelming, to say the least.Read More
I hear it constantly, “I need someone who’ll hit the ground running.” Years ago, when I first started recruiting, one of the senior people on staff said “Only a deer hits the ground running… when it’s being hunted.”Read More
Personally, I think there is a big problem asking a person to liken themselves to a tool. You are asking a person to boil their personality down to that of an inanimate object, that costs money, can break, can be thrown away, and replaced. But I digress.Read More
I started off my white collar career by talking my way into an office job, I had been a waitress. I didn’t know how to type, and all I knew was a program called Cricket Draw.Read More
I started waiting tables at 16 years of age. I got the job because my father was an active duty Air Force Officer. My dad was also an instructor in his field of work. I learned a lot about leadership having casual conversations with my father as a teen.
So my father and I recently talked about training.Read More
When I decided to launch my business, I realized we could plan a really fun summer, which includes dance camp, art camp, and zoo camp. This week, she has art camp, and she wants everyone to know how artsy she is. So she did something that made me smile.
She made a plan.Read More