As baby boomers have begun to retire, millennials now make up the biggest part of the workforce and are moving into management positions. At the same time, members of Generation Z are starting to come out of college and move into their first full-time jobs. While generational categories might often seem too simplistic, there's no escaping from one underlying truth that they reveal: Each successive generation from millennials onward has been more and more demanding, especially concerning the ways their employers talk and listen to them. They expect fewer...more
Sometimes when you're job searching, the wait at each step in the hiring process can feel interminable. You wait to see if your resume got looked at. Then, you wait to see if you will be selected for a job interview. Then you wait for the interview that is probably a week away. Then, on the day of the interview, you're nervous and worried and still waiting because the interview's at 3 p.m. Perhaps some insight into the steps an employer takes to hire an employee will help you...more
3 serious consequences of a bad hire Most managers can recall the time they interviewed a candidate and walked out of the interview mumbling ‘’I have found the ONE’’. A bad hire may be unavoidable; sometimes candidates can have great CVs and interview brilliantly but may not be right fit for the role. But nonetheless, the mistake can cause serious problems for organisations. There's no doubt that poor recruitment decisions of a bad hire can have long-term impacts for organisations It's vital that organisations take all reasonable steps to...more
So you want more money than you're currently making? If your goal is to stay in your current job, working for your present employer, you'll need to ask for a pay raise. Other than the once a year raises and the occasional bonus or profit sharing check, this is the only way to seek a raise in your pay. Planning and preparation are key when you ask for a pay raise. When you ask for a raise, you need to convince your employer that your contribution to the work of the company is...more
You’ve had another rough day at work. And as you’re talking about your lackluster job or about feeling lost in your career path, a well-meaning friend or relative responds with, “Well, what do you want to do?” Choosing a new career—whether you want to do a drastic 180 or just make a minor shift—can seem downright impossible.more
Sometime this week, take the first step toward planning your dream career by filling in the blanks in the sentences below:
- If I could choose one friend to trade jobs with, I’d choose ____________, because ____________.
- I’ve always wondered...