Monthly Archives: July 2013

Hiring Manager’s Ideal Candidate! Are You KIDDING Me?! 3 Tips To Infuse Reality Into The Conversation

I just received a marketing email from an HR technology provider who asked — Do you want to hire an HR professional who will: ·         Work 24/7/365 ·         Never take a day off ·         Never complain about anything ·         […]

4 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask

Are you interviewing someone? Don’t ask these questions, you’ll thank us later. 1. What’s your favorite color? What does this answer give you? Most job candidates in the interview will answer, probably in a bit of a confused manner, their favorite color. But now that you have it, what does it tell you about how […]

The Less Tasty, Non-Chocolate M&Ms

Do you do your best work in the office? This provocative TED Talk from Jason Fried, the creator of the collaboration software, 37signals, argues that employees do their best, most productive work away from the distractions of an office. Without giving away the video, Fried believes that there are two main distractions in the office […]

Who’s At The Top?

Take a look at your organizational chart. Who’s at the top? Is it the owner, CEO, or founder? This article from Inc.com argues that businesses with the standard organizational chart of CEO at the top and employees at the bottom don’t understand how their business should work. The author suggests turning the chart upside down. […]

Who’s Applying For Your Jobs?

Placing a standard job posting online just doesn’t cut it anymore. If companies want their HR Departments to sift through hundreds of job applications and resumes, to potentially not even find the candidate they are looking for, is wasting their time. Job postings are there to entice and attract the right job seekers, not every […]

5 Traits That Companies With GOOD Cultures Have

There is a reason some companies attract all the talent. It’s because they know what job seekers want: a cultural fit between work and life styles. So what traits do these companies have that puts them in the ‘hot seat’ to attract the right job seekers? 1. Autonomy – Employees are their own person, and […]

Would You Do It?

Today’s post is inspired by courage, and a little flexibility. Heineken’s newest ad is titled Dropped, and it shows random strangers dropping their travel plan to take on another, surprise one. The premise is based on being adventurous and taking a risk. We don’t want to spoil all the fun and ruin the surprise, so […]

Have You Found Your Sweet Spot?

Well…. have you? Do you know how to find your sweet spot? Otherwise known as the Hedgehog Concept, the idea was created by Jim Collins in his work, Good to Great. It’s about finding a balance among three important factors of work and life: passion, skills and talent, and economic motivation. Take a look at […]

People Buy ‘Why’.

People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. Simon Sinek, a leader, a teacher, an inspirer. (Yes, we just made that word up!) Sinek believes that people are focused on the idea behind a product, and are motivated to make a purchase from a company that they believe in. The products […]

What Motivates You At Work? [VIDEO]

This TED Talk from Dan Ariely hits the nail on the head. What motivates you at work? Watch this eye-opening video to learn what really keeps employees engaged in their work.