10 Research-Backed Steps to Building a Great Team
People complain that interns are too much to manage and they screw work up more than they help. However, I think that if you really take the time to hire the right person, treat them with respect, and train them well, they can be an enormous asset to a team. I was fortunate to hire… Continue reading The value of an intern.
This interesting article from New York Magazine highlights how even high-powered women like Valerie Jarrett know they do a lot, but can’t quite put a finger on it. The job description is amorphous, and it’s worth defining. A job description is never perfect, but it should be written, periodically reviewed with a direct supervisor and… Continue reading HR Tip: Know Your Job Description
Looking for your next career move but have no idea what it should be? Curious to expand your horizons with no commitment? I am a huge fan of informational interviews, because you can get no-pressure insight from people with experience. This blog post is a really great guide to a successful informational interview. Who should… Continue reading Informational Interview 101
This article highlights some crazy things that people have done to get noticed and get hired. Some of my favorites: Turn the tables. Young programmer Andrew Horner asked employers to apply to have him work for them. “I will favor those job offers which fulfill my listed preferences,” he wrote, “but you shouldn’t worry too much… Continue reading Crazy/different things people have done for employment.
Good article on how to recognize and be a great manager.8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses
Taking time away from work and our digital devices improves our health, our happiness and our productivity. But who is responsible for making sure we take that time off? A well-articulated article from Wharton tackles this truth and related question head on in a fascinating discussion of where employees’ addiction to ‘crackberrys’ comes from and… Continue reading
A new study from the Northern Illinois University, the University of Evansville and Auburn University looked into how Facebook personality corresponds to work performance. Facebook-savvy HR researchers graded a sample of profiles according to the so-called Big Five personality traits (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism) and then six month later, compared the evaluations of… Continue reading Facebook Profiles: Accurate Indicator of Job Success?