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20 10, 2013

Six Ways To Succeed At Work

October 20th, 2013|

Landing that “dream job” is only the beginning. Succeeding at work takes initiative and hard work. At the end of it all, showing investment and dedication to boost your job performance can lead to professional growth and a promotion. More importantly, in our current economic situation, it can help you keep your job. Here are [...]

20 10, 2013

10 Ideas for HR To Improve Collaboration

October 20th, 2013|

In our organization, and in many other organizations, an important question is: How can we improve collaboration? Collaboration is the most important ingredient of success at all levels in the organisation, Globally, regionally, in countries, between countries, in teams and in projects.There is an enormous opportunity for HR to increase impact by designing interventions that [...]

20 10, 2013

6 Secrets of High Employee Engagement At Wagepoint

October 20th, 2013|

Employee Engagement is a big deal at any company and everybody is trying to figure out the secret sauce to what makes it work so that employees are practically prancing around at work, humming happy tunes while being busy bees. Picture Sheldon & Penny making Penny Blossoms. Achieving this state of employee engagement nirvana is [...]

7 10, 2013

How To Write A Good Cover Letter For Job Applications

October 7th, 2013|

Writing an effective cover letter for a job application is a key ingredient for potential success. A well-crafted cover letter makes a lot of difference to the attention that a resume will receive, even if it is short. Large companies receive hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of job applications every month, which means that not all [...]

25 09, 2013

Job Interview Tips To Make A Brilliant Impression

September 25th, 2013|

Here are some basic interview tips that will help you prepare for an excellent interview. After impressing your potential employer with your CV and cover letter, now comes the most difficult yet important part - learning how to face an interview. Be prepared Learn all the important information you need to know about the organisation you [...]

20 09, 2013

Finding Diamonds in the Rough – Hire for Attitude Train For Skills

September 20th, 2013|

We recently caught an article by Software Advice, a company that helps businesses find the right software, and they are changing the game with a unique recruiting strategy known as, “finding the diamonds in the rough.”. Why Hire For Attitude  An independent research tracked 20,000 new hires, 46% of them failed within 18 months. But even [...]

22 08, 2013

Tips to Overcome Fear

August 22nd, 2013|

Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. “ He was very right we fail to live because of one or another fear. Facing and overcoming your fears will make you live a happier life. What is Fear? Fear is a natural and practical response to danger, but for [...]

21 08, 2013

Resume Writing Tips That May Get You An Interview Call

August 21st, 2013|

Your resume is a potent tool that can land you a HR interview call and maybe a dream job you've been waiting for. These resume writing tips can increase your chances of securing an interview call. Your Resume Communicates How You Fit the Job A resume is actually a short account of a person's career, which can demonstrate [...]

19 05, 2013

Delete Unnecessary Data From Your Job Resume

May 19th, 2013|

Job resume writing is a skill that not everyone has perfected. The majority of job resumes I review have some fundamental errors, not least of which is the inclusion of information that has absolutely no place on your job resume. I have compiled a list of some of the most common things people include in [...]

24 01, 2013

What Can HR Do To Reinvent Itself

January 24th, 2013|

I chose to devote my career to Human Resources due to a passion for business and an understanding of the value human capital brings to a company. I fear however, that many professionals choose to pursue a career in HR to utilize their soft skills or the desire for a quick route to a corporate [...]

25 12, 2012

How to Give A Perfect Job Interview

December 25th, 2012|

You landed the interview. Awesome! Now dont screw it up. I've interviewed thousands of people for jobs ranging from entry-level to executive. Easily three-fourths of the candidates made basic interviewing mistakes. Did I still hire some of them? Absolutely... but never count on your qualifications and experience to outweigh a bad interview. Here are eight practical ways [...]

26 10, 2012

Time To Have “Human” Back in Human Resources

October 26th, 2012|

"Human Resources." When it comes to your career, those two words will ultimately influence whether you are hired or fired, have to relocate your family to move up or move out, and whether you receive a holiday bonus or that dreaded membership to the “Jelly of the Month Club” a la Clark Griswold. If there’s [...]

29 08, 2012

My 30 years in HR: 10 lessons learned

August 29th, 2012|

On July 1, 2012, I worked 30 years in HR. What did I learn?   Most people have no clue what  people in HR actually do The photo by the side of this blog is made by Natascha Libbert, a Dutch photographer. This photo hangs on the wall in our kitchen at home. When my son brings friends to our [...]

25 08, 2012

Ten Things Your HR Head Should Be Doing Now

August 25th, 2012|

If you ask a CEO “What does your HR leader do?” he or she is likely to say: “You got me. I just know I need to have one.” We expect our HR execs to look after employee records, hire and train people, administer performance reviews, and see that comp and benefits practices chug along. [...]

23 08, 2012

Top 10 Bold and Outrageous HR Practices

August 23rd, 2012|

In the corporate world, HR leaders are frequently considered some of the most conservative and risk-averse. Running HR in a conservative manner might have served your company well in the 1990s, but unfortunately it may be inappropriate and even damaging today. This fast-changing and highly competitive business world has caused senior executives to now expect [...]

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