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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 [...]

26 01, 2013

Is It Time For A New Job

January 26th, 2013|

If you're considering quitting your job, you may be indecisive about whether it's the right decision or not. On the one hand, you're pretty miserable. On the other hand, if you wait it out, you might make that promotion next year. While quitting or staying at your job is a personal decision, let's look at [...]

24 01, 2013

Three Salary Negotiation Techniques That Work

January 24th, 2013|

The recession has forced thousands of professionals to forego salary increases in order to keep their jobs. Now with recovery underway and indications of hiring increases, those same individuals may find salary negotiation a growing possibility. If you’ve experienced a salary freeze, it’s possible that you may find yourself thinking about seeking a new, higher-paying [...]

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 [...]

21 10, 2012

How To Build a Successful Career Even if You aren’t from an Ivy League School

October 21st, 2012|

One of my favorite leaders, a guy who is enormously successful and likable, has built thriving businesses, and is deeply ‘followable,’ revealed to me some years ago that he had been a C student at a small local college, and had never been considered very bright as a kid. He then went on to say [...]

19 10, 2012

What are the Career Options in HR

October 19th, 2012|

HR is not just about liking people. HR isn't the job for you if you’re not a ‘people person’, but liking people won’t be enough on its own. More precisely, you have to be interested in getting the absolute best out of people. It’s not just the softer ‘people skills’ that are important. You’ll have a strong interest in business and the [...]

8 09, 2012

10 Salary Negotiation Mistakes To Avoid

September 8th, 2012|

Whether you're new to job-hunting or a seasoned pro, whether you love the art of salary negotiation or dread it, the truth is that knowing salary negotiation tactics -- and avoiding salary negotiation landmines -- are key to obtaining the job offer you seek and deserve. While much is written about the tactics of salary [...]

8 09, 2012

HR as a Career: How did I end up in a job in HR ? -Tom Haak

September 8th, 2012|

How did I end up in a job in HR? Did you ever meet people who told you that already at age ten they wanted to become an HR manager? I was trained to be an experimental psychologist (at Groningen University in The Netherlands). My specialism was in Traffic Psychology, and my final paper was [...]

30 08, 2012

10 Business Clichés That Prove You’re Lazy

August 30th, 2012|

Recognize any of the platitudes on this list? Here's why you should stop using them--now. Whipping out a platitude isn't just annoying. Using some platitudes also shows you're lazy--and not just in words but in actions: "Work smarter, not harder." What happens when you say that to me? One: You imply I'm stupid. Two: You [...]

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 [...]

26 08, 2012

Neil Armstrong – 5 Lessons From His Life

August 26th, 2012|

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for Mankind.” Neil Armstrong has finished his current inning on Earth for the time being; he is and will remain a legend for generations to come. How did the small boy from Wapakoneta, Ohio make it big in life? Neil Armstrong was born on August [...]

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 [...]

11 08, 2012

How to Handle Panel Interviews

August 11th, 2012|

As if a one-on-one interview wasn’t stressful enough …. there is the dreaded Panel Interview! If the thought of facing a panel of interviews sends you into a tailspin, you are not alone. Panel interviews are most commonly used for government positions within Australia. The panel is made up of representatives from different business units [...]

11 08, 2012

How To Handle One-on-One Interviews?

August 11th, 2012|

These are by far the most popular style of interview. You meet one-on-one with a representative of the company, more often than not, the manager you will be reporting to, or, in some cases, a representative from the HR department. If you reach this stage of being offered an interview you more than likely have [...]

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