/Tag:Human resources
13 01, 2015

How To Improve Your Listening Skills

January 13th, 2015|

Humans have the ability to think more than twice as fast as they talk, leaving the mind to wander whilst it is listening to someone. At the workplace, more and more multitasking is happening and interruptions abound, this too has impacted our listening skills quotient.

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

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 [...]

12 01, 2013

How to Find a Job During Economic Crisis

January 12th, 2013|

It is not simple to find a good job with high salary especially during the economic crisis. Strong competition in job market forces job seekers to do everything that's in their power in order to find a good job. Only a few people know the best methods that give positive results when going for an [...]

17 11, 2012

Why am I here? What am I here to do?

November 17th, 2012|

It's time for the big questions everyone asks themselves: Why am I here? What am I here to do? Suddenly, I knew what I wanted. It was the eve of my fourth birthday, and for weeks I had been trying to decide what big present I'd like on my special day. Nothing had sprung to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

26 09, 2012

Top 10 HR Interview Questions & How To Answer Them

September 26th, 2012|

These are top 10 HR interview questions and will help you in preparing for the interview. when responding to HR interview questions keep your answers brief and to the point.  If you are faced with a difficult HR interview question, make sure you stay calm, don't get defensive, and take a moment to think about [...]

16 09, 2012

Five Questions Great Candidates Ask in a Job Interview

September 16th, 2012|

Many of the questions potential new hires ask are throwaways ; But not these five questions which great candidates ask in a job interview. Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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