Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

All-Hands Meetings: Friend or Foe?

Posted on March 27th, by Henry Goldbeck in Leadership. Comments Off on All-Hands Meetings: Friend or Foe?

The last thing we need are more meetings, but having a company-wide gathering will allow you to make sure that everyone is marching toward the same goals.

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I admit it, all-hands meetings are a tough one, especially if you’ve got a larger small business. At my company, VerticalResponse, we were once split between two floors in … Read More »

hiring for attitude, not for skills

Posted on March 21st, by Henry Goldbeck in HR Management, Job Search. Comments Off on hiring for attitude, not for skills

I like this article  http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/04/hiring.html and its presentation of the title point including good examples.  Of course, certain skills are needed for many positions but i have seen many companies weight candidates too heavily on the specific industry experience or technical knowledge and not enough on their overall abilities to perform.  In sales positions a superior … Read More »

preventing social media time wasting abuse at work,

Posted on March 20th, by Henry Goldbeck in HR Management. Comments Off on preventing social media time wasting abuse at work,

This is a short, very reasonable and common sense article regarding preventing employees from spending too much time on social media sites during work hours.  Take less than a minute to read and has very good recomendations.

 

sorry, here is the link.   http://www.phonetvinternet.com/insider/10-ways-to-keep-employees-off-facebook

Ken Blanchard on How Great Leaders Grow

Posted on March 20th, by Lougie in Leadership. Comments Off on Ken Blanchard on How Great Leaders Grow

I recently caught up with Ken Blanchard, who is the Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the author or coauthor of 50 books that have sold more than 20 million copies, including the iconic One Minute Manager®. His latest book is called Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life. In … Read More »

How to Hire Great Developers

Posted on March 13th, by Lougie in HR Management, Recruitment. Comments Off on How to Hire Great Developers

Thomas Edison once said that “genius” is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. In the world of technology startups, that 99% involves a heck of a lot of coding and wireframing. If you’ve got an idea for a startup, that’s great — but odds are that an idea is all you have. (Well, maybe you have … Read More »