Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

Hiring Technical People

In Manage Your Job Search , I wrote about how to find the right kind of job board for you.). With the advent of social media, hashtags and the ability to have some kind of a conversation started to change the networking landscape. That’s the lead time.).

3 Business Tasks You Should Never Automate

Water Cooler Wisdom

Automating certain portions of your operation will save time, enhance productivity, increase profits and help create a culture in which innovation is valued. Decide on a single task that you can automate without much effort (online employee time sheets, for example). staff can now manage 10 per hour instead of five, that’s likely a. software tools to make your bookkeeping and financial management easier. several months at a time.

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Microfeedback: The Future of Management

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If they don’t hear from their managers frequently, they think they’re doing something wrong and quickly grow disillusioned. Nevertheless, an open door policy in which employees are invited to stop by a manager’s office for extended feedback sessions multiple times a day simply isn’t practical. Why can’t the idea of microfeedback be extended to performance management? Imagine that your direct report gives a status update in the departmental meeting for the first time.

Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader — Ask a.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader January 24, 2011 Here’s a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a while — and it has a moral too, about how social media can help you get a job!

Book Review: The Three Signs of a Miserable Job | Cube Rules

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Home Blog Cube Rules Products Dream Job Coaching Media Contact Scot Cube Rules provides job advice and support for career-minded individuals working in corporate cubicles. While the orientation is for managers, I think the stronger lessons are for employees. The management challenge.

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Tips and Tools for Virtual Collaboration

Ms. Career Girl

Use a Project Management Interface. However, you can make everything much simpler for everyone by using a project management tool that allows you to set milestones, assign tasks and give due dates everyone can see — not just the people working on a certain task.

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3-rules for the 10-best of anything

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Home Blog Cube Rules Products Dream Job Coaching Media Contact Scot Cube Rules provides job advice and support for career-minded individuals working in corporate cubicles. 3-rules for the 10-best of anything Written by Scot Herrick on October 9, 2007 in Task Management 0 Comments - Leave a comment! This is not condemning the great work that people are offering up as advice in career management, personal branding and productivity. The management challenge.

coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworkers can’t see past my Russian accent January 14, 2011 A reader writes: I come from eastern Europe, specifically from Russia. Given the history — cold war between our countries, media, etc. But use it as a time to educate.

Six (FREE) Apps Every College Student Should Download

Resume Bear

Use your available time wisely, with apps that help you effortlessly stay organized, up to date, and prepare you for the future. This app is an all-in-one schedule, time management tool, and planner that helps manage your to-do lists. Other cool features: IPQ’s index allows you to easily review questions that you feel may stump you (such as “Describe a time…” or “Do you think…” questions) and allows questions for a quick and easy way to find the help you need.

New Year’s Resolutions For Job Seekers [Top 10]

The Undercover Recruiter

What better time than now to start making your resolutions? By spending some time focused on exactly what you want to get out of your job search, you’ll avoid taking the wrong job and getting stuck on a career path which doesn’t fulfill you. 5) Social Media Plan.

7 Ways NOT to Impress Your Boss

The Undercover Recruiter

Take a moment to think back to the last time you spoke to your supervisor directly or did something that received a high level of recognition. It might be time to boost your self-awareness and reevaluate your actions in the workplace. Suck up via social media.

40 Best Career Counselor Blogs for the Brand New Graduate

Resume Bear

Transitioning from college into full-time work is rarely an easy journey. There’s a lot to learn about office culture, time management, keeping jobs and even about what you really want out of a career. Recommended Post: “ Six steps for first-time job hunters.&#.

managing a team that resents you

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: My manager recently announced that she had been promoted to become a director, and that her position (our department manager) was vacant and that senior management would really like to see someone from our team fill that position. I know the reason I got the job is because I have a strong background in media and technology, and our company is currently undergoing changes to have our media and technology products at the forefront of our product offerings.

We're nearing the end of email, maybe | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog We're nearing the end of email, maybe Posted to: Networking | Self-management April 23rd, 2010 Del.icio.us And transparency trumps privacy every time.

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn March 24, 2011 A reader writes: So, I got a new job (hooray!) If it isn’t, then is what he does in his private life really his manager’s concern? This may be a cultural difference.

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20 Tips for 20 Somethings

Corn on the Job

It doesn’t matter what corporate culture they have – dress nicely. Here’s the thing: if you don’t think recruiters and/or hiring managers look you up via social media before they schedule your interview, then I can’t know you because you are retarded. A lot of folks look at HR and say we are downers and hate fun, but sometimes we just need to the right person to make us think it’s OK to laugh and have a good time.

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What on earth is “employability” (and how can it help me get a job)?

Mildred Talabi

In very simple terms, being employable means you are a good fit within the specific role, culture and business of an employer – whether you are applying for a job or already within an organisation. Don’t pay lip service to lifelong learning – you may change jobs and careers several times.

how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? And my entire team of about 30 works those hours so it’s not poor time management on my part. Say something like this: “What are typical hours in your culture?

Why Work Sucks – The interview, part 1

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Home Blog Cube Rules Products Dream Job Coaching Media Contact Scot Cube Rules provides job advice and support for career-minded individuals working in corporate cubicles. Why Work Sucks – The interview, part 1 Written by Scot Herrick on June 2, 2008 in management 2 Comments - Leave a comment!

my hostile colleague says that I now report to him, a work mailbox cleaned out without warning, and more

Ask A Manager

His job requires him to be on the road part of the time, and this morning he had to depart before anyone else had arrived to keep on his schedule, so he did not have time to locate his items. Unfortunately, he was detained on business long after everyone had departed for the day; when he had the time to look, he found his things on a file cabinet in a somewhat public area where, where for all he knew, they could have been since Friday. The manager is aware of this request.

do what you say you're going to do

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager do what you say you’re going to do March 10, 2011 It amazes me that this has to be said, but this should be your cardinal rule at work: Do what you say you’re going to do, by when you say you’re going to do it, or update people accordingly.

Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? Which means that they’re wasting the time of the employees they send, and they’re wasting the time of job fair attendees like you. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

can I justify hiring someone who needs additional education to do.

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager can I justify hiring someone who needs additional education to do the job? For instance, say I run an organization that will need a full time HR person in the future (within a year or two). Every time, they end up being hugely disappointed.

short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions March 13, 2011 It’s time for short-answer Sunday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Reply Ask a Manager March 15, 2011 at 11:20 am Not at all.

Questions to ask during the interview | Cube Rules

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Home Blog Cube Rules Products Dream Job Coaching Media Contact Scot Cube Rules provides job advice and support for career-minded individuals working in corporate cubicles. How do you find out about the culture, management style and work environment of your potential new management team?

good management: finding out what's NOT getting done

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager good management: finding out what’s NOT getting done March 28, 2011 Someone told me recently that I was his only manager who ever asked him to specifically report on what he wasn’t getting done. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

how to fire an employee with a bad attitude — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to fire an employee with a bad attitude January 3, 2011 A reader writes: I have an employee who has been doing her job OK but has a bad attitude and is dragging everyone down. Reply Ask a Manager January 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm I so agree!

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my office is obsessed with weight

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager being overweight in an office that’s obsessed with weight March 8, 2011 A reader writes: Recently, one of my co-workers quit after only a few months of employment. It’s an ingrained culture that the boss reinforces.

I will review your resume this week

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager want me to review your resume? I get a lot of requests to give people feedback on their resumes, but because it’s time-consuming to do it well, I usually turn them down unless they’re friends or family. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

Asperger's at work: Why I'm difficult in meetings | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook Eighty percent of adults with Asperger Syndrome do not have full-time work. It’s that they can’t manage to be socially acceptable while they get the work done. I try to keep this in mind each day, and consequently, I spend a lot of time planning my interactions. I am bad with time, because I don’t totally understand how to predict what the next number will be.

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how to stand out at a job fair

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to stand out at a job fair March 14, 2011 A few months ago, I attended a bunch of job fairs to search for candidates for some jobs I was hiring for. News & World Report today, I have some advice on job fairs based on my experience recruiting there, and it includes some stuff I never thought I’d write (like this might be the one time it’s okay to have an objective on your resume, and that your handshake might actually matter).

my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now? March 15, 2011 A reader writes: When you are managing others, how do you know when you are expecting too much or setting expectations too high? Get an Ask a Manager mug.

Value Must Precede Success

Cube Rules

Home Blog Cube Rules Products Dream Job Coaching Media Contact Scot Cube Rules provides job advice and support for career-minded individuals working in corporate cubicles. So many times the truth is lost in “corporate speak&# and business as usual. The management challenge.

The Internet has created a generation of great writers | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? People do good writing every day, in social media—when they write a note on someone’s Facebook wall, when they post a caption to a photo on flickr , or when they post a comment in a group on Brazen Careerist. I remember the first time in my life I heard about people who can’t write anymore. The idea that literacy comes as much from new media as it did from old. Now I've gotten it down to 49, which feels much more manageable.

Why Work Sucks – The interview, part 2

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Home Blog Cube Rules Products Dream Job Coaching Media Contact Scot Cube Rules provides job advice and support for career-minded individuals working in corporate cubicles. It’s changing the time and presence approach for results to, well, results. The management challenge.

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager yes, you really should write a better cover letter March 7, 2011 Periodically I hear from readers who tell me that after they started approaching their cover letters differently, as I advise here , they started getting interviews. Reply Ask a Manager March 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm Yeah, you don’t want to share in an unprofessional way, of course. My time’s limited! Get an Ask a Manager mug. area nonprofit manager?

HireCentrix Forum :: Topic: HP study finds weak link between online.

HireCentrix

HP has been applying rigorous scientific practices to the study of social media and it has a gold mine of research open to the public. It is worth emphasizing that HP’s studies are designed to the highest scientific standards; they are not isolated case studies or the musings of a “social media expert.” They typically involve very large numbers of people and thus they reveal some fundamental aspects of our increasingly online culture. Time Management - Managing Your Desk.

Book Review: Confidence

Cube Rules

Home Blog Cube Rules Products Dream Job Coaching Media Contact Scot Cube Rules provides job advice and support for career-minded individuals working in corporate cubicles. In business, everything counts all the time. The management challenge.

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics February 9, 2011 There are loads of good recruiters out there. One time I got a response fairly quickly and it was from a hiring agency. They’ve done this to me three times.

recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews January 18, 2011 A reader writes: I’m an HR professional, and I’ve been recruiting folks for various companies for somewhere around 10 years. Over 50% of the time.

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