If maintaining a high level of productivity among your staff is a constant struggle, you are not alone. A recent survey conducted by LinkedIn revealed that 9 out of 10 employees a...
For a long time, employers have regarded job experience as the final, and sometimes only, criteria when hiring new staff. If someone has been in a job for 5 years, they are usuall...
When dealing with a personnel issue, it's crucial that you keep a cool head. If you find yourself getting too emotionally invested in a situation, pretend that you are a third pa...
I am on a 25-day business road trip. I am just back from delivering four workshops in Saskatchewan and heading later this week to Saskatoon to attend the Canadian Sponsorship Foru...
One of my favorite questions is one that I ask towards the end of an interview. “If I went to go to your last place of employment (I usually name the company) and talked to someon...
Checking a reference these days often will only get you verification that the prospective employee worked where they said they did. One wouldn’t list a reference unless they were ...
I believe in a ‘service’ approach. Our Staff didn’t work for me—my job was to resource the staff and let them do their job. I didn’t believe in the traditional hierarchy. My custo...
I learned this lesson through a dear friend: don't get romantically involved with co-workers unless you seriously intend to date them. Once you enter the working world, you'll fin...
One of the trickiest hires is the sales rep. A good sales rep and a bad sales rep often share the ability to perform on command in an interview. The difference is that the bad ...