Chances are you’ve been invited to the conventional meet-ups, the groups, the conferences, that are organized with networking in mind. Attending these events are like-minded professionals in similar industries usually for a presentation with cocktail hour. Some thrive in these types of settings, while others dread them. To make-up for this, it is beneficial to seek out alternative places […]
The annual review process is often seen by both the manager and the employee as a necessity. However, when performed correctly it can hold significant opportunity. The annual performance reviews are dreaded by all parties, employee and manager. It’s a fact. The two most dreaded interactions managers have with their employees are the performance reviews […]
Each generation wants different things depending on what stage of life they are in or what age they are. However, at the end of the day, anyone at any age wants to meet their goals and feel fulfilled from their work. The goals of a 22 year old may be completely different than the goals […]
When you walk into the Headquarters of Infusionsoft you can immediately feel the atmosphere and culture of the sales and marketing software firm. From the lobby you can see into the company’s bright open workspaces and in the middle is an in house “football field” (a tribute to their first office space within a converted […]
I started my business four years ago after I learned that small businesses owners do not have the same access to knowledge as managers at larger companies do. While working on a community project to provide skills to small business owners I experienced a young business owner whose business was literally crippling because he had […]
We are often asked for a sheet with standard questions, and although it really not exists. I do realize that when I go an interview I seem to ask 5 questions over and over again. The reason being they give me so much information about the candidate, how they work, what their preferred work environment […]
When it comes to the performance review, managers often make the mistake of cramming it in towards the end of the year. With work piling up to be completed before the holidays, it can be a very stressful time for employees who are now faced with a career review meeting to see if they qualify for bonuses. This means that when it comes to career discussion, you might want to break up the review into meetings that occur at separate times of the year.
How would you climb a 4000 ft high mountain? When you ask this question to a person who does this on a regular basis, he would say that it is easy. I enjoy hiking, but I have never climbed a mountain, so I was surprised when I hiked my first 4000 footer a few […]
The review process is often seen by both the manager and the employee as a necessity. However, when performed correctly it can hold significant opportunity. The standard performance review focuses on the written job description, but think about what happens if we build a performance review around the employees capabilities and passions. If you talk about […]
Interns are students who are looking for work experience to help them prepare for the job market. In addition to college students, more and more high school students are looking for internship opportunities to learn about the field they want to enter upon graduation, or pursue in college.