Like a Japanese tea ceremony, your first day at the new job offers many opportunities to offend, insult and look like a clueless foreigner. Whether its figuring out the best exit to avoid the five ‘o’clock rush or how to find the “good” office supplies, it can be a steep … [Read more...] about How To Have A Great First Day At The New Job
Using resources like LinkedIn and Glassdoor, candidates can easily break through your carefully crafted behavioral interview questions; before you know it you’ve got a Controller who can’t figure out the balance sheet. Kris Dunn recently wrote a post on how candidates can beat … [Read more...] about Helping Your Hiring Manager See Past the Friendly Face
This week I’m reading the new book from Laszlo Bock, Google's head of People Operations, called “Work Rules!.” Despite the stereotypes about Google there is actually a lot of good information in this book. I’m half way through the book and despite the “only at Google” … [Read more...] about Ideas From Google Any HR Pro Can Try
Happy St. Patrick's day all! Fun fact: Did you know that St. Patrick's day was not celebrated in Ireland until the 1960's? Ireland actually spent the day in mourning and bars (gasp!) were closed. Only in the 1960's did the country decide to adopt the more "festive" … [Read more...] about Using Silence Effectivley
It’s day 3 of the Your Turn Challenge and I’m up early in the AM writing this due to plans yesterday evening. Turns out that if you don’t write your blog posts on the weekend and work full time its hard to blog everyday. Who knew? Today’s questions asks: “Tell Us … [Read more...] about How Do We Improve Job Fairs?