HR & Management Tips
More Enforcement of Workplace Immigration Compliance Is ExpectedRead the rest of this entry »
Workplace immigration compliance is getting increased attention from the government and this year, enforcement actions are expected to be increased significantly. A report on TLNT.com says that Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigative units have been ordered to step step up their activities by a factor of four or five.
The article counsels employers to review their compliance with visa and other regulations. While not all employers sponsor H-1B workers ...
2018 Hiring Outlook: More of the Same, Only TougherRead the rest of this entry »
If you thought it was tough finding the right people for your job last year, fasten your seat belt; by any measure, 2018 is going to be worse.
In just the last couple of months, a clutch of surveys and outlooks have published predicting hiring this year will be a lot like last year. The more optimistic among them, say there could be even more hiring. In this current quarter ...
How to Learn If a Candidate Is a Fit With Your ValuesRead the rest of this entry »
Any recruiter or hiring manager worth the title can vet a candidate's skills and background. Sussing out a prospect's values -- how well they will fit the organization's culture -- and those so-called soft skills of communication, collaboration and commitment are much more difficult. Yet as hard as they are to discover, companies recognize these qualities are what make the different between a great employee and one who mostly ...
What Forbes Has to Say About Executive Search and Us, Green KeyRead the rest of this entry »
Recruiting is one of those jobs that nearly everyone thinks they can do better than the professionals. Why pay an executive search firm to find candidates when you can post the opening online for free and watch the applications roll in? The answer, which a Forbes article makes crystal clear, is that just because you can ride a bike doesn't make you ready for the Tour de France.
We're All to Blame For the Skills GapRead the rest of this entry »
Who's to blame for the national skills gap? Would you believe, all of us?
That's what the American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor survey found. Schools, employers, government and individuals, us, all share the blame for failing to prepare workers with the skills in-demand for today's jobs.
Most of the responsibility, say the 2,000 survey respondents, lies with the educational system and with individuals. 75% of the ...
2 Simple Steps to Building Trust With Your TeamRead the rest of this entry »
One of the most ingredients of a healthy relationship between managers and their direct reports is trust. Trust means being psychologically safe, allowing team members to share without fear of of embarrassment or rejection; it also means trusting your people to do what is expected.
Why is trust so important? Google found that trust, in the form of providing psychological safety for team members to be themselves, is the single ...
6 Tips For Controlling Meeting MonopolersRead the rest of this entry »
Every meeting seems to have one: an attendee who tends to dominate. They get the floor and monopolize the conversation, going on -- and on and on -- advancing their ideas, leaving too little time for others to speak.
Even when they do finally sit down, they've managed to bore or, worse, intimidate others into silence.
It's more than just bad etiquette to hijack a meeting that way; dominating participants ...
4 Ways Good Leaders Use to Get Honest FeedbackRead the rest of this entry »
If you really want feedback, ask for it writes Ron Carucci on the Harvard Business Review blog. "If you’re not soliciting dissent, it’s unlikely you’re hearing the truth about what it’s like to work for you," says the bestselling author and consultant.
"Whether in group meetings, or one on one, people need to feel comfortable pushing back and if you don’t have people routinely offering ...
Advice For New Managers On Writing Their First Performance ReviewRead the rest of this entry »
When you opened your email this morning you found a reminder from HR to all managers that performance reviews were due by December 15th. Now you're wondering two things: Why didn't anyone tell me about this when I got promoted to manager? and How do I write one of these things?
Welcome to the world of the new manager, where training is minimal, if there's any at ...
How to Turn "Difficult Conversations" Into a WinSooner or later every manager is going to have "one of those" conversations with a worker. It's human nature to want to put those conversations off as long as possible, which is, as you might expect, the worst thing you can do. It only makes things worse when you finally must have that sit down.Read the rest of this entry »
Experts tell us that having regular one-on-one check-ins with each member of your team ...