Information for the HR World

Are your SURE that your top sales person should be promoted?

Published 02/14/2018

Are you about to make a BIG mistake?   Research Shows You May Have Already Done It ...  In a recent Quartz at Work article, Corinne Purtill discusses some interesting research that follows up the premises first promoted by Laurence J. Peter, in his 1969 business book parody The Peter Principle, (Why Things Always Go Wrong).   Peter took aim at an “ever-present, pestiferous nuisance” found in industries of all sorts: managerial incompetence. The explanation for it, Peter wrote, was his titular principle—that any employee in a hierarchy will rise to the level of his or her own incompetence. (“This Means You!” the book noted cheerily in a subhead.)   Organizations, Peter and...

THE BEST ADVICE ON HOW TO GET A JOB!

Published 01/05/2018

Laszlo Bock, CEO of Humu and famous for making Google one of the best workplaces in the world as the former head of People Operations, has looked through countless resumes and overseen thousands of hires. He shares his advice for what it takes to standout, nail the interview and land a job. In a recent discussion, he talked about what makes a great resume, and how to handle interview curveballs. He also discusses how you can tell if a company is actually a good fit. Mr. Bock, who has reviewed thousands of resumes, says that the best resumes he has seen follow...

What Millenials Love (and hate)

Published 09/06/2017

In less than 10 years Millennials will dominate the workforce. Are you ready? Probably the most reliable data available on Millennials can be found in Deloitte’s Millennial Survey, whose results are based upon the answers from nearly 8,000 Millennials questioned across 30 countries. If you are looking to hire from the Millennial pool, there are some things you need to know. Let’s start with the things that Millennials, according to survey results, truly hate about today’s business world. Hierarchy. Business structures that worked well during the Industrial Age are almost totally irrelevant today. Even so, many companies,...

Telecommuting

Published 08/18/2017

When the possibility of working from home (telecommuting) first appeared on the employment scene, no one really knew how (or if) it was going to work. It was initially hailed as a panacea for everything from traffic congestion to air pollution. Woody Leonhard, in his book, The Underground Guide to Telecommuting coined the phrase "work is something you do, not something you travel to".  Employing remote workers has advantages that advocates are quick to point out. Cost reduction is a big one, whereas the need for dedicated office space or cubicles is eliminated. This reduces the size of the businesses'...