Employees in North America need universal right to work laws. No one should be forced to pay union “dues” if he or she does not wish to be part of a union. Hopefully, the recent United States Supreme Court’s decision might be the tipping point that encourages more states to introduce such laws. The Court’s […]
Encouragement goes a long way to motivate and retain employees. In fact, encouragement can be more effective than a salary increase. It costs so little, yet managers don’t do it often enough. Many managers will wait six months to a year to discuss their subordinates’ performance. Several managers avoid it as long as possible. Why? My […]
Your résumé is a marketing document meant to show a recruiter you are the best fit for the advertised job. It’s the start of building your brand. It is not meant to convey your life story. Your goal in writing the résumé is to show clearly, concisely, on one page, maximum two, why you are the best fit for the organization; effectively, how you might create superior value than someone else.
In my 32-years business career, mainly in executive management positions, I hired many people. In hindsight, some were exceptional, others fitted well, but a few did not pan out. Hiring the right person was challenging. It was an area I researched, discussed with professionals, yet each senior-level-hire created anxiety.
Are you thinking about your next career move? Considering retiring? The ideal early retirement and perfect post retirement activities? Ten years ago, I answered yes to each question. Then I heard this “nagging inner voice” telling me to let it go, and listen to God’s goal. Uncomfortable, distraught, fearful, I knew I needed to heed that voice and follow God’s lead.