The Blind Interview Test: How to Avoid Pre-Judging a Candidate

November 29th, 2013

You probably think you’re pretty objective. That you don’t judge people. But if you’re in HR, you actually judge people for a living! And that’s okay—it’s part of the job. The trick is to avoid pre-judging a candidate, either based on only a cover letter and resume, or based on appearance. If you’ve been in… Read More

Lessons to Learn From a Difficult Coworker

November 22nd, 2013

Working alongside a difficult coworker can completely destroy any positive feelings you have about your job and your workplace. Whether they sap your enthusiasm or rob you of creativity and confidence by being publicly hostile, dismissive of new ideas or badmouthing you behind your back, dysfunctional coworkers can turn your job into something you dread…. Read More

Stop Thinking of Your Workforce as ‘Employees’ and Start Thinking of Them as ‘Individuals’

November 15th, 2013

We’ve all heard the saying “The customer is always right.” And many of us tend to think of our customers first, to the point where we focus on them exclusively. Having a strong customer focus is good, but ignoring your employees is bad for business. What can you do to adjust your mindset? Learn to… Read More

Effective Time-Management Techniques to Improve Your Career

November 8th, 2013

Have you ever heard the expression “work smarter, not harder”? It means using your time and energy wisely to get more done with less stress. People with good time management skills tend to be high achievers. So how can you follow in their footsteps? Start by making an essential shift in focus: concentrate on getting… Read More

How to Impress Your Interviewer

November 1st, 2013

First impressions really do matter, especially in a job interview. Most interviewers will size you up immediately upon meeting you and will have formed a solid first impression before five minutes are up. And if you don’t make a good first impression, chances are you won’t go any further in the interview process. So how… Read More