Archive for the tag 'hiring'

Jun 14 2010

No Comparison!

Have you ever read a feature (online or in print) that claimed to offer two views of the same idea, topic or product?  There are all kinds of examples of this “two sides of same coin” column in a wide variety of publications.  But upon reading them, frequently the questions asked are not the same [...]

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Sep 07 2009

Labor Day

Here it is Labor Day!  This is the day we honor and celebrate the hard working factory people of yesteryear, who fought and struggled for fair wages and hours.  The growth of factory work during the Industrial Revolution paved the way for many of the rights and privileges workers of all stripes receive today.  Competitive [...]

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Jun 01 2009

Adventures In Hiring

The gentleman sitting next to me on a recent cross-country flight was in a talkative mood, so after learning that he was a small business owner, I got him to discuss his hiring practices. He proudly told me that in addition to recent college graduates, and experienced professionals, he regularly hires applicants from disadvantaged and [...]

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Nov 05 2008

Clarity In Hiring

Employers have to be clear about what they are looking for when hiring.  It is a difficult thing!
The intro to so many job listings these days includes a blurb extolling the virtues of the company filling the position.  This is important information, it’s part of a good promotion campaign, it helps applicants to know a [...]

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Jun 15 2008

You’ve Graduated – Congratulations!! Now What?

If you’re one of the lucky few that found an internship in your field of choice, further congratulations are in order.  Play your cards right, and that internship could lead to a decent position and your career is on track.
But not everyone knows what they want to do after they get their diploma.  There are [...]

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May 04 2008

Hiring in Insecure Times; Generalists Rule!

The economy is taking a nose dive. Housing prices are dropping and default rates increasing. Employers are getting nervous. Should they hire or fire? Where will it all lead? Recession? Inflation?
Damned if I know! I’m no economist, to be sure!

But I do know that good things can happen during times [...]

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