My Top Ten Career Management Tips for 2008

As this is the time of year that many people start making their New Year's resolutions - personal and professional - I thought I'd share some of the best career management tips I know. Some of these I learned from others and some I learned the hard way. In any case, here goes: Do whatever … Continue reading My Top Ten Career Management Tips for 2008

New Survey Reveals How Many Employees Take Time Off During December

December 13, 2007 "Perhaps more than any other month, December is recognized as one where many people take vacation and even while in the office, are often times focused on non-work related events," said Joyce Maroney, director of the Workforce Institute. "From holiday parties and 'Yankee swaps' to team lunches and dinners - the festivities … Continue reading New Survey Reveals How Many Employees Take Time Off During December

Hiring by Design – Finding Job Candidates with the Right Fit

Why the quilt picture?  I'm a quilter.  While I didn't make this quilt, it's by one of my favorite textile artists, Kaffee Fasset.  He makes beautiful quilts, knits, pottery and other wildly colored beautiful objects.  Like the quilt shown here, they may look somewhat ad hoc.  They are all, however, carefully designed in order to … Continue reading Hiring by Design – Finding Job Candidates with the Right Fit

Where is Everybody? (Home for the Holidays)

We've just released the results of a survey entitled "December: Vacation-Heavy Month Light on Attendance" that  we conducted with Harris Interactive to assess planned absenteeism among US workers during the upcoming holiday weeks.   Not surprisingly, 63% of those polled plan to take time off between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.  What is surprising is that a relatively … Continue reading Where is Everybody? (Home for the Holidays)

Measure Twice, Cut Once – Thoughts on Candidate Assessment

We have just posted a chapter from Steve Hunt's book, Hiring Success, in the tools section of this site.   The book is a great read for any manager interested in improving his/her skills in selecting candidates who can do the job at hand.  Candidate assessment - and specifically the use of science based tools to … Continue reading Measure Twice, Cut Once – Thoughts on Candidate Assessment

I Scan, Therefore I am… the Cashier

In today's New York Times, there's a short article on online shopping (New Tradition: Eat the Turkey, Then Go Online) that says that Thanksgiving Day itself (vs. Black Friday) has been the busiest online retail shopping day of the holiday season for the last four years.   According to the US Department of Commerce, e-commerce sales in the … Continue reading I Scan, Therefore I am… the Cashier