The verdict is in. Americans are bored with their jobs. The numbers are staggering. Seventy percent of employees report being not engaged or actively disengaged from their work and it's costing U.S. companies $550 billion each year in lost productivity.
It's clear that not having the right person in an open role can make or break the future success of your small business. But hiring that perfect talent for an opening is not always something that small businesses feel well-equipped to tackle.
One of the first critical steps in building your business is hiring employees. Yet interviewing job candidates is often ineffective and, worse, presents abundant potential for costly mistakes and missed opportunities. Interviewing itself is far from foolproof.
While you may already implement some of the most popular recruiting trends, amp them up this summer! Doing so ensures the right employees for your organization, creating awesome results now and in the future.
With my constant thirst for more understanding, I decided to begin studying really successful entrepreneurs, like billionaires, and discover their hiring habits, which built such powerful teams and sharing those idiosyncratic advices.
Some claim the new phone app MEIT (mobile emotional intelligence test), which shows photos of people's faces and asks you to identify a person's emotions, can tell how emotionally intelligent you are. Maybe, but I'm dubious.
There is no question that women and minorities are not at salary parity with white males in our business culture. But the prevailing myth that this is an evil plot to oppress us doesn't fly with me, because things get much more complex.
Not having the luxury to devote one's entire focus toward school forces a heightened sense of time management and organization. It creates a motivation to compartmentalize wherever possible as a way of feeling productive at the end of a day.
Dropbox is clearly looking for creative people who can think outside the box and wants to make interviews more fun. The problem is that such questions are fun only for people who understand the jokes -- and who can think like the young men doing the interviews.
In this competitive (and often intimidating) job market, the path from initial application to interview to job offer can feel like a road trip with no directions. The reality is that it takes more than just a solid resume to land a great job or internship.
Religious communities calling a new pastor, rabbi or imam do not get the same public attention focused on the choice of the next king of late-night TV. But saying goodbye to a longtime leader and deciding on a new spiritual CEO pose special challenges for congregations.