Top 4 Mediator Skills for HR Professionals
by Kenzi Bisbing - Jan, 2016
It is inevitable that HR professionals at one point in time will have to deal with workplace conflict. An easy way to combat that conflict is to mediate disputes with the parties involved in a neutral manner. Turns out, HR professionals can really learn a few things from mediators; skills that can even make them become better professionals. 1. Negotiation skills HR professionals can negotiate everything from contracts...
 
  Variables Impacting Recruitment Strategy
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2016
Segmentation is nothing new to our colleagues down the hall in marketing, but when it comes to recruiting, it’s a relatively new phenomenon. Just a few years ago, recruiting messages were “one-size-fits-all.” We agreed on company verbiage we wanted to share publicly and then shouted those words to anyone who would listen. Then, of course, we’d be stuck going through thousands of resumes, many of which were completely unsuitabl...
 
  4 Ways To Encourage Intrapreneurship
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2016
I’ve long been a fan of intrapreneurship, or the practice of entrepreneurial strategies within the context of, and leveraging the resources of, an established organization. I wanted to come up with some good intrepreneurship programs pioneered by HR for this piece, but it was more difficult than I expected. Beyond the open allocation topic, which we discussed earlier this year and which is mostly limited to the startup comm...
 
  How to Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2016
As you set your New Year’s resolutions (mine include eating less sugar and reading more fiction — book recommendations welcome!), don’t forget to set some professional goals. To get you started, I rounded up career advice that will help young professionals catapult to the next level. And, here’s a secret: If you’re a more seasoned professional, these tips will work for you, too. It’s always smart to go back to the basics for a...
 
  Quiz Can Help Measure Your Assertiveness
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2016
Shirley was taught to put others' needs before her own. She usually gets stuck with office "odd jobs." Jerry keeps getting promoted into administrative roles he dislikes. Although he does a great job, he prefers working with people. Many employees don't stand up for themselves and express their feelings. They're not assertive. Assertive behavior differs from aggressive behavior. Aggressive people accomplish goals at all co...
 
  What's Your Story? The Foolproof Formula For Writing A Resume That Grabs Readers & Doesn't Let Go!
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2016
What’s your story? Why should I care? Storytelling has a transformative power that almost magically turns a drab, boring resume into an absorbing and persuasive piece that compels the reader to want to meet the real person behind the words. An effective resume is not merely a collection of words – it is a reflection of a person; a textual compilation describing all aspects of someone’s professional experience, placed...
 
  2016 May Be Your Year for a New Career
by Amy Watson - Jan, 2016
“Is it just too sad to be over 40 and still figuring out what you want to be when you grow up?” This question came from a women in a job-seekers coaching group I co-lead with Sharon Hamersley, The Resume Coach. “Who do you want to be?” is a question we ask of young people until they’re about 23, when we suddenly stop and assume this decision has been made. It’s in the past. Whoever you are, that’s it. You have decided. But...
 
  The Happiest And Most Successful Professionals - 8 Ways They Think Differently
by Kathy Caprino - Jan, 2016
In my work as a career success coach, I regularly survey thousands of professionals each year. These surveys and studies allow me a special lens into the deepest thoughts and beliefs of people who are building careers that excite and inspire them, as well as those who are despairing and disillusioned, and desperately want a change but can’t figure out how to create it. These clients and respondents communicate in many differen...
 
  Are You Telephone Savvy? Part 2
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2016
1. Knowledge: Before you make a call have the required information. 2. Goals: Know what you want to accomplish. 3. Attitude: Make the person feel that you're interested in him and the message. -- Make a great first impression. Show the caller that you're helpful, confident and competent. If a potential employer's first contact is over the phone, she gets cues from your voice. You can influence your listener's reacti...
 
  Are You Telephone Savvy? Part 1
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2016
Part 1 The telephone is the most common business tool and its proper use is essential for career advancement. Are you telephone savvy? When you make calls do you: 1. State your message briefly and clearly? 2. Leave your name, organization and phone number, repeating these twice, slowly and clearly? 3. Give the full name of the person for whom you're leaving the message? 4. State the date and time of the call? 5...
 
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