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SKILLS VERSUS NEEDS

Posted on: July 27th, 2021 by
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A major issue since Covid-19 is beginning to wane:  Company-sponsored training and development programs have been curtailed for the past year or so.  Hiring managers require new hires to be up to date on their skills for top performance.  Lack of training over the past 16 months has put everyone behind the curve.   For companies, it’s a “make or buy” dilemma.  Does the company create the Continue reading the story "SKILLS VERSUS NEEDS"

FINDING REMOTE JOBS (WFH)

Posted on: July 20th, 2021 by
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Two or more years ago, working-from-home (WFH) or remote jobs were few and far between.  Many of those jobs were selling a product or service for a commission.  Not a very lucrative or interesting vocation. That has all changed with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Over the past 18 months, employers have been frantic to find talented employees who have remote work experience and can add high performance Continue reading the story "FINDING REMOTE JOBS (WFH)"

ARE YOU THE SOLUTION?

Posted on: July 13th, 2021 by
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If you’re not the solution to a hiring manager’s needs, then someone else is.  You must show that you’re the answer to the requirements of the open position. This should be documented on your resume, the screening interview and in discussions with the hiring manager.  If you’re not the solution the organization is looking for, then you’ll always come in second-best.   So, how do you become Continue reading the story "ARE YOU THE SOLUTION?"

ARE YOU IN TROUBLE?

Posted on: July 6th, 2021 by
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There are generally two types of concerns leading to termination:  Performance and policy violations. Sometimes the concern is a judgement call in the eyes of the beholder.  So, what are the causes, signs and types of termination, and for what?   A survey from “Career Builder” defines some surprising causes of termination:

ARE YOU THE ONE IN FIVE?

Posted on: June 29th, 2021 by
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One in five workers leave their current jobs to find other work.  I wonder how many others want to leave their current assignment, but can’t.  What’s the cause of this exodus?  Usually, it’s incompatible work to job skills, bad supervisors, an unfriendly environment or a politically charged workplace.  While the organizational leadership usually acts as a model, there are additional factors that you need to Continue reading the story "ARE YOU THE ONE IN FIVE?"