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By now, it is fairly common knowledge that you need to send a thank you note to the hiring manager after an interview. The note should express your gratitude for the opportunity to interview, reiterate your interest in the job, and, if needed, expand on any answers you feel were not handled adequately during the… Read more »

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When putting together a rewards program for employees, many companies simply look at what their competitors offer, or cobble together something without a lot of planning. But in doing this, companies are foregoing a valuable resource, an opportunity to attract new people and retain those they have Outstanding companies design rewards programs differently. They look… Read more »

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No matter what size company you work for, you will at some point be working in a team. Teams are one of the fundamental components of companies. So it is important when putting teams together to make sure they are organized as optimally as possible One expert in organizational behavior explains three important ways to… Read more »

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In this tight labor market, companies cannot afford to lose qualified people during the hiring process, but that is what happens often when companies deliver a poor candidate experience. A bad candidate experience not only affects the company’s ability to find and retain good people, it affects the bottom line as well. Almost two-thirds of… Read more »

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Networking for many people can be a stressful experience. When attending a networking event, you have to strike up a conversation with people you don’t know. You are mindful of everything you do, concerned about the impression you are making. It is even more anxiety producing if you have an introverted personality. If networking gives… Read more »

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When an employee leaves a company, the usual routine employers follow is to post the job description that has been put together for the position, and then sift through the responses. But this is not the best approach to filling a position, nor the best way to ensure that the new employee is successful in… Read more »

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Studies have shown how important it is for managers to give recognition to employees, to praise and reward their efforts for a job well done. Giving recognition is a key component of enhancing employee engagement, which is crucial to the efficiency of a company. Employees who are engaged are happier, more innovative, more productive, and… Read more »

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To get the most out of your day, to work efficiently, you need to have good time management. It is essential to your ultimate success at your job. It will help you get a lot more done in less time. Here are a few good time management tips. 1. Do things in clusters or batches… Read more »

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It’s one of the most common job interview questions, and how you answer it could mean the difference between getting the job or not. The question is: “How do you handle failure?” It’s an important question because we all have experienced failure in our lives; it is universal. And how we handle it says a… Read more »

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Often when an employer eliminates a job candidate from consideration, they do it with a curt statement, telling the person the company hired someone else with more experience or skills. But these days, with social media and a talent shortage, it is important for employers to maintain good relationships with job candidates. That means giving… Read more »