Recruiters always tell job hunters to practice their interview skills, but most companies don’t spend much time training hiring managers in the art of interviewing. It’s a skill, and like any other skill, most people can learn it. Google has a new tool that will make this easier.
Evil HR Lady
Imagine you’re looking to fill a role. A resume comes across your desk, and the person checks every box. They have experience, certifications, and all the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do a fantastic job.
You’d absolutely bring this person in for an interview!
Except, perhaps your
Cover letters are the bane of job hunting. No one likes writing them. No one likes reading them. Some hiring managers and recruiters admit throwing the cover letters out without reading them. Still, I love them.
To be clear, I love to get them. I hate writing them.
If your business is 100 percent remote, with no one having to come in, that’s great. The boss and HR get to work from home as well.
But, if you have employees who either need to be in the office every day or who you’ve asked
I stumbled upon this post on LinkedIn.
I strongly disagree with the concept that it’s a mistake to ask about salary at the beginning. It doesn’t matter what the business’s mission is, how flexible they are, or if it would allow me to simply sit in a leather chair
If you want to buy a new house, rent a new apartment, or do something else that depends on your income, you may need a letter of employment. Sometimes your HR manager will write these for you, but sometimes it will be up to you to write the letter. It’s
I’ve noticed one of my employees, “Julia,” eating lunch frequently with another manager in a different department, “Greg.” There are no rules against dating across departments, but I know this manager. He’s been through multiple women, and it all ends badly, and she quits. I don’t know if anyone has
Have you heard about the STAR method of interviewing? When a hiring manager or recruiter starts asking, “Can you tell me about a time when…,” you might tense up. Behavioral interview questions are common, but the STAR Method is a trick for answering them.
Once you learn the star method,
Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter will come with turnover. Some employees will leave, and there is nothing anyone can do about this. That’s normal in the case of new management. But, Musk’s purchase of Twitter has been anything but ordinary.
The NY Post describes Twitter employees as “apoplectic,” while
I’m super thankful for my administrative assistant. Without her, I’d fall apart.
I’m thankful for teachers. Without them, I’d have never gotten to where I am today.
I’m thankful for nurses. Without them, our healthcare would be rotten.
These three professions have national days that we celebrate. And do
You don’t want to bring someone into your company that tests positive for amphetamines! That conjures up images of Walter White. You don’t need that in your workplace. So it may seem perfectly logical that International Paper Co. withdrew a job offer from a man who tested positive for
I’m a big fan of salary transparency. I don’t want people to get paid less simply because they don’t know what the market rate is.
I wrote about this at Workable here: Salary transparency: Good thing for employees – and employers?
I had the opportunity to talk with Neelie at and
If anyone has the data on trends, it’s Google. So, if everyone wants to work from home, you’d expect Google to know and plan their business around it, but instead, they are actively contributing to the new office space trends.
“It might seem counterintuitive to step up our investment in
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is intended to make life easier for people with disabilities. It doesn’t always go that way–immediately after the law went into effect, employment for disabled individuals dropped. Companies were scared they would have to provide expensive accommodations.
Don’t be scared about the accommodations–the law