I’m not talking about knowing the latest ‘flavor’ of management or the buzzwords. “Retention” is the battle cry once again. Many organizations are now using engagement survey stats for managerial performance measures. Your management skills along with to your technical credibility keep you viewed as a valuable contributor, not just a place holder, by yourContinue reading “Are Your Management Skills Up to Date?”
There are at least five reasons that many jobs are never posted on job boards or even on company websites. It isn’t that the company is trying to be sneaky, its just that ‘things happen.’ 1. An unexpected letter of resignation 2. The maternity leave that becomes extended, permanently 3. The Trump card is playedContinue reading “Hidden Jobs = Buried Treasure”
“They weren’t necessarily as different as the media had been portraying.” Kristin Murray, HR director, Presbyterian Support New Zealand, is researching the generations for a PhD thesis entitled, Diversity Management. Her surveys, based on a card-sort methodology, turned up a striking degree of similarities across the generations. For example Veterans (1922-1945), Baby Boomers (1946-1964), GensContinue reading “Managing Across Commonalities”
“It sounded like a good job…one that I could learn and do reasonably well. And it paid, well, good enough. Now a few years later, I hate it!” Sound familiar? I’ve heard it a lot and there are several ways to tackle this one. 1. What is it about the job that you hate? WhichContinue reading “I’m in the wrong job!!”
Feeling stuck in your job? The only kind of work you get is what you’ve always gotten. Your boss and colleagues have carved an image of you in their minds of what you do well and how they can depend on you. Some call this pigeon-holed. You don’t necessarily have to change your employer toContinue reading “Feeling stuck?”
Where do you fit into the workforce? Today’s organizations are facing challenges like never before with our current demographics. Check out this article for some interesting thoughts for both managing staff as well as your own career.