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The purpose of The Great Workplace 2.0™ is simple: while it is happening, show core changes in great workplaces, so that start-ups, small and mid-size companies, can extract the principles that other companies are discovering. By example, grow in a healthy and sustainable fashion; return to our economy great dividends of revenue, value and innovation.read more →
The following is a conversation between Jimmy and Tommy, who are working security at an Indians baseball game. This dialogue takes place via their walkie-talkies, which are provided to them at every game, obviously for mobile communication.
Jimmy: Another home run…go Tribe! We are having one heck of a great season!
Tommy: You got that right! I love this job…we’ve got the best seats in the house, AND we’re getting paid…summers in Cleveland are the absolute best, no question. Plus, we get WALKIE-TALKIES! THAT just takes the cake man…over.
Jimmy: Copy that! I remember when my sisters and I use to run around the neighborhoods speaking in codes with our walkie-talkies. It was an all-the-time-thing for whatever purpose we could find. There is no doubt that walkie-talkies are one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. Copy?
Tommy: Copy. The inventor of the walkie-talkie, Al Gross, was THE pioneer ...
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When times are lean having creating a budget for your business is imperative. Start small but set that “bottom line” profit first mentality for your future.read more →
Better Business Bureau’s complaint on a recruiter from a rather less than stable individual!read more →
Enough is enough!
Let’s simply look at it this way: More people are out of work now than 2 years ago. People are getting hired again. Business is picking up. The government is hiring. People and businesses are cautious. The economy is good and bad, depends upon the business you are in, depends upon who you are.
Any numbers about employment and unemployment, job seekers, the job seekers who gave up, the future job seekers who are graduating… those numbers that released are lies.
Governments want to control panic and growth. News media needs some juicy stuff to publish so they can sell ads. Special interest groups want to and will skew numbers to make a point. Bad sells, good is boring.
Here is the real scoop:
A Lot of good people need jobs. Some are poor interviewers and won’t get the job they could. Some are lazy and won’t get a job until later. ...
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Caring for children, parents, work, yada yada yada. How do we cope?read more →
Current, previous and desired. What are/were you making, and (of course) What Do You Want?
It comes up in an online application (leave it blank), a phone screen, first interview and on the part of the pre-screener (recruiter) in their first conversation with you, and after all interviewing is done.
Why? MOST of the time the company wants to assure that your needs and their needs are in the same ballpark. No one in a company wants to take time to interview people who are off the mark, from a “match” or money perspective. No one wants to be used for “informational interviewing” purposes…on either side.
So what are you to do?
There are as many answers to this question as there are former-HR interviewers in the world.
Here are some simple answers:
Current and/or previous salary?:
1) Be HONEST, about previous or current income. If your previous or current income is NOT of major ...
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