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The Great Workplace 2.0
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2012.09.25

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.

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2010.03.17

Send us your stories or anecdotes about workplace gaffs to: workfarce@ajobnearhome.com and we’ll publish it! Basic rules: it has to be clean. Let us know if you want your name, company name to go along with it! Let’s have some fun! Here are a few we found on our own: An applicant stretched out on the floor to fill out the job application. During an interview the applicant wore a Walkman and said she could listen to me and the music at the same time. A balding candidate abruptly excused himself, and returned to the office a few minutes later wearing a hairpiece. An applicant asked to see the interviewer's resume to see if the personnel executive was qualified to judge the candidate. The applicant announced she hadn't had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and french fries in the interviewer's office -- wiping the ketchup on her sleeve. The interviewee stated that if he were ...
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2010.03.17

There is an enormous buzz going around “employment land” these days about Drug Tests, how to pass them, how to squeeze by them, how to skunk them, how to make sure employees are drug free and how to assure a safer working environment…for everyone involved. One can read the proverbial “how to’s” on passing drug tests (6 panel, 10 panel and Hair follicle tests) online at many different sites. American Businesses spend BILLIONS of dollars every year in Drug Free programs, drug tests and education about drugs (the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has GREAT info on this and the statistics about injuries in the workplace due to drug use). As everyone is probably aware, Champion Personnel System was the FIRST Drug Free Staffing Service Level II in the ENTIRE State of Ohio. (no big deal really, being the FIRST)  As a matter of fact, the OBWC is now using our model ...
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2010.03.17

This will drive Paris Hilton and many more selfish people nuts: The interview really is not about you, if you want to get the job. No Really, The Interview Isn’t About YOU! What a surprise to many, many people. You have been told and trained to REALLY focus on SELLING YOURSELF and understanding what you can do for the people with whom you are interviewing. Tie that tie properly, shine your shoes, get your elevator speech together, memorize your resume. Get ready to make close friends. Get a relationship going! Get nervous. When it comes right down to it, maybe that is good strategy for meeting the HR person, but when you get past the pre-screen nonsense, it simply won’t cut it. And it CAN be great strategy for a SERIES of interviews. You have to KNOW you and your capabilities. But here is the REAL secret for getting hired, getting promoted and getting ...
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2010.03.17

“Times They Are A-Changin’”

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2010.03.17

It’s 3:00 a.m. and you can’t sleep. You keep tossing and turning, thinking about the job opening you saw in the newspaper with the best company in the area. You know the company’s reputation-everyone does. It is good. You are good. It’s a perfect match. So, why can’t you sleep? How did you hear about the fabulous reputation of this company? Friends? Family? People who do business with them? Did you read about all the great things they are doing in the newspaper? Do you believe everything you read? How would you fit into their picture as the ideal candidate? You have all seen the crime scene investigators on television. Who usually solves the crime? The investigator who accepts the evidence at face value, or the investigator who keeps on uncovering more information? Which one do you want to be in your career scene investigation? Before you even send a resume, start ...
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2010.03.16

#1-An applicant was stretched out on the floor to fill out the job application. #2-I was conducting an interview with an applicant who was wearing a Walkman. She said she could listen to me and the music at the same time. #3-A balding job candidate abruptly excused himself, and returned to the office a few minutes later wearing a hairpiece! #4-The interviewee stated that if he were hired, he would demonstrate his loyalty to the company by having the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm. #5-A job applicant announced she hadn't had lunch during her interview. She then proceeded to eat a hamburger and french fries in the interviewer's office, wiping the ketchup on her sleeve. #6-In the middle of the interview, the interviewee interrupted to phone his therapist for advice on answering specific interview questions. #7-A job applicant asked to see the interviewer's resume. He wanted to see if the personnel executive was ...
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