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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 →
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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#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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Nine year old Mickey and his friend Chris were engrossed in their morning game of hoops waiting for the school bus when all of a sudden this black Labrador walked up the drive and plopped down totally exhausted.read more →
Not to be confused with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)! EAP stands for Employee Assistance Program. And while EAPs probably do care about the environment, their real interest is in people and the companies they work for.
EAPs are a critical management tool that save companies money and foster a safer work environment by providing confidential assistance to employees and their family members. Using professional assessment and problem resolution, EAPs help individuals manage personal problems that may affect not only their quality of life, but also can manifest as work performance problems.
EAPs got their start from Alcoholics Anonymous. Some of the early participants of AA realized the benefits of being sober on the job (such as increased productivity, decreased absenteeism and a safer work environment just to name a few) and wanted to share their discovery with coworkers they saw who were also struggling with alcohol issues. Workplace AA programs became ...
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Interviewing Tips for a Blue Collar worker…
Scanning the newspapers, filling out applications, and making phone calls isn’t all you have to do to get the job anymore. Now even machinists, tradesmen, maintenance, and most of all types of blue collar workers must interview with either a human resource professional, an executive or owner from the company before meeting the person who would be their immediate supervisor or even see the inside of a facility. Whether it’s protocol, a way to weed out the weirdo’s, or to save the time of the hiring manager, there isn’t anything you can do about it, except prepare for it!
Keep in mind, that blue-collar workers often intimidate some white-collar workers. Blue-collar workers are willing to get their hands dirty while white-collar workers are not. Blue-collar workers have a specific skill or trade that white-collar workers rely on. Yes, some blue-collar workers would like the pay ...
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