Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Catherine Park. Her opinions are her own.
Innovation is essential for the growth of any company. But that’s a very generic way of describing innovation. To successfully implement innovation, you need to know exactly what makes an innovative organization as well as how it contributes to its growth.
For the majority of us, innovation is about seeking an approach to blue-sky thinking. But that’s a far too clichéd definition to go by. What business people don’t know is that creativity is challenging to achieve. It requires investment of resources to fulfill the needs of innovative management in an organization. Read More…
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Rachel Bartee. Her opinions are her own.
Some of the most prominent and successful companies in the world, such as Zapier, Buffer, and Groove, have built a culture out of remote working. Their managers are effective in maintaining the team spirit and the community vibe, although every individual covers the work from home.
However, other companies are having second thoughts about introducing remote teams in their culture. In 2013, Best Buy followed the practice of Reddit and Yahoo by announcing the end of their flexible work program. Read More…
“People don’t leave companies. They leave leaders.”
I’ll never forget when one of my former bosses looked me in the eye and told me that when I let him know that one of my team members had handed in her resignation.
Dissatisfaction with a manager’s leadership style (or lack thereof) is one of the primary motivators for switching jobs. Read More…
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lexie Lu. Her opinions are her own.
Take a quick walk around a corporate office and you’ll likely see some people standing at their desks working where a chair used to be. But it doesn’t stop there. You may also see groups of people standing around having a meeting. No need for a conference room with a large table.
What’s with all the standing? Are there truly benefits to it? Do standing meetings, also known as standups, check-ins or huddles, help teams accomplish more, or are they a corporate fad to accompany the latest set of fashionable buzzwords? Read More…
I’ve been in the recruitment game for my entire career. That’s over two decades now.
While it’s true that as far as recruitment goes I’m (RecruitLoop is) doing things very differently now compared to how things were done back in the mid-90’s. But trust me whether in the 90’s, naughties, or ‘nows’, I’ve certainly heard my fair share of comments about what people really think about recruiters (and our industry). Read More…
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Catherine Park from Zoho. Her opinions are her own.
For a business to be successful, due to the current state of global market, it has to be able to adapt quickly. Markets are oversaturated and very dynamic. Businesses around the globe are always inventing new solutions that will ensure stable growth and increased revenue. Managers are becoming more important, ensuring that everything is handled well from the inside.
On the other hand, there is also very important work to be done. The part of your business that manufactures products or provides services is working very well. Human Resources has done a great job and you’ve ended up with great staff. But, your company has to make a living by selling its products or services, and you need to get people interested in what you have to offer.
That’s where marketing experts come into play. Their main objective is to design a strategy that will make your products and services alluring to prospective customers. Read More…
Managing a group of people isn’t always easy even if your entire team is sitting right in front of you. But the challenges faced by anyone building a team are only exacerbated when that team is spread across different offices – whether the offices are at different locations within the same city, or whether the offices are spread across multiple time zones.
A distributed team is a distributed team. Read More…
Nobody enjoys having to jump through hoops to try and find the right person to fill a position. Sourcing for candidates is a daunting task. Trying to find that one person that is a perfect fit for your company is time consuming and challenging.
You need someone who has the right experience, skills and personality to excel at the position, yet to find that person you must first wade through possibly hundreds of other applicants. It can be like trying to find Waldo.
To get to that prized shortlist of 2-3 exceptional candidates to interview, there are three essential steps you need to perform.
Has a recruiter ever excitedly told you that after rejecting all the job hoppers they’ve found a ‘purple squirrel’ on gardening leave?
Maybe they’ve suggested a Stay interview or Job Shadowing your current CXO level employees before attempting to poach from your competitors?
Before you think they’ve joined Alice and the Mad Hatter in Wonderland, or that they may need a referral to a good therapist, check out these typical recruitment terms and their meanings below: Read More…
I’ll never forget the time I was sitting opposite a client taking a brief for a new position in her team and when I asked her if she had a position description she literally scribbled a few bullet points on to a Post-It note and handed it to me across the table.
Was she serious?
I should also point out that the all too common “We’re hoping to create the job around the best candidate depending on their previous experience” never really cut it with me either.
So here’s a step-by-step job description checklist for any business owner or hiring manager thinking about bringing somebody new into their team. Read More…