feel the "right attitude" says it all. So Mervyn, I second your opinion that "Hire for Attitude, Train for Skills" , the inherent skills, abilities & qualities adds a different flavour to the table . …
, you can't brush me off that easily.
I didn't say that getting over stuff does not apply to me. It applies to everyone.
However, I don't think forgiveness is necessarily the best way to think about it - because it's not a well-defined term.
Why would I be nice to someone who hurt me or simply did something I don't like?
Even business terms like solution focus vs problem focus are more clear.
Also, forgiveness carries with it the flavour of an imposed moral obligation. And I don't think there is one.…
that the approach or attitude defines the perception of professionalism.
I tend to divide general competence - be it technical, interpersonal, business or leadership - into three levels:
Based on this, as cooking shows tend to be the flavour of the month at the moment, a young chef with the right attitude can be developed into a true professional. But a lot of people get stuck at the operational level, due to their attitude and approach. How people deal and cope with change is fundamental to their own personal growth.
Moving to being recognised as a true expert is another story, as we have seen by watching celebrity chefs!
he day. It seems to me that as technology develops, we are making recruitment far more complicated and fragmented, almost 'hit and hope' like and at the same time seeing huge chunks of creativity being squeezed out of it in favour of the technological bells and whistles.I wouldn't be on the admin end of the poor employers/recruiters that are going to have to deal with the deluge of really mixed bag response they will get to every missive/job post,any more than I would want to be the totally baffled jobseeker who really doesn't have a clue where to start a genuine and fruitful job search anymore.…
if it was free I wouldn't be straining at the leash to advertise on such a flaky medium. Another stat I read earlier said 75% of activity on Twitter is generated by just 5% of its account holders and that there is "significant user abandonment" - now, bearing in mind it's meant to be flavour of the new decade, should we be hearing stuff like that? I have a feeling that sites like twitter are going to be in danger of over-hyping and under-performing, which in itself will drive people away. A bonafide recruitment medium? Not for a few years yet methinks - and that's only if they don;t start charging business users.…
rge a favour by even having a job vacancy and don't understand the concept of having to present the company/department/job in a positive light to attract suitable candidates.
All of that then gets compounded when they demand someone doing the same job for another company because they don't want to train or mentor someone who in the mid-term would probably be much better because they have something to prove and this new job provides them with logical career advancement.
Instead what you get are too many companies hiring candidates who are making sideways moves for little more reason then it pays more or they perceive the new employer to be the new flavour of the month in brand terms.
More recruiters need to stand up to this bullshit and look their hiring managers in the eye and tell them why they're wrong.