Stephanie Bressan's Blog – May 2011 Archive (4)

Why recruiters need to consider retention

As a recruiter, it is obviously important that you match an employee and potential employer well. Aside from the obvious issue of compensation, there is the longer term issue of your reputation (you know what I mean - if too many of your placements don't "work out" you end up wearing this reputation and it can be hard to shake).


So whilst I know recruiters are all nodding in agreement with me "yes, retention is important", what are you actually doing to ensure that you have…

Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 27, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

How to get the BEST employee

It's the age old question all potential employers dread - how do you know you are hiring the best person for the job?


Well there are several ways you can ensure you choose the right employee!! Some of them are obvious:
  • do their qualifications meet your needs?
  • does their previous job experience suit your requirements?
  • did their referees speak well of their strengths and abilities?
There are also the standard internal…

Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 20, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

How to survive the manager from hell

Have you ever had one of "those" managers? You know the type I mean "DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO"! The type of manager who thinks that people perform better under a fear based regime, the type of manager who thinks their employees are sub-standard and to be treated as such; the Manager from Hell (MFH)!
It's probably a good guess we've all been there! I used to work with a manager who thought her job wasn't done if she didn't have at least one staff member in tears a month (ok -…

Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 13, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

What type of Manager is the best?

It surprises me in this day and age that there are still managers out there blaming their staff for poor performance!! Yes, you heard me correctly!


I know that those of you who know me might be scratching your head - after all, aren't I the girl who is constantly banging on about accepting personal responsibility and you are the master of your own destiny? Well, yes, BUT when it comes to the office environment, the manager is the person who is responsible for the…

Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 6, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments


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