Mark Bregman's Blog – May 2011 Archive (7)

Are You an Inspiring Leader?

Do your employees step up and perform at the highest level?  If so, it is probably due in part to good leadership.  I’ve been writing a lot lately about corporate culture, and started thinking about whether your employees are inspired to work for you, or just have to work for you.

There are a lot of qualities…

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Added by Mark Bregman on May 31, 2011 at 11:03am — 2 Comments

New Hiring Cycle with Higher Turnover Forecasted

SHRM, the Society for Human Resources Management, released an excellent report this week, titled Higher Productivity, Higher Skills: Preparing for a New Hiring Cycle.  This article points out… Continue

Added by Mark Bregman on May 31, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Body Language in Interviews

Monster.com has a good article called Body Language Can Make or Break a Job Interview by Robert Ordona.  Robert points out in detail how to enter, sit in the waiting area, shake hands, take notes, and even how… Continue

Added by Mark Bregman on May 23, 2011 at 2:57pm — 3 Comments

“I Want to Help People”

My 2 ½ year old granddaughter is fascinated by what Mommy, Daddy, Grandpa and Grandma do when they are at work.  When told “He/she is at work”, she persists, and asks repeatedly “What he/she doing?”  Ultimately we have to simplify the explanation, and it often comes down to “helping people.”  So, now, when she plays that she is… Continue

Added by Mark Bregman on May 23, 2011 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

When Should Early Stage Companies Hire Recruiters?

I answered this question on LinkedIN today, and thought the response would be of interest to our readers:

At what point do startups need outside help to find the right people for their open positions?

Start-ups need outside help in recruiting under three circumstances:

  1. The need for talent goes beyond the contact base of the founders and their acquaintances. This could be for greater technical skill, Sales execs who can establish…
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Added by Mark Bregman on May 10, 2011 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Multitasking vs. Focusing

Lots of job descriptions cite “Multitasking” as a desirable trait, and many of us pride ourselves on the ability to do this all day long.  I got a tweet last week with a link to an article called The Price, and Myth, of Multitasking and I thought about how I try to make meaningful phone calls while my e-mail is chirping on the computer, my G-chat is buzzing, my Droid is beeping… Continue

Added by Mark Bregman on May 3, 2011 at 4:35pm — 3 Comments

Hiring Outlook Strongest In Three Years

CareerBuilder’s Q2 2011 Job Forecast reports that the hiring outlook is the strongest it has been in three years, according to its survey (jointly conducted with USA Today) of 2800 hiring managers and HR professionals.

Some key highlights:

  • 28% of employers surveyed added full time permanent employees in Q1.
  • 31% of workers say…
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Added by Mark Bregman on May 2, 2011 at 11:24am — No Comments

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