There must be thousands of “how to” books on Amazon or at your favorite book store on interviewing with great advice on what to say, what to ask, what kind of strategy to use. I’d… Read More »The #1 Winning Interview Question (and it’s only one word!)
After an interview I usually follow up with both the employer and the candidate to debrief and find out how the interview went. My first question is usually to ask how long the interview went. Obviously if the interview was less than 10 minutes long than chances are great that the interview was a disaster.
Hire the right person or recognize that you have the wrong person in the job and do something about it right now. This is one of the most critical elements to the bottom line of any organization. Human capital. You need to be very careful in the hiring and selection of every single employee. There must be a strong job match in terms of cognitive abilities, thinking style, behavioral traits, interests, work experience and cultural fit. Never fear to replace someone who is not meeting the needs of your organization. The cost of keeping someone that is not the right fit can do more damage to not only your organization fiscally but to the morale of your existing team.
Just like a magician, most headhunters do not like to tell anyone how they operate. The key is to make it look easy and believe me………… it isn’t. Headhunters have to deal with the dynamics of human beings and there are so many intangibles involved in making placements.
Is a progressive and fatal brain disease. As many as 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s destroys brain cells, causing and problems with thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States.
OK, admit it: coming back to work after New Years Eve is the hardest week of the year. After all, New Years Eve, Holidays and of course the great American holiday of Thanksgiving just came and… Read More »How to Be Productive at Work The First Week of 2021 by Bernie Reifkind
So here comes a new year with all the hopes and aspirations that a new year brings. What are you going to do this year to further your career? Why didn’t you do it this year? You procrastinated.
1. Make your highest and best offer first. If you are really serious about hiring an outstanding employee, then nothing can be more insulting to an employee than a “low ball offer.” If your intent is to make a low offer and then raise it if the person declines, you have already created an adversarial tone. If you are serious, make a serious offer.
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As a busy healthcare executive you probably spend a great deal of your time navigating your operation hopefully towards a healthy profit. I am sure that you are working long hours, answering tons of emails,… Read More »Employers: Are You Asleep At The Wheel? by Bernie Reifkind