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According to a recent article in The Economist, software firms are using big data analytic tools to identify patterns in recruiting. For some organizations, these data patterns are actually influencing new hire decisions.
If you have any career experience then I’m sure you have a story about a bad manager. To be a manager is a tough job. Sometimes you have to deliver messages that aren’t going to be well received. However, there are several qualities that can get you to the top of the “Bad Manger” list. So what defines a bad manager?
While there are many differences between the job of a football coach and the role of a manager, there are also many similarities. There are always ways to improve your management skills as long as you are open minded and willing to look at situations differently. A good manager doesn’t accept the adage “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” Now more than ever, managers need to be proactive in their approach to management. Managers need to be looking for ways to bring new and improved ideas that can add value and success to their organizations. Below are 5 ways that 49er head coach Jim Harbaugh inspires his team and helps drive success in his organization.
Managers and employees alike need to earn the respect of team members, colleagues and company leaders. As we all know, respect is not something that comes automatically with a job title – it must be earned. And it’s not only for the management team; every employee will achieve more success and have more confidence at work when they know they have earned the respect of their colleagues.
I’ve coached youth soccer for years. In that time I’ve gained some valuable insights into human resources and leadership. Many things I’ve learned on the field, and taught to the kids on the team are often skills that we all need to learn in life. Taking these same lessons into the workplace can help us achieve success in our career goals as well. As an HR Professional I consider it my duty to not only model these behaviors but to coach others in these lessons as well. Here are some things we should all strive for:
It can be hard for employees to be candid in their feedback to HR, management or executives. There are a number of reasons that employees may not want to be candid, most of which are reactionary and changeable. However, there are HR strategies to foster better communication between all parties.
Nothing’s more inspiring than the story of Forrest Gump, a simple man who accomplishes remarkable things. But if we look beneath his exciting adventures, we can uncover a few nuggets of business wisdom. Last week we also did a post on Leadership Lessons from Lord of the Rings.
How can we learn more about leadership by following examples from one of our favorite series? Here are some lessons you can take from Middle Earth.
How can it be so hard to find good people, especially when the US has an 8.2% unemployment rate? There should be droves of qualified applicants lining up for a position, right? Well, not really, and here’s why:
Yahoo is the latest company to become involved in a high-profile HR compliance issue. At the heart of the issue, Yahoo's current CEO, Scott Thompson, misrepresented his educational background, claiming he had a computer science degree when in fact he does not. Mr Thompson has admitted that he falsified his education.
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