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Career Development

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Career Development is the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure, and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined and evolving preferred future.
  1. ProducerSteve martin

    Steve martin

    How Career Organizations Hire People
    How Career Organizations Hire PeopleThe way that individuals look out for projects is different considerably since previous times svereal years. Formerly, market was their market where the organization would inform about positions start in their organization. However, all this is a...
  2. Tanja Pirnat

    Tanja Pirnat

    Proper #PersonalBranding can open doors of #opportunities for you. See how. #GetIdealJob #JobSearch #CareerDevelopment
    Tanja Pirnat
    Personal Branding
    bit.ly Personal Branding Personal branding is about creating a strong professional image. It is important when it comes to marketing yourself to others as it transmits your personal brand to employers,...
  3. ProducerEugenio D Leo

    Eugenio D Leo

    Importance of Saying “No” at your workplace to be more efficient
    Importance of Saying “No” at your workplace to be more efficientThe important thing is to comprehend why it works, and pick the one that's right for you. In several organizations, individuals are communicating with an equally big and varied number of means. It's difficult to find people who can work with those...
  4. ProducerGino Leo

    Gino Leo

    Importance of Saying “No” at your workplace – The Career Guide
    Importance of Saying “No” at your workplace – The Career GuideYou shouldn't ever turn down work for the sole reason which you don't enjoy the work or you don't enjoy the individual requesting it. A work at the home blog is about the many advantages that a home business brings. Saying no to an expected client...
  5. ProducerAlan Culler

    Alan Culler

    Hard and Soft Skills in Continuous Improvement
    Hard and Soft Skills in Continuous ImprovementFirst, a shout-out to Kelly Eager, who put Dr. Richard Taylor and I together to deliver 4 weeks of continuous improvement (CI) training to a group of operations common process specialists. It was an unlikely collaboration. Ric is a...


    Alan Culler
    11/08/2017 #2 Alan Culler
    #1 thanks, Ali
    I'll have a look.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/08/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "...what problem you are trying to solve” requires an understanding of the strategic priorities, the processes that underlie them, what is currently happening with those processes that shouldn’t be happening (defects), and what is going well that you don’t want to break (constraints)". This is very correct @Alan Culler. The problem is finding the problem and I agree with you completely.
    I have just commented on a buzz by @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    I think the two buzzes enrich each other.
  6. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    How To Build Your Success as a Leader Using Emotional Intelligence
    How To Build Your Success as a Leader Using Emotional IntelligenceAre you ready to go places in your career?Well, if there was a skill that you could hone that could help earn $30k more per year, wouldn't you set out to work on it right now? It turns out there is just such a skill, you can learn how to develop it,...


    Judy Olbrych
    12/08/2017 #7 Judy Olbrych
    Love this, @John White, MBA. Great infographic too. Sharing on SM and with the kids.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    11/08/2017 #5 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    There is no doubt that high EQ is essential for leadership. I'd add that SQ has an important role to play. SQ, which stands for Spiritual Intelligence, has to do with our sense of morality and our ethical behavior. Complementary to EQ and IQ, this aspect of intelligence has been shown to be quite high in successful industry leaders.
    Melissa Hughes
    11/08/2017 #4 Anonymous
    Thanks, @John White, MBA.... this is awesome stuff! Sharing!
    Numo Quest
    11/08/2017 #2 Numo Quest
    What I sincerely am missing is ..... Individual Talent and Soft Skills are a born set of qualities and unique to each individual. Many often think one is able to learn everything. That in practice is more often not the case. From commerce stand I can see the urge to influence hence, practice so often pose so different. Good publish btw John. :O) Thanks.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/08/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I always chose a job based on excitement for the field not the money. This is a very good article that is extremely true.
  7. Wayne White

    Wayne White

    Good day, for those whose resume may go through an ATS resume scan program, yes it maybe for LinkedIn but we here at Bebbe nation may apply this for our future also, enjoy.......................
    Wayne White
    8 Tips To Create the Perfect LinkedIn Profile
    www.jobscan.co Your LinkedIn profile needs to stand out to attract the attention of recruiters. Here are 8 ways to make the perfect LinkedIn...
  8. Krishta-Gay Lewis
    B2B marketers, this is a good one for you.
    A Marketer’s Guide to B2B Marketing Automation Platforms
  9. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Excited to announce my business, Success Rockets, is now Inc. verified.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Success Rockets is on the Verified Profiles
    www.inc.com Offers career training and coaching...
  10. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    The Interview
    The InterviewSeveral years ago, I was trying to land a job in the training department of a large corporation. The economy at the time was not the greatest, so training gigs of any kind were hard to come by. I did manage to secure an interview with a company...


    Lynne Black
    05/08/2017 #41 Lynne Black
    #28 Agree.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    05/08/2017 #40 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #38 You may be right, there, @Martin Wright!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    05/08/2017 #39 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #37 Ha! No, that's a stock photo and I have a more substantial leg, although it is by no means ugly.
    Martin Wright
    05/08/2017 #38 Martin Wright
    Hate to say this, you were doomed the moment you walked into a room of HR women. You probably looked better than they ever could.

    If you had gone for a dronk with them afterwards the order would have been 1 vodka and tonic and 6 saucers of milk.
    Paul Walters
    05/08/2017 #37 Paul Walters
    @Renée 🐝 Cormier I take it those are your legs in the pic? I am a sucker for women in high heels... The way to most mens hearts is through their stomach. me, I would go hungry just to watch fabulous woman in heels... just saying !!!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    05/08/2017 #36 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I love high heels! I think that all "high-heels lovers" have experienced the similar embarrassing episode on different occasions. Once, just before a meeting, I glued my shoes with the transparent adhesive tape around the foot because the straps snapped. In my case, it wasn't a bad omen. I laughed to myself and my taped shoe, but no one else noticed.
    Thanks for the great story, Renée. No matter how bad situation seems, we should try to find something good in it.
    Sandra Smith
    04/08/2017 #35 Sandra Smith
    Great story. Too many smug a holes in the world.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    04/08/2017 #34 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #30 I agree completely, John. I'd prefer to work with a bunch of men any day. There have been a few groups of women I have worked with where everyone was mostly kind, but unfortunately, many women are terribly competitive and nasty to each other. I also agree with your observations about talent selection. There is a lot of focus on mistakes. I think that is because they actually don't really want to hire anyone for fear of making a mistake themselves.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    04/08/2017 #33 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #32 Ouch! Before I got into training , I was a teacher of English as a Second Language and taught to newcomers to Canada. One of my favorite personal activities in those days was speed skating, so one night I was skating and at the end of the night while they were taking the markers off the ice, I thought I would enjoy a nice fast skate and be one of the last people off the ice. Well, I hit a pick in the ice and went flying into the boards. The next day I went to school with a fat lip, a black eye and a swollen cheek. I looked like hell in my designer suit that day!
    Shelley Brown
    04/08/2017 #32 Shelley Brown
    @Renée 🐝 Cormier I love this story!!!! So fun. I have had crazy stuff happen before presentations as well. Example - Yahoo Corporate Offices, clunked my forehead on the rental car for and walked in gushing blood which also happened to be all over my dress :(. You are way to cool and chic for the librarians and school teachers.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/08/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici
    #26 Well said @Renée 🐝 Cormier! Thanks!
    John Prpich
    04/08/2017 #30 John Prpich
    One thing I've learned about working for and working with women, they tend to be very tough on their own gender. My feeling is if this were a similar issue with a male, let's say his shoe fell apart, a room full of males wouldn't have even bothered paying attention, they would have shrugged it off. With the difficulty women have being considered equals into today's economy, you would want to believe that they'd be more supportive, but they are not. I've seen so many chat boards where women exclaim that they'd rather work for a man than a woman, that is not only unfortunate but a real shame. In this type of interview setting you often wonder what the goal is, to catch you doing things right, or to catch you doing things wrong, it's not a wonder that companies can't find talent, they are looking in the opposite direction. If you are ever interested in better understanding gender differences, I'd encourage anyone to read the works of Pat Heim, Ph.D.
    Numo Quest
    04/08/2017 #29 Numo Quest
    #27 Amen to that :o))
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    04/08/2017 #28 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #20 Gosh, Lynne, if you can't laugh, what can you do? Sometimes, that's the best option.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    04/08/2017 #27 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #19 Yes, indeed! Life is too short to spend being miserable. I prefer to choose happiness.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    04/08/2017 #26 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #18 That is exactly right, Sara. Here's another perspective for you. Sometimes, in spite of our best efforts, things go sideways. We don't know why or what we are saved from in the unfolding of events, but you can be sure that however bad the situation seems, you are probably being directed toward something better.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    04/08/2017 #25 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #17 Hmm. There's a thee here! I think, in both cases, that our shoes must have been trying to tell us something. Maybe we should listen differently going forward. Thank you for sharing this post. Much appreciated.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    04/08/2017 #24 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #15 Good advice for the sensible, but who said I have any sense? :)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    04/08/2017 #23 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #14 You're my soul sister! LOL Great story!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    04/08/2017 #22 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #13 Thank you, @Don 🐝 Kerr. Cojones is my middle name (after Marie). :)
  11. ProducerJared 🐝 Wiese
    The 4 Ps and Career Circles of Ikigai: WHY DO YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?
    The 4 Ps and Career Circles of Ikigai: WHY DO YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?I revised the Japanese term and diagram for Ikigai (eek-y-guy) and tied it to careers.Profession: What knowledge and skills can you be paid for?Pursuit (vocation): What can you get paid well for doing?Purpose (mission): What do you feel and know the...
  12. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    What does your writing say about you? @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess shares what others are thinking but not saying. #personalbranding
    The Elements of Good Writing for Your Career and Personal Brand
    The Elements of Good Writing for Your Career and Personal Brand The Voice of Job Seekers - Unemployed, Underemployed, Unappreciated Job Seekers Welcomed! Some career organizations are celebrating, “ International Update...
  13. ProducerKaren Moloney

    Karen Moloney

    Learning & Development Professional Development Events: Australia and New Zealand August 2017
    Learning & Development Professional Development Events: Australia and New Zealand August 2017We have some great free events happening over the coming weeks with #ILPchats joining the Twitter scene and the Lectora Roadshow and Adobe eLearning Experience working their way around down under, plus our friends across the ditch at eLearnz are...
  14. Giles Davis

    Giles Davis

    OK - I'm not very noisy on beBee, LinkedIn seems to be my platform of choice!

    Here's what we do, anyone out there care?!
    Giles Davis


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/07/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #9 Thank you as well @Giles Davis :))
    Giles Davis
    31/07/2017 #10 Giles Davis
    #5 Thanks David - interesting responses to this one! Over 600 views, 9 likes., 10 shares & 9 comments.....

    That's better than LinkedIn for sure... Numbers are 1 thing - the real thing is enquiries and ultimately orders!
    Giles Davis
    31/07/2017 #9 Giles Davis
    #6 Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - have just followed you too!
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    28/07/2017 #7 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Beautiful colours. That is what I look for.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/07/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I just followed you @Giles Davis, welcome to beBee!! Hope to see more of you work here too :)) It's a very supportive network!
    David B. Grinberg
    28/07/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Yes, of course, we care, Giles. I think your work is very cool and contemporary, very stylish, impressive and admirable!
    All users on beBee are unique and special in their own ways, both personal and professional. Moreover, I like to think of beBee as a warm, inclusive and supportive social media platform. beBee does not intentionally restrict or limit engagement, like LinkedIn does, to the detriment of users. In fact, I'd be curious to know what kind of engagement you receive on LinkedIn with this same post?
    I hope you keep buzzing on beBee. We are pleased you are here!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    28/07/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    What a lovely way to brighten a room, and beBee as well. :)
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    28/07/2017 #3 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Sharing !!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/07/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I hope you become nosier on beBee, the photos are beautiful. Please share more!
  15. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    This Is How Entrepreneurs Can Dominate The Clock (But Most Don't)
    This Is How Entrepreneurs Can Dominate The Clock (But Most Don't)In today's market, entrepreneurs and business owners get flooded with a massive workload. Truth be told, I personally work in excess of sixty hours a week. So, unless you implement a tactical approach, things can go haywire in the blink of an...


    Claire L Cardwell
    15/08/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell
    #7 Thanks @John White, MBA - it's great to be back!
    John White, MBA
    15/08/2017 #7 John White, MBA
    #6 Thanks so much, @Claire L Cardwell. It's really great to have you buzzing in the hive again.
    Claire L Cardwell
    15/08/2017 #6 Claire L Cardwell
    Yet again, another great article John! I am a big fan of lists and carry notebooks around and have them all over the house in strategic places (like in my handbag, by my desk, in my studio etc. etc.) so if inspiration strikes or if I remember something I am supposed to do, I can just jot it down and add it to my to do list, or strategy list later on.
    Simone Luise Hardt
    28/07/2017 #5 Simone Luise Hardt
    true ;) thanks for sharing your great article John :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/07/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Great post @John White, MBA. Your posts are always a great piece of resource to refer back to "time and again". You write, "How you approach time is the ultimate driving force to create the best outcomes for your business." For me this is the key. Not only can we benefit from the strategies you provide, we also need to be aware of our relationship with time. You write, "Manage your work, don't let it manage you." Agreed. My bias around time management is that you can't manage time, you need to mange yourself.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/07/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    "Manage your work, don't let it manage you." Couldn't agree more. If it controls you, we lose precious moments in life and it's unhealthy too. Great buzz @John White, MBA!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/07/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Always good to get the old broom out and sweep away the non-value added and clean up the basics.
    David B. Grinberg
    28/07/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks, John, for another excellent article filled with important insights and astute analysis. Your advice on time management skills is very timely (no pun intended), especially considering the daily information overload business people (and all people) face in today's hyper-paced mobile, digital and virtual Information Age. Thus, learning effective time management skills and techniques appears more important now than ever. Therefore, your terrific tips, if implemented, should contribute to greater employee productivity, less stress and, hopefully, a better work-life balance (integration) from the top down and the bottom up.
  16. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    Questions to Help You Mind Your Business: Question #1
    Questions to Help You Mind Your Business: Question #1A blog series by: Renée Cormier & Graham Edwards This is the first in a series of thoughts and opinions by Renée Cormier and Graham Edwards — click here to read the backstory and inspiration (if only for the entertainment). It should...


    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    12/08/2017 #8 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thnaks for sharing, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    04/08/2017 #7 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #6 Thanks for the share! Much appreciated!
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/08/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    A wealth of information. A must read by @Renée 🐝 Cormier and @Graham🐝 Edwards.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/08/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    Literally a wealth of information @Renée 🐝 Cormier and @Graham🐝 Edwards. Much to learn and process. As such, I need to remind myself to pace myself and take the time I need to take it all in. Another reminder...I don't have to try this all on my own.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/07/2017 #4 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Love the share, @Graham🐝 Edwards. Thank you!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    26/07/2017 #3 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #2 Thnaks, @David B. Grinberg, and thank you for sharing.
    David B. Grinberg
    26/07/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Many congrats to Renee to you and @Graham🐝 Edwards on your successful collaboration in launching this series. You both provide very helpful information and valuable business advice. I look forward to the next installment.
  17. ProducerSandra Smith

    Sandra Smith

    Why You Should Always Work the Way You Want To
    Why You Should Always Work the Way You Want To It’s been nine-years since I stopped being what my ex-husband jokingly refers to as an ‘office donkey’.  I get what he means though. At my job, I duly sat at a desk all day, made calls, pulled reports, went to meetings (oh for the love, the...


    Sandra Smith
    30/07/2017 #9 Sandra Smith
    #6 yeah, when the bartenders start topping you up without you asking, probably not a great sign :)
    Sandra Smith
    27/07/2017 #8 Sandra Smith
    #7 thanks, @Jim Murray, yes, I miss the desert
    Jim Murray
    27/07/2017 #7 Jim Murray
    Interesting piece. I didn't know you lived in Arizona.
    Aleta Curry
    26/07/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    Trying to imagine you going to town on red wine - too funny. Glad to hear you're happy now.
    Sandra Smith
    26/07/2017 #5 Sandra Smith
    #3 Thanks, David, much appreciated :-) #4 Thanks, Lisa, for your support, as ever :) Didn't kin IT/Comms, it must be stressful but rewarding, for sure...Agree, I think once you have "self-employed" on your CV, even if you want to go back into a job, they think you're going to be bored or difficult somehow. Hopefully, I can plug away and be okay independently for a bit longer...
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/07/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great to learn more about you @Sandra Smith. You sound much happier even though it's a very different experience running your own business. I can relate from the other end... my husband does IT/Networking/Telecommunications and more, so needless to say his hours vary, they are unpredictable and as you noted clients can be very demanding with high expectations. So, it doesn't come without it's own set of stressors. Like you, he wouldn't turn back time and work for someone else again. I think once you become the captain of your own ship, it's hard to work for a Company again. It has to be hard with a toddler! Kudos to you.
    David B. Grinberg
    26/07/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Sandra. You deserve accolades for having the fortitude to venture out on your own and take that proverbial leap of faith. I wish you all the best and much continued success.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    25/07/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    We, humans beings, in the race of living meaningful lives aspire, toil, fail, succeed and vainly become greedy and workaholics. In the dusk of human life, we lately remember how far we have been wrinkled, lost and earned wages out of our sheer fallacies.
  18. ProducerStephanie Proper
    Tips on How to Create a Well-Written Resume and Don't Injure Yourself
    Tips on How to Create a Well-Written Resume and Don't Injure YourselfEvery job seeker hungers for a dream job. Beyond any doubt, to get a job offer you must be a candidate whose skills strictly comply with what a company you are applying for requires. However, frequently, even if you are good enough, your...


  19. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Tips on How to Create a Well-Written Resume and Don't Injure Yourself
    Tips on How to Create a Well-Written Resume and Don't Injure YourselfEvery job seeker hungers for a dream job. Beyond any doubt, to get a job offer you must be a candidate whose skills strictly comply with what a company you are applying for requires. However, frequently, even if you are good enough, your chances...


    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    27/07/2017 #5 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín this update is strange, the post seems to be from @Javier 🐝 beBee, but whn you click on, it opens someone else article....?...
    Andrew Young
    25/07/2017 #3 Andrew Young
    Very good post.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    25/07/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Alberto Anaya Arcas aparezco yo pero no lo he escrito.
  20. ProducerDonna Wood

    Donna Wood

    This is NOT How Any of this $h!T Works
    This is NOT How Any of this $h!T WorksThe workplace culture has been deteriorating for the last decade. Recently, a CEO of a company, and good friend of mine, threw up his hands and declared, "This is not how any of this shit works! I'm a business man not a f@#cking babysitter!"I have...


    Donna Wood
    25/07/2017 #10 Donna Wood
    #9 @Harvey Lloyd It is definitely a point of frustration. I believe that structured environments, where everyone is aware of the rules of engagement, fosters a better culture. It might seem like boxing-in the employees, but when the basic expectations such as attendance and behavior - to include actually doing the job you were hired to do, are clear, it makes it easier for everyone to move forward each day. Young people need to understand that freedom really does come only when you have nothing left to lose, including your job. When a person of any age gets fired enough times, they learn that not everything can or will be their way. We aren't talking about high finance here or college educated employees. We're talking about restaurant / hospitality entry levels.
    Harvey Lloyd
    25/07/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    I believe the frustration of your friend is shared across many professional discussions. The generation gap is alive and well as boomers start to promote their youthful peers. I believe though we need to look into the services the boomers offered their own children within their maturity.

    Education has become about knowledge and the ability to score high on a "report card". Boomers supported this process in education. We have now turned these very institutionalized students into a world where they not only need knowledge but also, the ability to tie knowledge back to other people and be creative in their solutions. The professor or books don't exist for this very dynamic need in business, in real time.

    This being said, yes leadership is having to evolve into something different than it was just a few years ago. Leaders of today have to take the student off of the systematic milk delivery system and teach them to be courageous in acting independently first.

    The harder part is taking them from independence to interdependence. Each leader needs to guard against apathy within this process. This leads to a very rules based focus that only stunts any young persons growth. More importantly the organization becomes the very system of education and knowledge, lacking that creative synergy that sets success and failure apart.

    Really enjoyed your post and thoughts.
    Donna Wood
    25/07/2017 #8 Donna Wood
    #6 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher He is a very patient and gracious man. He has a strong belief in giving people the benefit of the doubt. He also has a soft spot for young ambitious kids, because he started out as low-man on the totem pole and worked himself to near death to get where he is. He puts a lot of faith in people, like you said, and this time it just didn't turn out the way he had hoped that it would. Now, he has to clean it up or he stands to lose a lot of money and that means that some of those kids who had a chance won't anymore. I foresee this happening more often in the near future. Any entrepreneurial business owner or even corporation will put the bottom line ahead of all else. It's just the way this shit really works.
    Donna Wood
    25/07/2017 #7 Donna Wood
    #3 @David B. Grinberg I think you are quite right in that we have to be mentors and role models, no matter our position, whether it's in the C-Suite or a managing role. Communication is the key to nipping behavior problems in the bud. I disagree with hand-holding and making excuses for behavioral issues. There is nothing more ineffective than empty policies that are never enforced. My friend is a real hands-on kind of guy, and he doesn't want everyone to fear a visit to his establishment by him, but where to draw the line seems to have been his issue. I think sometimes employees will push the envelop until management has no choice but to play hardball with the employees.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/07/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    He must be a fairly patient man if you've never heard him swear @Donna Wood. It sounds as if he had faith that they would change and mature on the job. I guess it's time he changes his MO. You made a lot of great points, home run!
    Donna Wood
    25/07/2017 #5 Donna Wood
    #2 @Jim Murray I was testing out @Sandra Smith's theory on how to Hack the $h!t out of LinkedIn. :D
    Donna Wood
    25/07/2017 #4 Donna Wood
    #1 @Jerry Fletcher that's a great point. Policy has to be more than just a formality in the hiring processes. Subtle and perhaps not so subtle reminders are good to. Without it, everything becomes chaos and sooner rather than later, the whole environment goes to hell in a hurry.
    David B. Grinberg
    25/07/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    My advice, Donna: real leadership flows from the top down throughout any organization. Thus, your CEO friend should strive to BEE a role model, mentor and promote mentoring of younger generations in the workforce. He should practice clear and concise communication with staff organization-wide -- and not just in the C-suite but to rank-and-file staff. This can take a number of forms, such as emails, blogging, podcasting, internal videos, face-to-face meetings with different departments/divisions, etc.
    As a Gen Xer like you, I think it's incumbent upon us to build and foster talent among a new generations of workers. Thus, your CEO friend should set the example by complaining less and reaching out more. He/she should promote positive internal communications and an open dialogue from the top down. This should boost employee engagement and result in higher morale, increased productivity and greater company/brand loyalty.
    At least that's my take. Thanks for considering these points. And, of course, keep buzzing!
    Jim Murray
    25/07/2017 #2 Jim Murray
    You know when you use symbols to represent the letters of words like shit and fuck, everybody knows that you're saying shit and fuck. And it's been my experience that the vast majority of people don't give a shit/fuck that you're trying to somehow soften it by using those symbols. Other than that I think it was a good post, but I haven't worked in an organization in nearly 30 years so what do I know.
    Jerry Fletcher
    24/07/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher

    Two pieces of advice for your friend: 1. Publish the rules. Make sure every new employee gets a copy and reads them aloud in the presence of the hiring officer. Tell them that they mean exactly what they say and there will be no discussion. 2. Post them in all employee areas right next to the awards given to employees that meet or exceed the rules
  21. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Hiring Others: Lessons Learned
    Hiring Others: Lessons Learned A while ago, I had a project I could not complete on my own. I knew my own limitations – I can do a lot of stuff, but sometimes we all need help – so I went looking for recommendations from friends and colleagues.While there is no shortage of eager...


    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    25/07/2017 #10 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #3 Thanks for the kind words, @David B. Grinberg, and even more for letting me know you're sharing it. I like to be able to thank those who do, so THANK YOU!
    Jim Saelzler
    25/07/2017 #9 Jim Saelzler
    You might also ask, "Is there anything I should be concerned with, or should have asked about, that didn't come up here? Are there any common issues that cause misunderstandings? I don't want us getting into the job with a mix up where each of us is expecting the other will do this or supply that."

    Not that I can quantify it or find rules to describe the process, but a few months ago we had some substantial remodeling done on the house. In a past life I sold building materials, and one remodeling customer absolutely stood out over the years as a smart, reliable guy who didn't approach with a "Gimme the cheapest one ya got" attitude. That guy was the first and only one I called.

    BTW, don't hesitate to ask material suppliers for names of who they would hire. If possible, though, ask more than one supplier and hope you get the same name two or three times.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    25/07/2017 #8 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I say never give full value to what others have to say and learn to rely on your intuition. Different people bring out different things in us. Someone with great communication skills, a relaxed disposition and good temperament will cause a much better performance than someone who is a demanding control freak with an edgy disposition. As Mama always says, consider the source!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/07/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #5 I like the negative referral idea. The only people who don't fail are the ones that do nothing.

    @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, this post is close enough to the beBee promotion requirements (I think) consider sharing this to Twitter using the hashtag #buzzbeBee
    John Rylance
    25/07/2017 #6 John Rylance
    Be wary of someone who can accommodate you right away, when all others cannot for a while because of commitments.
    You might get the job done, but not to the standard you would like.
    Phillipe equally important is to ask what they did have done to rectify the negative comments, merely acknowledging a mistake doesn't prove that anything has been done to resolve the issue.#5
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    25/07/2017 #5 Philippe Collard
    When I was hiring people, I asked one very specific question that ALWAYS told me something extremely useful. I asked "Can you give me a negative reference. Someone that, if I called, would not say only positive things about you and could actually say negative stuff" and why would they say those things. I do not believe in "positive reference". Come on, you know ahead of these calls that the person is going to say only nice things...so why make the call...However my question has several purposes. 1 - will the interviewee be honest and transparent with me. We ALL did stuff that did not work out and in the process created those "negative references", even if we tried our best. Can the person acknowledge that she/he does not have a 100% perfect record. 2 - is the person sure enough of her or himself to share that with me 3 - can the person tell me how and why things did not turn out right. That is valuable information. I never called these negative references. I did not need to. Either the person was transparent with me and the question had done its job..or the person danced around my question and never got the job!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/07/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great advice @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, I have a feeling my husband will be reaching out for support tomorrow. Big phone system installation and nothing except issues tonight. Never be too proud to reach out!
    David B. Grinberg
    25/07/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the excellent advise, Susan, as always! I'm sharing this in three HR/career hives. Keep buzzing...
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    24/07/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Good points, Susan and Pascal. Perhaps a good idea to have an attorney review the contract for loopholes, etc.
    Pascal Derrien
    24/07/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    I like having references too :-)
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