November 19th, 2013
Some people still look at workplace flexibility (the ability to work anywhere, anytime, and hopefully be measured by outputs not inputs) as a perk or a bonus whereas the future employee looks at workplace flexibility as a standard way to get work done. The reality is that offering workplace flexibility is quite simply a competitive advantage. Assume that you have employees interviewing at your company (which I’m sure many of you do, every day). New, young, bright, and talented people who have a lot of promise to make valuable contributions. These future employees are becoming pickier with where they want to work and if it comes down to working at a company with flexibility or one without it (even if the pay is a bit higher), most will chose the company that supports flexibility. This means that your organization will have a hard time recruiting top talent. Not only that but you can also expect to see many of your existing employees gravitating to competitive companies that offer flexibility, so not only will you have a hard to recruiting new top talent, you will also be shedding your existing talent.
October 22nd, 2013
How much time are you focusing on building your resume?
How many decisions has your resume influenced?
September 24th, 2013
Top Dog Social Media has put together a great list of 25+ social media tasks that social media professionals never forget when they’re doing social media marketing. Take a look at their infographic below. (Click to enlarge it).
September 3rd, 2013
Last week, I helped organize and sat on a panel of “experienced graduates” at a Winona St. University alumni event in Minneapolis. The intent was to help recent WSU grads learn the importance of networking in their job search and career paths–but also just to connect the more “experienced” WSU alum with those recent grads, creating mentoring situations, when possible.
August 13th, 2013
Each year, you start to see the lists in the spring. Best places to work. Top workplaces. You know the lists.
If you work in corporate communications (as I did for many years), you know this whole process starts much earlier in the year.
July 31st, 2013
If a couple of days ago I was talking about job satisfaction, about happiness at work, that is, Arbejdsglæde, I think I am now ready to take things into the next level and declare, out loud and clear, how we may be running through that particular point in time where it may well be a good thing now to come to terms with the fact that you, too, will fail to have a great career. Get over it. Move on. Shocking, don’t you think? Well, what would you do about it? Keep trying? Really hard? Or give up on it altogether and be at the mercy of a world of mediocrity?