Archive for July, 2011

Cooling Down the Office Temp

Lisa BoganyIt’s hot in the office today. The a/c is blowing, but the stress is high, more employees are stepping outside during their breaks to make personal phone calls. Not the kind that include dad telling his daughter that there are frozen dinners in the fridge, or that she can’t wait to see him later, but the kind that include, “Yes sir, I’ll be in to take care of that today, or I’ll fax that paper work right over to you.” It seems like everyone is about business. Financial stress in the summer time is no fun, especially with the Gulf Coast’s record breaking temperatures. So, how do you help your employees cope? How do you keep them focused on the goals? Focused on satisfying your customers? Continue reading ‘Cooling Down the Office Temp’

Blind Dates and Interviewing

Workforce SolutionsHow much time do you invest in researching prospective employers before an interview? Or, to put it another way, how well do you get to know a prospective employer before you interview with them?

Knowing something about an employer before an interview shows the employer you’ve done your homework. Just think of it this way: A friend has arranged a blind date for you. Before you prepare, isn’t it natural to at least try to find out as much as you can about the person? Continue reading ‘Blind Dates and Interviewing’

DHH pt. 2 – Myth Busting

Claudia It’s great to be back from a three-day weekend; July 4th is about celebrating our nation’s birthday and “independence.” That is clearly set forth in our Declaration of Independence, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” What can provide someone with more independence and means to their happiness than being able to communicate and provide for themselves via a job? Continue reading ‘DHH pt. 2 – Myth Busting’

The Social Network(ing)

will-s-0209 The majority of people who are unemployed, normally think of job/career fairs first when it comes to networking functions. But when you attend job fairs, you are typically canvassing the turf with hundreds, or sometimes, even thousands of other eager job seekers. Here’s a novel idea: Why not try attending other types of key events where almost everyone you encounter is already working? Continue reading ‘The Social Network(ing)’