The holidays are right around the corner. That means things like holiday hiring, and holiday party planning are probably underway too. HR might be busy with the hiring piece. But should you be involved with the holiday planning? If you’re focused on your company’s culture, it’s probably a good idea. If you’ve just gotten a job and need a little help navigating your company’s culture, here is a great article from mystaffpro.com to help you fit right in. Continue reading “Holidays and Company Culture”
Spring brings thoughts of “newness of life”. Although on a much smaller scale, being hired after a period of unemployment brings a similar “new beginning” to the employee. According to Head Start Program and Fiscal Operations, it is vital for any new employee to feel not only welcome, but also comfortable, prepared, and supported. A successful new employee feels satisfaction with their new job, and will remain on board for an extended period of time.
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Retention Strategies for Seasoned Workers It makes good business sense to recruit, hire and (do your best to) retain workers as a part of your company’s culture. Over time, the experience one gets from extended training results in an extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled, seasoned employee that could be one of your most essential resources.
You may never be able to calculate the vast amount of knowledge one seasoned professional holds, or replace it with just one employee if that person leaves your organization.
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In the past, prior to the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, I had an interview with a company that had no access for wheelchairs into the building. I called the Office Manager, with whom I was to interview, using a payphone and explained the situation. The Office Manager understood and agreed to conduct the interview on the front steps of the building; which begs the question: how do we handle interviewing a person who has a disability?
For an employer, the goal should be the same when interviewing a candidate with or without a disability. Continue reading “An Interview with a Disability”