As the former Manager of Staffing for a Fortune 500 company and a career coach, I have counseled thousands of people about how to ace a job interview. Here’s my advice for preparing for the interview and for responding to typical interview questions.
I am a true believer that HR should always report to the President or the most senior level in the company and I will work hard to make sure that this is where I report. It comes down to people, access, money and action.
Successful companies need problem solvers. Problem solvers need challenges they have a chance of successfully overcoming, not ones that are doomed from the start.
When we take time to find the pain points of discussions and consider options to work towards an agreeable solution, we have an immediate progression in our relationships. Don’t we owe it to each other to listen and be heard with clarity?
When the management doesn’t care, you can sense the difference in the company when you walk through the door. I have worked for companies where the employees felt no more important than the pawn in a chess game. They knew it, their managers knew it, and the company knew it. If you really do value your employees – great! But how is this reflected in your workforce?