Last month we (as we do every year) heard about the productivity hit U.S. businesses would feel due to employees wasting time watching March Madness. Nearly $2 billion reported one study. While that is certainly a big number, what’s most interesting is that while March Madness is cited every year as the apocalypse of time wasting, only 13% of workers in salary.com’s 2014 annual survey said they spend “work time” on the tournament.
Interviews can be uncomfortable – and not just for the candidate. That’s because far too often an interview becomes a one-way conversation. You throwing question after question at a candidate while the applicant hopes they don’t mess up.
Wait for it… you will see plenty of stories next week about all of the “wasted” work time spent on fantasy football. We see the same thing every spring with March Madness.
Dale Carnegie’s 1936 book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, has sold over 50,000,000 copies in 38 languages and has inspired over 3,000 instructors within his methodology. It is one of the most popular and lasting resources for interpersonal communications with advice that companies, including Willory use to form lasting relationships.
"Passive headhunting" is a term that describes the process of recruiting potential employees that either already have a job.. building a bench of candidates for when you're ready to hire. Long term, these are prime candidates for recruitment.
But honestly, I think we all are. We expect to be wowed, wooed or blown away. Don’t just get my attention… earn it. So when I look through resumes, I look for things that set a candidate apart. How they present themselves in writing and on paper is important; not as important as their experience, but still important.
At the beginning of May, I was fortunate enough to make the trip down to Orlando, Florida to represent Willory at the APA 30th Annual Congress. The event took place May 6th- 10th and consisted of workshops, a payroll industry expo, and numerous networking events.
First off, the venue where Congress took place,