Tag: Less

The Secret Sauce to Landing Your Dream Job? Apply Less!!!

Robert Combs over at Fast Company had a brilliant article recently, and if you’re in Recruiting or HR, it’s a must-read! If you’re looking for a job, it’s also a must-read! Here was Robert’s concept. A.I. (robots) are running the world. It’s the biggest innovation to come into recruiting since Big Data (wait, didn’t we always have data…). If robots can run the application…

A Holiday Lesson on Engagement: Treat Employees Less Like Scrooge, More Like Fezziwig

Given how terrible 2020 has been, nobody would blame you for being a Scrooge this holiday season. But what if you just don’t identify with Scrooge? Well, perhaps a more contemporary grouch would be a better choice — someone like the Grinch, especially the 1966 Chuck Jones version (no snickering, please; that’s contemporary for me) with the late, great Boris Karloff narrating and voicing…

Why Less is More with Policies

Read Time1 Minute, 0 Second “If you need a screwdriver, don’t use a mallet. The more comprehensive the policy, the less flexibility there is to deal with people. Pretty soon, the plan defeats the purpose.” - Heather Bussing   Many employment policies are giant sledgehammers   If you need a screwdriver, don’t use a mallet. Many employment policies are giant sledgehammers. Large companies often…

Are you working more, or less, during the Pandemic?

If someone was to ask me I felt that, on average, were people working more, or less, during the pandemic I think my gut feel would be less. Not that I don’t think most people want to work, it’s just so much got shut down and so many jobs went remote, it would seem natural that most people worked less. Our perception of how…

Week 5: Indeed Pulse Survey Indicates Less Concern with Financial Stability

AUSTIN, TX (April 22, 2020) —  Indeed, the world’s number one job site, released its fifth pulse survey today of how Americans workers are coping with the COVID-19 crisis. Last week, we began to see a decline in the concerns related to COVID-19 as they relate to American’s and their work life. This week’s results […] The post Week 5: Indeed Pulse Survey Indicates…

Want to Recruit Better? Hire more Recruiters and less Recruiting Managers!

  Take a look at what’s happened in healthcare over the past 40 years:   In the healthcare industry over the past forty years, there has been a 2000% growth rate in the number of “Administrators” in healthcare, which the number of Physicians has remained relatively flat. Now, some of this growth in administration could be that for decades prior there might have been…

Career Confessions from Gen Z: Taking Criticism Constructively- Be Less Offended and Create More

If you’d ask me a year ago how well I took criticism, I would probably just have nervously laughed and admitted I would rather cut lemons with paper cuts than have my work critiqued. If this sounds like you, don’t be alarmed, you’re not alone. Many people our age struggle with criticism, especially in the workplace. I know I did. However, I discovered that…

The Secret Sauce to Landing Your Dream Job? Apply Less!

Robert Combs over at Fast Company had a brilliant article recently, and if you’re in Recruiting or HR, it’s a must read! If you’re looking for a job, it’s also a must read! Here was Robert’s concept. A.I. (robots) are running the world. It’s the biggest innovation to come into recruiting since Big Data (wait, didn’t we always have data…). If robots can run…