Most managers will say that there’s no such thing as an irreplaceable employee. However, in every company there are people whose skill set, not just experience, is highly valuable to some critical business processes. The simple reason for this is that people with experience in a specified field could be found more easily than those who possess a required set of skills.
Close to 60,000 jobs are set to open up in agriculture, food and natural resource sectors each year for the next five years, according to a report from Purdue University and the USDA, reports Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media on Newsworks.org.
As I headed to LinkedIn’s Talent Connect recruiting industry confab last week with more than 4,000 of the world’s best recruiters and talent leaders, someone tweeted me this headline:
Why Lou Adler is Wrong About Personality Assessment Tests
As I was leaving the conference a Talent Leader from a Fortune 200 company strong-armed me and said something strange. It went something like, “While we’ve aced our pre-hire quality of hire assessments, we’re struggling with improving quality of hire.”
With the current unemployment rate at 5.5% in the United States, one might argue that finding a job in today’s work force is only an uphill battle. However, Bryan Kooi, a job recruiter (“headhunter”) for Great Plains Consulting, would disagree. He believes there are plenty of jobs available— the job hunter just might not be looking in the right place…
“Steve Langerud is a workplace consultant who regularly coaches job seekers from entry level to the C-suite on second-round interviews. He worked with a mid-level candidate seeking a position as executive director of a prominent arts organization. During her interview, she asked the board why they weren’t engaging donors.”
Even if you can’t pay top dollar, how you hire and the strategies you use to retain people can make a major difference.
Outside of family and friends, work is the most important thing in our lives so it is sensible to make the effort and ensure you are in the right job, working for the right organization, and enjoying yourself.
Resolved to find a new job for the New Year? Stand out from the pack by taking these steps before you fill out any applications.
Comparisons between job hunting and dating are common, and never are they more true than when it comes to the follow-up.
Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and I see this generation making their own. In response, here are my 20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don’t Get.