What is Emotional Intelligence? Our last blog outlined leaders vs. managers… Now let’s focus on the universal trait that strong leaders possess: Emotional Intelligence or EI. EI is being aware of, identifying, reasoning with, understanding, and managing your own and others’ emotions.
Traditionally, companies have always based their promotion and hiring decisions on one’s seniority, education, experience, performance and technical abilities. All of these things are certainly important factors to consider when hiring or promoting. In theory, strictly using these parameters for hiring decisions makes perfect ... Continue Reading →
Leaders and Managers: The two terms are often confused and used interchangeably by many, but they do not mean the same thing nor are they opposite of each other.
Management in an organization is easily defined; it is a system of people within an organization with at least minimal decision-making abilities that use company resources to achieve organizational goals. Management is often task-oriented, and the categories of employees that fall under management are staffing, controlling, planning, and organizing. On the other hand, leadership is a ... Continue Reading →
Employers in every field often overlook the importance of conducting a thorough criminal background screening for every new employee. In any industry, the repercussions of hiring someone with a criminal background or poor professional history can be detrimental to an organization.Medical practices can be hit particularly hard by engaging in negligent hiring practices, even if they are unintentional. Poor hiring decisions could lead to patient harm and punitive damages. Practices may assume that credentialing includes criminal background checks, but this is ... Continue Reading →
There are many reasons why employees leave a company, but what all of these reasons essentially boil down to are poor management, motivation, or organizational structure. As employers, we are often quick to ask “What is wrong with the employee to make them leave?” when we really should be taking a long, hard look at ourselves, our management, and our organizational vision.
Whether an employee from the top 1% or the lowest level of the company leaves, it is always important ... Continue Reading →
While you’re at www.review.net checking out the Gulf Coast Business Review’s Gulf Coast 500 list for 2011, take a look at this great article featuring our friend in HR, Lisa Krouse, about the cost of hiring today:
The cost of hiring today extends far beyond just wages. It includes unemployment expenses, worker’s compensation taxes, healthcare costs, employee training & development, employee benefits … and the list goes on. Taking all of these costs into consideration, remember that Ad-VANCE Talent Solutions is here ... Continue Reading →
Here is a great article from one of our favorite tutorials, Inc. Magazine, about the things that bosses wish they could tell you, but can’t.
Employers: This article is a great one to send out to your employees to make them aware of all the hardships you most likely keep to yourself and the compliments & information that you want to give employees…but just can’t.
Employees: This article sheds a great light on some of the things that your boss probably thinks & experiences, but for obvious ... Continue Reading →
Ad-VANCE’s friends and fellow TempNet members at Broad Waverly Staffing in Red Bank, NJ recently shared these encoruaging words with us, and we wanted to share them with all of you job seekers, employees, and employers:
Failed in business at age 21.
Defeated in legislative race at age 22.
Failed again in business at age 24.
Overcame the death of his sweetheart at age 26.
Had a nervous breakdown at age 27.
Lost a congressional race at age 36.
Lost a senatorial race at age 45.
Failed in ... Continue Reading →
Attention Employers and Job Seekers: Are you considering working with a temporary staffing or search agency?
According to Careerbuilder.com and Forbes magazine, 36% of companies will use a temporary staffing firm in 2012. Currently, more than one third of all American companies have less staff on payroll than they did before the recession, and a majority of them are turning to staffing companies for assistance in rebuilding their work team. In today’s employment market, with a high amount of unemployed, qualified American workers, hiring on new staff can prove to be ... Continue Reading →
Ad-VANCE Talent Solutions is proud to have recently partnered with Keiser University in Sarasota to help prepare graduating students for real-life interview situations. Keiser University offers a wide variety of programs in a wide range of fields, from Certificates to Doctorate programs. At Ad-VANCE, we always coach job seekers to dress professionally, have multiuple copies of their resume and references, and be prepared for anything. Among some of the standard interview questions that we suggest job seekers be prepared for are the ... Continue Reading →
Performance reviews can be an outstanding way to provide specific feedback (both positive and negative), gain buy-in from your staff, improve morale, and drive performance. But, they only work if you have a good implementation and follow-up plan.
The bad news: many companies don’t have a good plan in place. In fact, a survey conducted earlier this year found that only 45% of employees felt their managers provided good, consistent feedback. Additionally, ... Continue Reading →