An increasing number of executives, managers, and others interested in career growth and development turn to a business coach for a personally tailored development process. How often would you have found it useful to have the chance to talk through some key ideas with an impartial and objective person, perhaps in preparation for important meetings or before embarking on a significant change?
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and we all strive to make a good first impression, particularly when starting a new job. However, are companies making the best first impression on their new staff?
Maximize your chances of making the best hiring decisions. Hiring employees is often a task performed in response to a crisis: you have a vacancy to fill and need someone to fill it fast. A quick call to your advertising agency to design an ad, and the sooner it can go into the papers, the better. How do you get those CVs flooding in?
Anyone involved in a company’s management and/or its hiring process is highly aware of the current shortage in labour force. There’s no denying that, and there isn’t much that a company can do to solve this acute problem.
More and more organisations are looking to create mentoring programs. Mentoring should be seen as a way of life rather than a program or a stand-alone project. If mentoring is to be successful, it must become a priority. If mentoring is to be taken seriously and if key personnel are to devote time and energy to helping others, they must see how mentoring relates to the success of the all parties concerned.
Having the CEO or Managing director make a point of coming over and giving a warm smile and a handshake together with a few words of encouragement will go a long way to building the basis of a long and fruitful relationship. But it is not enough!
What makes a good leader? To begin with, leaders don’t wait for other people to give them permission to do something. They just seem to get on with doing it. People who are leaders will accept full responsibility for any choices they may make.
Entrepreneurs know that hiring the wrong employee can cause damage to an entire department, whether from a disastrous mistake made by the new hire, or the department’s low morale due to the burden of repairing it. Some HR departments still make staffing decisions based upon just two screening methods: the resume and the in-person interview. Both are important to the hiring process, but not enough to insure a proper fit.
Private recruitment agencies started operating commercially in Malta in the 1980s, offering recruitment services of a general nature, and in 1995 specific legislation was introduced to regulate the duties and obligations provided by such agencies and there are currently more than thirty local organisations that have a licence to provide recruitment services on a commercial basis.