As human resources and recruiting professionals, or even as a business owner who wears these hats, finding the right candidate for an open position at your company can be challenging and time consuming. And while each candidate is unique in experience, personality and skill, there are some red flags to be aware of as you’re going through the candidate interview process, regardless of the position for which you’re hiring.
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When opening a new restaurant, it seems as though there are countless things to consider. You have to identify the right location, create and develop a delicious menu, begin the marketing for your business to create a buzz and find the right people to make your restaurant perfect. Your people will be what make or break your restaurant, and it is never too early to begin setting expectations and planning the new staff for your new place.
One of the most important topics related to productivity is procrastination. Because everything that will follow for you as an entrepreneur will not matter if you don’t implement action steps and to-do lists you need to perform. You need to beat procrastination.
Procrastination is one of the biggest challenges for everyone, and it is important to learn how not to procrastinate.
The idea of rapid growth may sound attractive to your business, but can eventually lead to your demise. According to reporting from Fortune magazine, leaders of the fastest growing companies that ultimately fail make crucial mistakes. Some of those mistakes include remaining essential to some aspect of running the company, falsely assuming financial viability is the end of the business journey, only producing incremental improvements and acquire innovative companies and drive top talent away.
If you had to ask your staff if they were happy to come to work, what would they say? If the answer is no, or you aren’t sure of what your employees think about their jobs, you have a big problem on your hands. Not that everyone is going to be happy with their jobs every day, but employees that feel as though they work in an environment not conducive to doing their jobs and enjoying it will eventually stop being as productive. Your company’s success and reputation are put into jeopardy as a result.
The definition of leadership can have many interpretations. However, when it comes to business, assuming a leadership role means that how you speak, act, and the decisions you make can have a direct impact on your employees. Not all business leaders take the helm of their company in the exact same manner, but if you want to understand your role, then you may want to learn how your employees learn from you every day and how positive behaviors can affect them and their relationship to your company.