How to know when your interviewer is telling lies

We focus so much of our energy on impressing our interviewer—but what if they’re not telling you the truth? So much about interviewing for a job involves impressing the people doing the hiring. But here’s a depressing dirty secret—no matter how much you want or need a job, your interviewer isn’t necessarily acting in your best interest or giving … Continue reading How to know when your interviewer is telling lies

Common leadership mistakes every employer should avoid

  Workplace stress is exacting an ever-higher physical and psychological toll on workers and it adversely affects productivity, drives up voluntary turnover as well costs US employers nearly $200 billion every year in healthcare costs. Many companies are aware of these negative effects, and some have gotten busy devising ways to counteract them. Efforts range from … Continue reading Common leadership mistakes every employer should avoid

How to cope with a ‘Bad Boss’

The workplace should be a “home away from home” to everyone, but there are many “unlucky employees” who find such settings a dreamland because they cannot just stop butting heads with their bosses, colleagues, and customers – even the peevish walls. Mary Abbajay, the management professional who wrote Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win … Continue reading How to cope with a ‘Bad Boss’

Chinese Manager motivates Staff by letting them tear cash

Employee motivation and interpersonal relationships among workers and employers in China is no joke, and one exemplary manager's most effective idea of encouraging his workers, is by asking them to tear bundles of banknotes. If only this exercise is permitted in private and not as a group, it'd definitely inspire the unmotivated. Desperate employers in … Continue reading Chinese Manager motivates Staff by letting them tear cash

How smart employees should handle errors at work

Being a leader is in itself a big challenge - a reason most people would rather follow than lead the way. One's abilities are always proven through tests,  in a practical way, and this goes a long way in determining how successful a leader can be. "A first-time leadership job is very stressful," said Richard … Continue reading How smart employees should handle errors at work

Important Competence Based Interview Tips.

Every job seeker gets nervous about competence based interviews -  though in different ways. Things get worse when you face a few unfriendly interviewers who wear faces meant for soldiers on the battlefield; and dish out questions like you wrecked havoc at their homes last Halloween. Image: Competence based interviewing. At those times we pray … Continue reading Important Competence Based Interview Tips.

Careers: 7 Candidates Most Hated By Employers.

There are lots of lessons for candidates to learn before they step into that interview hall. An applicant may have the right qualifications; confidence; fluency; job experience and more but in most cases,  fail to secure the seemingly begging jobs. Learning by experience is acceptable for job seekers as well as those who have already … Continue reading Careers: 7 Candidates Most Hated By Employers.