6 Qualities In A Leadership Role Model



by Sharlyn Lauby

Fascinating article about Leaders and Role Models –


Love the ending…….

Steve Jobs was a leader. Everyone has leadership ability. It’s how we use our leadership abilities that decides if we are a role model for others.





How Do YOU Sort Your Job Applications Into The ‘NO’ Pile?

Resume MistakesIn a traditional paper intensive hiring practice, you may receive hundreds of applications and resumes for ONE job posting! I can remember after holding a day long Job Fair for a Call Center I would sit at my desk with the immense PILE of applications and began the ‘sorting process’.  Anything we could think of as a way of saying NOPE – that one goes into the NO Pile!!

Are you sorting your employment applications into the ‘NO’ pile based on spelling errors, grammatical errors, or other mistakes?

Do you spend time reading the resumes only to find at the bottom of the page they don’t have the required experience of skills?

Are you reviewing resumes that are three pages long (or longer) and so full of ‘stuff’ that it makes you say “Get to the point already”?


Would you rather sort the applications on whether the applicant values honesty and integrity?

Director of First Impressions

Or the person desires to be of service and support to others – who wants to be the Director of First Impressions?

Or even the person who is dependable, punctual and will fulfill the requirements of the job?

How about sorting the stack of resumes based on who is positive even in the face of difficulties and challenges and is a problem solver?

Are you looking for someone who brings high energy and enthusiasm to work, wants to be highly productive and is DRIVEN to do quality?


Our pre-employment assessment tool, TargetSketch™ makes it easy to filter out the highly qualified candidates based on their intrinsic qualities without touching paper or spending any of YOUR time.

Candidates apply online 24/7, and you get an easy-to-use report that provides a predictive indicator of the candidates “FIT” for the position.

This state of the art enhancement to your hiring system will lower turnover, improve employee productivity, increase profits and reduce costs.


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Great Employees Are Not Replaceable!

What makes a company GREAT


Here is a compelling article about how great employees are not replaceable!

One of the most important lessons I learned during my years as a CEO was that great employees are not replaceable. It isn’t the technology or the product that make a company great, it’s the people. And companies who see their good employees as “replaceable” are wrong. Good employees are not replaceable.



Finding a Job Using LinkedIn

Excerpt from book Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn For Business – by Ted Prodromou

Ultimate Guide LinkedIn

So, let’s say you’re looking for a job. I bet you joined LinkedIn because everyone says it’s the best place to find a job. Almost every time I’d mention LinkedIn to someone, the person inevitably responds: “I signed up for LinkedIn but I’d never use it because I’m not looking for a job” or “I signed up for LinkedIn a year ago to get a job and I still don’t have one.” It seems like most people think LinkedIn is explicitly a job opportunity web site like Monster.com, of course I tell everyone that LinkedIn is a great job opportunity website but it is so much more.

Yes, LinkedIn is a great place to find a job if you know what you’re doing and you are willing to make the necessary effort. So many people think they just have to sign up for LinkedIn account and companies will magically find them and offer them a job. Well, I have some bad news for folks: Just signing up for LinkedIn will not get them jobs. Like everything else in life good things don’t come to you unless you work for it. You need to put in the effort to find a job, whether it’s on LinkedIn, another job site or in person.

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Teacher Touching Hearts

Norman Rockwell Teacher
As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth.
Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same.
However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.
Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Teddy could be unpleasant.
It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X’s and then putting a big “F” at the top of his papers. Continue reading

3 Things That Will Get Your Resume Thrown in the Trash

ResumeMeghan Casserly Forbes Staff

You know all about getting your resume noticed. (Clean layout! Accomplishments, not duties!) But do you know what’s on the flipside? What you might be doing that could cause recruiters to overlook your resume—or worse, toss it in the trash?

Gasp! The trash? I know what you’re thinking, but the truth is, recruiters have dozens, even hundreds, of resumes to comb through every day. So, in an effort to cull them down to a reasonable amount, they’ll simply toss any that don’t meet what they’re looking for. Continue reading

What is HR Business Partner Role?

The HR Business Partner is usually the front-office job in Human Resources. It is quite modern. It was introduced by David Ulrich in his book “HR Champion”. The HR Business Partner was a defined as the real partner to the internal clients, the partner understanding the needs of clients and bringing the right solutions to aiming to resolve the issues.

The HR Business Partnership concept created a mess in HR Departments as the implementation of the modern theory was quick and processes were not adjusted to include the new job in the process flowcharts. The implementation of the HR Business Partners is not easy, and the HR Departments should not rush. Continue reading

Disengaged Workers Aren’t Born That Way

Hire the Best people


Employers who think their people leave for more money:   89%

Employees who actually do leave for more money: 12%

What a disconnect!

That’s the results of 19,700 interviews completed by the Saratoga Institute. Maybe it is easier for managers to think that money is the real issue, rather than hear that there are things that need to be fixed. But, the truth is, there are things that can be done to keep employees happy and productive, and on the job. Continue reading

How to Hire Office Staff – Medical, Dental Profession

doctors dentists chiropractor


It is true, a lot of doctors, dentists, chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, etc. are in THEIR business because of their passion in healing, helping, serving. Conversely they are not in the business of hiring, recruiting, selecting, and developing staff. They know the vision they have for the culture and ‘energy’ of  their office, they know how they want to care for their clients – when they get to hire, sometimes the process gets in the way!  Let’s talk about how to enhance the process.

This is a insightful article about best practices for office staff.



Top 4 Challenges Facing HR For 2013

HR issues

Every year HR faces different challenges that they are required to overcome for the benefit of the business. 2013 will be no exception, and with the continued uncertainty about the economic climate, these challenges may well be more substantial than those faced in 2012.  We’ll invest a little bit of time with each issue that HR is likely to experience:

Talent Attraction

Attracting the right talent for a position is not only essential to meet skill requirements and fill a vacancy within your company; it is also fundamental to the growth and stability of your workforce and business. Have you ever hired the ‘wrong person’? You know, the one who causes morale issues in the office, resentment from colleagues, decreasing productivity?  We have all experienced those hires and can clearly understand the value of hiring the RIGHT person. Continue reading