According to many employers around the world, job seekers often ask “How do I not get jobs that I am qualified for and that I find challenging?” What these people really want to know is “How do I get a job that will appreciate my skills and something I find interesting?”
Majority of the people who apply for jobs do not want it to be “challenging”. They think they do but the truth is, most people want a job where they feel their contributions give value to the organisation and where they maximize the utilization of their best skills.Read More
The issue that most organisations seem to face is the lack of enthusiasm in the employees that are hired. At first, there is excitement and dedication, but the more paperwork they fill out and the more rules and regulations that are spoken about lead to demotivation of employees at the start of the job. All the energy is erased through the onboarding process, ultimately causing employees to be left in a wilderness of paperwork.Read More
Every boss wants to be great at what they do. However, not every boss has the ability of fulfilling the brief. They fail to remember that being a good boss is quite simple; keeping your employees happy and satisfied at all times. This does not always mean that they demand a higher pay. Most employees just want to be appreciated for the work they do and a simple compliment will keep them motivated and will contribute to an increase in productivity in the workplace. Great bosses have a number of characteristics, but the most prominent are the 3 P’s – Presence, Praise and PromiseRead More
The first thought that occurs at the mention of “HR” is “boring”. What is Human Resource? It is about people. How could that possibly be boring? It is not typically considered something someone could be creative with. However, this is not exactly the case.
In many organisations, the biggest questions that most employees ask are
- Why is creativity not looked for at work?Read More
- Why is being creative with HR a challenge?
- How can creativity be brought upon the organisation?
We all know the pressure and the anxiety faced when looking for a job. Specially if it is your first. You would want it to be great. You would want to work at a top company that is respected among your friends and family. You go through a series of hectic interviews and you get the job you always wanted! That is amazing! Yes, it is a huge relief. However, is it wise to relax, now that the hard part is done? Or is it just beginning?Read More
Is there a specific job that you really badly want? And you’d do anything to get it? If so, then you would probably research on the company, watch videos of their events or advertisements and if you have any contacts within the organisation, probably ask them anything and everything about the culture and the people. However, no matter how much you know about the organisation, it is not exactly what employers look for. Firstly, there are three things that you have to maintain on your side of the subject; The Three C’s: Contacts, Credibility and Competence.
You may have wanted to work for this specific company when you first started day dreaming about starting work. But do you have the right contacts to get there? More the contacts, better the chance of getting the job you want. Networking is a must because you would probably hear of job openings that haven’t been advertised yet, and this is a kick-start to your successful career. Asking for referrals will also benefit you immensely as employers tend to be interested in the referred job-seekers.
Reputation is critical. You have to be credible; meaning your reputation and your character should be maintained. Want to be recommended? Maintain your credibility. Everything you do should be of high ethical standards and should be consistent so that whatever people hear (this could be your employer as well) would all be good news. Someone would only recommend you if they are confident about you.
Excel at what you do. You have to have competence; at the end of the day it all comes down to how good you are, and how good you have been in your previous jobs that will get you to the finish line.
When it comes to the employer, they all simply want the same thing; a certain level of skill and a certain level of personality. According to research conducted by Forbes, 86% of an organisation’s new hires failed because of attitudinal reasons while the other 11% failed because of a lack of skill. The way employers see it, skills are important but they can be learnt. However, the personality and the way of thinking is a born trait that employers look for within aRead More