Do you have a hard time getting people to do things for you, the way you want them, when you want them done? Whether you're a manager, need help from your team mates or even if you're a parent, everyone can struggle with this because language can be so imprecise and it's sometimes hard to articulate exactly what we mean. Here's a few ideas that might help.
I was sitting in a talent conference in December last year when Bill Boormann, one of the world's leading recruitment experts, dropped this bombshell, "Employer Branding is dead". Now, I run a website that essentially provides an Employer Branding solution, so I swallowed hard and felt my heart drop, which the entire room probably heard because everyone went dead silent. But then Bill went on the explain what he meant.
Do you sometimes get a little frustrated when things take forever to get done? Or maybe you plan to do a lot of stuff but somehow you’re just always too busy and it just never seems to happen? Yeah me too, but here are 5 simple but powerful ways I've learned that really help to make s*** happen.
This week I've noticed loads of new people visiting the salad shop around the corner from me. This happens every January, but it doesn't last. And yep the gym is quite a bit busier than usual too. How come everyone is full of good intentions in January but they can't seem to stick at it? More importantly, how can you beat the odds?
Two confessions. I’m an ex recruiter and until recently I hadn’t been on LinkedIn for 8 years. So I’m not sure if that makes me more or less qualified to write this blog but having lived in it lately for my current role I have made a few observations. In my day, LinkedIn was more of a clunky version of 6 Degrees of Separation with none of the functionality or social media savviness it possesses now. People were far more discerning about who they connected to and as a recruitment tool, “have you tried LinkedIn” was something a colleague would throw out as a suggestion when you were getting desperate. But in today’s world of likers, followers and friends, it seems to be the more the merrier. So here are some tips on how to work it if you’re a job seeker or just wanting to get noticed...but in a good way.
As I write this my sister (who shall remain nameless) is “working from home” at my place. So far today she has visited for 2 coffees, the subsequent toilet breaks, once to see what that noise was and a few times just to check in. And it’s 10am. And that’s the pot calling the kettle a procrastinator as this article was meant to be written yesterday.
That’s a big number… 31%. Think about that for a moment. Imagine getting 31% more done in your lifetime – that’s like having an extra 20 years or more! What about making 31% more money or 31% more sales? Any way you look at it, being 31% more successful is a huge advantage and the good news is it’s much easier to achieve than you might think.
So, you want to move up a few rungs on the career ladder hey? Do you just wait for it to happen or are there things you can do to help your career along? Well, making it clear that you want to progress to the next level and asking for help to get there is really important, but you will get there a lot faster if you do your part.
We spend most of our adult lives at work so it makes sense to do everything we can to make our work life a little happier. If you need a little pep up never fear, here are 5 easy things you can do today to be happier at work.
The Top Ranked large company on JobAdvisor is Adobe, so we thought it might be interesting to have a chat to Rhys Hughes, their Director for Global Talent Selection, to get an insight into their business. Rhys is responsible for Adobe's talent strategy for Asia and leads a highly dispersed team of 35 recruiters across Asia Pacific and Japan, who are responsible for 3 R&D locations and multiple Sales and Marketing offices.