Archive for the ‘ Employees ’ Category
Is Eye Contact Really That Important?
The other day I was conducting interviews for a new staff member and had an interesting experience with one of the candidates. While asking some key questions the candidate would answer appropriately but would then shift her eyes away from mine. At first, I thought she was nervous, but this continued for several questions when […]
Business Core Values
The past few days I have been interviewing potential employees, I find this task to be a two-edged sword. As a business owner you want to find the best employee for your business, yet you also want the employee to find the best employer they possibly can. It needs to be a win-win to truly […]
Finding The Right Fit For The Job
Since our recent termination of an employee, I am back combing through stacks of resumes and cover letters trying to pick out candidates for initial interviews. If you have ever had to do this process you know that it is very time consuming, especially with the high number of resumes due to job shortages. I […]
Planning For Success
Richard K. Davis On Saturday I had the wonderful pleasure to watch my son, Jonathan, graduate from Cal State Fullerton, obtaining his BA degree with Magna cum Laude honors. This mother could not be prouder! Being one who always is looking and listening for the lessons to be learned, I was looking forward to hearing […]
Who Makes You Look Great?
I posted this story about Charles Plumb’s parachute a long time ago, but felt it was worth repeating as a reminder that it is not us alone that makes our office, department or business a great one. Say, thank you today to those who have worked alongside you all week-long. As a business owner, manager or […]
Negotiating A Raise
When you think it is time for a pay raise what should you do? Maybe your last raise was a year ago and you are under the impression that one should be coming soon. There is a fear in the back of your mind, if you ask for a raise the request will be rejected […]
A Few Points About Salaries
In helping physicians during their hunt for a new hire the subject of salary always arises. I find it interesting that 80% of the time the employer wants to hire someone who will do an excellent job, but they want to pay them lower than the going rate. When I ask them why? they usually […]
When You Don’t Fit In At Work
Workplace culture can be quite interesting. You may fit in very well, or you may not. Then there are some who do not want to fit in no matter what. What happens if you like your job, but don’t fit in with the culture? Maybe the workplace culture is pretty chummy, and co-workers go out […]
What is an Outstanding Employee?
One of the services I provide in my consulting business is to help physicians find the right employees for their practice. This is not an easy task, especially with so many people looking for jobs right now. Many of the resumes I look at are from people who are applying for positions they have no […]
Find Time To Celebrate
Recognizing employee successes is an important factor in building self-confidence in their job and it is also a big motivator to encourage work habits in the right direction that will make them successful at their career and the business. As employers or management we all too often can find the short-comings and mistakes that employees […]