Tag Archives: Organizational Culture

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Time

Time is one of our most valuable resources…

time

By analyzing time usage on a regular basis,
it is possible to understand the most efficient ways to use time,
both in and out of the workplace.  

Using Time Wisely

Everybody is increasingly aware of the cost of time.  Individuals and departments are held accountable for their use of time:  goals are clearly defined and financial penalties are incurred for missed deadlines.  Company culture can have an important influence on how employees use their time.  In too many organizations, working long hours is equated with working hard.  If you leave on time, others may think that you are not pulling your weight.

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Hiring Practices

“The right people are self motivated and are intrinsically driven to succeed. 
These employees do not need to be tightly managed,
but instead are leaders and set the example for others on your team.” 
Jim Collins

Typically, organizations set practices in place to hire and train for relational competence by utilizing recruitment techniques throughout the hiring and on-boarding processes. Common companies tend to hire solely based on functional expertise.  Interviewing candidates based only on their functional expertise produces as much of a chance for a return on your investment as blind speed dating. Effective leaders utilize behavioral interviewing questions and scenarios to hire for relational competence.

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Interview Structures

interview

An interview is a meeting, typically in person, arranged for the assessment of particular qualifications.  When employers and potential candidates come together for an interview, both parties should equally interview each other.

There are many different types of interviewing structures.  This article focuses on the following four types: core competencies, situational interviews, patterned behavior description interviews and realistic previews.

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