What Not to do on a Job Interview
In over 35 years of hiring I have pretty much seen it all when it comes to what not to do on a job interview. Here are some of the things you absolutely should not do when interviewing with me for a job: Show up late. One of the greatest truisms in life is, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. Showing up late if you are interviewing with me almost...
I realize that in certain circles doing employee appraisals is considered “old school”. Some human resource professionals say that appraisals are a thing of the past and that they aren’t worth the time to do them. I disagree. I believe that a well thought out and well executed appraisal is an important management tool. In our company we do two types of appraisals: a 90 day appraisal for...
Open Book Management
Most of my career has been with private companies but I worked for a public company early in my career and was a shareholder in private company that went public. Public companies have no choice but to share their financials with their shareholders; and employees and other interested parties of public companies have access to financial statements as well. After leaving a public company early in my...