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Resume Refresh

Friday, January 24, 2020  by Bailey

 

Don't wait for Spring to do cleaning of your resume and LinkedIn profile. If you had a year end review, bonus, promotion or were assigned added responsibilities, a larger scope of projects or a leadership role going forward, you should highlight those accolades on your resume and social media profiles. You do not need to be actively looking for a new job to market yourselves. Hiring authorities and recruiters are managing opportunities that can align with your career path and desired goals. However, to be a contender, you must have your information up to date with your latest and greatest accomplishments. Also, don't forget to continously update your keywords with new skills and experience because hiring authorities are regularly using Applicant Tracking Systems to narrow the talent pool. Continue to visit the B&B job board to view opportunities as we are updating daily with new roles our clients are motivated to fill.

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Friday Humor: Bad Boss Blues

Friday, January 17, 2020  by julie

 

You wake up one day and there is a new boss. It could have been a promotion, transfer, internal organization, external hire or some other fate. Obvious from the get-go, you and the boss are not compatible. It doesn’t matter whether the superior is moody, incompetent, uncommunicative, tyrannical or Machiavellian. Your life will soon be in a rut because you are catching the BAD BOSS BLUES. Let’s describe a few of the distinctive varieties that top everyone’s Most Unwanted list.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE

Will work you until you drop. Capable of calling on Sundays, insists on arriving and leaving when it is dark out (even in the summer), provides relentless pressure, offers only a nanosecond of appreciation.

RECLUSIVE PARANOID

Will hide in his or her office.

POLITICAL NARCISSIST

Dismisses your presence because it is meaningless in the final analysis.

BLUTO

Wants to bully everyone into submission through screaming tirades, shouting at will, making scenes and management by terror philosophy.

MYOPTC BULLDOG

Has appreciation for his or her own opinion because there are possible alternatives to anything: their way or the wrong way.

CALAMITY MAGNATE

Attracts or creates every cataclysm, disaster and debacle within their warp zone abilities.

INSIDIOUS LAMPREY

Languishes on your knowledge, usurps your wisdom and lays claim to all contributions.

OVER-THE-SHOULDER QUALITY CONTROLLER

Smothers all attempts of individualism, ingenuity and the pursuit of life with a constant, never-ending, relentless triple-dot-the-“I” review.

There are numerous other personalities that can erode one’s ego and career. Always assess the situation to ensure that you haven’t overreacted to a momentary flaw (e.g., stress, illness). Examine opportunities to alter the environment by making positive suggestions or transferring to another department. If the scene remains untenable and internal change is not possible, then consider leaving. Your career and self-esteem are important. As Walter Winchell once said, “He didn’t carve his career, he chiseled it.” If life deals you a bad hand, then either fold, re-deal or change the rules.

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Time for the Next Step

Friday, January 3, 2020  by julie

2020 is off to a great start with 3 acceptances this week! Our clients are motivated to onboard talent this month to achieve 1st quarter goals. Our team has added many new positions to our site. This is a time for new beginnings and the proactive candidate will refresh their work profiles online to get the attention of hiring authorities and professional search firms. Consider a partnership with B&B to facilitate the change and achieve the results you desire.

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Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 23, 2019  by julie

 

 

Wishing you peace, joy and prosperity throughout the coming year!

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

We look forward to working with you in the years to come.

Sincerely,

The B&B Team

 

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Engaged Employees Yield Higher Productivity

Friday, December 13, 2019  by julie

Due to the high number of retirements, changes in business structure, and demand on performance and customer satisfaction, there is a need to be more efficient. Companies must navigate multiple challenges as they evolve including tighter budgets, lower unemployment, a wave of new technology, and increased regulations. The key differentiator that most influences productivity gains is the human factor.

The employee life cycle starts with hiring the best talent quickly and onboarding with strong orientation programs and training. Having a proactive plan to recruit, evaluate, and hire talent is essential. Eliminating time and excess steps in the hiring process allows decision makers to move quicker which speeds up talent acquisition as well as leaves a very favorable impression with the new employee. Bohan & Bradstreet has successfully partnered with companies to improve the hiring process by as much as 50% of the time.

  • Onboarding is essential to improving productivity:Streamline orientation and form completion. Enable a new employee to spend their first day on the job connecting with their team and making a meaningful contribution to productivity. Establish clear expectations from day one and align employee goals with department and organizational goals.
  • Provide continuous learning through mentoring, training, and gaining experience and exposure. Let the employee know how they are doing; complement good performance and address areas for improvement with a plan of action. Frequent feedback on a regular basis will increase productivity and goal attainment. Have the employee contribute on goal setting because the more an employee becomes engaged correlates directly to improvements in performance and productivity.  Encourage new ideas and continuous learning.
  • Identify the disengaged and investigate reasons. Partner and come up with an action plan that the employee agrees with to turnaround performance. Provide training and create goals. Review progress and measure performance. Recognize and reinforce improvements. Do not become hostage to underperforming employees and encouraged them to move on. It is not unusual for employees to outgrow companies and companies to outpace employees.
  • Recognize performance gains. It is infectious. Identify and reward talent with upside potential. Increase their visibility and enable with opportunities to develop new skills and take on additional responsibilities and/or projects. In this competitive business world, most companies do not have the luxury of bench strength and need to be actively engaged in succession planning at all levels. Therefore have a pipeline of candidates for positions of “higher need” is both prudent and proactive. Improving productivity will not happen unless there is a commitment to excellence, a plan of action, and focused effort.

 

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