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Want Employees To Remember Their Job Functions? Tell A Story

Ever have a friend that people naturally gravitate towards? No matter what the situation is, people in a room will naturally form a circle around this person and soak up everything they say. Chances are, that person was a great storyteller. A good friend of mine, Dave, is one such person in my life. I find myself talking less and really taking things in when he’s around. The guy just knows how…

Advertising your job posting online - Best Practice

I am often asked about best practice strategy for advertising your job postings online using the Prevue Applicant Tracking System (ATS), and it’s not necessarily as black and white as one may think. With thousands of free and paid online job boards across the globe, and social media marketing making the passive job pool more accessible than ever before, technology like the ATS Pro has allowed…

Building on a Strong foundation:- Upgrades to the Prevue Assessment

Prevue Assessments will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2014. In that time we’ve seen a lot of things change and a lot stay the same. The constant has been the Assessments themselves. How and what we measure has stayed the same. The delivery method has been what’s changed the most. What started as pencil and paper tests has now evolved to a fluid online delivery system. But…

Job Fit Tests Getting Inaccurate Press

A few articles have popped up that are trying to present Pre-Employment Tests as discriminatory and unfair, but completely miss the actual story at hand. Essentially, the ‘story’ is that Ms. Vicky Sandy tried to apply for a cashier job at Kroger Co., was given a pre-employment test, and was ultimately turned down for the job because she received a score of 40% for her ability to communicate…

Performance Review

Apparently many years ago, at FEDEX, they implemented what turned out to be a foolproof method to ensure 100% timely performance review participation. To set the stage, please recognize that at FEDEX, the roles and responsibilities of Managers were very clearly defined … developing/appraising their assigned employees was one of their primary duties for which they were responsible. At the time,…

Tell me about yourself.

The following was posted by a friend of mine on facebook recently (Thanks Erin) - my imediate thoughts were how true.    The hardest interview question I've ever been asked was not a question at all, but a directive.Tell me about yourself.Considering myself is a subject on which I'm fairly well-versed (and considering telling someone about yourself is sort of the WHOLE POINT of an…

Like Hires Like

Mike - I sincerely hope that Phil meant the executive team members! Most CEOs I know really don’t a great handle on their behavioral weakness and strengths when hiring people as leaders on their teams. Even if they do, they still really have to make an effort not to hire mini-me's. Like hires like. This role for a CEO is a HUGE mistake in the ET. If you charge the CEO with recruiting and…

A Sobering Survey

“This content originally posted on www.prevuehr.com/blog” 74% of employees are actively seeking, or open to a new job A slightly sobering survey released by CareerBuilder.com suggests that new employees aren’t so much “hitting the ground running”, but rather “hitting the ground searching”. Essentially, more and more people are already planning the…

lang patterns and getting the job done

Me: So if you don't think he is going to change with the tactic you plan to use, we might conclude that another route might be more prudent course of action, right? What do you think he cares about? Coachee: I don't know, and I don't care to find out. He's 10K miles away and I am only going to have to deal with him for the next 3 months. He's on temp assignment. And did I mention that he's on temp…

Time to Take Charge of the ROI on eLearning and Leadership Development

  Time to Take Charge of the ROI on eLearning and Leadership Development The Worst Mistakes C-Level Officers Make in Developing Capable Employees through eLearning   If you are the CEO, CFO, COO, or in any way impacted by eLearning, I suggest that you take the time to read this whitepaper. You have permission to forward it through to your leadership personnel.   I have…

Treatment During Interview Process

If they don't treat you right during the interview process - it tells a lot about their culture - uncaring, insensitive, unprofessional. Why would you ever want to work there? Why would you recommend it to a friend. In fact, I have told many stories to highly desirable candidates about companies who don't have a certain level of respect for candidates and warned people never to interview there. I did…

Maslow and Millennium​s - a coaching moment

I HAD to share this with the group -- this is from a highly intelligent C-level officer. Their HR director brought this info back from SHRM and shared it. Here is the question he posed: "I was just wondering if you have heard about some of the new studies coming out of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how researchers are now saying, especially with the new Millenniums, that Belongingness is…

3 Effective Interview Questions

After our last post about interview questions and their effectiveness, I had some conversations and received questions along the lines of “So what should we talk about, smarty?” (paraphrase). That, of course, got me thinking, so I thought I’d share my response. Ultimately, interviewing is part of a larger recruiting plan that includes posting your jobs, candidate screening,…

Interview Questions From The Candidate Matter More!

laboured and stressed to find the best interview questions out there. The ones that cut to the core of a person and reveal who they really are. Some people take a standard approach, while companies like Google just ask insane interview questions. Search the web and you’ll find post after post from educated and reliable sources on the best interview questions. The problem is, everyone now has…

e-learning

We run an executive coaching and professional development/training company and use eLearning in a blended format of developing management and leadership. We also have hundreds of hours of eLearning content - mostly high def fully scripted video that we have produced in our studios over the last 15 or so years. As far as content design goes, the majority of our budget is spent in research and content…

Workplace Boredom: How Understanding Your DISCflex™ Style Can Help You Stay Motivated

Recent articles and studies have shown that boredom is quickly becoming the “new stress” in the workplace. Studies are indicating that boredom in the workplace is not only affecting employees with menial jobs, but high-performing employees as well. These same studies are showing that it’s becoming rapidly more common nowadays for people to abandon higher paying jobs for ones that…

5 ways DISCflex™ can help you get promoted

Stronger Relationships – a recent study found that in four out of five promotions, the promoted had a strong relationship with someone higher in the company. These types of relationships play a huge role in whether or not you get promoted and DISCflex™ can help you establish and cultivate those relationships. Understanding how a person prefers to communicate and adapting your style makes…

Feel Your Best at Work

Don’t have time to make some slightly larger changes to your work environment today? Try some of the following quick and easy steps to improve the way you feel during your work day! Sit up straight.Studies have shown that posture can affect your attitude. A straighter back can mean a happier you. Get rid of treats.Keeping a clean work area can help to diffuse overwhelming feelings of stress,…

Find Peace at Work

Managing your environment and your lifestyle can help to ensure a more peaceful work day. Pay attention to the following steps and you could find yourself feeling better about your work. Recognize warning signs - The first step to aiding excessive stress at work is to be able to recognize the warning signs. As a general rule there isn’t a way to avoid stressful situations all together, but…

Prioritize!

With summer coming and the start of a new season drawing near it may be time to start organizing your workload. While polishing off older projects whose deadlines are creeping closer and outlining new ones things might start to seem a little overwhelming. Follow these quick and easy steps to help yourself prioritize more easily and effectively at work! Honor your deadlines - Whether working in an…