At the hiring time #sponsored

photo credit: andjohan Note: I am blogging on behalf of Visa Business and received compensation for my time from Visa for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Visa’s. See full disclosure at the bottom of this post. Doctor Obvious says “Hiring the right people is crucial […]

Measurement, competition and the right person for the job

photo credit: Jesslee Cuizon Everyone just loves performance evaluations. Employees tend to dread them because they’re often a useless exercise of “well, you’re doing ok, here’s your 2% raise, see you in 6 months or a year or whatever”. Sometimes you’ll hear that you need to improve something, but more often than not you’ll hear […]

Does your job suck? Is it boring? Is it creating value?

photo credit: riot jane First, I’ll ask from an employee perspective. If you’re the employee, I hope your answers are No, No and Yes, respectively. If they aren’t, exactly how long do you have before someone figures out that your job can go away? What can you do about it before someone does something about […]

The valuable assets your competition is giving away

photo credit: onohoku I‘ve always been amazed that a large company can lay off 20,000 or 30,000 workers and not fail soon after. These days, layoffs of 5,000 to 20,000 are regularly in the news. In January 2009, 241,749 people were laid off across the U.S. รข?? and that likely only counts the firms large […]