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I can remember the first time I received a call for a reference on a former employee. I was early in my career working as an assistant manager at a shop in the mall and happened to be next to my general manager as I took the call. Once my GM heard the nature of the call, he snatched away the phone to handle it himself. “Yes, the employee worked here from April until September. Yes, I’d hire them again. No, I can’t give you any further details about that employee.”
That’s what I overheard from outside that conversation. Once he hung up the phone, my manager then gave me a quick development talk, explaining the potential legal issues and the exact process my company had for reference checks.
Have you ever done an Internet search on “how to write an amazing resume” or seen a post on how to “get your resume noticed”? Pretty much every job site, job board, or job blog has at least one (usually multiple) post on ways to make a resume stand out in the crowd. Which makes sense, a good resume is key to getting the interview. What about the other side of the coin; what are employers doing to stand out in the crowd?Read more
The ability to learn on the job, much less be identified and developed for a future leadership position, can be difficult for employees, regardless of classification. Every company claims it plans for the future, but the reality is that the mindshare required – the domain and business expertise and the leadership that drives it – usually slips away with the best intentions of having the learning and development as well as the succession plan in place.Read more