Opinion

Opinion

Tolerating is condoning

It’s not easy to reprimand an employee, but above all it is never pleasant. Generally, we prefer congratulations to remonstrations. But beware; tolerating behaviour at work that is not professional or does not comply with office rules or even unsatisfactory work (and accepting it in the meanwhile) is ultimately condoning it. And at the same time, in the eyes of the employee in question and his co-workers, it’s legitimizing a situation that should not be legitimized. In time, the problem that will arise is the erosion of the manager’s credibility and the insidious introduction of a sense of injustice, particularly demotivating for employees who do comply with requirements.


Opinion

A sarcastic chronicle and a sanitized candidate

It was while returning from vacation that the idea of this chronicle germinated. A fellow blogger, Marie-Claude Ducas, wrote this on her blog: “Tanning will soon be ‘out’.”


Opinion

A candidate and his sin

The thrilling adventures of a candidate and a telephone booth. (Checking references part two).


Opinion

The new Pinocchios – benevolent liars or professional scammers?

The new Pinocchios – benevolent liars or professional scammers? What do they have in common: Scott Thompson, Jean-Pierre Gaillard, Phillippe Berre and Frank Abagnale? They lied about their diplomas or professional qualifications during their selection process


Opinion

Virtualize your CV

Traditional paper CVs have been getting closer and closer to disappearing. The problem is not that paper is no longer in fashion, but that there are a multitude of other solutions that are much faster, more economical and efficient and that save trees.


Opinion

Organizational innovation and strategic recruiting

Dear 40+ recruiters, remember the good old days, when there were candidates a plenty and all we had to do was just lift a finger to attract them into our nets


Opinion

Time for assessments has given way to action plans

To do that, you need to model your own success. Here are a few helpful tips...


Opinion

Roles and responsibilities of the external recruiter in a value-creation approach

Who hasn’t experienced a period of questioning, soul-searching and doubt? It happens when a tiny insidious idea sneaks in and creates a crack— convictions crumble and a fault opens without your knowledge...


Opinion

In the belly of the beast

Who hasn’t experienced a period of questioning, soul-searching and doubt? It happens when a tiny insidious idea sneaks in and creates a crack— convictions crumble and a fault opens without your knowledge...


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Beauty, congeniality and. . . cash!

Recent studies published in credible journals have shown that nice people as well as ugly people earned less in the workplace. So if you want to get a bigger pay cheque, it’s clearly better to be good-looking—based on traditional beauty standards (although this remains debatable)—and disagreeable. What can you do, though, if you are naturally nice with average looks?


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Recruiting in real time—myth or soon-to-be reality?

Imagine being able to reach candidates near your office in real time. Suppose they were walking by, in a hurry to get to the store offering a Groupon discount, and then. . . WHAMMO!


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Nadine’s detox (continued)

Remember Nadine from last month? Nadine has now shifted into the second gear of her corporate detox program. After learning to differentiate urgent from important, she developed a strategy for finding meaning in her professional and personal life.


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