You’ve applied for a job. You sent a letter, made a phone call, submitted your resume. Perhaps you’ve had an interview. Did you know that when you apply for a job, an employer may ask your permission to do a background check before hiring you? Depending on the employer and the job, that background information might include your employment history, your driving record, criminal records, and your credit report.
We’ve all heard the jokes about military intelligence and jumbo shrimp being oxymoronic terms. We have also heard that the words “human” and “resources” when put together are mutually exclusive. Since the “Why We Hate HR” appeared in Fast Company magazine a couple of years ago
Never look a gift horse in the mouth. There has been no time in history where it has been easier or more efficient to sculpt your personal brand to highlight your passion, spotlight your skills and expose, to the world, your accomplishments. The proliferation of platforms has made it possible to deftly create or surface a specific identity that conveys who you are, your particular interests and your ultimate objective in life.
Some time ago I did some work with a consultant friend of mine. We were talking about how we could “enthuse” managers to hold their “one on one reviews” with their department employees.
We wondered why this key business activity was not “habitual” A phrase we coined on many HR polices and practices we found that we were not grounded in daily routine. Here is what we found!