Posts Tagged: employment agencies in Anchorage

How to Handle a Bad Boss

In the business world, there are many different types of bosses. If you are of an age to remember the Mary Tyler Moore Show, you will remember Mary’s boss Lou Grant. He was gruff, no nonsense, but he knew what he was doing, and knew how to handle his people. If you are lucky, you… Read More »

How to Spot Lies on a Resume

These days, just about everyone believes that people exaggerate accomplishments on their resumes. But the number of actual falsehoods may even be worse than people imagine. Recent surveys show that outright falsehoods on resumes appear to be on the rise. About half of the people surveyed recently said they know of someone who lied on… Read More »

Creating a Welcoming Workplace

Research has shown that employee productivity is closely tied to their well being and engagement. These elements are important not only for their performance but their retention as well. The growth and viability of any business depends on having a workforce that is eager and enterprising. Here are a few things to keep in mind… Read More »

How to Work with Mentors

Building relationships is important in any job, especially if you are in the early stages of your career. Finding seasoned leaders to act as mentors can be of enormous help in advancing and growing in your job, as well as avoiding the pitfalls that come from inexperience. Here are a few tips on establishing and… Read More »

Problems with Myers-Briggs

Many companies use personality tests and other types of standardized evaluations to screen job applicants. But it is important for companies to keep in mind the purposes and limitations of such tests. They should be used along with other more traditional assessments. The usefulness of some of the tests has even been called into question.… Read More »

Following Job Candidates

You are looking to hire a new employee. You have advertised the job, reviewed resumes and conducted interviews. You finally have chosen the top candidate, but then you get a surprise. The person turns down your offer. It can be a real blow – a lot of time and effort that did not yield the… Read More »

Some Quotes About Success on the Job

A key element needed for success at any job is having the right attitude, the drive and motivation. Here are a few quotes about success to get you motivated and inspired for success in your own career. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. Henry David Thoreau Things… Read More »

Getting Organized

When we are not organized, things get lost. Then we waste time trying to find them. In fact, we waste a good deal of time – studies show that employees use up about two weeks worth of time at work looking for stuff, resulting in lost time and money. Not only that, other research has… Read More »

How to Arrive on Time

Are you consistently late? Are you often late to work, to meetings, to conferences, to social gatherings? If this is a problem that you have, the first thing you need to do is find the cause. What is the reason for your ongoing lateness? Once you have discovered this, it will be much easier to… Read More »

How Employee Recognition Programs are Changing

Reward and recognition programs have been around for some time. But they are undergoing a transformation as companies become more interested in the results of these programs and their effect on the bottom line. Return on Investment Companies are using these programs to produce specific results, things like increasing revenue, reducing turnover and increasing productivity.… Read More »