Showing posts with label Employment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Employment. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Don’t Do These 5 Things an Hour Before Your Job Interview to Avoid Messing up

Don’t Do These 5 Things an Hour Before Your Job Interview to Avoid Messing up

Needless to say, a job interview is crucial for it is one of the main keys (if not the only main key) for you to get the job you are applying for. It’s actually the only way by which the employer or the HR staff assigned to interview you would know things about you promptly -- things beyond your resume-- and would get to feel your vibe and your perseverance and eagerness to get the position -- something they cannot totally grasp over the telephone or over the online application form.

It is very important to know the things you should do and prepare for at least an hour or two before the job interview proper. Getting interviewed for a job is truly nerve-racking, but you must be ready to meet the new faces you’ll be with for a long time or will meet for the first and last time too. It’s important to be at your best! BUT aside from the things that you should do, remember that there are also some things that you must not do, or else you might mess up [only a bit, hopefully]. Take at look at these 5 things you must not do before an hour or two before your interview.

1 - DO NOT SLEEP!
This one may not apply to everyone, but let’s see the possibilities if you sleep an hour or two before your interview. Three things!

First, you might become less energetic! For some, a power nap gives them more energy, but for others, it makes them less hyper and sleepier because their sleep gets suddenly cut and they want to sleep more. If you sleep before your interview, your body might still be in a sleepy or sleeping state wherein you’re too lazy to move and think. This might lead to you being out of yourself and unfocused.

Second, you might forget to prepare some requirements for your face-to-face meet-up with the company. If you fall asleep and wake up a few minutes before the interview itself, you’re doomed; you have no more time left to fix everything including yourself. It’s either you cram and look and feel so haggard, or you just don’t bring those requirements anymore and put your application at risk.

Third and last and also the WORST, you might not wake up on time before your interview if you sleep an hour before it! You will be late and will start with a very bad impression and remark, or you’ll choose not to attend anymore because it’s too late already, and it’s so embarrassing for you.

2 - DO NOT EAT TOO MUCH NOR TOO LESS!
Eat right (in healthiness and in amount) before your interview. Don’t make yourself too full because your tummy might ache, and that would be so bad! Don’t let yourself starve either because it’s just as bad as the latter if your hunger already has become hurtful to the stomach.

If you starve while waiting for your turn to be interviewed and/or during it, you have no choice but to endure the pain and hunger. It will be very uncomfortable which might lead you to not giving your best because something’s hurting in you. The brain doesn’t cooperate well when the tummy is bothersome. It’s worse if you have an examination together with the interview, which will take some hours for you to finish. Wow, how annoying would that be!

3 - DO NOT BRING ONLY ONE COPY OF EVERYTHING!
Bring photocopied versions or extra printed copies of all your documents, forms, photos and valid IDs needed. It isn’t necessary for your contact person to tell you directly that you have to bring this and that. You need to be responsible and prepared enough by bringing doubles or triples of important requirements that can be duplicated.

Also bring a flashdrive where soft copies of your documents are saved. Make sure the files are functional and not corrupted. Do not plan to just get the files online before going to the interview. You might get stressed while finding a spot where there are gadgets you can use to get your files or where you can get fast signal for Internet connection or where you can print them out.

4 - DO NOT IGNORE THE CALL OF NATURE
If you ignore this tip because of laziness, you’re giving yourself some self-inflicted problems. If you have already felt that there’s something wrong with your stomach and digestion since before leaving the house, immediately do something because it’s not something that will adjust for you. Yes, you can ask for permission to go to the toilet when you’re already at the interview venue, but wouldn’t that waste someone’s time?

Having a sick tummy will lessen your confidence and make you lose concentration. It surely will distract you a hundred and one percent so let go, and don’t ignore the call of nature before going to your interview. It helps you be more comfortable and less worried the whole time.Find a restroom if you’re already on the way! You have to get those liquids or wastes out of you before it’s too late!

5 - DO NOT GO TO PLACES TOO FAR FROM THE INTERVIEW AREA
You might schedule a meeting with a friend before your interview, or you might think you want to visit the mall first since there’s still an hour left, but darling, if it’s not very urgent, reserve that after your interview.

It’s so risky to have a commitment hours or an hour before your job interview. A lot of unexpected happenings might come up. Who knows when the public vehicle you’ll ride in will suddenly get broken - the driver asking all the passengers find another vehicle during rush hours? You know road traffic nowadays is unpredictable. Road constructions might also be present. Countless uncontrollable possibilities are there, so it’s better if you won’t go too far if not needed. You might run late, already giving a not-so-good impression to your interviewer.

These are 5 of the most common things people overlook whenever the hour of their interview is coming near. Keep these in mind if you are a job seeker with a pending interview because these will certainly be your important reminders so you’ll avoid messing up before and during it! These will make you confident in all aspects and will make your prior preparations worth your time.

AUTHOR BIO:
Nicole Ann Pore is a daytime writer for HR Dept AUS, an Australian company providing HR support and services for any kind of business. Before the Communication field, Psychology is Nicole's long-time love and interest because people's behaviour intrigues and fascinates her a lot! As a writer and as a person, she wants to inspire and empower people in many ways possible. Because of the course she took up in college, Nicole has become interested in film critiquing and filmmaking. She is into events hosting and voice over acting and hosting.| Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts. “To God be the glory”

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

5 Job Sectors in the Middle East that You Can Apply to

5 Job Sectors in the Middle East that You Can Apply to

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Looking for a job in the Middle East? What industries are you looking at? Do you want to get hired fast?

Then there’s good news for you.

With the help of one of the world’s top recruitment agencies, you can easily find work in the job sectors listed below. You only need to read on and find out if your qualifications are the right fit for the industries that are mentioned and get on with your application.

Look with the Right People
If you really want to secure your dream job, you have to be smart and strategic about it. The best way to go is to enlist the help of a trusted recruitment agency that will put your best interests at heart and match you with the job that will train a spotlight on your strengths and connect you with a company that can help you thrive and grow.

An expert recruitment consulting organization can help you in a variety of ways. Seeking their aid in your job-hunting efforts will significantly cut down on the time and resources that you need to be able to secure the job that you like.

Here are some of the salient reasons why you should consider getting a recruitment consultant to help you scout for your next job:

They will put effort in getting to know you. To increase their chances in matching you with the right job, they will make an effort to meet you in person or through teleconferencing so they will have a better knowledge of who you are and what you can offer.
They are honest. If, by any chance, they have determined that they cannot assist you, they will still offer advice and suggest alternative consultancies to help you on your way to finding a job.
They are transparent. You will be given a full overview of the roles that you are being put forward for. This ensures that you will not go in blindly into a job and gives you enough time to familiarize yourself with the nature of work that you are being fielded into.
They keep you updated. A responsible recruitment firm will keep in touch and apprise you of the latest available positions or new insights into the market that are relevant to you.
They maintain long-term relationships. The getting-to-know-you part is not done only at the beginning of your relationship with the recruitment consultants. It will be continually nurtured so they are kept abreast with your developments and find you the right job when you need it.
They are confident. With years of experience, they have developed an expertise that is head and shoulders with the top recruitment consultants in the world. You can be sure that with their considerable sector know-how and skills, matched with their in-depth knowledge of the local business landscape, you will get the best results in finding the right company.

Look in the Right Place
When you are looking to apply for the latest jobs in Dubai and the Middle East, you have to know where to look. It is not enough that you just simply cast your net in the wide seas and cross your fingers that you’ll catch a big fish.

One of the best recruitment firms in the world and one of the first to establish its roots in the MENA region can certainly help you find the right company to work in and transform your career.

Here are some of the job sectors that are currently looking for stellar candidates:

1. Accounting and Finance

The accounting and finance world are currently on the lookout for high-caliber candidates that have the abilities to thrive in various roles from the junior accounting level to the COO and CFO tiers.

Some of the essential posts that recruitment agencies usually look for are Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Finance Officer (CFO), Financial Planning and Analysis Managers, and Chief Auditor, among others.

2. Banking and Finance

If you have the talent for juggling numbers, then you may want to explore the possibilities in the banking and finance sector. You can consult with highly specialized consultants in areas such as:
Corporate and investment banking
Global markets and treasury
Private banking and asset management

3. Fashion, Retail and Hospitality

The Middle East is currently enjoying unprecedented growth as shopaholics, luxury lovers, and jetsetters are flocking to this global city for its wealth of options in terms of fun and relaxation.

If you have the golden touch and thrive in dynamic environments where you can be involved in retail operations, buying and merchandising, design, and other mid to senior level roles in diverse industries, then you are in for the career ride of your life.

From luxury fashion to consumer electronics, you can definitely sashay your way to a promising career with the help of knowledgeable recruitment consultants.

4. Marketing

If your strength lies in the creative arts and communication, you can also benefit from the industry experience and expertise of recruitment specialists who can direct you to companies looking for highly-qualified individuals who can work well in fields like:
• Market research
• Brand management
• Public relations
• Customer relationship management (CRM)
• Digital or e-marketing and other such related areas.

5. Private Equity and Family Office

International investments are pouring in from regions near and far. Because of these economic drivers, local business and family-owned corporations in the Middle East are open to expanding their organizations and are looking for outstanding candidates to fill positions in asset management, business development, investor relations, and corporate finance, to name a few.

Find the Right Fit

With the help of a brilliant team of recruitment experts, you can certainly find your way to a career path that is right for you. Their industry-specific experience and awareness of the different working environments in various sectors give these recruitment consultants the edge in leading you towards the right direction.

There is no time to waste when you want to chase your dreams and turn them into reality. Explore the possibilities with the right people as your guides and you will find the right path that will pull you to greater heights. Success is waiting. Chart your own path now.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Six Innovative Human Resources Tactics You Should Leverage

Six Innovative Human Resources Tactics You Should Leverage

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Human Resources is a huge and vital part of any business or brand—either through having a legitimate human resources supervisor or having the boss act up as the human resources person; it boils down to the this work description—it’s to perform human resource management and oversee various aspects of employment such as compliance with labour law and employment standards and various aspects of recruitment and dismissal. All of them is what makes the human resources work for any business or brand.

Along with everything that’s been said comes the responsibility of laying out tactics for an effective human resources strategy. To know more, here are the six innovative human resources tactics you should leverage:

1. Make Time For Staff Projects

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Some staff can be carrying too heavy tasks to the point that they no longer able to adhere to the other tasks being given. It’s important for human resources to let their people have time to work on their individual projects so that they can focus more and produce quality results. Some staff may find it hard to finish a huge number of assignments for a limited time that is why if possible, try to at least give reasonable duration of time for them.

2. Show Them The MONEY

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This is not to show-off but to prove that what your employees have right now are worth it and hard to let go. Show them that you business is truly designed to benefit all of them in a way that will make them not leave or resign. Persuade the staff (in a nice way!).

3. Personalize Jobs According To Talents

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If you are eyeing for specific people you see on Linkedin and don’t want to force invite them to apply to your company, you may want to tweak your job descriptions a little bit. Something that would fit your target audience. In that case, you will be able to attract them, making them apply for the position you want to fill.

4. Avoid Rivals From Your Pool

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Whether it’s within your pool or your niche, avoid rivals at all costs. Most people say you have to compete in order to know what makes you different from your rivals but in the modern world, doing the same tactics won’t work. Focus on your own human resources goals and don’t mind the other companies.

5. Know That You’re A Stepping Stone

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While it’s unfortunate when a staff leaves, know that they will not be working with you forever. You are a stepping stone to further improve on their career but that doesn’t mean that you’re not a good company. It’s just that the staff wants to grow in a different environment and learn new things.

6. Be Collaborative

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Listen, learn and help your staff. Be collaborative and be open for discussions. It’s important to always check on the progress of each and everyone’s work. While it’s important to suggest your thoughts and map out plans for the staff, it’s also as equally important to listen to their thoughts and suggestions.

Author Bio: Mark Aldrin Hipolito is a daytime writer for HR Dept Franchising, one of UK’s network of support for anything HR-related where great collaborations between business owners and customers starts.
Six Steps In Ramping Up Your Human Resources Strategy

Six Steps In Ramping Up Your Human Resources Strategy

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Having a business is fun and all but it can be too demanding most of the time. At the same time, having a clear business goals are great because you will not be lost in the coming years if you have set your plans. If you think having a business plan is great, what more if you have human resources plan? Yes, human resources is often overlooked by many companies but it is also one vital part that will keep the company running. If you have human resources in your company and you’re looking for ways to level up you HR game then you’re definitely in for a treat.

An HR plan is very important because it can help you execute your future goals and business aspirations. It prepares you for turnovers and employee-related stuff that can be too daunting and stressful. Human Resources oversees various aspects of employment and also compliances with laws and regulations. They are a big chunk of every company.

Here are six steps in ramping up your human resources strategy:

1. Review Your Current Workforce

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Assessing your current workforce is important because you will be able to know the wants and needs of every workers. You have to identify their knowledge, talents, skills, capabilities, vision, strengths, educational levels, social awareness and many more. Yes, that’s one of the things that every business owner should keep in mind in order to get to know more about their workers. With that, you’ll be able to know the steps that you will need to take in order to effectively reinforce HR strategies.

Having a system of your employee’s personal documents is important. Performance reviews can also help determine their strengths and weaknesses and eventually think of other ways to improve them for the better of both the company and the workers.

2. Create Workers Development Plans

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Think of ways on how you can help improve the capabilities of the workers. Everything should be clear and there should also be specific goals for the employees. Some of the steps to take are: (1) check your business goals, (2) converse with your workers, (3) decide what skills your workers need, (4) create a legitimate action plan, (5) apply new skills in the workplace.

You just have to make sure that the development plans you’re making have apositive remark and connotation for your company in order to effectively have an engaging and fun workplace.

3. Create A Convenient and Successful Plan

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Change is inevitable and having a convenient and successful plan for your business is important. It’s necessary to know the goals of each workers in order to effectively implement rules and strategies that would improve each and everyone. Whether you choose to have a dialogue with your workers or do the planning behind the scenes, it’s really up to you. What matters is that you know it’s something worthy and would make a difference in your company.

4. Do A Gap Analysis

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Performing a gap analysis is very important. Having a gap analysis will help you identify what resources your company has and what it needs in the near future. You need to assess your HR infrastructure when performing gap analysis. Here’s some useful info from the experts regarding gap analysis. Take a look:

• Job descriptions – Do they match the expectations you currently have for your employees and outline all the necessary skills and requirements?

• Employee handbook – Have you reviewed and/or refreshed it in the last two years? Check to see if your policies are still aligned with employment laws. This is especially important if you’ve expanded into new cities or states where you may be subject to different regulations. When was the last time your employees read the handbook? Consider asking them to re-read it once you make updates.

• Training programs – Are your employees being prepared for their roles in an organized way that still makes sense according to business needs?

• Health benefits – Are you providing what is required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while also meeting the needs of your employees?

These are just some points to ponder when considering having a gap analysis. It will totally help you in the long run.

5. Make A Decision On How To Increase Resources in The Future

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This is very important. Knowing how to increase resources for future use is necessary especially in this age and time where information is everywhere. Your staff will grow with your business and you must really know what you’re looking for in order to find the best of the best. The first step that you can do is to reviewing your staffing documents. Here’s some useful info that you can review about the struggles of recruiting new people:

• Your current total rewards package doesn’t meet the expectations of your ideal candidates.

• Upcoming technology changes or shifts within the economy make it difficult to recruit quality talent. For example, say your business needs to adopt a new technology and there’s a shortage of experienced candidates who are qualified to fill the relevant positions (also known as a skills gap).

• Your company culture is poor, which is a major turnoff for highly qualified candidates who can be choosy about where they work.

6. Just Keep On Following Up
Once you’ve started laying up your human resources strategies, you have to keep on following up the people you are working it. It’s not a one-man’s game, it’s a collaborative work. Check for necessary changes that may be made along the way. Always try to identify the root cause of any problem in order to immediately move on and reach your desired goal in HR services.


Author Bio: Mark Aldrin Hipolito is a daytime writer for HR Dept Franchising, one of UK’s network of support for anything HR-related where great collaborations between business owners and customers starts.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Top Human Resources Trends To Watch For In The Coming Years

Top Human Resources Trends To Watch For In The Coming Years


We’ve all experienced the standard HR trends these past years. It was smooth and efficient but there are a lot of new HR trends to watch for in the coming years. Yes, from the hiring stage to getting in the company even up until the resignation stage, everything will be smooth and new. We have seen the improvement of technology and trends these past years and it’s about time we use them to further improve our employer-employee experience.

The tactics of the HR department are always changing and sticking to the past trends will not be sustainable anymore as everyone should adjust to the current innovations. If you want to know more about the HR trends that will dominate companies in the coming years, see the list below:

1. Frequent Feedback
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Employees will now get more feedback from their HR. Yes, most employees only get updates from HR when it comes to their requirements or anything that has to do with work but in the next few years, employees will not just get feedback about their performance in their respective offices but they will also be asked about their experience and things they can suggest to further have an improved and collaborative workplace.

2. Employer Branding
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Employers and HR departments will level up their branding game as things are fast-changing and the competition’s getting hot. We can’t deny the fact that while it’s important to just focus on your own company or business, it is also necessary to watch your competitors and try as much as possible to level-up your brand against them so that you will be able to attract possible clients and job applications from people.

3. Transparencies
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Like what is said, there will be more feedback from HR and employees and with that, everything will be transparent. By being transparent, employees and HR will be able to know the things they can improve on in order to have a harmonious, effective and systematic work experience.

4. Digitalize HR
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We are in the digital age and instead of sticking to traditional trends, it’s about time we make everything digitalize. Well, not everything, but by incorporating it with businesses, everything will surely be smooth and effective. HR people will no longer have to talk or meet with their employees face-to-face as there will be new digital platform for companies where they can lay their thoughts and ask questions regarding their work.

5. Redefined Workplace
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With all that’s been said, a workplaces will be redefined. It’s important to stick with what is happening now in order to have a smooth-sailing business. HR people are helpful and we should not take them for granted.

Author Bio: Mark Aldrin Hipolito is a daytime writer for HR Dept Franchising, one of UK’s network of support for anything HR-related where great collaborations between business owners and customers starts.