Employers Digest – April 2011

Apr 26, 2011 | Denver Hiring Advice

Recent articles on hiring, talent management and leadership: April 2011

Walking the Line

The difference between effectively managing your employees and micromanaging them can be difficult to discern. Walking that fine line is no easy task. The authors of this Harvard Business Review blog post outline a technique they call Prep-Do-Review, which they say is a great benchmark for maintaining effective oversight without micromanaging, which hurts not only your employees, but you as a manager as well. >>Learn more…

Quiz: What’s Your Hiring Style?

There’s a lot of variety when it comes to hiring practices at different businesses. How important are cultural factors? Should you use a professional guide or go with your gut? This quiz from Inc. takes all that and more into account to pinpoint your hiring style, then gives some tips on how to improve it. >>Take the quiz…

The Benefits of Wellness

Much has been written about the rising costs of healthcare coverage and the crippling effect it has on many businesses. The good news? It’s possible to mitigate those costs by creating what this Human Resource Executive Online article refers to as a “culture of health and expectation of prevention and wellness” in the workplace. Studies show that businesses with effective wellness plans have lower healthcare costs, improved health among employees and, in turn, higher productivity. >>Read more…

Watch: What is Your Body Language Saying?

Carol Kinsey Goman has made a profession out of teaching others how to be great leaders. One big part of that is helping leaders develop their own personal charisma, which in turn makes them into better leaders. In this video at Forbes, Goman outlines several tips and tricks for projecting charisma and confidence, even if you’re more on the shy side, and how your mannerisms can impact your leadership. >>Watch the video…

Your Guide to Hiring

Inc. has put together this informative and helpful guide for managing the hiring process. From creating a job description to posting the search to managing applicants, it outlines an efficient and common-sense checklist for hiring new talent. >>Read about it…

Management Across Generations

How much thought have you put into your management of employees based on their age? It might not be enough, according to this Wall Street Journal blog entry. Workers from different generations need different types of leadership from their manager, the author writes. It’s important to address different learning styles, scheduling conflicts, and to be aware of stereotypes, among other things. >>Check it out…

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