Employers Digest – July 2011

Aug 12, 2011 | Denver Hiring Advice

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

Hiring in a Crisis

When a business is weathering a crisis, the emphasis is usually placed on just keeping its collective head above water. Often the last thing on anyone’s mind is finding new talent. Could that be a harmful strategy, though? This Fortune article looks at what lessons can be learned from the crisis at the IMF and how hiring in the midst of a crisis can be a step toward recovery. >>Read the article…

Overqualified: To Hire or Not

There are plenty of theories on whether it’s a good idea to hire someone who is overqualified for a position. Some feel an overqualified person will be bored because the position isn’t challenging enough, and the company thus risks losing an employee they spent hours interviewing. This Harvard Business Review blog looks at the common schools of thought on this topic and outlines several guidelines to follow if you’re considering hiring someone who may be overqualified. >>Learn more…

Communicating with Employees

Clear, effective communication is key when it comes to keeping employees engaged and productive. In this Inc. article, Cal McAllister and Ian Cohen of Wexley School for Girls, a nontraditional advertising agency, look at how they revamped their ineffective communication methods and developed more defined roles, expectations and responsibilities for employees. >>Check it out…

Finding the Right Leadership Style

All managers develop a certain style they use to guide their leadership decisions. This Wall Street Journal article looks at how adhering to one specific style can be detrimental, and also provides some insight into how you can adapt different methods and styles depending on the situation. >>Check it out…

Managing Challenging Employees

A new study suggests as many as one in five workers has a personality disorder that adversely affects work performance. This challenging 20 percent seems to account for about 80 percent of workplace concerns, writes Peter Cappelli in this Human Resources Online article. But what does this mean for a manager? Cappelli looks at the practical implications of managing these individuals. >>Read more…

3 Tips for Digging Out After a Long Weekend

Many of us moved here for the winters (skiing) but stayed for the summers and everything they have to offer. This means taking advantage of the nice weather to slip in a three- or four-day weekend here and there, in addition to the built-in holiday weekends. Are you dreading the time off, though, because you are out of sync when you return? It doesn’t have to be this way, according to this Fast Company article, which offers three simple tips for reducing your stress level around long weekends. >>Check it out…
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