Stephanie Klein, president and CEO of the Experience Factor, is a regular columnist for the Denver Business Journal. Her most recent column, reposted here, focuses on the mindset you need to get a promotion.
An experienced, midlevel professional with several years at her company wants to find a new job. That’s because she’s frustrated and exasperated because once again, she had been passed over for an internal promotion.
When her department needed a new director, she was certain that her skills and job performance were strong enough to ensure she would be selected. But senior executives hired from the outside instead. Sound familiar? Here’s advice for those who have felt the same disappointment.
Have you ever heard of Planet Money? If you listen to NPR, you probably know what we are talking about. Planet Money is a multimedia team covering the global economy. The team produces a twice-weekly podcast and creates radio stories for Morning Edition, All Things Considered and This American Life. It also writes a blog.
What we love about Planet Money is how they break complex topics into interesting stories that affect our lives.
A member of this team, Lam Thuy Vo, recently dissected a topic dear to our hearts: What Americans do for work. And, they looked at how this has changed in the last few decades. Vo’s analysis is interesting, showing us how little some things change, and how radically others do change.
For the Denver Business Journal — By Stephanie Klein
Of all the benefits to having a solid, proven hiring process at your business, the greatest is this: hiring the wrong person, which is often the result of a misguided hiring process, can cost your business thousands of dollars and have ramifications that echo far beyond that single bad hire.
It’s a scenario many business owners can relate to: you have a short amount of time to hire someone for a critical role in your company, so you post a basic a job description on a few job boards, review a bunch of resumes and hold a handful of interviews, deciding quickly on who you feel could fit the position well.
Denver—February 16, 2012—Colorado business leaders are feeling confident about the 2012 economy, according to the Experience Factor Market Pulse survey results released today. One hundred business leaders responded to the survey, which polled executives on Colorado’s economic prospects in 2012 and whether firms will be hiring, among other issues.
The survey found 81 percent of executives believe the economy will do better in 2012 than last year. Sixty-three percent of respondents said they will hire this year. Asked to estimate how many staff they would add, 43 percent of executives said they would hire up to 10 people, and 9 percent said they will hire more than 50 people this year.