The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
Although an interview with a potential new employer can be an exciting, yet stressful time for you, it is usually not the same for hiring managers and recruiters.
While you may be waiting for your chance to impress, they likely spend their days interviewing candidate after candidate. Learn More
If you are in the negotiation process with a new employer, you need to know all the facts about what you can ask for.
The offered salary is usually negotiable, although not every applicant takes the chance of asking for more. Learn More
Finding the perfect candidate for an open position in your firm is often like winning the lottery.
We had a really interesting discussion during our Advanced Management Skills course the other day. The delegates were a mix of middle and top level managers from a wide range of different companies, but they all had one thing in common – they had all experienced at least one weird situation during an interview which had completely caught them off guard and almost destroyed their whole interview! Learn More
So many managers have told me about their hiring nightmares. They have advertised effectively, drawn a good number of highly-impressive CVs and held a lot of interviews. But no matter how well the person did at interview, they say that the person rarely lives up to the initial promise that they sold at the interview.
So, what alternatives might there be to this age-old system of selecting someone to take on a responsible position within your team? Michael Schrage, a research fellow at MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business, thinks he has the answer. He says that CVs are dead and interviews are largely ineffective. Instead, projects are the real future of hiring, especially knowledge working hiring.