LeadingEdge Personnel Tag

Maybe the best thing about 2020 is that it’s just about over. There was no way anyone could have anticipated what this year brought and how far afield everyone’s expectations would be thrown.   But for all the unexpected bumps and hurdles, there is much to learn from the year that can be turned into lessons for preparation and success in 2021. 

There comes the point in most people’s lives where they wonder what they want to do next in their career. Maybe this is after graduating from college or finishing school; maybe it’s after years or decades in the same industry or position.  If you need a break from what you’ve been doing, or perhaps you find yourself unexpectedly unemployed, it might be time to consider taking a temp job. 

The big day is here: It’s time to interview for a job that sounds great on paper and in which you can really see yourself.  You’ve got your interview outfit ready, you’ve practiced your greetings and answers to the questions most hiring managers will ask about where you see yourself in five years and what you hope to gain from this job.  But do you have YOUR questions ready? Nearly every interviewer will provide the opportunity for a candidate to ask a few questions of their own. 

As soon as the calendar flips to November, some might believe all bets are off when it comes to productivity. There are parties to think about, travel to book, dinners to cook, presents to make, and correspondences to keep up. Who has the time to do all that and work!? As a manager, it can be difficult to keep people focused on the tasks at hand. The end of the year is busy in an office, too, as year-end reports need to be completed, last-minute deals brokered, and contracts completed and signed before the clock strikes midnight on December 31.  You understand your employees trying to balance their home and work lives and get that things are hectic all around, but there are still deadlines to meet. How do you make sure everything gets done?