The job market is in an odd situation right now: Unemployment numbers are the highest they’ve been in quite some time, but as more companies restart operations, qualified candidates are going to start getting snapped up quickly.
When it comes to recruiting, speed is the best tool and greatest asset when finding and securing top talent.
Starting a new job is an exciting time, from meeting new coworkers, getting acclimated on a team, and learning the way around a new building. New employees have a lot to learn to hit the ground running, including becoming familiar with a company’s culture.
Some employees are now going through the onboarding process in a remote-work environment, without sitting face-to-face with their new manager or other teammates.
But onboarding is even more important in uncertain times as it provides much-needed structure and guidance when everything else might seem shaky and unsure.
There are only so many hours in a day and so many days in a week. As a leader, one of the most important skills you can cultivate is knowing when you take a task on yourself and when to delegate it to someone else.
Delegating responsibilities is not a symptom of laziness or ineffectiveness. It’s a way to prioritize your time while allowing others on your team to rise to the challenge and expand their skills. It’s also a way to show you trust your team to contribute, in an important way, on a big project.
If you’ve ever wondered whether you’re delegating enough, that’s usually an indication you’re not.
This might sound like the set-up to a joke, but it’s not: What’s the difference between a boss and a leader?
Much like squares and rectangles, bosses can be leaders, and leaders can be bosses, but they’re not always the same thing at the same time.