Friday, April 29, 2016

Dealing with Procrastination in the Workplace


Procrastination is the thief of time - unknown
 
Dictionary.com defines procrastination as “putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention.”  My favourite definition is from Wikipedia. Wikipedia defines Procrastination as “the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be accomplished. It is the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, or carrying out less urgent tasks instead of more urgent ones, thus putting off impending tasks to a later time.”  Sometimes, procrastination takes place until the "last minute" before a deadline. People may procrastinate work obligations, such as, completing a report or a specific task, thereby leading to goals not being achieved and/or deadlines missed. Procrastination can lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy, depression and self-doubt.

Friday, April 22, 2016

WANTED: The Bold HR



WANTED: Bold HR 
Recently, while searching for my notepad in order to jot down ideas, I stumbled on the notes that I took down during the last quarter of last year (2015) while reading an article on “the daunting challenges of human resources today by Josh Bersin, Perspectives 2015.”

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Getting into the mind of your Interviewer



 An “interview”, as defined by Wikipedia, is said to be “a conversation between two or more people where questions are asked by the interviewer to elicit facts or statements from the interviewee”. Interviews are a standard part of qualitative research.

Have you ever wondered what the recruiter is looking for when you are being interviewed? This article attempts to address what the interviewer is looking for when you are interviewed as well as providing tips that would enable you succeed at interviews.