Monthly Archives: November 2015
As Hanukkah approaches and the Christmas around the corner, employers should be mindful of the workplace policies that should be in place to reduce the risk of potential religious discrimination claims. Employers should consider things with the religious holidays: how can they proactively reduce their risks of a discrimination lawsuit, is it best to avoid all forms of holiday decorations in an effort to avoid offending an employee’s religion? Practice of removing, discrimination, and in some cases preserving human rights, equality could be challenging at times. However, discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, and age by employers are all evidence and considered adverse action of employment discrimination. Yet, treating someone differently is not necessarily unlawful discrimination.
Networking is the conscious but subtle art of active communication between successful professionals. The idea is not new, successful businessmen have always had their old-boy networks at the yacht club or on the golf course. The art of networking has become essential for the rest of us to survive and succeed. Now the job market, headhunters estimate that 87 per cent of all jobs are filled through contacts. According to the job market statistics, it takes 95 contacts to produce two job offers. Networking has come of age; telephones, telemarketing, and teleconferencing have put dozens of networks instantly at our fingertips. It has become a life-style, once you understand what you are doing and why, networking is fun and easy. Unfortunately, many especially women conditioned since childhood to wait for the phone to ring feel uneasy about reaching out to others or making the first move. They are afraid they may step on toes or offend someone.
If interviews were not important, we would not have them. But most job seekers have little real experience with employment interviews. You may have your degrees from college or universities, but essentially you were being judged on your credentials transcripts, recommendations, just words on paper, statistics, a record without a personality. And personality is, quite frankly, what it’s all about that we would like to emphasis here. When, a recruitment agency, brings a slate of job seekers to a client for the final interview process, he/she has already determined that (on paper) any one of them could do the job, and do it well. Each is qualified to take on the responsibilities and succeed. So why do they have to interview anybody at all? Because of an intangible chemistry, that interaction of personalities that makes one person clicks while another thuds in a situation. The employer chooses the person, not the piece of paper. Think about why people are actually fired from a position, it’s almost never for lack of skill or mistakes, if employer likes you, they’ll cut you a good deal of slack.
Is changing job or finding a new career on top of your To Do list? If you are, you may want to read on this article, as there are 3 important tips to find available opportunities, but also acquire them. Before you start job hunting, the important tip is that you create a plan for yourself. Even if you are not unemployed, you may still be interested in finding a new job, like one that gives you better pay or furthering your education or experience. But if you are unemployed and need a job to pay your bills or support your family, the type of job you want to have may not play as big of a role as it would if you were searching for a job better than the one that you currently have. Even if you are considered desperate, when it comes to finding a job, it is still advised that you take the time to consider a realistic job plan. There are some instances, where you may be required to relocate a few states away or all the way across the country. You decide whether or not you would be willing to relocate to work.