New Year, New Job?

The beginning of a new year often has people considering where their life is and where they would like it to be. In relation to your career, as you’re considering the year ahead, you may be asking yourself…

New Year, New People

So, it’s twenty-eleven and the previous year either ended with weather upheaval, or the new year started with climate disaster. But the show must go on, so if you’ve been reviewing your business plan in light of resources and man-power and have decided that life would be easier in your business unit/department/office with an extra person, or persons, read on…

The Catch-22 about hiring new people is that the process can take precious time away from doing the things that make you money, which is the reason you decided to hire in the first place. So what do you do?

  1. Consider the type of tasks that you need done to free you up (What are the critical processes?)
  2. What processes need special skills?
  3. What processes can be learned quickly?
  4. What type of person is usually attracted to your employment advertisements? Do these people work out? If not, why not?
  5. Is there a logic to the grouping of responsibilities in your organisation, or are they allocated according to the talents of the person in the role?