I think it’s common knowledge that leadership and management are different things, but ask most people to define the difference and they struggle.
If we are to believe the BRW, all you need to worry about when looking for a great company to work for are some fairly superficial ‘benefits’. Here are BRW’s “Top 10 tips” for employers on “how to become a better place to work”:
Over confident, no practical experience, unrealistic in their salary expectations… this is the brush you’re tarred with Gen Y’ers and I wholehearted agree… that that’s exactly how I was as a young Gen X’er straight out of Uni and into the workforce for the first time!
At JobAdvisor we’re all about finding a job/career that you love, and a huge part of that is finding a boss you love working for. As they say, people join companies and leave managers… so what are the warning signs your potential boss is a Grade A douchebag?
Trying to find a new job? Chances are you’ve searched various job boards, maybe spoken with a few recruiters and had a look through various careers pages. Sorry to break it to you but if this is all you’ve done to find your dream job you’ve got it all backwards!
Essentially you’ve been looking at whatever is available and then figuring out if it’s right for you. You’ve been reactive, which means you’re not in control of the process.
I had a great meeting this week with Telstra that really got me thinking about how powerful social media can be. It was an eye opening discussion if only because I expected something a little different from such a large, complex business.
Telstra surprised me because their approach to social media is very progressive. They’ve opened up social channels like Facebook and Twitter to their customers and encourage them to direct their comments and complaints to these open forums.
Courageous? Fraught with danger? It looks this way to begin with but the more I look at this approach the more I see a sound, simple business principle - engage with your customers.