In an effort to have more happy, engaged employees, smart companies are looking to the world of community management. Online community managers, who have been around since the earliest days of the web, are experts at creating the four key elements of community - membership, influence, fulfillment of needs and shared emotional connection. And they often do it without the people in the room (what better way to approach the remote and distributed teams of the 21st century!)
Most job interviews end with a variation of the same question: “Is there anything else you’d like to know about this job?” This is an opportunity you shouldn’t fumble. An insightful and intelligent query will help you to stand out from other candidates. It lets the interviewer know that you’re genuinely interested in the business and have given the position considerable thought. Here are 12 questions that you should consider asking, courtesy of Search Party and JobAdvisor CEO Ben Hutt.
Saying 'Thank you' is important for any relationship, in particular relationships at work where recognition actually has a physiological impact on performance. When we feel appreciated, our bodies create oxytocin and we do a better job under its influence. We often think of employee recognition as something that requires a big budget. But that doesn’t have to be the case. How do you recognise your people when you don’t have a cent to spend?
Last year, Vinomofo grew from 35 people to nearly 100. In June, to cope with the growth, we made plans to bring more structure into our organisation and strengthen our leadership by hiring based on “expertise”. What we learned was that traditional org structures just don’t work in a business like ours, and here’s why…
How much planning, policy writing, process creation and day to day human operations in a business are based on assumptions? More than we care to admit.Throw them out, they’ll get you nowhere and they’re a huge waste of time. All you’re doing is guessing! So what do you do instead?
You can ask candidates hundreds of questions during job interviews and never truly understand their potential. At Canva, there is one key aspect we try to uncover, because it goes to the heart of someone’s craft as well as the skill they’ll most need to excel in a rapidly growing startup.
Have you ever hired anyone? If the answer is yes, then we have a favour to ask.
Ben Hutt, JobAdvisor CEO, talks to Shortlist, the leading online HR publication, about JobAdvisor's approach to keeping reviews impartial and authentic.
Do you have a goal you want to achieve? If it’s something like “Increase customer engagement” then you actually have no goal at all. It’s too generic. That is, if that’s a goal, when will you know that you have achieved it? Instead, define your goals using the SMART goal technique and you’ll know exactly when success happens.
Some of us are lucky enough to know what drives us from day-dot of starting a new job. For the rest of us, figuring out what we're passionate about takes time. Liz Funk from Creator shares 5 proactive steps to start a passion-driven career.