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Interview: Skills Required to Get Successful

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Whatsoever type of job you are searching for, you need to go through interview process which is an important part of recruitment process. There are some basic skills required for attending interview by which you can able to get the job successfully.

Skills Required to Attend Interview
Following are some skills that are required to attend an interview:

  • First Impressions: As you get only one chance of making first impression, make sure that you do your best make it count. Arriving on time and greeting in a good manner should be considered for making your first impression the best one. Dressing is one of the essential parts to make a good impression. So dress neatly and professionally.
  • Confidence: When attending an interview, you should be confident in whatever you say. Confidence comes from understanding the company thoroughly and about the job for that you are called for. Prepare yourself to answer every question of the interviewer. This can include questions relating to your work experience, educational qualifications, success and failure in the job etc. Preparing beforehand will be a good practice to attend interview.
  • Good communication / appropriate language: This involves both verbal and non verbal communication. Listen to the interviewer properly and actively and respond in an appropriate manner. Using slang words should be avoided and speak clearly. Good posture should be maintained. Your expressions and eye contact also plays an important role in interview.
  • Answering to the point: Remember not to talk too much, as telling more than what is required could be irritating to the interviewer. Answers should be specific and to the point.
  • Asking questions: When the candidate is asked that whether they have any questions, most of them will reply as ‘no’. This is not correct. Asking questions to the interviewer shows your interest in the job. This also helps in giving you the opportunity to find out whether this is a right place for you or not.
  • Don’t become too familiar: It is a good practice to ask some questions to the interviewer but you should not overstep your position as a candidate. It is better not to get familiar with the interviewer.
  • Don’t be desperate: You should be confidence enough during the interview and should not be concerned regarding hiring, because this shows how desperate and less confidence you are.

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Oct 18, 2013

Get the Details of Employment Discrimination Laws of U.S

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Employment discrimination is a serious concern for employees as well as employers. It is essential for employers to take careful measures for assuring the proper decisions which are legal and ethical. The employment discrimination laws protect employees from any discrimination related to age, sex, nationality, religion, race and disability. Some of these laws, which are in practice in the United States are given here.

The Equal Pay Act of 1963
This law helps in protecting any discrimination against employees on the provision of wages or salaries based on gender. Women who work similarly like men having same job responsibilities and work environment should be provided with the same wages as that of men. This is ensured by the Equal Pay Act of 1963. However, the pay varies based on the level of seniority, merit, or experience.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII
Discrimination against employees and job applicants based on color, race, religion, sex, nationality, childbirth or pregnancy is prohibited as per the title VII the civil rights act of 1964. Employers of federal and state governments, and also the labor organizations and private employers having minimum 15 employees fall within the purview of this act.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Employees above the age of 40 who face discrimination in workplaces are protected by the age discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. The federal, state and local governments are applicable to this act. In addition, labor organizations, employment agencies, and other employers having at least 20 employees are also applicable. Any employe who feel that he or she is discriminated based on the age, can file a suit against the employer according to this Act.

Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
It is seen that some employers refuse to hire or promote individuals at workplaces because of their foreign nationality. This Act helps in preventing such issues and ensures that foreign individuals working in the businesses of the United States are not discriminated. Even employers having a minimum of four or more employees are applicable to the Act.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
This Act prohibits an employer from refusing hiring and promoting individuals because of some physical or mental disability. The Act is not applicable to the federal and state governments. However, it is applicable for local governments, private employers having less than 15 employees, labor unions, and private employers.

These are the employment discrimination laws practiced in the United States for preventing any kind of discrimination.

Employment discrimination is a serious concern for employees as well as employers. It is essential for employers to take careful measures for assuring the proper decisions which are legal and ethical. The employment discrimination laws protect employees from any discrimination related to age, sex, nationality, religion, race and disability. Some of these laws, which are in practice in the United States are given here.

The Equal Pay Act of 1963
This law helps in protecting any discrimination against employees on the provision of wages or salaries based on gender. Women who work similarly like men having same job responsibilities and work environment should be provided with the same wages as that of men. This is ensured by the Equal Pay Act of 1963. However, the pay varies based on the level of seniority, merit, or experience.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII
Discrimination against employees and job applicants based on color, race, religion, sex, nationality, childbirth or pregnancy is prohibited as per the title VII the civil rights act of 1964. Employers of federal and state governments, and also the labor organizations and private employers having minimum 15 employees fall within the purview of this act.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Employees above the age of 40 who face discrimination in workplaces are protected by the age discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. The federal, state and local governments are applicable to this act. In addition, labor organizations, employment agencies, and other employers having at least 20 employees are also applicable. Any employe who feel that he or she is discriminated based on the age, can file a suit against the employer according to this Act.

Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
It is seen that some employers refuse to hire or promote individuals at workplaces because of their foreign nationality. This Act helps in preventing such issues and ensures that foreign individuals working in the businesses of the United States are not discriminated. Even employers having a minimum of four or more employees are applicable to the Act.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
This Act prohibits an employer from refusing hiring and promoting individuals because of some physical or mental disability. The Act is not applicable to the federal and state governments. However, it is applicable for local governments, private employers having less than 15 employees, labor unions, and private employers.

These are the employment discrimination laws practiced in the United States for preventing any kind of discrimination.
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Feb 28, 2011

Job Losses in Small Businesses in USA Due to Recession

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Recovery of small businesses in the U. S. from the recession was very slow. Most of the job losses during the end of 2009 were seen in small businesses. According to the statistics of labor department, 61.8% of job losses were seen in the fourth quarter of 2009 in the private sector. About 54.1% of new jobs were created. About 29% of all workers were employed by small businesses.

However, in 2008, there was a rise of job creation and less job losses, which has been reversed in 2009. It was believed that the effect of recession was ended by the fourth quarter of 2009. However, it was still continued in small businesses due to tight credit access. Regardless of the size of the businesses, around 200,000 jobs were lost in the fourth quarter.

About 17.8% of job losses was indicated in the fourth quarter among companies having employees between 50 and 249. 10% of job losses was reported in medium sized companies having employees between 250 and 999. These businesses added around 9.9% of new jobs. Among larger companies having more than 1,000 employees, 18.3% of all job gains and 17.7% of job losses were observed.

Slow liquidation of excess housing, fall of consumer demand, deleveraging by consumers and companies and others are some of the factors for job losses in small businesses during recession.

Recession resulted in decreased employment in almost all industries. Transportation and warehousing industries were the most affected ones with respect to employment. However, there was no effect on service-providing industries, health and education services, and professional and business services.

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Feb 14, 2011

Employee Retention Techniques

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Employees are a valuable asset to any organization. It is essential to protect this vital resource as talented and motivated employees play a crucial role in overall growth and success of the organization. Focusing on employee retention techniques can positively impact the organization as it increases employee productivity, performance, quality of work, profits, and reduces turnover and absenteeism. Effectively creating an engaging environment, recognizing good performance, giving benefits and rewards, promoting mutual respect are some of the ways for effective employee retention.

Increase Employee Engagement
Effectively implementing employee retention program by increasing employee engagement ensures that the employees are satisfied with their work, take pride in their work, report to duty on time, feel responsible for their job, feel valued for their contributions, and have high job satisfaction. As employees actively focus on their work, it increases the productivity levels in the organization and leads to improvement in several associated areas. Employee engagement ensures that the employees have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the organization. Increasing employee engagement helps to develop emotional connection, enthusiasm among the employees that promotes teamwork and healthy environment at the workplace.

Motivate Employees
Motivating employees by offering them better opportunities for career development can help in employee retention. Giving rewards, recognitions, promotions, and appreciation to employees can motivate them to increase their productivity, commitment to work, and loyalty to the organization. They feel that their contributions are valued in the organization. Giving incentives, pay hikes, bonuses can also help to motivate employees. Recognizing employee’s contributions and aspirations motivates employee to work productively and increases his confidence that helps in employee retention.

Focus On Team Building
Promoting team culture helps to actively involve all employees in achieving the goals and in overall success of the organization. Promoting team building imbibes a sense of belongingness among the employees that they are a part of larger goals or objectives of the organization. Team building promotes team work and team effort that help employees to tackle work pressure and thus provide a competitive advantage to organization. Focusing on team building activities can help to reduce workplace conflicts between team members as they work in a team. Organizing team building games, seminars, outdoor events help to promote team spirit, unity, and reduce stress.

Recognition of Performance
Recognition of performance of employees is an effective method of employee retention. Although monetary compensation can act as a motivating factor, openly recognizing the performance, initiative, and good work increases the morale and motivates the employee to work more productively. Appreciating the performance motivates the employee and they feel valuable within the organization. This helps in employee engagement and to increase the productivity levels.

Following effective employee retention techniques help to leverage the most valuable asset, the employees, to achieve growth of the company and increase the bottom line profits. Various employee retention techniques increase the employee productivity levels in the organization leading to reduction in cost per item or services produced.

Source: www.peopleconnectstaffing.com

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Nov 20, 2010

2010 Employment: Expect a Slight Upturn

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2009 was badly affected by the recession. There was a huge shortage of jobs and development in that year.

But according to HR managers of European companies, 2010 will expect a slight upturn in employment condition. The 5th annual European HR Barometer also shows the prospects for growth and job creation in coming time.

In previous year, 71 percent companies predicted workforce reduction and only 8 percent of businesses expected to create new jobs. But in 2010, only 44% companies predicted workforce reduction and businesses expected 20% growth in new job creation.

High expectation for new job is driven from EU policy survey. As per this survey 66 percent of HR managers see the creation of a new growth plan for fostering innovation in education and research as a top priority for the new European Commission.

According to Leonardo Sforza, chairman of the EChr Scientific Committee, prospect for growth and job will fill the gap of productivity between US and Europe. Therefore, all statistic data shows a prospect job condition and potential growth in coming year.

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Apr 9, 2010

Tips For Hiring Best Employees

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Hiring best employees easily is not promising in present scenario because finding competent employees became difficult. Follow the below tips to hire good employees.

Do not conduct only one interview: You may not get the right impression on the candidate about his attitude in one round of interview. Plan for few rounds of interview to evaluate the candidate thoroughly and to know whether he is suitable or not.

Do the interview with a friend: Group of two people should conduct the interview to have the second opinion about the candidate.

Do extensive employment backgrounds check: Check about the background about the candidate at the time of interview.

Assess nonverbal behavior: Many recruiters focus on the word they speak but they do not concentrate on the nonverbal behavior. Assess the nonverbal behavior about the candidate because it plays an important role in selecting the candidate for the job.
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Mar 20, 2009