Month: February 2019

How Cheating on Interviews with Glassdoor Encourages Hiring Bias

By butler.jeff1 / February 28, 2019 / Comments Off on How Cheating on Interviews with Glassdoor Encourages Hiring Bias

Dear hiring managers and recruiters of all the companies I have interviewed at,   I have a confession to make.   Actually, almost everyone who has interviewed at your company, my colleagues, and myself have a confession to make.   We all cheated on your interviews.   When you interviewed each one of us, we…

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How to Determine How Selective You Should Be In Hiring

By butler.jeff1 / February 27, 2019 / Comments Off on How to Determine How Selective You Should Be In Hiring

Ten great candidates which one do you choose?   One of the biggest struggles with companies right now is finding the right talent. Some industries have large talent pools to choose from but others have dry wells with only a handful of candidates. How many rounds of interviews should there be and how much resources…

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Biggest Mistake Manager’s Make During 1v1s with Millennials

By butler.jeff1 / February 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Biggest Mistake Manager’s Make During 1v1s with Millennials

Sweaty palms and restless nerves. That would probably be a better name for one on one meetings. Quite often, these meetings are known to create anxiety and be a rebuking ground for a lot of managerial-direct report relationships. However, all across the management field, managers are told that one on ones should be used to…

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Australian GM faces international criticism by saying Millennials won’t work for free- A Millennial’s Take

By butler.jeff1 / February 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Australian GM faces international criticism by saying Millennials won’t work for free- A Millennial’s Take

This past week, an interview with a general manager at a Muffin franchisee in Australia has gone viral.   Why?   It does a perfect job of pitting different generations against one creating the perfect storm and media frenze. To kick off the interview, the writer opens with  “Entitled Millennials have been given an ‘inflated’…

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5 Steps to Effective Negotiation

By butler.jeff1 / February 24, 2019 / Comments Off on 5 Steps to Effective Negotiation

“I am sorry, we can’t match that.” Probably the toughest words you can hear when you first start out in negotiation. Whether it’s a job offer, and off the rack t-shirt price or a car, knowing how to properly negotiate can significantly help you and the other party involved. In this article, I have taken…

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It’s Not Millennials That Don’t Like Blue Collar Jobs, It’s The Economy

By butler.jeff1 / February 21, 2019 / Comments Off on It’s Not Millennials That Don’t Like Blue Collar Jobs, It’s The Economy

  All around the country, different industries, especially blue-collar and some grey are facing a crisis, there are not enough people filling jobs. Initially, a lot of companies put the blame on Millennials saying that they don’t want to get their hands dirty or put in hard work. In Inc, Ryan Jenkins states “Entitlement is…

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When is college too expensive to go?

By butler.jeff1 / February 20, 2019 / Comments Off on When is college too expensive to go?

With college increasing 268% in the past 40 years and continues to climb, at some point college will be too expensive. Like many other Millennials, I decided to bite the bullet and go. After 5 years, I accumulated over $35,000 of debt and was ready to start my career as a software engineer. Fortunately, software…

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Millennials Have It Harder Financially Than Other Generations; Here’s Why

By butler.jeff1 / February 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Millennials Have It Harder Financially Than Other Generations; Here’s Why

Growing up, my dad told me, “When I was 27, I had a Mercedes Benz, a house, and several rental residential property units.” Now that I am 27, I don’t have a car, house, or any residential properties. What happened? Did I not work hard enough? Have I been lazy all these years? I graduated…

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4 Things That Nonprofits Can Teach Businesses

By butler.jeff1 / February 17, 2019 / Comments Off on 4 Things That Nonprofits Can Teach Businesses

Peter Drucker, the world-renown management author could have not said it any better in his book The Essential Drucker, “Volunteers have to get more satisfaction from their work than paid employees, precisely because they do not get a paycheck. They need above all, challenge. They need to know the organization’s mission and to believe in…

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An Inevitable Crisis – A Quality Police Force

By butler.jeff1 / February 16, 2019 / Comments Off on An Inevitable Crisis – A Quality Police Force

When there is an elephant in the room one should address it. But what if the elephant is behind you and everyone else can see it?   Earlier this week I was working with the police force in an one day training session regarding millennials. After lunch, the highest ranking police officer, the police chief,…

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