Archive for the Category ◊ Management Tools ◊

• Thursday, February 19th, 2015

U.S. employers came out swinging in the New Year with a strong January 2015 jobs report. The U.S. economy added 257,000 jobs in January — more than economists had been expecting — and there were also a few other positive surprises sprinkled throughout the report. Here are a few headlines so you can get a sense of the […]

• Monday, October 15th, 2012

Join Relevant LinkedIn Groups LinkedIn groups are great forums for career-related discussions — members often share articles, ask questions and start online conversations with each other. Do a quick group search on LinkedIn, and you’re likely to get a long list of niche groups within your field. That said, do your research to make sure […]

• Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Arkay Career Services is conducting a 2 months survey to examine the 2012 employment trends within the medical device industry. We will conclude the poll in November and share with you the results. Please help us spread the word, the more votes we have the more accurate the results will be. Voting is completely confidential […]

• Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

If you want to remain relevant and advance your career in today’s global marketplace, you need to serve as an enabler of business growth and innovation. One of the best ways to do this is to adopt an “immigrant mindset.” The immigrant mentality has proven time and again to accelerate careers and build enterprise. A study in 1996 […]

• Friday, August 24th, 2012

This is a guest post from Dev Ittycheria, a partner at Greylock Partners. One of the most daunting personnel decisions an enterprise software company CEO has to make is hiring a new head of sales. Make a great hire and the company’s ability to scale increases dramatically, accelerating growth and creating value for everyone involved. Make […]

• Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

With the medals handed out and the games concluded, we can take a look back at the months and years leading to the Olympic games. Top athletes selected to represent each country’s Olympic team were picked from the best, after many try-outs and judging competitions. Based on the toughest criteria, these decisions were a result […]

• Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Terry Weaver and his colleagues at the Chief Executive Boards International have little patience for “toxic employees.” The group normally is quick to encourage members to fire an employee whose presence is a “cancer” on the company, said Weaver, who serves as CEO of the organization that provides ideas and advice to business owners and leaders. […]

• Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Successful leaders empower their people to make decisions, share information, and take risks. Here are three ways to get out of your people’s way and let them take ownership: Give responsibility and autonomy. Let those who demonstrate the capacity to handle responsibility take on new levels of accountability and have autonomy over their tasks and resources. […]

• Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

So what if you make a mistake? Here’s how to beat analysis paralysis when hiring a new employee. Any job seeker knows from experience how much first impressions matter. In fact, they probably matter too much. A single interview, after all, rarely uncovers enough information to determine whether someone would be a good employee. To compensate […]

• Monday, November 14th, 2011

Social experiments have upended almost everything that modern management takes as a given. Science has managed to reveal some crazy things that fly in the face of almost every commonly accepted management practice. Here’s the latest: Rewards for top performers lead them to worse performance. And if you want to foster innovation, bonuses won’t work […]