Day: April 22, 2017

9 Ways To Make The Wrong Impression On Your First Day

Source: 9 Ways To Make The Wrong Impression On Your First Day

9 Ways To Make The Wrong Impression On Your First Day



  Recruiters spend six seconds per resume before deciding whether an applicant is a good fit.

  • How fast? When it comes to hiring:

    • Recruiters spend six seconds per resume before deciding whether an applicant is a good fit.

    Interviewers “know” within

     10 seconds whether a      candidate is right for the job.

As a job seeker, if you make it past these 16 grueling seconds of judgment and get hired, you’re still not home free.

No, now it’s time for the next round of judging: your first day of work.

Put your best foot forward by avoiding these nine off-putting behaviors:

1. Showing Up Tired

Fact: fatigue kills your performance and productivity. Don’t give your employer second thoughts on your first day. Get plenty of rest and show up ready to bust your butt.

2. Dressing Inappropriately

People judge books by their covers, wines by their labels, and you by your first-day attire. You should know what the company dress code is by now, so pick a clean, wrinkle-free outfit that reflects it. While you’re at it, make sure you’re hygienically sound.

3. Oversharing

Being an open book is fine, but tone it down at first. Your new co-workers probably aren’t ready to hear why you were let go from your previous job or that you conceived your 16-year-old son on a first date in high school.

4. Complaining

Your parking spot is a mile away, the training for new hires is putting you to sleep, and you’re not that fond of your cubemate. Annoying? Perhaps. Worth mentioning? No. Workplace negativity is toxic and will send your new co-workers running.

5. Flirting

Are you there to work or find a date for Friday night? Even if your company is all right with office relationships, jumping into one right away brings your professional brand into question.

Would you rather be labeled “the new guy who’s amazing at sales” or “the new guy who’s dating Jane”? Establish yourself first, then decide whether dating Jane is worth it.

6. Saying ‘No’ To Lunch Invites

As the new face around the office, you’ll be invited by co-workers to lunch, coffee, happy hour, and other events outside of the office. Don’t turn them down. This is how you become part of the company’s family, an important step for both personal and professional growth.

7. Trying To Make Your New Job Like Your Old Job

Organizations have deeply rooted ways of doing things. If you come in and insist others do it your way, it’s not going to go well. I have a good friend who experienced this recently. He works for a company with a fast-paced, startup mentality. A new guy just joined from the slow-moving corporate world (The Land of Red Tape, as I like to call it) and continues to add in the extra steps and checks he’s used to.

It’s fine to make suggestions, but first ask yourself why you’re making them. Do you really see room for improvement or are you just being stubborn in your ways? If it’s the former, go for it; if not, then let go and move on.

8. Forgetting To Say ‘Thank You’

It takes time to train new hires. Even those with years of experience need to learn the nuances of the company and its culture. So thank co-workers who take the time out of their busy day to help you, even if all they did was point you to the nearest restroom.

9. Concealing Your Excitement

Excitement, like negativity, is contagious. The difference is that excitement is a great feeling to catch. It’s easy for long-time employees to lose sight of why their job is so great. Having a new, excited face around the office is an excellent reminder. If you’re that face, people will be drawn to you.

None of this is to say you should lie to your co-workers or not be yourself in front of them. Just be a more tactful, selective version of yourself for a while.

P.S. Sound like too many things to concern yourself with? We agree. That’s why, in addition to recommending the behavior above, we encourage you to be aware of your own judgements and give the next new employee a break.

#HR Word:#Global #Village

The rise of multinational corporations has multiplied the challenges of HR managers while successfully bridging the gap between nations. This state of business in the world is reflected by the term – Global Village

The rise of multinational corporations has increased the diversity between employees in an organization. Today, HR managers are entrusted with the task of not only looking for skills and knowledge, but cultural adaptability also

Global employee mobility has increased manifold in the last decade and today, therefore, employees need to be groomed for global assignments.

For a company to sell its product or offer services in a foreign country, it should first study the cultural scenario in the country. 

There have been cases where a wrong product was placed to the wrong group of people in the foreign country and the company had to move out even before it settled down in the foreign land. Workers who are entrusted with a global responsibility need to have a working knowledge about the foreign language. The company must ensure that the workers are provided adequate training.

Example – American Express has its main customer service centers based in India and Brazil. The Indian employees are imparted training on the English language – both American and British – so that they can cater to America, United Kingdom, Australia, and other English-speaking populations. The Brazilian employees cater to Latin America, Spain, and other Portuguese/Spanish-speaking populations.

One of the most important areas in Human Resource Management is cultural training and cultural integration. HR managers must ensure that workers going for global assignments understand the foreign country’s culture. Along with culture, training must be provided about legal regulations because what might be considered legal in one country might be banned in another.

Some of the other challenges put forward by the Global Village

Tax Regulations – A company’s operations in different countries would be taxed differently based on the tax regulations of each country. It becomes important for a company to have a department which works at a global level to ensure that the operations adhere to tax laws, customs, import restrictions, and similar regulations.

Government Regulations – Before setting up the business in the new country, it becomes important to have all the necessary permissions and adhere to the employment regulations and business regulations of the new country. For example, in some countries, it becomes necessary for a foreign company to enter into a Joint Venture with a local company if it wants to set up its business in that country.

Availability of Resources – A company would need access to raw materials, supplies, and equipment for setting up its business in the foreign country. Along with these resources, it is important that there is adequate availability of skilled-labour in the foreign country.