Posted Sat, 06/04/2011 - 18:01 by Mike Baumgartner
Consider a room full of Directors all reviewing the performance of their managers. They are setting goals, establishing development plans, and comtemplating who are on the fast track to promotion and who will need coaching.
Posted Sun, 05/29/2011 - 07:10 by Mike Baumgartner
Managers take note. A friend once told me having a good human resource manager/director is the equivalent of finding a good dentist. This actually made great sense to me. No one ever wants to see the dentist. You certainly don’t visit a dentist unless you have to, and you never think about your dentist until that critical moment when you really need him.
Posted Sun, 05/08/2011 - 22:20 by Mike Baumgartner
Unemployment us up but people are finding jobs. Learn how to not shoot yourself in the foot in a new job. What you are really earning per hour and what you are worth is covered. Superjobs and how your company my be taking advantage of you....and unemployment scams..all on this episode of Jobcast Radio
Posted Sun, 05/08/2011 - 09:50 by Mike Baumgartner
Sit down and calculate the amount of time you spend on your job.I’m serious.Before you read any further, I want you to compute how much time you use for your employment.Now I don’t mean just from the time you clock in at You should count ALL the time – the time it takes to get ready
Posted Sun, 05/01/2011 - 09:42 by Mike Baumgartner
So you just got a new job. It's your first day and you want to make a good impression. Shake things up. Drive change. Make your mark. In short, you have just chosen suicide. Although I am not one to preach by parables, let me tell you a story I tell any new hire who joins a company.
Posted Sat, 04/16/2011 - 15:47 by Mike Baumgartner
Younger workers hit 25% unemployment. Women earning more than men - YES!. Less people want to work. Your new boss is a jerk, what to do. Your resume, if you are not yourself, its false advertising. All that and more on Jobcast Radio.
Posted Sun, 04/10/2011 - 09:54 by Mike Baumgartner
Sometimes life hits you in the face with a reality check. It may be something as simple and annoying as a rainstorm knocking out your internet for a week, or a little more significant like your son trying to see if your cell phone has the same effect on Diet Coke as Mentos. In my case, it was both... at the same time.
Posted Sun, 04/03/2011 - 14:00 by Mike Baumgartner
8.8% unemployment, Not Bad! But there are things you need to know about how to survive a growing job market. Extreme commuter? Not healthy. ALSO Can't start your resume, writers block? Resume 101 - how to get started. Finally, you got burned from being laid off? You will never get over it. The unfortunate truth with job loss. Jobcastradio.com
Posted Sun, 03/27/2011 - 16:47 by Mike Baumgartner
"When do I get my life back?" yelled the manager as he completed his sixth straight week of more than 60 hours in the office. "You get your life back when I get mine," answered the director who has a cot in his office because sometimes it’s too dangerous to drive home on California freeways while exhausted.
Posted Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:20 by Mike Baumgartner
The things that make you sick at work, it matters if your boss has a daughter, looking like superman on your resume, and why law school is a bad idea. All on this episode of Jobcast Radio with your host CEO Mike Baumgartner.
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