Monthly Archives: July 2008

Jul 30

Make SMART Goals SMARTer

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Using the SMART method of creating goals makes sense even if your company doesn’t explicitly use it for their goals. Plenty has been written about SMART goals, most of it simply explaining what the SMART acronym means. I’ve also added a good amount to the meaning for readers of this site by looking at how […]

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Jul 25

Employee Engagement and Enthusiasm

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

There is a lot of management talk about employee engagement. In fact, I belong to a forum on the subject. There is a distinction, I think, in “employee engagement” and “enthusiastic employee engagement.” Employee engagement is critical to the success of an organization. Employees will usually be more creative, positive, and productive when engaged in […]

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Jul 15

Scared to take this job

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

This weekend, I received a note from one of my readers asking if she should take a job with Countrywide in India, given their recent purchase by Bank of America, or take a job with IBM or Infosys. According to the note, here’s what the hiring manager said about the Countrywide merger with Bank of […]

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Jul 11

A neat recruiting tool – that’s totally scary

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Monday update below For 15-years or so, I’ve been fascinated with combining maps with business. There are some legitimate reasons for this combination – sending technicians to the next closest trouble ticket, routing deliveries for UPS-like services, and knowing where you customers are located so you can provide the right services for them. Jim Stroud, […]

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Jul 10

Would you take this position?

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

How management defines the importance of projects is critical to Cubicle Warriors. And to management. When we evaluate positions, there are certain assumptions that go along with that evaluation. If you are interviewing for a new position, whether in your current company or not, there are benchmarks that use that make you feel comfortable about […]

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Jul 08

Nomadic Career Management

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Today, “businesses are primarily organized in 1950’s-era style.” But, increasingly, the world of work is not. So says Chris Brogan in a thought-provoking article on “Threading Some Trends Together.” There is a paradigm shift coming to companies willing to look. Work is increasingly based upon knowledge delivery. And costs continue to rise for traditional office […]

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