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You try to be a good leader for your business. You created a vision for your business (or for your department) and you shared it with your people. You work on a daily basis to make sure that they have the tools and information they need to do their jobs as efficiently and effectively as possible.
One of the tools you use in leadership is the meeting.
The first few months for a new hire in the workplace are usually a mix of conflicting feelings. On the one hand they are excited and eager to prove themselves to their new employers, but at the same time they feel hesitant about their “fit” with the company. New hires’ learning curves are steep. They are both actively adjusting to the new culture while getting up to speed on their responsibilities.
Incidents: Spilling ice cream on the keyboard (done it). Tripping and falling on the stairs in front of hordes of people (witnessed it). Forgetting to dress for work and not realizing it until you get there (had nightmares about it). When things like this happen, we use our wits and our quick thinking to get ourselves out of the messes we’ve gotten ourselves (or fallen, as the case may be) into.
Young professionals have let go of the unattainable goal of work-life balance. They understand that if you consider work and sleep—it’s just mathematically impossible. So they look for, and stay in, work situations where they can have time for what they care about, or what I like to call work-life integration – having each of the spheres of life, i.e., career, family, friendships, recreation, health, and so forth, honored.
“If it’s tough to navigate for you, if you’re frustrated by the user experience, I guarantee you job seekers are feeling the same way. And that’s going to end up hurting you,” says Eric Offner, a mobile recruitment expert with CareerBuilder.
In a positive sign for the economy, seasonal hiring is expected to increase over the summer months, according to CareerBuilder’s annual Summer Job Forecast.
Of the more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals who participated in the survey, three in ten (29 percent) plan to hire workers for the summer, up from 21 percent in 2011 and an average of 22 percent over the past four years.
As one of today’s fastest-growing companies, Coinstar, Inc. is in the unique position to hire workers across multiple functions and contribute to economic growth. Learn more about how Coinstar is empowering employment in the following video, or read the Q&A below with Coinstar’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Raquel Karls.
What does Coinstar do to ensure employees perform to their highest potential?