The Metiss Group Blog

It’s What Bad Bosses Don’t Do That Makes Them Bad

When we think of bad bosses, images from the comic strip Dilbert and the television shows The Office and Mad Men come to mind.  We imagine bad bosses as those screaming, paper throwing, sexist leaders Hollywood likes to portray.  Since most leaders don’t demonstrate these behaviors, they don’t consider themselves bad bosses. However, research suggests that

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Are Employees Really An Organization’s Greatest Asset?

Many, if not most organizations, promote their employees as being their “greatest asset.” Unfortunately, most employees indicate they hardly feel like an asset, much less among the greatest assets of the company. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average employee stays at a company for 3.5 years and

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Prepare For A Productive Phone Screen Interview

One of the first steps in any effective selection process is the candidate phone screen. To get the most out of this crucial activity, hiring managers should keep the following tips in mind: Schedule phone screen – don’t just call out of the blue; setting a time to talk to

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 Candidate Assessment Results Can Be Used After The Hire Too.

Many companies use behavior assessments and skills testing in their selection process. These crucial instruments assist hiring managers in differentiating among candidates and making the best hire. However, once the offer is made and the candidate is hired, the assessment results are often filed away and rarely referenced again. Reviewing

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Keep The Saw Sharp

Habit #7 in Steve Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is called “Sharpen the Saw.” Covey uses the common analogy of a woodcutter who is sawing for several days straight and is becoming less and less productive. The process of cutting dulls the blade. So the solution is

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