By Jaclyn Tersigni Special to the Star Mon., Oct. 1, 2018 Keo Williamson and Julie Phokeo ran their small business for about a year without staff. Summer is the busiest season for Grinning Face, the sisters’ non-dairy gelato shop in Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighbourhood, and they knew they needed extra hands. Hiring for the first time was an eye-opening experience. “We discovered in our early days that sometimes people interviewed well. They were friendly and personable, eager to learn and communicated clearly,” Williamson says. “But, to our surprise, performed inadequately on the job.” For small-business owners — and especially first-time business owners — hiring for the first time is both exciting and daunting. Needing to add staff is evidence of success, but the wrong hire can be detrimental to that success, costing owners both time and money. “They don’t look into the candidate deeply enough,” says … [Read more...] about How to hire the right staff for your small business
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Forget taking your dog into the office, it's all about kicking back with pigs, goats, and cows on your lunch hour. At least, that's the thinking at Pasona's Tokyo headquarters, which boasts a ranch on its 13th floor. It's a feature enjoyed by just one other property in the city - the palace of Japan's emperor - and is all part of the HR company's efforts liven up the workplace while revitalizing Japan's ailing agriculture industry. Pasona Group's Tokyo Office from CNBC. Every weekday, the indoor enclosure welcomes around 100 visitors and plays host to training sessions and educational seminars designed to encourage more job applicants to consider a career in farming. It's an important part of the agenda at Japan's second-largest staffing firm: The country's agricultural workforce has shrunk by 40 per cent in the past two decades. IN TOKYO, HAVING ANIMALS IS NOT TOO COMMON. -Scott Sato, president of Pasona But it also has fringe benefits for the office's 4,000 staff, Pasona President … [Read more...] about Never work with animals or children… Unless you clock in at this Tokyo HR firm
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's talent market in 2018 will be all about adapting to change with candidates urged to keep up with trends in their sector so they can actively develop the skills in demand and stay relevant in the employment market. This is just one of the top 10 talent trends for 2018, according to recruiting experts Hays. "Many sectors are being reshaped by technology creating new roles, but also different demands for those in existing jobs," said Tom Osborne, Regional Director of Hays Malaysia. "Marketing is a great example with the demand for digital expertise now greater than that of the traditional marketing function, but we are also seeing demand for professionals in financial services and many others expected to know how to harness digital tools to drive success for their organisation. "We strongly urge candidates at all levels of seniority not to fight the changing trends, but to instead show genuine curiosity about the changes taking place and show an active interest … [Read more...] about What are Malaysia’s Top 10 Talent Trends for 2018?
Sourcing competent, reliable and skilled workforce in a full employment situation is a major challenge for every employer, large-scale or small-scale. Offering ready-made and tested solutions is a role that has been provided for 70 years world-wide and 20 years in Thailand by the Manpower Group. Manpower operates worldwide through 3,500 offices in 80 countries, serving over 400,000 clients. In Thailand, Manpower operations commenced in March 1998 under the leadership of Simon Matthews, who continues to develop the company from his Bangkok head office, with a total of 12 offices nationwide. Manpower employs over 15,000 contract workers, who are designated as "associates", working with over 500 clients. The company has 220 permanent staff and a turnover in 2017 of Baht 3.9 billion.We asked Simon Matthews, who also until recently served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, about the objectives, challenges, performance and ethics of Manpower Group in Thailand and … [Read more...] about Manpower solutions for workforce challenges
• In 2016, about 43% percent of Americans worked from home at least once in a while, according to Gallup. • FlexJobs recently released a list of the best companies when it comes to telecommuting. • The companies are from a range of industries and include some big names like Amazon and Hilton. Being able to work from anywhere certainly sounds like a great perk. And about 43% percent of Americans said they worked from home at least once in a while in 2016, according to Gallup. But not all companies will let you telecommute. So if flexible work is important to you, you’ve got to do your research. To help out with your search, FlexJobs released a list of 100 companies that allow you to work from just about anywhere. Out of a total of over 49,000 companies, these organizations listed the highest numbers of telecommuting job openings on FlexJobs in 2017. Here are the top 25 organizations on the list:25. K12 The … [Read more...] about Amazon, Dell, and 23 more companies that will let you work from anywhere