A I M S News aims.bg http://aims.bg En (c) 2011-2019 aims.bg 60 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:35:44 +0300 A I M S News http://aims.bg/img/logo.jpg http://aims.bg Recruiting successfully @Zero Unemployment Rate <h1 style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</h1> <h1 style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</h1> <h1> &nbsp;&nbsp;<strong style="text-align: center; font-size: 12px;">Успешен подбор при нулева безработица</strong></h1> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p> Днес търсещите работа разполагат с изобилие от информация. Към тях се отправят атрактивни предложения. Не е достатъчно просто да обявите отворена позиция и да очаквате желаните кандидати да дойдат при вас. Те са направили своите проучвания за компанията и работното място.</p> <p align="center"> Предстои ви нелеката задача да ги убедите да изберат точно Вас!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Заедно ще потърсим отговор на щекотливи въпроси:</p> <ul> <li> Каква е зависимостта между привличането на правилните хора и задържането им в организацията?</li> <li> Каква е цената на грешните решения?</li> <li> Колко е важно първото впечатление?</li> <li> Как да преодоляваме емоционалните си пристрастия?</li> <li> Кой продава и кой купува - какво се предлага и търси от двете страни в процеса на подбор?</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> Как ще го постигнем</p> <ul> <li> Ще споделим опит и успешни практики чрез интерактивни сесии, ролеви игри, дискусии, казуси, прилагане на техники за интервюиране и инструменти за подбор.</li> <li> Ще разработим рейтингова система за оценка на кандидатите.</li> <li> Ще съставим формула за наемане на базата на представянето, за да прогнозираме изпълнението на новата роля.</li> <li> Ще приложим визуализация на най-важните цели за изпълнение.</li> <li> Ще идентифицираме възходяща тенденция към личностен растеж.</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Кръгла маса</p> <p> Началото на нашето обучение ще бъде поставено с дискусионна кръгла маса, на която ще обсъдим сложността на ситуацията с липсата на кадри и успешни практики от Вашия опит.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;">Присъединете се към нас за да научите как</span></p> <ul> <li> ДА ОТПРАВЯТЕ ЯРКИ ПОСЛАНИЯ, ЗА ДА ДОСТИГНЕТЕ ДО НАЙ-ДОБРИТЕ</li> <li> ДА ЗАДАДЕТЕ ПРАВИЛНИТЕ ВЪПРОСИ, ЗА ДА ОТКРИЕТЕ НАЙ-ПОДХОДЯЩИТЕ СЛУЖИТЕЛИ</li> <li> ДА ИЗСЛЕДВАТЕ И УПРАВЛЯВАТЕ МОТИВАЦИЯТА НА КАНДИДАТИТЕ</li> <li> ДА РЕАЛИЗИРАТЕ УСПЕШНО НАЗНАЧЕНИЕ ЧРЕЗ УМЕЛО ИНТЕРВЮИРАНЕ</li> <li> ДА ПОДДЪРЖАТЕ ПОСТОЯНЕН ПОТОК ОТ ИЗЯВЕНИ ПРОФЕСИОНАЛИСТИ</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> За кого е предназначена програмата</p> <p> Успешното привличане и задържане на таланти не може да бъде грижа и отговорност единствено и само на специалистите в областта на Човешки ресурси. Съпричастни към подбора и наемането в организацията са мениджърите, отношение към процеса имат и външните консултанти.</p> <p> Двудневно обучение - 26 и 27.09.2019, 09:00-17:30</p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> Допълнителен модул - умения за подбор на IT роли</p> <p> Ако Вашата компания е в най-бързоразвиващия се сектор и имате нужда от постоянен поток от IT специалисти; ако искате да обогатите познанията си за необходимата терминология и какво стои зад нея, този модул ще Ви предостави ценна помощ.</p> <p> Еднодневно обучение &ndash; 04.10.2019, 09:00-17:30</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Цени и условия за записване</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width: 594px;" width="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 221px; height: 34px;"> <p align="center"> Обучителен модул</p> </td> <td style="width: 109px; height: 34px;"> <p align="center"> Дати</p> </td> <td style="width: 154px; height: 34px;"> <p align="center"> Продължителност</p> </td> <td style="width: 110px; height: 34px;"> <p align="center"> Финална</p> <p align="center"> цена</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 221px; height: 22px;"> <p align="center"> Успешен подбор при 0-ва безработица</p> </td> <td style="width: 109px; height: 22px;"> <p align="center"> 26 и 27.09</p> </td> <td style="width: 154px; height: 22px;"> <p align="center"> 2 работни дни</p> </td> <td style="width: 110px; height: 22px;"> <p align="center"> 495 лв</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 221px; height: 21px;"> <p align="center"> Допълнителна опция - IT for HR</p> </td> <td style="width: 109px; height: 21px;"> <p align="center"> 04.10</p> </td> <td style="width: 154px; height: 21px;"> <p align="center"> 1 работен ден</p> </td> <td style="width: 110px; height: 21px;"> <p align="center"> 210 лв</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width: 602px;" width="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 249px; height: 90px;"> <p align="center"> Обучителен модул</p> </td> <td style="width: 169px; height: 90px;"> <p align="center"> Основна цена</p> </td> <td colspan="2" style="width: 184px; height: 90px;"> <p align="center"> Количествена отстъпка за повече участници от една компания</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="height: 34px;"> <p align="center"> Успешен подбор при 0-ва безработица</p> </td> <td style="width: 169px; height: 34px;"> <p align="center"> 495 лв</p> </td> <td style="width: 92px; height: 34px;"> <p align="center"> 3-5</p> </td> <td style="width: 92px; height: 34px;"> <p align="center"> 8%</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 249px; height: 32px;"> <p align="center"> IT for HR</p> </td> <td style="width: 169px; height: 32px;"> <p align="center"> 210лв</p> </td> <td style="width: 92px; height: 32px;"> <p align="center"> 6+</p> </td> <td style="width: 92px; height: 32px;"> <p align="center"> 10%</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;"> <br /> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u>Допълнителни условия:</u></p> <p> Посочените цени не включват ДДС. Цените за модула IT for HR са валидни при записване на двата модула.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> AIMS Human Capital&nbsp;</p> <p> office@aims.bg</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <h1> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</h1> <h1 style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</h1> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=146&lang=En Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0300 Tips and Tricksfor Candidates – Episode 2 <h2 style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5rem; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.2; font-size: 2.2rem; font-family: &quot;Roboto condensed&quot;, sans-serif; color: rgb(3, 49, 82);"> SOCIAL MEDIA &ndash; YOUR IMAGE TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD</h2> <h3 style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5rem; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.2; font-size: 2rem; font-family: &quot;Roboto condensed&quot;, sans-serif; color: rgb(3, 49, 82);"> What experience has taught us</h3> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> <span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">Written by</span>&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/consultants/gregoire-depeursinge/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">Gr&eacute;goire Depeursinge</a>; EVP EMEA&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">AIMS International</a>, Managing Partner&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/locations/switzerland/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">AIMS&nbsp;Switzerland</a>&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/consultants/leonie-pentz/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">Leonie Pentz</a>; VP EMEA&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">AIMS International</a>, Managing Partner&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/locations/south-africa/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">AIMS South Africa</a></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> <span class="IN-widget" data-lnkd-debug="&lt;!--{cke_protected}%3Cscript%20type%3D%26quot%3BIN%2FFollowCompany%2Binit%26quot%3B%20data-id%3D%26quot%3B278806%26quot%3B%20data-counter%3D%26quot%3Bright%26quot%3B%3E%3C%2Fscript%3E--&gt;" style="box-sizing: inherit; float: left; display: inline-block; line-height: 1; vertical-align: bottom; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" class="IN-widget IN-widget--iframe" frameborder="0" height="1" id="{&quot;xdOrigin&quot;:&quot;https://aimsinternational.com&quot;,&quot;xdChannel&quot;:&quot;b1779553-95bb-4cf8-9f49-3fa3123a2c07&quot;,&quot;framework&quot;:&quot;@linkedin/xdoor-sdk&quot;,&quot;version&quot;:&quot;0.1.149&quot;,&quot;debug&quot;:false}" name="{&quot;xdOrigin&quot;:&quot;https://aimsinternational.com&quot;,&quot;xdChannel&quot;:&quot;b1779553-95bb-4cf8-9f49-3fa3123a2c07&quot;,&quot;framework&quot;:&quot;@linkedin/xdoor-sdk&quot;,&quot;version&quot;:&quot;0.1.149&quot;,&quot;debug&quot;:false}" scrolling="no" src="https://www.linkedin.com/pages-extensions/FollowCompany?id=278806&amp;counter=right&amp;xdOrigin=https%3A%2F%2Faimsinternational.com&amp;xdChannel=b1779553-95bb-4cf8-9f49-3fa3123a2c07&amp;xd_origin_host=https%3A%2F%2Faimsinternational.com" style="box-sizing: inherit; max-width: 100%; float: left; vertical-align: bottom; width: 127px; height: 24.5117px;" width="1"></iframe></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> In our practice as&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/services/executive-search/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">Executive Search</a>&nbsp;and HR&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/consultants/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">Consultants</a>, we are confronted daily with candidates, their history, their approach, their beliefs &ndash; right or wrong, their attitudes and tactics and are privileged observers of their interaction with recruiters and line managers. This is an attempt to share the lessons learnt and give some practical tips as to how to improve your chances in the market. Some of the things listed will seem obvious, but you&rsquo;d be surprised by how often we see even seasoned managers make mistakes they could easily avoid.</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> The format chosen is that of a weekly series of 6 short articles. Today is the second episode in the series:</p> <h3 style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5rem; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.2; font-size: 2rem; font-family: &quot;Roboto condensed&quot;, sans-serif; color: rgb(3, 49, 82);"> Episode 2 &ndash; Social networks: your image to the outside world</h3> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> While last week&rsquo;s short article was about networking in the &ldquo;real world&rdquo;; this week, we are going to have a look at online social networks.</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> While there are alternatives to LinkedIn in certain markets (like&nbsp;<a href="https://www.xing.com/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">Xing</a>&nbsp;in the German speaking countries or&nbsp;<a href="http://www.viadeo.com/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">Viadeo</a>&nbsp;in France),&nbsp;<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">LinkedIn</a>, with its 500 million users, is a must for most of us, so the rest of this article will mostly be referring to LinkedIn, but the same rules apply for all social networks. Nowadays, these sites are the main source of information for recruiters.&nbsp; Especially since candidate sourcing has become global, researchers consulting your profile could be sitting anywhere on the globe and no longer have a contact network in the real world in your industry or geographical area. This means that if you are not there, you are in fact almost invisible!</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> Here are a few tips on how to make the most out of LinkedIn and its competitors:</p> <ul style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 1.5em 1em; list-style-position: initial; list-style-image: initial; padding-left: 0px; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">Begin with networking before:&nbsp;</span>before you need a new job. Just like in the real world, you stand to lose a lot of time if you only start using these tools when you have a problem. Opportunities for new positions normally don&rsquo;t appear when you need them most, so you should be available and have an open ear for what the market has to offer at all times.</li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">Concentrate on the one that&rsquo;s best for you:</span>&nbsp;rather than doing things by halves on many sites, choose one (most probably Linkedin, but not always) and be really active on it.</li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">Don&rsquo;t make it obvious for your employer:</span>&nbsp;when re-working your profile in depth, make sure your activity broadcast is turned off, otherwise everyone you&rsquo;re connected with will receive a notification after every change. Turn it back on before you make the last change so that one notification will go out.</li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">Make sure people can reach you and identify you correctly:</span>&nbsp;what is the sense of being on a social network and keeping people from connecting with you? Select an email address (not your professional one) that you are sure to check regularly (seems obvious, no? You&rsquo;d be astonished to hear how often people see the messages we send them only months later&hellip;). Fill in your mobile phone number (only your contacts will be able to see it) and make sure your name is displayed in full in the right order (first name &ndash; last name). Go to &lsquo;settings&rsquo; and ensure you allow people to send you messages. On LinkedIn, make sure that your&nbsp;<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/settings" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">public profile</a>&nbsp;is well visible and has a clear, simple URL.</li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">Broaden your network:</span>&nbsp;the size of your network determines how many people you can &ldquo;see&rdquo;, but also how many can &ldquo;see&rdquo; you. Start by inviting everybody you know to connect. Systematically connect with people you meet. Check out who&rsquo;s visited your profile and connect to them. Don&rsquo;t forget to visit their profile as well. If they are premium members, they will notice that you didn&rsquo;t and might not accept you as a contact since you didn&rsquo;t show any interest in them. You should have at least 500 contacts. Another good way of broadening your network is by becoming a member of groups (you will see all members of these groups and they will be able to see you). Give some thought to what criteria you will use to accept or reject an invitation.</li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">Build a good profile:</span>&nbsp;we will talk about the CV in more detail in episode 3 (please make sure to read it when it is published next week). Most rules that are valid for the CV also apply here, but there are a few extra considerations: Make sure to select the right industry (for example if you are an HR Manager in a Life Sciences company, select Life Sciences and not Human Resources) and the right company.&nbsp; &nbsp;Most companies already exist on LinkedIn, sometimes several times, e.g. for every country or division. Make sure you select the right one; the same one your colleagues are working for.</li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">Use the right keywords:&nbsp;</span>make it easy for recruiters to find your profile. Ensure &nbsp;the keywords that normally describe your function, industry, special knowledge, etc. are somewhere in your profile.&nbsp; You can also use the keywords for related industries and functions to broaden your visibility. Be careful of internal jargon and acronyms and rather use commonly used terms and words.&nbsp; Too often, using internal company vocabulary will result in your profile not being found by recruiters. As an example, if your title is &ldquo;Head of Finance&rdquo;, make sure that the keyword &ldquo;CFO&rdquo; is mentioned somewhere or even replace your official company title with &ldquo;CFO&rdquo;). Describe your different positions like you would in the CV, not only in one line. List all the languages you speak, including your mother tongue (this is still something that many people don&rsquo;t do, so Germans might not be selected when a recruiter is searching for people who speak German&hellip;). Bear in mind that it is often not the headhunter or Senior Consultant himself who will screen the web, but a research team which is often composed of clever, but junior people, just out of university. These researchers may be more or less competent and motivated and the more chances they have to find you easily because your profile is set up well, the better.</li> <li style="box-sizing: inherit;"> <span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">Connect with headhunters, but don&rsquo;t pester them:</span>&nbsp;when a headhunter contacts you, reply and invite them to connect, even if you are not interested. This will ensure you appear in many of their future searches (being a direct contact) and that they remember you more easily. Talking to them may also give you some indication of your &ldquo;market value&rdquo;. If you are trying to make them aware of you and invite them to connect without prior contact, you should make sure that you are an interesting connection for them (refer to whatever expertise/knowledge you have in common with them and offer to support them rather than ask for a job and a meeting); visit their profile before you invite them to show that you are interested in them; don&rsquo;t invite all the consultants from the same executive search company (they will notice and your value to them will decrease); don&rsquo;t ask for a call or meeting more than once; don&rsquo;t pester them. If they have an opening that fits your profile, you can be certain that they will make contact with you.</li> </ul> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> In short: spend the necessary time to fine tune your profile and maximize your visibility. It is definitely worth it!</p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=145&lang=En Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0300 Why business leaders need to be agile? as digital disruption goes exponential <h2 style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5rem; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.2; font-size: 2.2rem; font-family: &quot;Roboto condensed&quot;, sans-serif; color: rgb(3, 49, 82);"> Can we find answers to the challenges of the future in one of the oldest industrial operations still active in Europe?</h2> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> <span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">Written by</span>&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/consultants/gregoire-depeursinge/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">Gr&eacute;goire Depeursinge</a>, EVP EMEA, Managing Partner AIMS International&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/locations/switzerland/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">Switzerland</a></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> <span class="IN-widget" data-lnkd-debug="&lt;!--{cke_protected}%3Cscript%20type%3D%26quot%3BIN%2FFollowCompany%2Binit%26quot%3B%20data-id%3D%26quot%3B278806%26quot%3B%20data-counter%3D%26quot%3Bright%26quot%3B%3E%3C%2Fscript%3E--&gt;" style="box-sizing: inherit; float: left; display: inline-block; line-height: 1; vertical-align: bottom; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" class="IN-widget IN-widget--iframe" frameborder="0" height="1" id="{&quot;xdOrigin&quot;:&quot;https://aimsinternational.com&quot;,&quot;xdChannel&quot;:&quot;c977f73c-fd8e-45fa-863c-90c0e8007c03&quot;,&quot;framework&quot;:&quot;@linkedin/xdoor-sdk&quot;,&quot;version&quot;:&quot;0.1.149&quot;,&quot;debug&quot;:false}" name="{&quot;xdOrigin&quot;:&quot;https://aimsinternational.com&quot;,&quot;xdChannel&quot;:&quot;c977f73c-fd8e-45fa-863c-90c0e8007c03&quot;,&quot;framework&quot;:&quot;@linkedin/xdoor-sdk&quot;,&quot;version&quot;:&quot;0.1.149&quot;,&quot;debug&quot;:false}" scrolling="no" src="https://www.linkedin.com/pages-extensions/FollowCompany?id=278806&amp;counter=right&amp;xdOrigin=https%3A%2F%2Faimsinternational.com&amp;xdChannel=c977f73c-fd8e-45fa-863c-90c0e8007c03&amp;xd_origin_host=https%3A%2F%2Faimsinternational.com" style="box-sizing: inherit; max-width: 100%; float: left; vertical-align: bottom; width: 146px; height: 24.5117px;" width="1"></iframe></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> A couple of weeks ago I was struck by something I saw at the venerable 500 years old Swiss salt mines in Bex: they are producing a special salt called &ldquo;<a href="https://www.seldesalpes.ch/en/culinary-world/sel-ancienne/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">Fleur des Alpes</a>&rdquo; in the most traditional and natural way you can imagine, 1.500 metres into the mountain and 450 metres below the surface. The production process is pure craftsmanship in the traditional sense but the monitoring of the production, quality control, etc. are entirely digitalized and paperless!</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> Is this&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">digital disruption</span>&nbsp;or is this an&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">industrial revolution</span>&nbsp;&ndash; as we have always seen them?</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> As more and more industries and business models see themselves fundamentally affected by digital disruption, as companies are suddenly challenged by players from completely different sectors, we ask ourselves where it will stop. Is anybody safe?</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> The answer is that disruption affects everybody, even industries active in basic commodities. Let&rsquo;s take the example of the car industry: challenged by new players in&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">autonomous</span>&nbsp;and/or&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">electric</span>&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">vehicles</span>, it is now fighting back, but it is very possible that people will simply not want to own cars anymore in the near future, which would bring the number of vehicles down&hellip; So, OK, car makers have a problem&hellip; but we still need roads, right? Or will all vehicles take to the air and the road infrastructure become largely useless? Hold it: if we can all fly around in any way we want, get everything delivered to our homes and communicate at will with anybody anywhere on the globe, we may not even need cities anymore&hellip;</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> And the digital revolution is just one part of the disruption. What about the progress in&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">biotechnology</span>&nbsp;or the use of&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">quantum</span>&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">physics</span>, for example to encrypt communications? What will happen when all these technologies converge and the lines between them get blurred? How should companies plan their strategy to survive and develop successfully?</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> One thing only seems certain. It will not happen as predicted today by futurologists and mainstream thinking. The environment is in constant evolution and the old and the new cohabit and compete, but often also complement each other in new and positive ways, which might be part of the answer.</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> So, which are the qualities that we must look for when selecting people to join our organizations? For us at&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">AIMS</span>&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">International</span>, the answer is clear. The human quality of agility, the ability to adapt to the environment and select the best option, often, in spite of the rise of big data, on the basis of incomplete information is key. Instead of developing detailed 5-year plans, we need to point out the general direction we want to go in and be ready to adjust permanently to new circumstances. In the same way, we need people who can adapt to more flexible and less fixed organizations, often decentralized and composed of networks going beyond traditional company boundaries.</p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=143&lang=En Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0300 THE CONSUMER SERIES – EPISODE 1: High Season for Consumers <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> <em style="box-sizing: inherit;">With this series, we take a closer look into the world of the Consumer and the processes and people who make this demanding and convenience-driven industry tick.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/expertise/aims-international-fmcg-retail-and-luxury-goods/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">The AIMS Consumer Practice Group</a>&nbsp;has a close-knit team of expert Consultants spread across 12 different countries who are working for the world&rsquo;s leading consumer brand manufacturing, retail and services companies.&nbsp; These partnerships put us on the cutting edge of development in this highly demanding and fast-paced environment.&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> <em style="box-sizing: inherit;">This is the first episode in the series where we share a few thoughts and ideas about what makes it work.</em></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> <span class="IN-widget" data-lnkd-debug="&lt;!--{cke_protected}%3Cscript%20type%3D%26quot%3BIN%2FFollowCompany%2Binit%26quot%3B%20data-id%3D%26quot%3B278806%26quot%3B%20data-counter%3D%26quot%3Bright%26quot%3B%3E%3C%2Fscript%3E--&gt;" style="box-sizing: inherit; float: left; display: inline-block; line-height: 1; vertical-align: bottom; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" class="IN-widget IN-widget--iframe" frameborder="0" height="1" https:="" id="{" linkedin="" name="{" scrolling="no" src="https://www.linkedin.com/pages-extensions/FollowCompany?id=278806&amp;counter=right&amp;xdOrigin=https%3A%2F%2Faimsinternational.com&amp;xdChannel=2419f95a-21ca-4515-b133-d76ff0c47c79&amp;xd_origin_host=https%3A%2F%2Faimsinternational.com" style="box-sizing: inherit; max-width: 100%; float: left; vertical-align: bottom; width: 127px; height: 24.5117px;" width="1"></iframe></span></p> <h3 color:="" roboto="" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5rem; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.2; font-size: 2rem; font-family: "> <span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">EPISODE 1: High Season for Consumers: spare a thought for Rudolph and his fellow reindeer</span></h3> <h4 color:="" roboto="" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5rem; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.2; font-size: 1.8rem; font-family: "> <em style="box-sizing: inherit;">A look behind the scenes into supply chain functions</em></h4> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> Consumer business is seasonal business. In certain industries, one third of the entire annual turnover will be realized in the last 2 months of the year peaking during &lsquo;Black&nbsp;Friday&rsquo;&nbsp;week and over Christmas. In addition, this is counting for both points of sales: Offline in cities and malls but even more important online in the Amazon world.</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> Consumers today are spoilt for choice and convenience and take it for granted that their favourite brands and wish list items will be in stock at a competitive price and delivered on time to their chosen destinations.</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> On the other side of this ideal consumer world is the world of&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">Supply Chain Management</span>&nbsp;(SCM) and the people who make it work. Let us have a look into the engine room of supply chain functionalities like production, purchasing, storage and distribution. Each one of these functions on their own is creating hundreds of job profiles. A key success factor for manufacturers as well as vendors and traders is the technical and organisational optimisation of the supply or value add chain to improve the cost and profit position in highly competitive market places.</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> It follows that&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">job profiles</span>&nbsp;fulfilling core functions in the supply chain engine room like Supply Chain Managers, Planning and Production, Warehouse and Operations Managers are therefore key to the profitability of these organisations. Here project management systems,&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">information systems</span>&nbsp;and processes are important, covered by positions like Project or Process Managers and Specialists. We are in an era of super-fast&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">transformation of digital</span>&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">processes</span>, also in supply chain, demanding IT Specialists who understand operations and&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">key business drivers</span>. Legal requirements, i.e. environmental, health and safety (EHS) and border controls have to be met by specialist skills.</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> The&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">AIMS International</a>&nbsp;network of more than&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/consultants" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">270 partners and consultants</a>&nbsp;in&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/location-list/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">50 countries</a>&nbsp;has built a deep and broad expertise searching and finding the right candidates for those specialised positions across all businesses and across borders. The&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/expertise/aims-international-fmcg-retail-and-luxury-goods/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">Consumer Practice Team</a>, under the leadership of&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/consultants/sarunas-dyburis/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">Sarunas Dyburis</a>, share the newest developments in&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">Supply Chain and Customer Care</span>&nbsp;competencies and technologies through constant communication and team work with the rest of our Consultants.&nbsp; Not only constantly developing the expertise and the reach to find the best managers for your business, but many Partner offices offer leadership development and coaching programs to ensure your leaders are constantly growing. &nbsp;AIMS strives to continually improve the service value chain and service excellence, a USP directly benefiting clients.</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> And what happens when consumers want to exchange and return their unwanted gifts after Christmas? Then reverse logistics processes are taking place; another supply chain activity starts while manufacturers, retailers and online platforms start planning for next year&rsquo;s silly season!</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> <span class="IN-widget" data-lnkd-debug="&lt;!--{cke_protected}%3Cscript%20type%3D%26quot%3BIN%2FFollowCompany%2Binit%26quot%3B%20data-id%3D%26quot%3B278806%26quot%3B%20data-counter%3D%26quot%3Bright%26quot%3B%3E%3C%2Fscript%3E--&gt;" style="box-sizing: inherit; float: left; display: inline-block; line-height: 1; vertical-align: bottom; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" class="IN-widget IN-widget--iframe" frameborder="0" height="1" https:="" id="{" linkedin="" name="{" scrolling="no" src="https://www.linkedin.com/pages-extensions/FollowCompany?id=278806&amp;counter=right&amp;xdOrigin=https%3A%2F%2Faimsinternational.com&amp;xdChannel=b53c54cd-9801-4a28-9724-50f21bcc750f&amp;xd_origin_host=https%3A%2F%2Faimsinternational.com" style="box-sizing: inherit; max-width: 100%; float: left; vertical-align: bottom; width: 127px; height: 24.5117px;" width="1"></iframe></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; color: rgb(3, 49, 82); font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> <span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;">Written by</span>&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/consultants/paul-koglin/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">Paul Koglin</a>, Associate Partner&nbsp;<a href="https://aimsinternational.com/locations/germany/" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(227, 4, 39); text-decoration-line: none; background-color: transparent;">AIMS Germany</a></p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=144&lang=En Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0300 Ms. Maria Shishkova discussing the labor market state in Bulgaria <p> <a href="http://www.bloombergtv.bg/video/za-pazara-na-truda-v-balgariya" target="_blank">http://www.bloombergtv.bg/video/za-pazara-na-truda-v-balgariya&nbsp;</a></p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=142&lang=En Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 10 Ways To Have A More Successful Career <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 20px;"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">10 Ways To Have A More Successful Career</span></strong></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Everyone has two natures. One wants us to advance, the other wants us to pull back. The one we cultivate and decide upon determines whom we become.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Luckily, with the right kind of training, every individual could be a success. Though, it&rsquo;s not in your best interest to wait and expect others to assist you on the road there.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Rather, achievement and career advancement is the culmination of gaining self will power, setting firm resolutions and making a commitment to conquer your weakness and bad habits.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">If success is truly something of interest, our recruitment professionals have laid out 10 easy theories to implement in order to have a more lucrative, productive and fulfilling career.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">1. The secret of success is to try to always improve yourself no matter where you are or what your position is. Learn all you can. In business, miracles do not simply happen.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Rather, success is the culmination of excessive learning and leveraging that knowledge to set firm goals then seeing those proposed accomplishments through to the end.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">2.Think in terms of solutions rather than focusing on problems. Simply because we can&rsquo;t see a solution at a given moment does not mean it&rsquo;s not there.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Use your subconscious voice in order to gain answers and expand your horizon instead of listening to the inner voice that says a particular goal can&rsquo;t be achieved.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">People with a strong sense of self-worth tell themselves that they can handle anything including hurdles that arise in pursuit of their core goals.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">3. Everyone who is willing to pay the price can be a success. Remember that it is the difficult things that really develop us, anything that requires a small effort, utilizes very few of our faculties and does us little benefit in the end.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">4. Learn to remove distractions. Maintain a discipline and focus on your priorities. Don&rsquo;t do the easy things first. Rather, prioritize those commitments that provide the highest return.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">5. Determine what is of value to you. Define what type of job you want, what type of people you want to be around, how much money you want to make and what knowledge you wish to gain.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">6. With people, you get what you put in. Sincere caring and positivity will enable you to gain the cooperation and friendship of those around you.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Start to look for the good in everyone and everything. Not only do encourage those around us by focusing on their more positive traits, we win their trust and loyalty.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">7. Surround yourself with &ldquo;can-do&rdquo; people. It&rsquo;s the type of people whom you surround yourself with that either enhances the chance for success or greatly hinders our ambition and creativity.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">People who believe things can&rsquo;t be done will go out and prove themselves right. By associating yourself with individuals who go out and make things happen, you will catch their ambitious attitude and beliefs.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">8. Become a fighter. Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. Resiliency is a necessary attribute on the way to achievement.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">In order to consistently meet hurdles with effective countermeasures, view problems as temporary and surmountable.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">An universal trait of those who are less successful at work is that they see even the smallest setbacks as career-ending tragedies.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">9. Choose a career that is enjoyable and the money and success will come. Contrary to popular belief, happiness is not a byproduct of success. Instead, it is an ingredient; pleasure in one&rsquo;s work is a key component on the road to achievement.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Happiness breeds focus, creativity and ambition. In order to be at maximum production, an individual must be content with their work. They money will come later.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">10. Nothing great can be achieved alone. Success in dealing with people relies on a sympathetic grasp of the other person&rsquo;s viewpoint. Learn to see the world from other people&rsquo;s perspectives and remember that appreciation, kindliness and friendliness gets things done.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">In the End</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">You become what you think. If you have a mentality conducive to success, you&rsquo;ll get there.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/kensundheim/2015/04/28/10-ways-to-have-a-more-successful-career/2/">Forbes</a></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Picture:&nbsp;<a href="http://learningrebels.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/10ways.png">LR</a></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=138&lang=En Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 +0300 8 Questions <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(0, 128, 0);"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">8 Questions You&#39;d Better Ask Yourself Before Taking A Job</span></strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Job offers come with so many emotions. You&rsquo;re excited, happy, and&mdash;likely&mdash;quite relieved. This relief, while so very sweet after a long job search, can actually be kind of dangerous. You don&rsquo;t want to let your desire to be done with the whole process prevent you from asking yourself some important questions about the job.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Obviously, you&rsquo;ll want to ask your potential new employer some questions about the role, but then it&rsquo;s time to sit down with yourself and consider what this means for you. Before you say yes to a job offer, go to a quiet place and ask yourself these eight questions.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>1. Am I Comfortable With This Job&mdash;and Do I Actually Want to Do It?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Clearly, the hiring manager thinks you can do this job, but now it&rsquo;s time to see if you agree. Review your day-to-day responsibilities, and see if there is there anything you just don&rsquo;t feel good about. You can obviously do the job skill-wise&mdash;it&rsquo;s about whether you want to or not.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>2. Is This Position Interesting and Challenging?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Taking a position and then getting bored in a month is a bit of a waste. Make sure you&rsquo;re not only able to do the job, you also find it difficult (in a good way) at times. Otherwise you&rsquo;ll probably lose interest a lot faster than you think.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>3. Do I Like My Boss and Co-workers?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Ideally, you&rsquo;ll have competent, fun, and thoughtful colleagues. But one thing you might feel guilty about thinking about is whether you, you know, actually like them. This is not something to take lightly: Is this a group of people you can feel at home around?</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>4. Is the Work Environment Somewhere I Can Be Productive?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">In other words, is the office space a place that helps you stay focused and happy? And, do you have the resources necessary for success? It can be a really wonderful job, but if you&rsquo;re more productive on your commute to work than you are at work, that&rsquo;s a problem.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>5. Does This Job Allow for the Lifestyle I Want?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Speaking of commuting, is your commute awful? Do the hours freak you out? Is the vacation package paltry? More importantly, does the job pay well enough (or at least eventually pay well enough) for you to afford a lifestyle that makes you happy? These will all make a difference in how you feel about your job.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>6. Will I Feel Professionally Satisfied?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">This is evaluated differently for everyone&mdash;so it might make sense to think about or clarify your career values before answering&mdash;but consider whether your position allows you to create value for the company and if the company in turn invests in your professional development.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>7. Is This a Company I&rsquo;ll Be Proud to Work At?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Whether you want to evaluate this based on your values or on the company brand, think about how you&rsquo;ll feel to be associated with this company. Having pride for the work your company does is one of the intangible things that can make a surprising difference in how much you end up liking your job.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>8. Does This Job Fit Into My Career Narrative?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">In other words, is this a short-term or long-term career move? You want to make sure you&rsquo;re not taking a job just to run away from another job. Does this new position allow you to work toward a professional goal? If not, you may want to reconsider.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Hopefully, you&rsquo;ll answer yes to all eight of these questions with ease, but if not, take the time to explore why that might be. It may not be a deal breaker, but it&rsquo;s still good to know where this new job stands on all these fronts before you decide to take it (or not).</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2015/04/20/8-questions-youd-better-ask-yourself-before-taking-a-job/2/" target="_blank">Forbes</a></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Picture:&nbsp;<a 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target="_blank">YES/NO</a></span></span></p> </div> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=137&lang=En Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0300 Success Is Never an Accident <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Success Is Never an Accident. It&#39;s a Choice.</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Like everyone, I&rsquo;ve made some pretty dumb decisions in my life. Early in my career I passed on a great job offer to go with a startup that ended up going nowhere. I later went head-to-head with a boss who just happened to be my CEO. Who do you think won that battle? I&rsquo;ll give you a hint: it wasn&rsquo;t me.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Then there were all the money mistakes. I invested $20,000 in Boston Chicken right before it went bankrupt. And I doubled down on tech stocks thinking the dot-com bubble was done bursting. Turns out the market had a long, long way to go before bottoming out.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">But then, I&rsquo;ve been around a long time. Mostly I&rsquo;ve made good decisions. That, I believe, is the reason why things turned out so well. Granted, there is a certain amount of randomness to life. But more than anything, success and happiness are all about making smart choices.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">While every accomplished executive or business leader can rattle off a string of improbable events that somehow led to their success, if they didn&rsquo;t connect those random dots, none of it would have counted for beans. In other words, they also had to make lots of good decisions to make luck work for them over the long haul.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">After graduating college with a worthless diploma I went back to school, got an engineering degree, and followed my gut into the then nascent high-tech industry. Then I learned the management ropes with the world&rsquo;s top semiconductor company. And I joined two startups that ended up going public.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Come to think of it, every significant career and business opportunity that ever came my way was based entirely on a reputation and professional relationships I painstakingly built over the years. It was all about creating and capitalizing on opportunities, not to mention a ridiculous amount of hard work. There was nothing serendipitous about it.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Society likes to use all sorts of labels to describe the good fortune of successful people. Some of them are positive, like making your own luck and being gifted, while others are derisive, as in being in the right place at the right time or growing up with privilege. But the truth is, with rare exception, it always comes down to making good choices.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">What does that mean for you? Sadly, I think it means doing things that far too many of you are not doing.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">It means spending your time on things that matter &ndash; focusing on the big picture and the long run instead of giving in to instant gratification. It means facing up to your responsibilities and holding yourself accountable. It means doing the right thing instead of following the path of least resistance. And it means living within your means.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">It means being willing to step outside your comfort zone and face your darkest fears. It means putting your butt on the line and taking big risks when it would be so much easier to fall into a safety net. Mostly, it means not giving in to the status quo or popular groupthink and having the courage to carve your own path.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">The truth is, it takes courage to do all those things. Discipline, perseverance, and a lot of hard work, too. That&rsquo;s what bugs me about the euphemistic and cynical phraseology of good fortune. Granted, there is luck involved. But if you don&rsquo;t also make smart choices, no good fortune will ever come of it.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Every day you make decisions that impact the outcome of your life. You choose what you say and don&rsquo;t say. What you do and don&rsquo;t do. How you behave and misbehave. Did it ever occur to you that every day of your life you make choices that dramatically and irrevocably alter how things turn out for you?</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">The question you should ask yourself is this: Are the choices I&rsquo;m making today &ndash; right now &ndash; changing the outcome for better or worse? Don&rsquo;t take that question lightly. Look in the mirror when you ask it. And when you answer, be completely honest with yourself.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">The truth is, the right decisions are never the easy ones. They&rsquo;re always the hard ones. But the hardest part is making those first right choices. After a while, that sort of decision-making becomes part of you. And that&rsquo;s when you know you&rsquo;re on the right path. When it gets easier to make hard choices.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Success is never an accident. It&#39;s a choice.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244428">Entrepreneur</a></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Picture:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-165529670/stock-photo-sport-and-life-achievements-and-success-concept-rear-view-sporty-girl-raising-arms-towards.html?src=Zo0In2LOKGml4cYjEdmNtw-1-6">Shutterstock</a></span></span></p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=136&lang=En Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0300 7 Interview Questions To Help You Hire Superstars <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 18px;"><span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><strong>7 Interview Questions</strong></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 18px;"><span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><strong>To Help You Hire Superstars</strong></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Whether you&rsquo;re a two person startup still operating in your garage or a 500-person corporation, one thing should remain consistent: your focus on hiring superstars.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">When my co-founder Eddie Machaalani and I started our commerce platform company, we made a pact to personally interview the first 100 people we hired. It was hard, but we stuck to it and spoke to every person who joined our team during that two-year period.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Through that process, we created a foundation of amazing talent and set the bar high for new&nbsp; employees and hiring managers who still adhere to our most important rule about recruitment: never hire someone who is &ldquo;good enough;&rdquo; always wait for the best. Waiting to hire the right person for a role is painful, but will save you time, money and your sanity in the long run. They are out there and you will find them.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">More than anything else, hiring the right people can determine the destiny of your business. Hire superstars and they&rsquo;ll get behind your vision and make it a reality. Hire the wrong people and you&rsquo;ll find that as your business grows, you&rsquo;ll have a culture of average performers who watch the clock and aren&rsquo;t motivated nearly as much as you are.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">So, how do you ensure you hire the right people? Ask these seven questions:</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><strong>1. What do you like about our business? How would you change what you don&rsquo;t like?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">This question does two things. First, it gives you insight into how a candidate will verbalize something they don&rsquo;t like. Will they talk about the problem and then immediately suggest a solution, or will they tell you that your business is perfect when in reality, it probably isn&rsquo;t? Look for people who talk 5 percent about the problem and 95 percent about the solution.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">By asking how they&rsquo;d change what they don&rsquo;t like, you get a chance to hear how they&rsquo;d go about solving problems. For example, if they say your customer service stinks but can&rsquo;t suggest even a basic idea to fix it, what chance do they have of fixing problems when they&rsquo;re working for you? Will they just give up and move on to something else? Probably. The best employees solve problems fast and on their own.</span></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">2. Which book are you currently reading?</span></span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Passionate people tend to read books or listen to audio books to improve their skills. Whether the books are specific to a skill such as sales and marketing or they&rsquo;re reading a book focused on self-development doesn&rsquo;t matter, they are all good signs.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">If they&rsquo;re reading a fiction book and haven&rsquo;t read an educational book for a while, that&rsquo;s a red flag to me. Superstars are always looking to better themselves, and the smartest people I know are always learning and absorbing new information.</span></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">3. Tell me about a problem you were tasked with solving in your current job. How did you fix it?</span></span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Again, this surfaces their problem solving and creative thinking skills or lack thereof. Did they have a thoughtful approach to solving the problem or did they pass it on to someone else?</span></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">4. What&rsquo;s the one thing you&rsquo;ve accomplished in your career that you&rsquo;re most proud of?</span></span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">This gives you insight into what makes them tick and also lets you assess how they define success. If, for example, they worked at their previous company for 12 years and their biggest accomplishment was beating their sales target in a single quarter, they may not be a superstar.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">On the other hand, if they were promoted five times in their previous role during a two-year period, then you may have a superstar on your hands.</span></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">5. Have you played any team sports before?</span></span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">People who play team sports such as basketball, soccer and rowing are driven, focused on achieving goals and physically fit, which helps keep their mind in peak condition. Generally, they will also be great communicators, cope well under pressure and perform well during team events.</span></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">6. What do you do for fun?</span></span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Balance is an important part of success, and I&rsquo;ve found that superstars strive to do well in most, if not all, areas of their life including physical fitness, relationships contribution and learning.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">As an example, if someone hits the gym three days a week, volunteers on Saturdays and is learning how to play the piano &ldquo;just for fun,&rdquo; then it&rsquo;s fair to say they value achievement, goal setting and are continually looking to improve themselves. This will translate into their job.</span></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">7. &#39;I&rsquo;m not sure you&rsquo;re a fit for the role&hellip;&#39;</span></span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">This one works best when you&rsquo;re hiring people with strong personalities that need to push through constantly hearing &ldquo;no,&rdquo; such as for sales reps or sales leaders, and it&rsquo;s more of a comment than a question. By simply making this statement, they can do one of three things. They can ignore you and skip over the comment. They can agree and try to move on. Or, they can try to sell you on the benefits of bringing them into your business, specifically focusing on the main reasons you can&rsquo;t afford not to hire them.<br /> <br /> These questions aren&rsquo;t a silver bullet for hiring superstars, but they&rsquo;ve allowed me to better decide between people who will and won&rsquo;t be a fit in the business, and their ability to achieve success in their role.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Outside of asking questions, never overlook your gut feel during an interview. If something doesn&rsquo;t feel right or you&rsquo;re not absolutely certain about hiring someone, then say no -- every time.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">It will take longer to hire the right person, but you want to build a company full of people that are right for their roles, instead of people that came along at the right time.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/241524">Entrepreneur</a></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Picture:&nbsp;<a href="http://media.moogsoft.com.s3.amazonaws.com/auto-upload/QuestionsResize.jpg" target="_blank">Moogsoft</a></span></span></p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=135&lang=En Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Urge Your Long-Time Employees to Share Their Expertise <h2 data-editable="true" data-editor-type="html-tip" data-tip-item="title" style="margin: 0px 0px 3px; padding: 0px; font-size: 19px; color: rgb(229, 69, 21); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 data-editable="true" data-editor-type="html-tip" data-tip-item="title" id="tipTitle" style="margin: 0px 0px 3px; padding: 0px; font-size: 19px; color: rgb(229, 69, 21); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 205);">Urge Your Long-Time Employees to Share Their Expertise</span></h2> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 205);"> </span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 22px;">Comp</span><span style="line-height: 22px;">a</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 22px;">nies can&rsquo;t afford to lose the deep expertise that long-time employees spend decades cultivating. But that knowledge often does get lost when workers retire. So before that happens, you need to set systems in place to help share their expertise. For example, in some organizations, employees can&rsquo;t be promoted until they have mentored a successor. In others, compensation is based on how well the team performs, so experienced employees have to help and transfer their expertise to other team members. These strategies embed knowledge-sharing and interaction in the culture. But a bigger problem occurs when people are unhappy with the company they&rsquo;re exiting, leaving them little motivation to share what they know. Managers need to acknowledge good work to prevent this dissatisfaction. Small acts, like providing regular positive feedback, celebrating small wins, and removing obstacles to progress, pay huge dividends in productivity and creativity.</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://legacy.hbr.org/tip/2015/03/20/urge-your-long-time-employees-to-share-their-expertise" target="_blank">HBR</a></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Picture:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peoplefirstsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/baton.jpg" target="_blank">PFS</a></span></span></p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=134&lang=En Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200