“I had a nice surprise when a candidate I interviewed went on a bicycling trip to Italy and sent me photos he took from my home town area! Brian had a great time as you can see from these photos of Monte Cassino! If I had known that he would be there I could have arranged for him to visit my mom and dad at our family restaurant and have a fantastic Italian dinner with lots of pasta carbs for biking energy.”
My name is Julia Bormann and I am from Bonn, Germany. I am studying labour market management at the University of Applied Labour Studies in Mannheim and I am 23 years old.
My name is Lena Schatz and I am based in a little village near Nuremberg in the south of Germany. I am 20 years old and will turn 21 in August. I am a student of the University of Applied Labour Studies in Mannheim, just as Julia.
Have you been to other countries before coming to Canada?
Since I love to travel I have been to a few different countries before and there are still a lot I would like to go someday. I have been to different countries in Europe before, e.g. Spain, Croatia and Italy. Last year I went to Mexico and the year before I have been to South Africa which was a great experience.
I had the chance to see some different countries by now. In the past I have been to different spots in and around Europe with my parents. I especially liked Greece, the Provence in France and Austria to go skiing. Moreover, I really enjoyed my vacation in the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Unfortunately I could not spend more than two weeks abroad before, … Read More »
Water Keeps You Well at Work
Water is a vital thing to our existence. If you are trying to improve your wellness at work, it could be so simple as drinking some water. It is very important to stay hydrated throughout the day.
In fact, staying hydrated is one of the most valuable things you can do for your body. Water helps to regulate our internal temperature, it removes metabolic wastes, it lubricates joints, and keeps the heart and muscles healthy. Studies show that hydration has improved alertness, concentration and over enhanced cognitive performance.
Without sufficient hydration you can undergo fatigue, dry skin, muscle cramps, sweet cravings, headaches and dry mouth. Dehydration is a deficit of body water when fluid output exceeds intake and it is classified as severe if the loss of body water is over 5%.
Why is it Important to Stay Hydrated?
The effects of dehydrations, and strategies on how to keep employees hydrated throughout the day are good to note, considering that being dehydrated by even 2 percent significantly impairs cognitive performance. It is in everyone’s best interest to keep an abundance of water flowing.
Being dehydrated by even 2 percent impairs performance in tasks that require attention, psychomotor, and immediate memory skills as well as assessment of the subjective state. … Read More »
Summer often brings a tide of events to the workplace, including social gatherings, vacations, performance reviews, and sometimes a transition in employee allocation. For employers, the need for a new hire during the summertime is a challenge that affects the whole team and one which must be evaluated from many angles.
The Challenges of Summer Hiring
During summertime, most employed candidates are usually passive in their job search and goal setting. Most will wait until end of summer or early autumn before they begin to think about their next career steps. Why not hit the beach early and forget about the office while the sun is shining?
Candidates Are Passive in Their Job Search
This generally relaxed feel can be quite the debacle for employers who face the need for an immediate job fill. During the spring many employees make transitions in their careers and this often leaves positions open during the first month of summer. Some of these openings are also results of performance reviews conducted during the second quarter in June – some employees feeling unappreciated or upset when they do not receive an expected promotion and others receive the promotion and with a quick move leave a vacant opening. While some companies anticipate these turnovers, others are left bamboozled with little time to … Read More »
1. What are the most important objectives that this position needs to accomplish within the next year?
This question demonstrates your focus on team success, while gaining an understanding for your immediate responsibilities upon commencing your new role.
2. What are the company’s expectations for the progression of this position?
It’s good to know what parameters you are working with and what the company’s long-term expectations are of you. Hearing the employer’s point of view on his/her idea of success and what goals they hope for you to achieve will help you understand the bigger picture.
3. What is your current strategy for ____________? (Fill in the blank with a thoughtful item you have researched about the company.)
This will highlight the research you have conducted on the company and will demonstrate your diligence, work ethic and sincere interest in the opening. Questions regarding new products, service operations, direction of new management, improvement in quality, and/or how government regulation is affecting operations, etc. will prove your initiative and willingness to engage in the company’s development.
4. How long have you been in your role and where do you see yourself proceeding with the company?
This question provides insight into corporate culture and employment shift within the company. … Read More »