Ask Questions. Get Feedback. Take Action.
This is the slogan of a web site called Rypple. I have not tried it yet but I am curious about it and wonder if any of you have tried it. The concept seems sound. It allows you to gather feedback on yourself quickly and anonymously.
After all, it is difficult to gather meaningful feedback in the workplace. Yes, most companies have a format for gathering and providing feedback but usually only on a yearly basis. And it comes slowly and so infrequently that it is hard to measure progress. If anyone has tried it or tries it now, please leave a comment. Feedback is a gift.
It Only Takes One,
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Posted in Interviewing, Jobsearch, LinkedIn, Networking, tagged Interviewing, Jobseekers, LinkedIn, Matthew Levy, Recruiting, Staffing, Talent Acquisition on November 22, 2009 |
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Michael Esposito, or Espo, as he likes to call himself, runs a very helpful LinkedIn group, where the theme is helping other professionals. He recently posted this thought-provoking discussion. Feel free to join the group and join the conversation. And make that phone call!
As you know, many people are in transition, and Thanksgiving is a few days away. Any holiday can be an especially tough time to be out of work for all the obvious reasons, financial and familial to name two. And with the holidays bearing down upon us this is an opportune time for us to step it up. In one simple, compassionate gesture we as HR professionals can make a difference and do what we do best, ensure the “human” is in “human resources.”
Here’s how: Call one person this week who is unemployed, whether you’re employed or not, just to “check in” and wish him/her well. Anyone who’s ever been unemployed can tell you that receiving a heartfelt “check in” can do wonders to lift one’s morale by giving the gift of hope and compassion.
Won’t you please call one person week? Thanks so much for all you do to pay it forward and best wishes for a safe, joyful, and blessed Thanksgiving! Espo
All It Takes is ONE,
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