How to Determine if a Candidate is the Right Fit for Your Corporate Culture

first_imgHow many times have we heard this story? During the interview, candidates say “Yes, I’m committed, willing to do this, love to do that” and so on. Then after they start, we realize they’re not a good cultural fit for our organization. One way to determine if a candidate really aligns with your organization is by using behavioral interviewing questions. As a refresher, behavioral interview questions are those that ask the candidate to talk about something they’ve done in the past. The idea being that past performance is a good indicator of future behavior.For example, let’s say your organization places a great value on customer service. You will want to ask customer service related questions during the interview. There are three different ways you can ask the question:Do you have good customer service skills? This is a closed-ended question. And seriously, who’s going to say, “My customer service skills are awful.” How would you handle an angry customer? On the surface, a better question than the first one. But a candidate can easily give a textbook answer. It doesn’t tell you what the candidate has done.Tell me about a time when you’ve solved a customer problem. This is a behavioral question. The candidate’s reply will tell you about a specific situation they’ve handled in the past.Use this same concept to develop the rest of your interview questions related to organizational values. For instance:Tell me the steps you take to monitor the quality of your work. (Quality)Tell me about a time when you pitched in to help someone else finish a project even though it “wasn’t your job.” What was the result? (Teamwork)Describe the most creative thing you did in your last job. (Creativity)Tell me about a time when you had to persuade a person to accept an idea that you knew they wouldn’t like. (Persuasiveness)You probably noticed most behavioral interview questions start with “Tell me about a time…”. It’s a great tip for making sure you’re asking the candidate to share with you something they’ve done in the past.Speaking of tips, the other thing I’ve learned over the years is not to shy away from getting other people involved in the interviewing process. Many times only the hiring manager or HR handle the process. But I’ve found having candidates talk with their future peers is a good thing. It does take a little explaining on the front end – let candidates know what you’re doing – but the benefits are many:It gives the candidate additional insight into the company. They get to meet some of the people they will work with every day. Chances are once they get hired, if they have a question, these are the people they will go to (before their manager or HR.)The company gets additional support for the candidate. If the peer group buys into the hire, they will show the new employee the ropes.Asking the right questions and getting people involved in the hiring process can give the company more insight about the candidate and vice versa. It’s a win-win for everyone.last_img read more

#Nextchat: HR New Year’s Resolutions

first_imgIt’s a new year and another chance to make personal and professional resolutions that will affect positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you.HR professionals can incorporate personal and workplace resolutions into their daily or weekly schedules. A resolution such as taking the time to walk around the organization each week to get to know employees better can have ripple effects toward improving employee relations, employee engagement and the corporate culture. Maybe your New Year’s resolution is to get a Fitbit and to use it not only to improve your own health, but also to create a workplace wellness program for your organization.Resolutions don’t have to be complicated. Perhaps you just want to read more, listen more or smile more. Simple goals can have enormous return on investment.And what about the HR profession? How should it change and grow in 2016? What should HR stop doing—and start doing—in 2016?Resolutions are never easy to keep, but with careful consideration of how they affect larger personal and professional goals, and how they might help others, the chances for success become greater.Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on January 6 for a #Nextchat on HR New Year’s Resolutions. We’ll chat about smart resolution-setting for the year ahead.Q1. What does HR need to stop doing in 2016? Q2. What does HR need to start doing in 2016?Q3. What are your HR New Year’s resolutions for employee engagement in your organization?Q4. What are your HR New Year’s resolutions for talent management in 2016?Q5. What are your HR New Year’s resolutions for networking with, learning from and sharing with other HR pros?Q6. What are your HR New Year’s resolutions for professional development for you or for your employees?Q7. How will you use technology to advance your personal, professional or organizational goals in 2016?Q8. What is one simple resolution that HR pros can make in 2016 to bring more happiness and engagement into the workplace?Q9. What is your advice to others regarding creating and keeping a New Year’s resolution? What’s a Twitter chat?last_img read more

The Centronex Retail Employee Safety Service (CRESS)

first_imgSafety is always a concern when a retail employee is closing or opening a store alone. With the Centronex Retail Employee Safety Service (CRESS), a wearable tag that connects to an employee’s smartphone can alert a network of responders by the push of a button if a dangerous situation occurs. Responders receive GPS information about the employee’s location and can listen in to an audio feed coming from their smartphone. The WearSafe Tag is capable of sending email, text, and push notifications. In addition, the tag provides discreet haptic feedback to the employee that the request for help has been received.For more information about the WearSafe Tag, click here.For more information about Centronex, click here.- Sponsor – Image Caption: The WearSafe Tag Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Hiring Loss Prevention Associates: It’s a People Business

first_imgProactive loss prevention leaders have recognized that their success or failure will almost always fall on the shoulders of the people they attract into their department. Those who have been truly successful have not only managed to attract top loss prevention associates, but have been able to keep the talent in-house by growing and cultivating it.It is not accidental that the first thing on the to-do list is “loss prevention department reorganization.” Whether reinventing a loss prevention department, building a startup program, or taking over one that has been ineffective, everything seems to evolve around the organizational structure of the department. Once finalized, the focus will shift on people and the need to hire them.Smart, confident executives will always strive to hire people better than they are. They search the industry to hire individuals who are so extraordinary, that if they bring them into the organization, they will most likely be creating the day-to-day challenges, rather than responding to them.- Sponsor – These same executives look for world-class learners who are professional, have a track record of success, and above all have an insatiable desire to become smarter in all areas of the business, not just loss prevention. They have the ability to figure out what needs to be done better, quicker, and more efficiently than their predecessors, and they can clearly communicate this message to their immediate supervisor or their operational counterparts. Unfortunately, those executives who are insecure tend to hire just the opposite types of people, and it shows in their department’s performance or lack thereof.Preparing a loss prevention organization chart, although challenging, is not difficult. Attracting and developing the talent needed to reduce retail shrink and execute the department’s strategic plan/vision is. How does this get accomplished?1. Set extremely high expectations and standards for the people in the department. 2. Set the expectation that professional development is not optional; it is a necessity. 3. Place a strong focus on cutting-edge technologies and programs. 4. Encourage diversity in the workplace from within the organization’s talent base. 5. Develop a succession plan that focuses on promotion from within. 6. Hire one, work them like three, and pay them like two.Exceptional loss prevention associates at any level want to work for organizations or leaders that set extremely high standards, promote professional development, place a strong focus on cutting-edge technology, encourage diversity, and promote from within. It also doesn’t hurt to pay higher salary and bonus than your competitors. Those that follow the six points above can afford to pay their people more — much more—because they will have attracted the best people in the industry who will do twice the work as a marginal performer. They will also have fewer of them, which will be noted by everyone in the organization, especially at budget time. Simply put, exceptional talent will do more with less and achieve incredible results.I am continuously amazed at how many talented individuals are in our industry waiting to be recruited or promoted from within. They possess all the skill sets described above, but for whatever reason have been overlooked and never given an opportunity to be successful or take on added responsibility. For the record, most of my personal success has come from identifying these individuals, especially those in stores whom I could promote into positions of more responsibility. Once promoted, they become extremely loyal to the department, its mission, and, more importantly, the company. In the end, if you hire good people they will not push you out, they will push you up.This article was excerpted from “Managing Retail Shrink Through Program Development.” The original article was published in 2005. This article was updated December 5, 2016.  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Lionel Messi discusses Ronaldo and his coming fifth in Ballon dOr

first_imgArgentine international star Lionel Messi says family is more important than awards and trophies.The Barca forward has numerous awards and trophies, so much so that he can decide to have a museum full of all of them. But he prefers family ties and relationship to all of that.The Argentine spoke to Marca and talked about family, Cristiano Ronaldo and coming fifth in the Ballon d’Or voting this year.“I love football, but family is above everything,” said Messi with regard to his outlook on life, before touching on more specific subjects.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“The rivalry with Cristiano was very healthy and very beautiful for the spectators,” he said about the competition with the Portuguese.“I heard the nominees for the Ballon d’Or and I knew I would not be in the fight,” he said about finishing fifth, with Luka Modric winning the award.Messi has won Ballon d’Ors five times and five Golden Boots. He could win more in the future.last_img read more

Heres how to see Black Panther for free during Black History Month

first_img Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read the Rylo camera preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $520 at HP 4 See It Ready to go back to Wakanda? Marvel’s billion-dollar blockbuster Black Panther came out in 2018, but now that it’s up for the Academy Award for best picture, it might be time to watch it again.The film will be rereleased in theaters for one week at 250 participating AMC theaters, Marvel Studios said Monday, and it’s free. Interested moviegoers had better book now. A waiting list will be started once showings fill up. Screenings start Feb. 1.  TV and Movies TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Chris Monroe/CNET HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) See It Angela Lang/CNET What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $299 at Amazon Share your voice $999 Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Tags The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Comments Turo Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Boost Mobile See It $6 at Tidal Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See at Turo Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Sarah Tew/CNET Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 32 Photos CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR.center_img $155 at Google Express Read the AirPods review Oscar Best-Picture Nominee #BlackPanther returns to the big screen beginning February 1st. Fans of all ages can see the movie for free in honor of Black History Month at participating @AMCTheatres. Visit https://t.co/x8YctqnXPt for more info. pic.twitter.com/NtxHaZoHLS— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) January 28, 2019 See at Amazon Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Read Google Home Hub review Sprint Rylo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express The Cheapskate $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express The free showings are in honor of February’s designation as Black History Month. The Academy Awards will be handed out Feb. 24. $60 at Best Buy Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Tags See it $999 Best Buy Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $59 at eBay Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Share your voice 7 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Apple iPhone XS $999 Black Panther Marvel,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $210 at Best Buy Comments DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Amazonlast_img read more

Box office collection Not only India Badla reigns worldwide market collects 37

first_imgAmitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Sujoy Ghosh on sets of BadlaPR HandoutAmitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Panu starrer Badla is on a winning spree as the film raked in USD 3.7 million in 10 days in the overseas box office.The region-wise overseas collection of the movie is – Middle East – $1.45 million, North America – $1.32 million, Australia – $224,116; UK and Ireland – $213,782; Rest of the world- $493,000.In India, Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla garnered Rs 8.70 crore on day 10, also the film had already crossed Rs 50 crore mark on Sunday. Badla has become Sujoy Ghosh’s highest 2nd-weekend grossing movie, beating the record of Kahaani.Kahaani was a hit at the box office and sets a record for director Sujoy Ghosh as well, but the recent release Badla breaks the record of weekend 2 collection of Kahaani.The crime thriller revolves around Taapsee Pannu’s character Naina who is stuck in a murder case. Playing Badal Gupta, a lawyer to Naina, Amitabh Bachchan has recreated the magic of Pink.Also starring Amrita Singh, Tony Luke and Manav Kaul in supporting roles, Badla has been gauging appreciation for the remarkable performances.Badla is presented by Red Chillies Entertainment in association with Azure Entertainment, Co-produced by Gaurav Verma and produced by Gauri Khan, Sunir Kheterpal and Akshai Puri, the crime thriller is directed by Sujoy Ghosh, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles is running successfully in theatres.last_img read more

2 held for gang rape in Sylhet

first_img.A 14-year girl was reportedly gang-raped by four people in sadar upazila of Sunamganj on Tuesday, reports UNB.Police arrested two people — bus driver Aniul Haque of Ikachai village in Jagannathpur municipality and Sunamganj bus-stop manager Burhan Uddin of Jagannatpur — in this connection on Thursday.The victim hailing from Sonargaon village in Biswanath upazila went out of her home following a family feud and reached Jagannathpur municipality area on Tuesday, said sub-inspector Lutfar Rahman of Jagannathpur Police Station.At one stage, she took shelter near a shop from where the culprits took the girl to Burhan Uddin’s house saying that they will help her reach her residence by a bus.But, the accused along with two of their associates violated her whole night, leaving her severely injured.Later in the morning, the victim went to the police station and disclosed the matter.The girl was sent to Osmani Medical College Hospital medical check-up, said Naba Gopal Das, officer-in-charge of the police station.last_img read more

Canada lawmakers declare Rohingya killings genocide

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 25 August 2018 Rohingya refugees perform prayers as they attend a ceremony organised to remember the first anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia. Photo: AFPCanadian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously voted to declare Myanmar’s military against the Rohingya people a “genocide.”The House of Commons endorsed the findings of a UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar that found “crimes against humanity have been committed against the Rohingya” and that these acts were sanctioned by top Myanmar military commanders.In a motion, Canadian lawmakers said they “recognise that these crimes against the Rohingya constitute genocide” and urged the UN Security Council to refer the case to the International Criminal Court, while also calling for Myanmar’s generals to be investigated and prosecuted “for the crime of genocide.”“I want to underscore how tragic, how horrific the crimes against the Rohingya are,” foreign minister Chrystia Freeland said. “We are leading an international effort for justice and accountability for the Rohingya.”“Today’s unanimous motion is a very important step in that effort.”A brutal military campaign drove more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh, where they now live in cramped refugee camps.Many have given accounts of extrajudicial killings, sexual violence and arson.Bangladesh and Myanmar signed an agreement last year to repatriate the Muslim minority—but it has stalled as the Rohingya fear returning to Rakhine without their safety and rights guaranteed.last_img read more