3 Things Great Bosses Do

I saw this today from an organization called Poynter that I get emails from, and thought it was nice.

These are three things employees never forget, from Poynter’s Jill Geisler.

  1. How their boss apologizes when the boss was wrong
  2. How their boss handles a mistake when the employee makes a big one
  3. How their boss responses to a personal joy or personal tragedy

Companies That "Ruin" Candidates

I thought this post about Stryker was unusually candid, which isn’t such a bad thing.

I’m wondering how frequently recruiters look at a company name on a resume and consider that candidate “ruined,” to use the word that the blogger used. Of course, some companies (like Enron) have such negative connotations that candidates have taken to leaving their past-employers’ names off of their resumes.

And I’ve heard or overheard recruiters say similar things about colleges, such as one recruiter who said something to the effect of graduates of elite colleges being more spoiled, and how they preferred a candidate who worked during college or paid part of their way.

But this Stryker post — it felt different. I’m curious what others think.