Archive for August, 2012

Education Should Develop Character

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Education should make living, direct and loving men (1883). “The mind is like the wheel of the cars, and as the word turns the running exercise and lighter” (1884), “It’s professional the divorce between the education received between one era and the era “(1884) is an imperative of social development that the education students receive during the men of the future will be in keeping with the times. And to do the educational work that demands the time, to prepare the man who has to live today and tomorrow should be amended throughout the organization archaic school, give away the traditional approaches and turn it into a living organism whose systematic activity organized and planned, to ensure the formation of an individual who can meet the demands. It is an ultimate goal of the educational system in Cuba, and so appear in documents that govern the work of the school, getting to know individuals, can, want to confront and productively and independently resolve challenges in the student life first, and work later, with the least investment of time and effort. The independent search of knowledge is the most characteristic feature of student’s cognitive activity. Independence is one of the main features of autonomy and makes that you can solve the fundamental problems without outside help, without reproducing arbitrarily and adding something new. In this regard, Jose Ramon Fernandez (1986), Minister of Education in Cuba said: “The primary activity of the educator must be directed to act in the minds of learners to foster the development of their intellectual abilities, to teach how to think, reason, to synthesize, to develop habits and skills for independent work, for searching and organizing knowledge for the proper use and proper management of textbooks and literature sources, for taking lecture notes as support, not replace textbooks, instilling self-study habits, ie, teach them to study at the same time it focuses its efforts on building of the personality …”.

Making a Great Company

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

A large company is not the same as a great company. A large company is simply that it has grown, while a large company which has developed the capabilities to provide a level of service or different product, beyond its size. There is a moment in the life of small and medium enterprises (if we do not want to repeat the experience of Gonzalez and Sons “) in which it should be realized that the simple model based on growth or in conducting follow-up based solely on numerical variables (turnover, production level, number of staff, for example) should cease to be the parameters with which we must evaluate our management and for this the first thing to change is our vision the role of management or management company because absolutely no customer is willing to pay a penny extra for our products if the penny is intended to “fund” our inefficiencies rather than provide a higher level of satisfaction. Our macroeconomic hits us every day and constantly forces us to rethink how we are working (or at least how we should be doing). The lack of liquidity that often coexist with small and medium enterprises, the decline in demand for our products, the excessive and fierce competition in our markets, the inability to have a working capital level commensurate with the needs of our commercial business, the fall in turnover rates of the portfolios, interest rates we pay to fund our activities, the tax burden, are some answers to commonly wields the small and medium entrepreneurs from having to explain why not achieve the results that company needs to continue its development.

Unusual Requirements For Candidates

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

One of the major problems in the market rate – it is slurred language employers with requirements by the applicants. As a rule, it creates confusion between the employer and recruitment agency, as a result of organizations applying for assistance in recruiting firm that is dissatisfied with the work done. Seen by many representatives of employment agencies, head, capable of clearly defined requirements for the candidate – rarity. Very often, the employer, accounting for the vacancy, mentions only some general requirements, such as sex, age, education, work experience. And if this information may be sufficient to publish the advertisement in the newspaper or the Internet, to send the application to the recruitment agency it is not enough. The application must include detailed information about the company and the specific unit for which the employee is selected, a detailed description requirements for candidates, including personal and professional qualities. Plus a list of interview questions to help determine the actual competence of potential employees. Also on the staff proposal to specify requirements for appearance and social status of the candidate, if they exist.

For example, the appearance is very important for the staff whose job it is to communicate with customers – the exterior must have to communicate. That With regard to social status, it also plays a significant role in companies a certain type. If your organization has adopted a dress code, this is also worth mentioning in the application. When specifying the necessary personal qualities drafter of the application should think carefully. It must be precisely those features that will really affect the operation of the employee. In this case, you need to pay attention to the fact that these qualities are not excluded each other. So it would be strange at the same time demand from the candidates of sociability and perseverance, logical thinking and imagination.

In recent years, often a variety of unusual requirements, such as employer wants to see their worker rights certain zodiac sign. For those that may be perceived by many as a freak, disappears, in fact, a certain calculation. First, the supervisor may be know what is needed to work at this location as having people born under these or other signs. Another possible cause – the employer picks up the staff, taking into account the compatibility between the zodiac employees and management. In addition, many unexpected requirements may be imposed on a native company. Thus, a strange claim to love animals is easily explained by the fact that the organization is linked to producing or selling products for animals, and a job offer sexual minorities that the company's customers are mainly members of this social group. Also unusual requirements may explains the features of corporate style organization. For many companies, especially Western, corporate culture plays a very important role. About all sorts of traditions prevailing in the organization, employment agency must have a clear idea as it greatly narrows the search and save time that would otherwise be spent on interviews with candidates who do not meet corporate standards. In conclusion, once again say that whatever the search parameters – typical or original, rather than they are given, the faster and more efficient to work done on the selection of staff. If only he employer knew exactly who he wanted.