Three ways to find out how your company culture ranks

first_imgby: Greg HermansonYou have worked hard to get your company on the map by offering an innovative product or service in demand. You strive to keep competitive in your field by hiring the best employees. However, do you really know what company culture is and how it affects your business? And, do you have an idea on how your company culture would rank when you ask the difficult questions?A company’s culture commonly refers to employees’ shared beliefs and values and how they’re “brought to life” in the workplace. Every company has its own company culture brand image projected. There is no one-size-fits-all.Take some time to find out how your company is being perceived by several audiences—candidates, employees, and former employees.1. Review every aspect of the interview processSome key aspects of the interview process would include: preparation, tone, work area environment, types of questions asked, as well as discussion on your company culture.PreparationHave you clearly defined the position skills and requirements on the job description? Do you have your phone on silent or calls forwarded, so there aren’t distractions during the interview? continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

ACCESS GRANTED: Syracuse uses Grant to crack Eastern Michigan’s 2-3 zone, beat Eagles in nonconference finale

first_img Published on December 31, 2013 at 5:13 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+ On three straight possessions, Jerami Grant caught the ball in the high post and turned toward the exact same picture — nothing.Eastern Michigan center Da’Shonte Riley was camped out underneath the basket and all that separated Grant from the hoop was three strides.Layup. Three-point play. Layup.“They was leaving the middle open and that’s where I was,” Grant said, “so every time I touched it I knew I could get to the rack.”Grant was thrust from the bench and into the heart of a 2-3 zone on Tuesday — but it wasn’t Syracuse’s. The sophomore forward made his first start of the year, with center DaJuan Coleman out due to a left leg contusion, and keyed the Orange’s surgical disassembling of the Eagles’ defense. He finished with 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting and eight rebounds as No. 2 SU (13-0) defeated Eastern Michigan (7-5) 70-48 in front of 20,306 in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut in addition to his scoring, Grant showcased his passing ability out of the post as well as his ability to counteract various adjustments the Eagles made in attempt to slow him down. Facing former Syracuse assistant coach Rob Murphy, now the head coach at Eastern Michigan, the Orange knew to expect a near replica of its own sterling defense, and had its approach ready right away.Feed Grant and let him work.“Jerami Grant won us the game in the first five minutes,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Jerami got into the lane and made some really good plays.”Grant used his long legs and quick first step to beat EMU early and often, racking up seven quick points as SU ran out to a 9-3 lead 3:06 into regulation.Moments later, point guard Tyler Ennis found him with a behind-the-back pass, which he turned into two to push Syracuse’s lead to eight.“He’s just finishing,” Ennis said. “He’s going to be key for us with DaJuan out, for however long.”And when the Eagles came to double-team Grant in the post, he looked for Trevor Cooney and C.J. Fair on the wings. Both rimmed out two clean jumpers off feeds from Grant in the first half, but the passes were on point and in time.The Orange’s lead ballooned as wide as 30-10 with 7:08 left in the first half as Grant added another nice finish off an Ennis no-look pass and helped clean the glass on the defensive end.But the SU offense stalled out and EMU rallied to pull within 36-27 at halftime, and as close as 37-32 early in the second half.The Eagles had hung around with then-No. 3 Kentucky and then-No. 21 Massachusetts earlier in the season, and were threatening to give SU a run at an upset. They pushed their center up and pulled their guards back to prevent entry passes to Grant and Fair in the high post.That’s when Grant helped key the Orange’s counter adjustment. He slid to the right baseline while Cooney moved to the right corner as SU tried to crack the zone from the side.Getting Grant the ball there opened up lanes for cutters, like Fair.With 14:11 left, Grant flipped a pass between two defenders into the mitts of a slicing Fair, who swooped under the hoop and scored to extend the Orange’s lead to 48-37.“He’s a better passer than people think,” Ennis said. “Being able to have him find open guys, but also score the ball was big going against that zone.”Syracuse never led by single digits from there as the Orange rounded out its nonconference schedule with its 51st straight win against such opponents at home.Next up for Grant and the Orange is the start of Atlantic Coast Conference play. There won’t be many more zones to crack, but strong play from Grant in the high post will be crucial as the Orange pushes for ACC and NCAA Tournament championships.Said Boeheim: “I think at this stage what we’re concerned about is being ready for the league starting Saturday. We have some good practice days ahead of us that I think will help us.” Commentslast_img read more

NPFL: Rivers Utd Aiming to Return to Winning Ways against ABS…

first_imgFemi Solaja with agency reportRivers United will face ABS FC in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game this afternoon in Port Harcourt.United have underwhelmed this season and need a win against the newly-promoted side to get their campaign back on track.ABS FC come into the game on the back of a 0-2 reverse to Abia Warriors in Umuahia last Sunday and will be looking to bounce back with a positive result in Port Harcourt.Technical adviser of ABS, Henry Makinwa knows there is a need to produce a positive response particularly as ABS have yet to win in their last five NPFL matches. “My expectations are that we are going to win; we want to win. “Our ambition is to win all games if it’s possible. “Tomorrow (Thursday) is one of the games and we are going to give our best to win the game,” he told the club’s official website, www.riversunitedfc.com.ng. United are also desperate for a win and Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma, is eager to see his side return to winning ways against plucky opposition.“We are really preparing for the game (against ABS because) at this stage we need good results.“We need to win, especially at home; our position on the log is low and we really need to get these three points to start moving up. “I know ABS is a very strong, young and energetic team; they have a lot of youthful players and can cause an upset on Thursday. “We have to work very hard and not take them for granted. “We have to work hard, put our acts together and secure all three points against ABS; that’s our mission now,” Eguma said.Meanwhile, there is happier news from the infirmary for Rivers United as right back Chigozie Ihunda is nearing a return to action following a long-term injury.Ihunda injured his left knee in United’s 1-0 win over Warri Wolves in an NPFL game decided at the Warri City Stadium on May 8, 2016.The versatile footballer subsequently underwent keyhole and open surgeries in Delhi, India, on December 26, 2016 to repair the damage.He was given a timeline of six months for return to active competition and his recovery is already ahead of schedule, according to Head of the Rivers United FC medical unit, Dr Chukwuemeka Agi.“Ihunda has been undergoing physiotherapy and is already walking without the aid of crutches.“We expect him to be back in action by June this year but it could be earlier depending on how things progress,” he said. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Adam Kwarasey set for Black Stars return

first_imgBlack Stars goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey could end his 16-month international exile in next month’s friendly against Canada .Kwarasey last featured for the Stars at the 2014 World Cup after he had criticized Black Stars goalkeeper’s trainer, Nassam Yakubu, claiming he played the key role in his exclusion from the Ghana starting line up in the match against Germany and Portugal at the World Cup in Brazil.The former Stromsgodset keeper  lost his place in the squad to Fatau Dauda in the two remaining games. During this self-imposed exile, Kwarasey missed out on the qualifiers for both the 2015 and 2017 African Cup of Nations as well as the 2015 Cup of Nations where Ghana won silver.After several meeting and talks with Ghana coach Avram Grant and GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi, Kwarasey is likely to change his stance.“Yes I will travel to Washington with the team next week.”On his possible inclusion in the Stars set-up, Kwarasey was coy on his inclusion but confirmed they had been several talks to bring him into the Black Stars fold. “I think they’ve called me, at least there’s been dialogue and we’ve been talking and we’ll see what we will decide to do.”Ghana plays Canada in a friendly at Washington with coach Avram Grant set to name his squad for the competition in the coming week.last_img read more