Professionalism in the Workplace

Professionalism in the Workplace – It Begins at the Interview

Professionalism in the workplace today is key and unfortunately at times is lacking with many of our current employees. Thus, the reason why managers and HR professionals are scrutinizing interviewees even more when it comes to overall professionalism.

A 2012 study from York College of Pennsylvania – Professional in the Workplace Study – has broken down some of the characteristics that managers and/or HR professionals are looking for in the interview and deadly interview mistakes they run across with interviewees. Take a look at the infographic below for all the details. Are you in agreement with these findings? Anything you would add?

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Center for Professional Excellence

Posted by: Chris Ponder II
Chris Ponder II is a human resources professional who has harnessed his human resources knowledge and experience across the casino, retail, and service industries, where he has challenged people to think outside of the traditional “thought box” and strive for something unique by pushing thoughts and actions to a different scale – the extreme.

Chris has a background is in talent acquisition, employee engagement, training and development, human resources information systems, employee relations, process development and redesign, performance improvement, project management, and human resources analytics.

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