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Lines of Thinking to Use When Making Staffing Decisions for a Publishing Company

January 31, 2014   

As the person charged with making staffing decisions for a publishing company, you will find yourself having to make certain hard decisions. One of those is the decision on the number of people to employ, and what to pay them. We venture to look at some of the key lines of thinking to use when making staffing decisions in that regard.

One good line of thinking to use when making staffing decisions for a publishing company would be the one where you opt to employ just a few, but very well paid people.

Another line of thinking you can use, when making staffing decisions for a publishing company, would be the one where you opt to employ many, but relatively ill paid people. The understanding here would be that the many people can do much more work than that which could be done by a few very highly paid people. Still, you need to avoid a situation where the workers are so badly paid that they have to depend on welfare from the state for things like food and child care.

Yet another line of thinking you can use, when making staffing decisions for a publishing company, would be the one where you opt to employ reasonable numbers of people (neither too many nor too few), paid reasonable salaries (neither too low nor too high).

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying for a Job at a Publishing Company

January 13, 2014   

You need to interrogate yourself carefully before applying for a job at a publishing company.

The first question to ask yourself before applying for a job at a publishing company is as to whether or not you have the competencies for that particular job. It would, for instance, be a pity for you to be applying for an IT job if, in the first place, you can’t do something as simple as www.gmail.com set up which is necessary to create a gmail.com email account, giving rise to a Gmail address. It can similarly be crazy to apply for an editing job when you can’t write a passage properly.

The second question to ask yourself before applying for a job at a publishing company is as to whether or not you can fit into the organizational culture of the company. This is, in other words, a question as to whether the company is question is a place you’d love to be working daily, five or six days a week.

The third question to ask yourself, before applying for a job at a publishing company, is as to whether the work you’ll be doing, if you get the job, is work that you enjoy. You may have the competencies, but is it work that you can enjoy?