Addressing the Millennial Madness

By now, we’ve all heard about the many ways in which millennials have changed the workforce over the past few years – and we’ve all heard about how our companies need to mold expectations and modify the way we do business if we want to attract and retain millennials. https://www.recruiter.com/i/addressing-the-millennial-madness/

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A Passion for Excellence at Work

  “If you wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment,” wrote  Dostoevsky,” all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning.”  Indeed, the quest to avoid work and make a living

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3 Ways Empathy Can Help Your Career

Back when I had a career coach, (her name is Teri Dahlbeck and she’s amazing) one of the most important lessons she taught me was the power of empathy. Like many people, I was fairly young in my career, assumed I was always right, and I would occasionally get into arguments with folks about who

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4 Ways to Hire Employees Who Mesh With Your Company Culture

Creating the perfect culture within your company and then hiring for that culture is nothing if not tough. People mess it up as much as they get it right. That said, you should try these easy fixes if you want to hire more people who will thrive at your organization:   https://www.recruiter.com/i/4-ways-to-hire-employees-who-mesh-with-your-company-culture/    

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Curious Things That Will Kill Your Career

  There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences. We usually only hear about the more egregious examples, such as when Yelp employee Talia Jane became an Internet sensation last month for writing a blistering post criticizing the company’s low pay and its

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Ten Corporate Practices That Kill Trust

I am an HR person. I think I am fairly awake and aware, but it still took me years to figure out that most of the programs the typical HR department installs and administers are destructive to an organization’s culture. http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/03/16/ten-corporate-practices-that-kill-trust/#34a5da3d1e24

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Hiring older people is good for business

Hiring older employees holds many surprising benefits. When one thinks of older employees, we tend to assume that they’re boring, old fashioned, stiff, grumpy, stubborn and overpaid. Now, whether it’s Hollywood that has brainwashed you or not, these are actually very far from the truth. Aged employees offer a range of advantages that younger workers

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What’s the real truth behind counter-offers?

For as long as I can remember, 3rd party recruiters have held the view that candidates accepting counter-offers is a bad idea – not just for them and their fee, but also for the candidate’s immediate career prospects. http://fasttrackrecruitment.com/blog/whats-the-real-truth-behind-counter-offers

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Critical Things You Must Quit Doing Now To Be More Successful

Most of us grew up hearing the mantra “Don’t be a quitter,” and we’ve internalized it to the point where we feel guilty even if we don’t finish a book that’s boring us to death. Our parents weren’t entirely wrong in saying that persistence is necessary for success, but sometimes quitting is the most effective

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Career Transition Success: How a Shift in Your Mindset Can Help

                To put it simply, a “career transition” is the process of moving within your career. This move can be a lateral move, a move upward, or a complete change of direction that brings your career into a brand new industry or type of role.   https://www.recruiter.com/i/achieve-career-transition-success-by-changing-one-word-in-your-approach/  

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The Top 5 Trends for Growing Businesses in 2016

While many of the headline-grabbing business developments around the world mostly concerned the bigger, household names, they were no less relevant for the smaller business trying to push their growth to the next level. http://www.inc.com/aj-agrawal/the-top-5-trends-for-growing-businesses-in-2016.html

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How Body Language Trumps IQ

When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust, but social psychologist Amy Cuddy knows first-hand how attitude can outweigh IQ. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-body-language-beats-iq-dr-travis-bradberry?trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A896136571456736140006%2CVSRPtargetId%3A6109481170020368384%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary&trk=vsrp_influencer_content_res_name

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10 Ways to Be a Leader

Do you think of a leader as someone else with a more important title or more experience? Think again. True leaders have more than impressive job descriptions and company anniversaries. They have influence and contribute to something bigger – not just to the work, but also to the team. https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-ways-to-be-a-leader/  

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9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2016/02/23/9-things-that-make-good-employees-quit/#1ea3421260b3  

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South Africa: bursting with entrepreneurial possibilities

Take flight: Many South Africans travel abroad to seek opportunity” (photo credit: John Higgins) Image credit: Kemal Kestelli South Africa sits high on many people’s travel list; the sweeping coastline, rolling winelands and the chance to catch a glimpse of the ‘Big Five’ are huge draw cards. But not so long ago, the number of

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The 10 causes of low employee morale

  Your company cannot seem to keep employees for longer than 6 months. This is not good. With a high turnover rate you’ll be spending (and wasting) more and more money on recruitment. What is the point of going through a hiring process to find the best person for the job only to see them

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Is There Really a Life Outside Work?

  In today’s do-more-with-less reality, a balance between work and a personal life seems like an elusive accomplishment. Technology makes employees accessible around the clock. Flexible work schedules and work-from-home models blur the lines between office and home. A more competitive workforce and marketplace means longer hours and increased stress. The compounding negative effects of

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