Alecia Crisp

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These countries are facing the greatest skills shortages

<i>The future of work is a key discussion point at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2017. For more, watch the Jobs and the Fourth Industrial</i> …

Fourth Industrial Revolution

What skills do employers value most in graduates?

Ernst and Young was the first prominent graduate employer to decide that its own entry criteria were a more accurate judge of job applicants than the …

Amazon is building indoor tree houses for its employees in downtown Seattle

Amazon is building a greenhouse in downtown Seattle that's meant to be a refuge for office employees. The greenhouse, constructed as a trio of spheres, will house more than 3,000 species of plants, many of which are endangered, <i>The New York Times</i> reports.<p>In addition to the plants, the spheres will …

What is Total Talent Management?

No one would argue that today’s enterprise workforces resemble their century-old counterparts, thanks to the influential forces of generational …

Researcher profielen | Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences | Erasmus University Rotterdam

Assistant Professor<p>Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences<p>(external) researcher<p>Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences<p>(external) …

How Tribalism Hurts Companies, and What to Do About It

A strange thing happens just before mile marker three in the London Marathon. With approximately 40,000 runners participating in one of the world’s largest charity fundraising events, crowd control necessitates that there be three different starting points. Just before the three-mile marker, these …

Uber Shows How Not to Apply Behavioral Economics

A recent New York Times article on how Uber is using various insights from behavioral economics to push, or nudge, its drivers to pick up more fares — sometimes with little benefit to them — has generated quite a bit of criticism of Uber. It’s just one of several stories of late that have cast the …

A Harvard Study Says These 10 Management Practices May Literally Kill Your Employees

Alarming research has discovered that more than 120,000 deaths per year may be attributable to the way U.S. companies manage their work force.<p>Alarming research has discovered that more than 120,000 deaths per year may be attributable to the way U.S. companies (and its managers) manage their work …

The Workplace

Why Mark Zuckerberg Thinks One-on-One Meetings Are the Best Way to Lead

The secret to the head of Facebook's leadership? Spending quality face time with his team.<p>As former presidential speechwriter James Humes once wisely said, "The art of communication is the language of leadership." As most successful entrepreneurs can attest, a truly talented executive doesn't just …

Sheryl Sandberg

How to Motivate Employees to Go Beyond Their Jobs

Every day, employees make decisions about whether they are willing to go the extra mile in ways that contribute to their organization’s success. These are important decisions because research shows that when employees are willing to go beyond their formal roles by helping out coworkers, …

Scientists say these 2 'dark' personality traits can help you succeed at work

It's a question that's plagued researchers for years, and unfortunately, there's no clear answer.<p>Now, new research suggests that jerks can sometimes be more successful, depending on the specific traits they display.<p>For the study, cited by the Association for Psychological Science, psychologists at …

Psychology