Emily Barr

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Organize your everyday carry with these stylish leather tech cases

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>This Is Ground The struggle to keep our everyday carry organized is a perennial one. We just have so much <i>stuff;</i> clutter is …

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Big Data

Introducing Silk: Markdown driven API tests

The problem<p>I write a lot of code to test my API endpoints — especially because I am interested in the impact of everything that runs during the …

10 Things Successful People Do to Motivate Themselves | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Nelson Wang, CEO of The Blink App, on Quora</i><p>When I was 20 years old and studying at UCLA, I flunked an Economics class. I was devastated. Guess what happened? I bounced back. I got an A when I retook the course.<p>When I was 22, I interviewed with 4 different managers at a Fortune 100 company …

Motivation

How 12 Companies Make Meetings Memorable, Effective, And Short

Coloring to focus, singing if you show up late, paying $5 if you run long: These companies have creative ways to make meetings less painful.<p>It’s no secret a lot of us hate meetings. According to the National Statistics Council, 37% of employee time is spent in meetings, and 47% of employees …

How to Run an Effective, Efficient Meeting Without Wasting Everyone's Time

I forget how much I hate meetings until I have to go to one, like I did yesterday. And let me tell you, I have some serious meeting-related peeves. I'll bet I'm not alone.<p>This is not to say I'm totally opposed to meetings. I know they have their place. But as a self-employed indie author, I have …

Performance Management as an Ongoing Process | Workology

Performance management is a big piece of what we do in HR. Whether it is keeping track of annual reviews, coaching managers on employee issues or …

Traditional Performance Management Doesn't Work

A public survey released by Deloitte (quoted by the Harvard Business Review here) more than half the executives surveyed said that their current …

If I Were Honest During My Employee Evaluation

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Sexual Harassment

Why Your Next Performance Review Will Suck

According to Jonny Rejholec, senior product manager at BambooHR, employees aren’t asking for much when it comes to performance reviews.<p>“They want to …

Employee Engagement

Is Eliminating Performance Ratings a Red Herring? | Workology

Despite overwhelming evidence that annual performance reviews and ratings should be abolished, proponents continue to weigh in on behalf of this …

Employee Engagement

5 Ways You Can Immediately Improve Your Relationship With a Hiring Manager

If you’re anything like the recruiters I’ve spoken with, it’s a fair assumption that you and your hiring managers don’t always see eye to eye.<br>Okay, …

Employment

Modern Etiquette: Ten rules for success in the workplace | Reuters

August 3 (Reuters) - Over a century ago, legendary magnate John D. Rockefeller said, “I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other skill under the sun.”<p>Since then, studies by companies such as Google have echoed his thinking by pointing out that the most effective managers and …

Etiquette

2015 So Far: Mid-Year HR Professional Check Up | Workology

What did I add to my personal legacy this year?<p>Did I promote transparency and drive innovation?<p>Did I actively articulate the values of my company?<p>Did …

All The Online Tools You Will Need. Ever!

Writing<p>Grammarly: Helps you write mistake-free in Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and nearly anywhere else you write on the …

What Millennials Really Want in the Workplace

Recently, Fortune released a list of the 100 best workplaces for millennials. To come up with this list, Fortune asked millennials what they most …

The Workplace

Analytics skills set the ‘new breed’ of HR professional apart

<b>Analytics skills are becoming increasingly essential for those wishing to get ahead in HR, says Anthony Carnell of Talent Gene.</b><p>Everybody is talking …

Employee Performance Management: Fact vs. Hype

I’m not a trained neuroscientist, but some of the conclusions about employee performance ratings based on so-called scientific studies seem dangerously misleading. This is the second in a series of blogs offering another perspective on performance management trends and challenges.<p><b>Fact: “Brain</b> …

Employment

From performance misery to performance joy?

<i>“Once a year [I] share with you what I think of you. That doesn’t make any sense. People want to know . . . am I doing all right? Nobody’s going to</i> …

Employee Engagement

10 Effective Steps To Make Goal Setting Work For You

Hundreds of people have talked about the importance of goal setting. Thousands or even millions of people know that setting goals can help you …

Reinventing your personal brand-key to successful career transition - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

<b>“All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job</b> …

3 Steps To Create Your Own Career Development Plan

3 Steps To Create Your Own Career Development Plan <br>CAREEREALISMIf you’re pondering how you’re going to get where you want to be, there are some …

Career Development

Owning your career development: how to take control without changing career

When we talk about career development, often the first thing that pops to mind is changing career. However, this may be a limiting factor to getting …

Career Development

3 Easy Ways To Fast-Track Your Career

You’re smart, you’re driven, and you’re ready to take on the professional world. But how?<p>Here’s a little secret: In order to get ahead, you need to …

Achieve Your Full Potential: Embrace Uncertainty And Act

Many of us go through life searching for answers to big questions like, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” and why do I exist? And “What is …

8 Coaching questions to create a career development plan.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a manager or an ambitious professional; you will want to get the most possible from your career. To do this you need …

6 apps for people who are easily distracted at work (a.k.a., everyone)

How often do you feel distracted at work? All the time, right? I bet those distractions keep you from getting a lot of stuff accomplished on a …