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Want to Recruit Better? Be a Better Recruiter!

Want to Recruit Better? <b><br>Be a Better Recruiter!</b><p><b>There's no better way to attract more (and better!) candidates.</b><p>If you've been in the recruiting industry …

6 Ways Recruiters Can Stay Efficient (Even When Exhausted)

Hiring targets and rising attrition rates are taking a toll on recruiters who are compelled to put in extra efforts and extra hours to identify, …

Why It’s So Hard for Companies to Hold on to Millennials

Here’s something you know probably know: Millennials are the largest generation in our workforce. But here’s something about Gen Y that you might not …

Ten Things Every Good Recruiter Does Right

Dear Liz,<p>I finally got my Human-Voiced Resume updated for my job search. I started my stealth job search last week by letting recruiters know I’m open to new opportunities.<p>The good news is that six different recruiters contacted me on LinkedIn right away.<p>The not-so-great news is that three of them …

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Successful Leaders Cultivate Accountable Employees

Fostering ownership in the workplace leads to greater employee engagement. The first step to achieving this goal? Cultivate a culture of accountability.<p><i>By Craig Hickman (@HickmanCraig), Futurist and Senior Vice President of New Product Development</i><p>Employee engagement is fostered, not forced, and it …

8 subtle signs an employee is exceptional

We can all spot a great employee: She's dependable, proactive, hardworking, a great leader and a great follower.<p>She brings a wide variety of easily defined — but hard to find — skills to the table.<p>Some employees, though, are exceptional. They have skills and qualities that aren't evaluated on …

What does it take to be a chief technology officer?

Monzo’s chief technology officer, Jonas Huckestein, on why CTOs must get stuck in at all levels, and why remote working is the future of computer-based jobs.<p>How would you describe what you do and what does an average day look like?<p>Last year, I was building a system of computer programs. But this …

Why are so many women working below their potential?

Back in the Sixties, American professor Dr Laurence Peter wrote a satirical book called <i>The Peter Principle</i>, in which he argued that most male workers are promoted one level above their competence. Almost 50 years later, another book is set to spark a similar debate by proposing that the reverse is …

How Women Can Empower Each Other at Work

Ask smart questions, stay humble and learn from every opportunity. And always celebrate other women finding success.<p><i>What is the best way to help women thrive in the workplace? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

8 Life Choices That Will Make You Instantly Likable and Respected

The ability to earn respect often comes down to the choices you make.<p>Respect is such a lost value in today's culture, especially since the most recent presidential campaign. Its polarizing nature has brought out the worst in humanity.<p>Studies have been telling us that there's immense power in …

Eight ways for businesses to make the most of female talent

Failing to make diversity and inclusion a priority for your business isn’t just bad for company culture; it’s bad for the bottom line.<p>It’s International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March, when we celebrate the progress gender equality has made – and lament how far it has to go. It’s easy to be …

Six Female Execs On The Early Career Advice They Wish They’d Gotten

Here’s what leaders at GM, PayPal, SoulCycle, and Twitter wish they had known much sooner.<p>It’s easy to assume that the most successful people are expert planners who knew exactly where they wanted to be at each point in their career.<p>That’s rarely the case. Much more often, those folks were simply …

The myth of the alpha leader is destroying our relationships—at work and at home

According to a Fox News article written by Suzanne Venker, women’s achievements in the workplace are dooming their marriages. As women are increasingly “groomed to be leaders rather than to be wives, [they] become too much like men. They’re too competitive. Too masculine. Too alpha.” The author’s …

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Meet the COO – the boss who keeps the plates spinning

They’re high in the executive chain, but often avoid the limelight – here we speak to three chief operating officers about the role, bringing stakeholders on side and motivating managers.<p>Everyone knows about the chief executive; they’re the boss – the face and voice of the company. It's the same …

4 Simple and Effective Strategies to Handle Difficult People at Work

Now you can handle that one person in your office that everyone likes to avoid.<p>Lets get right down to it. You want to handle those difficult personalities like a boss? Well, as you read further, you'll notice a theme. It's more about you than that difficult person driving you nuts.<p>I say this …

Your Brain’s Favorite Trick is Filling in the ______

Blanks.<p>It’s long been believed by neuroscientists that a key element in the way memory works is that it utilizes a form of pattern completion. …

The Making of the Most Potent Weed Oil on the Market

“We're creating a product that is 3 to 5 times the value of gold.”<p>About five miles from Denver's dispensary district, otherwise known as the Green Mile, sits a small, unassuming building on the western bank of the Platte River. If it weren't for the barred windows and keypad door locks, it would be …

Six things to help you in balancing work and life in 2017

Work-life balance: Moms want it. Dads want it. Single employee want it. Younger employees want it. Older employees want it. And research shows that finding balance is important to individual well-being as well as better satisfaction, commitment, and performance in one’s family and one’s job. …

One Way To Achieve Work Life Balance? Love Your Work

“The harder I work, the luckier I get” is a quote that describes Mariam Naficy. Mariam is a woman who never rests on her laurels (trust me, she has many) and approaches her personal and professional life with passion and dedication that is enviable. Naficy co-founded her first company, Eve.com, in …

The Mindset Shift All Great Leaders Make to Turn Conflict Into Cooperation

Whose emotions are you considering, yours or theirs?<p>If you have ever been in a leadership position, then you know your primary challenge is keeping the team working toward the same goal, together.<p>Where so many leaders fall short is they begin to see themselves as separate. It's them, and then the …

Top 10 cities for job satisfaction revealed

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These Work-Life Balance Strategies Help Even In The Most Demanding Jobs

Even in industries known for insane hours, you can have a personal life if you’re smart about your time.<p>Work-life balance sounds great, but it’s getting tougher to achieve. Managers and staff often don’t see eye to eye on time spent between the two. Several studies also indicate that the …

Want To Practice Mindfulness? Start At Work

No particular location required. 😌<p>On any given workday, most people appreciate a little break time. But not everyone knows how valuable truly taking a moment can be ― because how you use a break is just as important as the break itself. It’s all too common: you finally get a much-needed break, and …

Would you take a pay cut in exchange for work-life balance?

Would You Take a Pay Cut in Exchange for Work-Life Balance? Studies Say You Would. Read more.<p>Millennial clichés are everywhere. From being labeled …

Arianna Huffington on Managing Employee Wellness and Engagement

Workplace Wellness Having instigated a sleep revolution at the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington has fully embraced her new credit as a sleep …

Three Reasons You Can No Longer Ignore the Mindfulness Trend

What was once optional has emerged as a unique solution to the demands of the modern workplace.<p>Everyone from Fortune 500 executives to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are talking about mindfulness. Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when you pay attention to the present moment, on purpose, and …

5 Essential Elements of a Productive Digital Workplace

Here's how to keep your employees feeling empowered and engaged, no matter where they are in the world.<p>Right now, most businesses find themselves at a crossroads--how can they establish an equilibrium between the virtual and physical requirements of their diverse workforce?<p>As the number of remote …

Stanford University researchers analyzed the language in 125 performance reviews from a tech company and found something disturbing

Across a range of industries, they're less likely to get promoted and, as a result, they're underrepresented in senior leadership.<p>New research, spotlighted in The Wall Street Journal, yields some insight into the factors that contribute to women's stalled progress. A team of researchers at Stanford …

From the Top Down: 4 Ways Leaders Can Shape a Positive Company Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most leaders desire the idyllic business culture -- one marked by happy, productive and fulfilled employees. You can hire the right people, pay a great salary and add attractive benefits and a dynamic office environment, but if your …

Five Things Your Employees Are Unhappy About

I get a lot of mail from HR leaders and department managers who have questions about employee satisfaction. Since few if any business schools or HR training programs teach people about fear and trust, many leaders are confused.<p>They think of their employees’ satisfaction on the job as a quantity …