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10 Things Employers Do That Make Their Best People Quit | Inc.com

Companies spend billions of dollars every year on the recruiting and interviewing process. Why? Because they want to make sure they're hiring the best.<p>What many employers forget, though, is they need to work just as hard to keep their people around.<p>Think about it: The better someone is at their …

Employment

How marketing built Lego into the world’s favorite toy brand

<i>The humble Lego brick is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. CNBC looks at how marketing has kept it at the top of children’s wish lists, in</i> …

Lego

Give Your Team the Freedom to Do the Work They Think Matters Most

Since at least the time of Frederick Taylor, the father of “scientific management,” control has been central to corporate organization: Control of costs, of prices, of investment and—not least—of people.<p>Control, even a perception of it, can be comforting. Moreover, it feels like what a manager …

Employee Engagement

SWOT Analysis

This tool is intended for individual use only.<p>Publication Date: <b>July 28, 2015</b><p>Why do a SWOT analysis? Information about both the external environment and your organization's internal capabilities is crucial to informing your goals and strategy and making the right business decisions. If you are at …

Management

Facebook Is Giving Brands a Clearer Picture Across Websites, Mobile and Offline

Facebook announced two updates aimed at giving businesses on its platform more clarity into how people are interacting with their various platforms …

Apps

An executive coach says practically everyone forgets to ask the job interview question that exposes a big red flag

As a workplace strategist for two decades, Erica Keswin saw the job market slowly shift from "bottom up" to "top down."<p>That is to say: While the onus was once on employees to steer the course of their professional development, employers are now partly responsible for making sure they're giving …

New York University

5 Analytics Tools to Supercharge Your Marketing Strategy

Fortunately, in today's digital age, it's easier than ever to analyze your data for the goals you set. Here's where to start.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For startups,it's critical to stay on top of marketing performance. There is inevitably a level of expenditure …

Marketing

Transparencia en la investigación de mercado

Aquellos tiempos en que los Baby boomers y la Generación X eran la panacea de la <b>mercadotecnia</b> y funcionaba segmentar los mensajes quedaron atrás. La …

Proof That LEGO Knows Exactly How to Inspire Its Fans? Behold This 1 Million-Piece Drivable Sports Car | Inc.com

Anyone who's ever played with LEGOs usually has daydreams of building something useful from the colorful bricks.<p>So when LEGO decided to unveil it's latest, awe-inspiring creation to fans this week, it's easy to see why the company cultivates such a cult-like following.<p>The creative company built the …

Lego

Lego Wants to Completely Remake Its Toy Bricks (Without Anyone Noticing)

BILLUND, Denmark — At the heart of this town lies a building that is a veritable temple to the area’s most famous creation, the humble Lego brick. It is filled with complex creations, from a 50-foot tree to a collection of multicolored dinosaurs, all of them built with a product that has barely …

Lego

Data visualisation, from 1987 to today

<i>Looking back over 30 years of making charts and maps for The Economist</i><p>If you attend a conference about data visualisation in 2018 you will probably …

Data Visualization

The CEO of a $700 million company uses a simple sentence to turn lazy employees around

Duolingo CEO Luis von Ahn knows exactly what to do with lazy employees.<p>The founder of the language-learning app, which has been valued at $700 million, recently discussed his strategy for dealing with unengaged employees in an interview with the Financial Times.<p>"You can turn somebody from being a …

Employment

For Anyone Who Loves Lego, Here Are 15 Fun Facts About Its Iconic Minifigure

Happy 40th birthday, Lego minifig!

Lego

35 Powerful Pieces of Advice to Give You a Lift When Your Self-Esteem Takes a Hit

Looking for external validation will always cause you disappointment. Here is why you need to look within.<p>A new study that was published in the American Psychological Association's journal revealed some thought-provoking facts about aging and self-worth. As it turns out, self-esteem seems to peak …

Motivation

What Is A Data Lake? A Super-Simple Explanation For Anyone

If you’re even tangentially involved with big data, you know that finding storage solutions for the volumes of data being generated every second is of utmost importance. When it comes to managing data, data professionals can consider using a data warehouse or a data lake as a data repository. In …

Big Data

7 Hand Gestures to Get People to Listen to You (Infographic)

When public speaking, stop focusing so much on your voice and pay attention to your hands.<p>How you present yourself says a lot about you, and much of that comes down to what you do with your hands. That’s especially true when speaking in front of an audience.<p>According to a recent study, speakers …

Public Speaking

How to find out about job listings — before they're posted

Careers<p>Wouldn’t it be great to uncover info about jobs before they’re publicly listed and the feeding frenzy begins? Here’s how to do just that.<p>When Addie Swartz was first starting her career, the market was rough. “There just weren’t any jobs. No one was hiring,” she says. With her search in high …

Employment

What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

Modern data science emerged in tech, from optimizing Google search rankings and LinkedIn recommendations to influencing the headlines Buzzfeed editors run. But it’s poised to transform all sectors, from retail, telecommunications, and agriculture to health, trucking, and the penal system. Yet the …

Machine Learning

How Two Years Of Instagram Stories Has Altered The Way We Love, Act And Play

Millions of us have embraced the 'film it all' era of social media. But what at first felt like carefree fun has for many become an endless, anxious routine of 'brand maintenance' that makes us act in ways we don't like or recognise. After a late night epiphany, Olivia Ovenden looks at where we are …

Social Media

How Ikea quietly tweaks its design around the world

The Swedish furniture company just opened its first store in India–and just like Ikea does in most countries, it has carefully adjusted the inventory, design, and even food to fit local tastes.<p>This week, Ikea opened its first store in India–a feat the company has been planning for many years. But …

IKEA

This course uses neuroscience to triple your reading speed

popsci shop<p>Master the science of speed reading and memorization for just $9.<p>In this fast-changing world, it’s vital to acquire new skills. The problem is, learning something new takes precious time. But what if we could speed things up? Become A SuperLearner 2: Speed Reading & Memory is a course …

How to manage remote employees

Making remote work an option is an investment that can pay off for employers and employees alike. Companies that embrace telecommuters can recruit the best talent without geographic constraints. Employees who have the opportunity to work from home or another remote location are, according to …

Starting a New Job? Take Control of Your Onboarding

When Liz was offered a job as a product manager at a growing biotech firm, she was ecstatic. She had spent considerable time on her job search, found a company and a position that felt like a perfect fit, nailed her interviews, and negotiated smartly. But once Liz had both feet in the door and …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

5 Core Reasons You Continually Trust The Wrong People And How To Stop

<b>Part of the series “Finding Brave To Build Your Happiest Life and Career”</b><p>During the past several months, I’ve heard from scores of women and men who are experiencing deep challenges and even trauma in the aftermath of trusting the wrong people. Because they put their faith in these fakers, cheaters …

Leadership

Gonzalo Antelo on LinkedIn

How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”

Um.<p>Ah.<p>So.<p>You Know.<p>Like.<p>Right?<p>Well.<p>When we find ourselves rattled while speaking — whether we’re nervous, distracted, or at a loss for what comes next — it’s easy to lean on filler words. These may give us a moment to collect our thoughts before we press on, and in some cases, they may be useful …

Public Speaking

I Read the 1936 Book That Launched Warren Buffett's Career and It's Truly Inspiring

Dated? Yes, of course -- it's 82 years old. But it's also surprisingly inspiring.<p>Warren Buffett is probably the most successful investor in American history. He credits a 1936 book called <i>One Thousand Ways to Make $1,000</i> (which he found in the library when he was 7 years old) with giving him his …

Tell me what you say ‘yes’ to, and I’ll tell you who you are

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.”  —  Warren …