Shiv Thakur

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Work Meetings Are Destroying Business (And How to Destroy Them Back)

My brother is a vice president of a large company. He often tells me he gets anxiety on Sundays because of an incoming Monday of long, byzantine …

How An "Accidental" Entrepreneur Created India's First Profitable Ecommerce Company : The Greendust Story

Greendust repairs and refurbishes gadgets that are returned by e- commerce companies and retailers. They claim to be like hospitals for gadgets. Once …

Onboarding Employees: Waste of Time or Strategic Process?

Hiring and training a new employee is often just as stressful for managers as it is for the new hire. Preparing the necessary paperwork, outlining job responsibilities (especially if you're creating a new position), and making sure the employee knows the ins and outs of your company are all …

How To Get Employee Onboarding Right

When your company is growing like a weed, it’s difficult to think about anything besides keeping your head above water. Although many young, smart intrapreneurs will join a company because of its startup cred, that’s not a sustainable way to keep new employees engaged and productive.<p>While training …

Two Ideas That Will Cut Your Employee Onboarding and Training Time in Half

Starting from scratch each time you need to onboard a new employee? Here are some two quick ideas to reduce the amount of time you spend while still getting them up to speed quickly.<p>If you're a growing company you're probably in the hiring mode. And when you bring on someone new, you hopefully take …

6 Steps to Create an Effective Employee Onboarding Experience

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jim Collins once said, “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” Finding the best talent can feel like an uphill battle for many startups, but the real test lies in the first few weeks or first month for any new …

Employment

6 Essential Employee Onboarding Tips for Startups

Build a better team by implementing a consistent employee onboarding process at your startup.<p>It's beyond rewarding when you hire the first people to join your team. It can also be terrifying. Hiring the wrong individual can have a significant financial impact on a cash-strapped startup.<p>One would …

Employee Onboarding Strategies Have A Longer Lasting Impact Than You Think

A solid onboarding process benefits the business in terms of increased productivity, better retention and higher engagement levels for new hires. However, structured onboarding is too often overlooked and underutilized by organizations.<p>The creation of a comprehensive onboarding process is integral …

Employee Engagement

Vancity’s employee onboarding offers invaluable experience

In the course of her career, Sarah Symes has been involved in various workplace orientation programs ranging anywhere from "three days, two days, one day to no days kind of thing."<p>But Ms. Symes says she had never experienced anything "as awesome" as the week-long session Vancouver City Savings …

Lonely? 5 Habits to Consider to Combat Loneliness.

One major challenge within happiness is <b></b>loneliness. The more I’ve learned about happiness, the more I’ve come to believe that loneliness is a …

Happiness

A Harvard psychologist says your success in any situation hinges on 3 things

As she described in her 2012 TED Talk, power-posing is about taking advantage of the body-mind connection: You adopt the body language of powerful people so that you feel and act more confident.<p>But power posing is just one path to a state of calm self-confidence that will help you succeed in …

Body Language

Overwhelmed? 10 ways to feel less busy

You can’t do it all, so try Oliver Burkeman’s tips to reclaim your time and your sanity<p>Work isn’t working; that much seems clear. If you’re a human being with a job and you don’t feel unpleasantly busy yourself, you almost certainly know several people who do, and who rarely stop mentioning it. The …

Time Management