Handling a performance review poorly can have serious consequences. For instance, it can lead to a drop in morale and increase dissatisfaction among your staff. In fact, Jappreet Sethi, an HR and strategy
Employers today aren't necessarily only looking for candidates with the right set of technical skills and years of experience under their belt. They also want to hire those who also have something unique
If we include both daughters and sons, the privilege of the first-born becomes even more apparent: Reports suggests that first-born kids have higher IQs and get further in business than their younger Not
"You didn't care if the job description was remarkably vague or even a clear mismatch for your skills," says Lauren Gard, a manager at Hired, a two-year-old tech career marketplace. "Memories of long spent
Over on personal finance blog Vosa, founder Brent recently presented a money-saving strategy he's named "The Olive Method," after the example of American Airlines eliminating the mostly uneaten olives
In fact, we are prone to hundreds of proven biases that cause us to think and act irrationally, and even thinking we're rational despite evidence of irrationality in others is known as blind spot bias.
"Though I trust the HR team is passing on only bright, creative, and motivated people, it's important for me to stay involved in the hiring process," Shai tells Business Insider. "Our employees are the
The most effective people learn from their own mistakes, and make a significant effort to learn from other people's errors as well. A recent Quora thread asked users for the best advice they've ever gotten.
"I'm no genius. I'm smart in spots—but I stay around those spots." — Tom Watson Sr., Founder of IBM The concept of the "Circle of Competence" has been used over the years by Warren Buffett as a way to
You're probably thrilled to be moving up the corporate ladder — but that excitement may come to a halt when you realize the new pay, perks, and title aren't what you expected. This can be a tricky situation.
"We have an epidemic of fake listening," says Nick Morgan, speech coach and author of new book "Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact."
That's less than a goldfish. But we can improve our powers of concentration by, for example, finding clever ways to eliminate distractions, hacking our workflows, or working on our mindsets. To that end,
Quora users discussed some lessons they've learned along the way in the thread, "What are the top 10 things we should be informed about in life?" Users had many more than 10 tips to offer, and we've collected
Then one of the organizers asked someone to stand up "to say a few words," and her presentation turned into one of the longest, least organized, most lifeless talks I've ever heard. Those who were lucky
But I learned very quickly that in order to make it in today's workplace, good performance is only part of the equation. In order to get ahead and stay ahead, it's critical that you learn how to navigate
After all, your résumé is your key to new and exciting job opportunities. Business Insider and Amanda Augustine — who currently works as TopResume's careers expert and previously worked in the same capacity
This practice went on to become one of the most written-about and practiced productivity hacks of the past few decades. His "Pomodoro Technique" gets its name from the Italian word for "tomato," because
"When people have the opportunity to reflect, they experience a boost in self-efficacy," says HBS professor Francesca Gino. "They feel more confident that they can achieve things. As a result, they put
But you may find it difficult to keep those employees focused and productive in the weeks leading up to — and following — their time off. Gulick suggests these six tricks to avoid the summer slack off:
You can change your life in 10 minutes — if you take that time to learn a life-changing technique. In a Quora thread, users answered the question, "What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could
The British journal Advances in Psychiatric Treatment reports that health outcomes include: Fewer stress-related visits to the doctor • Improved immune system functioning • Reduced blood pressure • Improved
According to 2,099 hiring managers and human resource professionals who participated in CareerBuilder's recently published survey, blue and black are the best colors to wear to a job interview, and orange
A group of Quora users drew from their experiences to address the question, "What are some stupid things that smart people do?" The answers provide ways to overcome some of the common ways intelligent
"It's okay," says Katie Mehnert, director of competence, capability, and culture at BP, in a recent LinkedIn post. "We've all said it before, either aloud or in our own minds." She says this thought crosses
These days, it's practically all I hear. Innovators at companies large and small have a strong grasp of "lean" startup principles. They understand that the way to launch almost anything is to vet ideas
So we decided to ask our co-workers at Business Insider, "What do you wish someone had told you at graduation?" From where you should try to get a job, to what you should drink, to how you should spend
If you said "no" to any of the above, you're probably not indispensable to your employer. But you should strive to be, says Chris Gaborit, managing director and cofounder of The Learning Factor, in a LinkedIn
A new Stanford study offers some insight, using an oddly suitable combination of evidence — pizza and Reddit. Combing through 21,000 posts of Random Acts of Pizza, where Reddit users buy pizza for other
At the height of his power, he was approached by a young journalist named Napoleon Hill who was interested in telling the stories of successful people. Carnegie saw a special drive in Hill and in 1908