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Getting Employee Engagement Right Takes More Than a Village

Despite increasing investments in employee engagement surveys, programs, and interventions, fewer than one third of workers around the globe are …

Employee Engagement

The simple trick that has helped me land jobs without having to apply

Every few years, I pull out my "hire me" email and bcc it to my contacts, which includes old coworkers and bosses — but also former neighbors, landlords, people I trained with for a marathon, and so on. It looks like this:<p><i>Hi all,</i><p><i>After a really fun two years of traveling and freelancing — currently</i> …

9 best books for entrepreneurs

With so many workers feeling underpaid, underappreciated and overworked, it’s no wonder so many of us are venturing out on our own and becoming …

Entrepreneurship

People Who Are Happy at Work Asked These 6 Questions in Their Interview

While the prospect of asking an interviewer questions is undeniably daunting, a recent study found that people who ask follow-up questions are better …

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

The Right and Wrong Way to Attract Young Workers to a “Boring” Company

I spend much of my time with senior executives from organizations in, shall we say, not the most glamorous fields: community banks, electrical distributors, heartland manufacturers, and, perhaps least glamorous of all, insurance companies. These executives are rightly proud of what their …

Our 10 Favorite Retro Christmas Cookies

Holiday cookies come with some amazing powers. This line-up of time-loved classics and whimsical sweets will transport you back to childhood in a …

The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

7 Ways Self-Publishing Can Make You 6 Figures

If you've got knowledge to share, publishing your own book can establish you as a thought leader and create new leads as well as a passive-revenue stream.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past few years, several individuals have told me effectively the …

Writing

100 trips everyone should take in their lifetime, according to the world's top travel experts

But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritize one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked 20 top travel bloggers and writers/editors from the likes of Lonely Planet, Suitcase, and Airbnb for the top five destinations they've ever visited — …

Here's the exact email you can use to get a meeting with anyone, no matter how successful or intimidating

In reality, however, it can be hard to get busy, successful people on the phone, much less sitting across from you in a cafe.<p>In a post on his website, I Will Teach You to Be Rich, GrowthLab CEO Ramit Sethi says that your initial email is crucial to getting a meeting — and he'll tell you exactly …

I've held 1,000 interviews, and I've found only 4 questions truly matter

Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee.<p>If you're just starting your company, you may as well get over the fact that you'll likely lose sleep over …

21 of the world's most beautiful restaurants

While excellent food is paramount, ambiance is another huge factor when it comes to dining out.<p>Whether you seek stunning views, unique locations, or candlelit romance, these are 21 of the world's most breathtaking restaurants.

9 questions to ask in a job interview that make you look smart

But it's not as simple as throwing out a bunch of random queries. The wrong questions could make you look unprepared, ignorant, or just plain foolish.<p>Your questions should be thoughtful, intelligent, and demonstrate that you are serious about the role and the company.<p>Here are nine questions to ask …

Employment

16 Marriage Quotes That Will Make You LOL and Nod Your Head

"Love may be blind, but marriage is an eye-opener." While the honeymoon phase is sweet, the real essence of a marriage is so much more. You and your partner learn about each other in intimate ways you never knew existed, and both of you are tested changed as result. Also, marriage can be f*cking …

Steve Jobs taught me that before employees can be creative, they have to feel psychologically safe

I was once in a meeting with Steve Jobs where he admitted his fallibility. I was involved in the design of the common dining area at the Pixar atrium at the time, and it was an awesome trust-building moment for the team. We were discussing the look of the exposed steel beams and how they should …

Psychology

The Illustrated Guide to a PhD: 12 Simple Pictures That Will Put the Daunting Degree into Perspective

Matthew Might, a computer science professor at the University of Utah, writes: "Every fall, I explain to a fresh batch of Ph.D. students what a Ph.D. …

Helpful Conceptual Skills List and Keywords for Resumes

Conceptual skills help employees “see the forest through the trees,” as the saying goes. These skills help you see how all the parts of an …

Employment

The 9 questions that uncover the most surprising insights from employees

I’m sharing three years-worth of findings, based on data from 15,000 employees in 15+ countries through Know Your Company…When’s the last time you …

The 13 Best Japanese Drugstore Beauty Products You Can Buy on Amazon

<i>About a year and a half ago, beauty director Kathleen Hou at the Cut put together a guide to the 13 best Japanese drugstore products, many of which</i> …

12 Boxing-Inspired Core Exercises for Rock-Solid Abs

You might find it surprising that boxing is one of the most complete, full-body workouts you can do. Your aerobic, anaerobic, and nervous system have …

Please stop bragging about how busy you are

“Busy” has become a brand. We moan, brag, and compete about how busy we are.<p>Many of us are locked in a state of frantic, racing, cramming, skimming …

Time Management

13 words you should include on your résumé, according to a panel of experts

We've all read about what not to include in a résumé. After all, one of Glassdoor's most popular articles "21 Words to Never Include In Your résumé" is bookmarked even by our staffers who want to gut-check before making résumé faux pas.<p>However, it's time to talk about what works <i>should</i> be included …

Read the essay that got a high-school senior into 7 Ivy League schools

He had already received a rejection from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was wait-listed by the University of Chicago and Carnegie Mellon University, and was deferred at Harvard University after applying early.<p>"I legitimately was convinced I wasn't going to get into any Ivy League …

4 Behavioral Interview Questions That Reveal What a Job Candidate Is Really Like

Especially if you ask the right follow-up questions.<p>Conduct enough job interviews and it feels like some of the candidates have tried to "hack" the most common interview questions. Their answers seem a little too polished, a little too rehearsed, and a lot insincere.<p>That's the problem with only …

Career Development

32 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you, because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.<p>So when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best …

Career Development

The $100,000 Anti-Burnout Program for CEOs

Johnson & Johnson thinks it has the answer to executive burnout. All it takes is a physiologist, a dietitian, an executive coach, and $100,000 in …

The Seven-Camera GIF Rig: Taking Wedding Photography to a New Level

In the summer of 2016, I experimented with creating animated GIFs using multiple cameras. I wanted to animate a moment, frozen in time, from several …

A 31-year-old who ditched her 9-to-5 with $1 million in the bank shares the spreadsheet she used to get there

That's how Shen says she and her husband Bryce were able to bank $1 million by age 31 and quit their jobs as computer engineers in Canada to travel the world.<p>"I think tracking is absolutely paramount. That's one of the things that would help people a lot financially," Shen told So Money podcast …