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How To Correct Employees Without Stressing Them Out

It might seem appealing to have quarterly reviews, or only address major problems as they arise. But Dwight Merriman, co-founder and chairman of open-source document database MongoDB, tells the New York Times that he thinks feedback is best given in frequent small doses.<p>"One tactic is just to have …

The One Thing You Need To Know To Be A Great Leader

<b>To be a great leader, you must find what's universal, and capitalize on it.</b><p>Unlike managers, who are concerned with the incremental growth of individuals, Buckingham says leaders "rally people to a better future." In order to unite large groups around a single vision, leaders find success by filling …

Leaders Need To Understand How Every Part Of Their Business Works

Slaga, who's been with Dimension Data for 13 years, has learned every aspect of the business by taking on new roles outside of his expertise. During his time with the company, Slaga has been the company's senior vice president of sales, chief technology officer, chief information officer, and chief …

6 Ways To Turn Your TV Commercial Into A Great Digital Ad

<i>YuMe This post is sponsored by YuMe.</i><p>A well-made TV commercial doesn't always work the same online. Digital screens are smaller and more mobile than TV screens, which means digital ads can drive greater engagement with the brand. Brands that recognize this have an opportunity to make the most of the …

4 Problem-Solving Tactics Of Great Leaders

At businesses both large and small, the best leaders use four similar problem-solving tactics, writes Glenn Llopis, chairman of the leadership and business development company Glenn Llopis Group, in a recent post for Forbes. He says these strategies can go a long way toward deterring problems and …

Major Online Retailers Say The Power Of Email Is Dying

Fewer consumers are opening promotional emails, especially since Gmail added a new setting in August that automatically archives promotional messages into a tab separate from users' inboxes, executives said.<p>"I think everyone would probably agree that email, even before the shift with Gmail, was …

Dave Eggers' Frightening Vision Of Where Social Media Could Lead Us

Such is the world mapped out in Dave Eggers' newest book, "The Circle," which tells the unsettling tale of a planet so enthralled with technology that it practically demands its transformation into a surveillance state. In Eggers' chilling vision of the future, social media leads the world's …

The Top 10 Corporate Social Media Disasters

Here's our pick of the social media setbacks...<p>Wall Street bank JP Morgan was at the centre of a social media storm earlier this month when it invited Twitter users to send questions to an executive using the hashtag #AskJPM.<p>The Twitterverse responded with a storm of abuse. More than 8,000 …

See How A Pro Transformed My Crappy Resume To An Excellent One

We all know there is no such thing as a perfect resume. There are so many rules out there that sometimes even recruiters can't agree on what you should or shouldn't include.<p>However, you can follow the basic resume rules to perfect your resume and make it stand out. To get an objective and …

How to Avoid Expensive Holiday Airfares

<b>Reader Question: Can I avoid expensive holiday airfares?</b><p><b>My Answer:</b> Sure, you could do what Dom Beveridge did when he needed to travel with his family from Pittsburgh to Detroit recently. “Prices were ridiculous,” he says. “So we drove.”<p>True, a five-hour drive isn’t as convenient as a half-hour …

How To Impress The Robot That's Reading Your Resume [INFOGRAPHIC]

Many companies use some kind of screening process to identify who they think are the right candidates.<p>Employee screening services provider HireRight found that 95% of large companies (including the Fortune 500 companies) and 50% of mid-sized firms use applicant tracking systems to analyze keywords, …

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19 Reasons Why This Is An Excellent Resume

Recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume before they make the initial decision on candidates, according to research conducted by TheLadders, an online job-matching service for professionals. That means you have to win them over fast.<p>To get a better idea of what makes a resume …

9 Books That Can Change Your Life

While there are more, here is a short list to start.<p><b>1. Man's Search For Meaning</b><br>A gift from a friend. As hard as you think your life is, it pails in comparison to Auschwitz Viktor Frankl. I took two big things away from this book: (1) the ultimate freedom is the ability to choose your attitude in …

Turkey’s New Undersea Tunnel Is Built to Resist Earthquakes

How engineers made a train tunnel that connects two continents<p><b>Istanbul has tunnel vision. A new undersea tunnel now connects the city's Asian and European sides and faced a major engineering challenge: withstanding the area's potentially devastating earthquakes.</b><p>October 29 marked the 90th …

Ryanair blames lower fares for latest profit warning

The Ryanair boarding scramble is to become part of airline history, with allocated seating only on all flights from next year, the budget carrier has announced, as it warned that it was on course for its first fall in profits in five years.<p>The Irish airline said average fares were likely to fall by …

Egypt to use webcams to lure visitors

Speaking at the World Travel Market conference at the ExCel convention centre in London, Omayma El Husseini, from the Egyptian State Tourist Office, said it was planning to use the webcams to help repair its image.<p>“We want to let people know what other people are enjoying and to encourage the …

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Winter sports in weird locations

Alpine huts, chocolate crêpes, outdoor hot tubs and gallons of glühwein. These things probably spring to mind when you conjure up images of ski or snowboarding resorts.<p>But what about active volcanoes, African sunsets and a warming plate of rogan josh at the end of an invigorating day on the slopes? …

Scanning Social Media to Improve Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

“Crisis mapper” Patrick Meier has launched a new crowdsourcing tool.<p><b>When disaster strikes, chaos can ensue. Even on social media, where hundreds of thousands of tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagrams can overwhelm human capacity to get a clear picture of who needs what.</b><p>That's where Patrick Meier …

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