People in Work

By CHRISTINE TAUTARI | Merging recruitment, human resources, diversity and employee engagement. 

What to Do When Your Employees Feel Overwhelmed

The growing problem that undermines progress, performance, and results.<p>A senior employee, let's name him Alex, is pacing outside the executive conference room doors. He is waiting for his manager to get out of her meeting. Alex has been trying to get time with his boss, but she is continuously in …

Why Women Disengage at Work

​Women—more than men—feel that they can't speak with candor in the workplace, can't be up front about ethical concerns and aren't treated …

There Is No Such Thing As “Overqualified”

I’m jaded and don’t subscribe to the overqualified candidate debate. To me it is binary—you’re qualified or you are not.I am not sure when the term …

Employment

Resist the creeping ‘anything goes’ culture in the workplace

Etiquette still matters if you want to smooth your way seamlessly in business<p>Fri, Oct 13, 2017, 06:00<p>Good manners are in short supply in many …

Personal Hygiene

The 10 signs of workplace bullying you probably didn't know about as shocking figures show extent of problem in Bristol

Three in four British employees say they have witnessed bullying in their workplace, according to a shocking new study.<p>Workplace bullying is defined …

The Workplace

Ivanka Trump pushes back for paid family leave

In a detailed and pointed op-ed in the WSJ, Ivanka Trump called out The Journal for its contradictory article, "The Ivanka Entitlement." She argued …

Ivanka Trump

These are 10 of the worst companies to work for in the UK

You might want to avoid these employers...<p>If you’ve ever had one of those disgruntled moments when you’ve thought, ‘this has to be the worst employer …

Is it still cute to call yourself a Luddite? | The Needle

The Oxford dictionary defines the Luddite as:<p><i>*1.0 Luddite:</i> A member of any of the bands of English workers who destroyed machinery, especially in …

What are the best video interview questions to ask Graduates? | The Needle

It would be so tempting to just choose a set of questions from a library when setting up a video interview right? But what are you <i>really</i> achieving …

Four Common Job Search Mistakes You Might Be Making

You often know when you’ve just made a big mistake in your job application. You forget to attach your resume. You send the wrong version. You address …

What's The Next Trend In Leadership? Black Women

Black women are beginning to emerge as leaders across all industries, academia, government and non-profit organizations. This trend is particularly evident in the creation of new businesses: the 2016 American Express OPEN State Of Women-Owned Businesses Report found that women-owned businesses have …

Is Company Culture a Cover for Unconscious Bias?

What begins as an engaging way to include diverse groups under a unique corporate umbrella now does the exact opposite.<p>Creating the right company culture is critical when building a company that your employees, customers and shareholders love. By identifying and empowering your organization's own …

Preparing for the next generation: Five ways to end generational stereotyping in your organization

These days, the Millennial Generation is hyped, perhaps even more than Baby Boomers were hyped in the 1950s and 60s. As I meet with executives around …

IBM Just Committed Cultural and Creative Suicide

IBM has told its employees that they can't work from home. The end of "Big Blue" is nigh.<p>For years, IBM has touted its "work from home" policy as a reason for its continued success.<p>And rightly so. IBM's financial performance has shown steady improvement ever since the mid-'90s, when the internet …

I Nailed Every Job Interview by Understanding the Intention Behind Each Question

Interviews can be terrifying. It is terrifying, as it is hard to predict what the interview questions will be like.More often than not, the hiring …

Employment

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Ancient Civilization

UK graduate jobs market shrinks by 8% since 2015

Drop in number of graduate roles is first in four years but the number of apprenticeships on offer has risen<p>The graduate jobs market has shrunk for the first time in four years as employers scale back recruitment drives amid concerns about the economy following the vote to leave the EU.<p>An annual …

Top graduates missing out on banking jobs for lacking 'polish'

New study into social exclusion in investment banking reveals barriers put in way of ‘non-privileged’ applicants<p>Graduates with first-class degrees from elite universities are being “locked out” from jobs in investment banking if they commit the crime of wearing brown shoes, look uncomfortable in a …

Hi, My Name Is…Low-Hanging Fruit

Yep – that’s me! The Low-Hanging Fruit on the LinkedIn tree.What’s it like being in Talent Acquisition and low-hanging fruit? Well, you’re popular …

Human Resources

Facebook claims Workplace success

Facebook today announced that more than 14,000 organizations are using Workplace, the company’s social network for business. Workplace launched six …

Bots

Your Company's Internal Communications are Broken. Here's How to Fix Them.

A recent study suggests that workforce comms are challenged. How well does your organization stack up?<p>The flow of information in the workplace can easily become a monolithic task if you're not on top of it. Sometimes an influx of never-ending information can do more harm than good. Ever missed an …

How This Company Is Making Sure Motherhood Doesn't Hurt Women's Careers

Accenture systematically combats Motherhood Bias through flexibility and transparency.<p>In her recent book <i>Work. Pause. Thrive.</i>, journalist Lisen Stromberg documents extensively how women struggle in the workplace after having children, due to what she describes as a Motherhood Bias. Motherhood Bias …

Is Google underpaying its female employees?

The company, which has been criticized for a lack of diversity among its workforce, is now accused of severely underpaying the small number of women …

Banks in Singapore still flexing muscle in recruitment, employment

Singapore<p>IT may come as a surprise to some that there are banks here that continue to hire and expand their headcount despite the rise in …

What are the 10 best companies to work for in the UK?

Expedia tops the list as the best company to work for for the second consecutive year.<p>Rare opportunities, incredibly tough competition and the …