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Should Internal Candidates Get An Advantage?

Dear Liz,<p>I hope you can help me resolve a long-standing disagreement in my company, where I am the HR Manager.<p>When I got here three years ago our job openings were posted on the bulletin board (physical and electronic) for our current employees to see and opened to external candidates on the same …

3 Surprising Things That Big Data Reveals About HR | Investopedia

Big data in human resources (HR) is becoming more widely used for recruiting, hiring and retaining the best employees. Here are three reasons why …

Résumés

The 2 Most Important Characteristics of an 'Ideal Workplace'

What does an ideal workplace look like to me?<p>I believe it has two key characteristics.<p>First, it’s diverse – in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity, …

Supercharge Your Productivity At Work

Today's workplace is competitive. Depending on where you work, your boss may expect you to push out 70-hour work weeks. This means increased productivity and success for your business, but what does it mean for your health?<p>Keeping your nose to the grindstone can seem like a good idea when you see …

A Real-Life Jedi Mind Trick That Will Reprogram Your Co-Workers' Brains

Using applied neuroscience, you can immediately and easily alter other people's perception of past events.<p>Last week, I explained a simple neuroscience technique to reprogram your own brain in less than 60 seconds. Today, I'll explain a technique, based on the same principle, that allows you to …

5 Quick Ways to Become More Likeable

You've seen them on TV, you've seen them at work, you've even seen them at the familiar places you visit...<p>Who am I talking about?<p>I'm talking about people who seem to always have others smiling and engaging with them, bursting with laughter, and effortlessly making connections with new people.<p>Do …

Body Language

5 Foolproof Ways to Start Any Presentation

To make your public speaking memorable, wow your audience from the very start.<p>Over the past two decades, I've heard and reviewed hundreds of business presentations. Almost all of them open with an overview of the presenter's company and its offerings.<p>Unfortunately, such openings are boring and …

Top 51 Motivational And Inspiring Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein ( <i>Born</i> <i>March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany Died April 18, 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey, United States</i> ) was a theoretical physicist and …

Albert Einstein

6 Instagram Tools to Improve Your Marketing

Do you want to take your Instagram marketing to the next level? Have you considered using tools to support your efforts there? Adding the right …

Social Media

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We’ve all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.<p>How do …

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Own Company

You have to trick yourself into thinking that you will succeed, no matter the odds.<p><b>1. There's never a "good time" to start your business.</b> Quitting a comfortable job to start a new company is a leap of faith, regardless of whether you have funding, an investor, or great mentorship. We had this idea …

4 lessons we can learn from Denmark about happiness at work

That's roughly the equivalent of the valuation of Google or Apple, the world's two most valuable companies.<p>Entrepreneurs have been grappling with unhappy employees for years, with U.S. employee engagement hovering at or below 30% since at least the year 2000, and it's taking its toll on American …

Happiness

15 lifelong money lessons you're never taught in school

Less than half of states in the US require that students at public high schools take a personal finance class before they graduate.<p>At the end of the day, many of us are never taught money basics — we simply learn through trial and error upon entering the "real world."<p>Here are 15 essential money …

Personal Finance

The 1 Lesson That Will Sharpen Your Emotional Intelligence

Understanding the difference can help you get the most out of everyone.<p><i>Before you criticize someone, try walking a mile in his or her shoes.</i><p>Chances are, you've heard that proverbial advice in one form or another. One could say it perfectly illustrates the quality of empathy, a hallmark trait of …

3 Skills You Need To Rock Your Interviews And Your Career

As a career coach, I work with hundreds of professional women each year who are in various states and stages of growth, leadership and ascension. In our work together, there are key steps we walk through over a period of weeks and months to help them achieve what they’re hoping for (and everyone’s …

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

Success

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

6 Qualities Of Introverts That Make Them Great Leaders

Is it time to do some spring cleaning with the group of people who make up your circle of acquaintances, colleagues and friends? There are probably …

7 Simple Daily Habits to Sharpen Your Intelligence

Give your brain a daily workout to sharpen your focus and become more intelligent.<p>You probably spend at least a couple of hours each week training your body--doing cardio, weight training, or even just walking. You're training your muscles to stay pliant and strong, your joints to stay fluid, and …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

Learn the Vocabulary of Great Leadership: 5 Words That Will Help

Forget Webster's. Skip Dictionary.com. Great leader define words differently.<p>Great leaders tend to define words differently.<p>They understand the deeper meanings and don't live according to the well-accepted rules of the dictionary. They write their own Webster's.<p>Here are a few good examples:<p>1. …

5 white lies you should never tell a recruiter

The thing is, when much of your job is spent evaluating people and talking to them, you learn to spot lies pretty darn quick.<p>Some of these lies are little things and don't matter.<p>"How are you today?" "Great!" Let's face it — very few of us are actually great when we interview, as we're nervous that …

Ten Phrases That Are Killing Your Resume

Imagine if your job required you to read other people’s resumes all day long? You’d go out of your mind. It would be fun reading resumes if people wrote interesting things about themselves, but almost all of us have been trained since childhood not to do that.<p>We write our resumes in a horrible …

Career Development

The 5 worst body language mistakes you can make in a meeting

You may think that your grogginess doesn't really matter, and that your contributions will speak for themselves. However, the way you carry yourself is often just as important as what you say and do.<p>Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D., a body language expert and the author of " The Nonverbal Advantage: …

Digital Design

Inspirational Quotes From The Most Intelligent Designers

Inspiration is all around you. Your decisions in daily life are inspired by your environment, food, music, movies, podcasts, blogs, books, people and everything else surrounding you. Essentially, the more high-quality inspiration you get the better your life is and better things you create.<p>I love …

The 23 Best Motivational Speeches of All Time

It was halftime during one of my 7th-grade football games. And we were losing 14 - 0. With our knees planted in the grass, my team was quietly …

Overcome Your Fear of Speaking to an Audience by Learning to Have Fun

<b>Sarah Kay:</b> Certainly when I think about performance in the classroom we focus on performance as process and not performance as product. I think a lot …

Secret #1: They focus on minutes, not hours.

Average performers default to hours and half-hour blocks on their calendar. Highly successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in every day and there is nothing more valuable than time. Money can be lost and made again, but time spent can never be reclaimed. As legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon …

35 things to do for your career by 35

We're also big fans of not putting a timeline on things. We've even said that there are plenty of things you don't have to have by 30 (or 40, or 50, or ever...).<p>But when it comes to your career, there are some things that we do recommend getting started on sooner rather than later.<p>Not because some …

Employment

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Books