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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Women Supporting Each Other at Work

Don’t underestimate the power of women connecting and supporting each other at work. As my experiences from being a rookie accountant to a managing director at an investment bank have taught me, conversations between women have massive benefits for the individual and the organization. When I …

Leadership

How to future-proof our youth for the changing world of work

<i>Vice-president, sales solutions and Canada country manager, LinkedIn Canada.</i><p>The rapid pace of technological change is transforming the way we work, with powerful new tools and technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation dramatically changing the skills required to be successful. In …

How automation can help businesses focus on human professional development

<i>Editor's note: The following is a contributed piece by Paul Burrin, vice president at Sage People, an HR management software provider.</i><p>People drive …

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

Indiana University

How talent location and revenue (or lack of it) are linked

It goes without saying that having the right people in the right jobs is essential to business success, and to this end, many companies go to great …

How AI Is Transforming HR Departments

Since the earliest times, philosophers and scientists have been probing into the mysteries of human intelligence and reasoning. Like our ocean and space exploration, our huge strides in knowledge were followed by a lingering question: How can we apply what we have learned about us to help ourselves …

Artificial Intelligence

Yes, Believe It: You Can Measure the ROI of Your HR and Culture

Recruiting Expert Maia Josebachvili shares how to measure HR using something called ELTV, or 'employee lifetime value.''<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs are eager to measure the return on investment (ROI) of their business practices and strategies; I’m …

How to Run a Meeting Without Talking Too Much

Have you ever left a meeting feeling that you dominated the whole thing — and not in a good way? You talked a lot, and in the end, you felt that nobody else had enough time to speak. This is a bad dynamic for several reasons. People don’t want to attend meetings that are just an opportunity for one …

What Does a Great Leader Look Like? Here’s a Checklist

In the current economy, leaders and executives often forget that their leadership objective is not only to manage the company processes, or to …

Leadership

10 Features Every Career Portal Should Have Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Since hiring is an unavoidable activity for every business and organization, everyone is always on the lookout for ways that maximize results and …

Successfully Navigating The Nuances Of Recruiting

There was a point in my career when I hit autopilot and began to coast. I reached a level of comfort in my role that enabled me to perform well above average on minimal effort. I decided it was time to disrupt myself, so I took a leap and joined somewhat of an entrepreneurial venture with a mature …

MSI & Move for Hunger Collaborate to Help Feed Families in Need

<b>msi</b> has partnered with <b>Move for Hunger</b> to help fight hunger and provide much-needed assistance to food banks across the United States and Canada. <i>msi</i> …

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

Design

How imperative is Design Thinking?

Image: Shutterstock<p>Who doesn’t love a good design? People would readily tell you how much they love the way something looks or feels... yet many …

3 Reasons Employers Will (Finally) Offer Flexible Work in 2018

2018 is the year that companies will start offering flexible work schedules. This is why.<p>A lot of companies will say in their job descriptions that they offer 'flexible hours,' but saying you offer flexible hours is as nebulous as saying you have a great company culture. There isn't a clear …

How to Work with a Manipulative Person

Almost everyone who’s ever gone to work has had to deal with an office manipulator. Unfortunately, most employees hesitate to go public with their concerns. And with good reason: Even if they do, typical corporate responses range from wary or dismissive to actually retaliating against the victim, …

Expanding In-Person Interviews

By Mark McGraw In compliance with a recent executive order, USCIS will soon increase in-person interview requirements for certain employment-based …

1 Behavior From an All-Time Great Business Book Can Accelerate Your Leadership Development

Sometimes the simplest things have the biggest impact on leadership.<p>The famous business book <i>In Search of Excellence</i> by Thomas Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr. looked at the common characteristics of the most successful businesses at that time (it was first published in 1982).<p>The book has eight …

General Electric

Why Sodexo Doesn’t Say Goodbye to Exiting Employees

When I left Accenture a few years ago I was invited to stay connected to the firm as part of a robust alumni network. This is very common in the consulting industry where short tenures are expected and former employees may become clients or return with valuable skills gained at competitors.<p>Imagine …

7 hacks for dealing with a coworker who is seriously toxic

Walk into any random workplace of your choosing and, in no time, one or more disruptive employees will reveal themselves. They’re easy to spot: Their …

Self-help

These Are The Most Admired Employers in America Right Now

Why marketing and HR should join forces to drive advocacy among employees

As structural transformation takes hold and businesses abandon siloed working in favour of cross-functional collaboration, the relationship between …

Why You Can’t Concentrate at Work

The problem is visual noise; companies get creative dialing down distractions that pull eyes away from desks, an unforeseen consequence of open-plan workspaces<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>After taking down walls to create open …

Employment

Research shows that sitting next to the wrong person at work could get you fired

What's more, our work neighbors can actually change how well we do our own jobs.<p>Researchers looked at the 25-foot radius around high-performers at a large technology firm and found that these workers boosted performance in coworkers by 15%.<p>That "positive spillover" translated into an estimated $1 …

Stop Talking the HR Talk If You Want to be Heard

One of the reasons why talent managers continually strive to become more strategic is that they want their ideas and problems to be noticed by their …

This Map Shows Which Cities Will Replace Human Workers With Robots

It's happening.<p>New research predicts that almost every major American metropolitan area will lose the majority of its jobs to automation in the next 20 years.<p>In low-wage large metropolitan areas including Las Vegas, Nevada; El Paso, Texas; San Bernardino County, in Southern California; robots are …

10 Things the HR People Are Thinking About You

1. Employers are insecure too<p>This idea is hard for a job seeker to wrap her mind around. People assume most employers have their pick of candidates. …

What Will You Say When They Ask Why They Should Work For You?

I do not care who you are, where you went to school, which union represents you, how smart you are, or how smart you think you are — executive, …

Human Resources