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By thisislars | A curated collection of the latest news and trends at the intersection of Culture, Talent, Brand, and Technology. 

Why You Should Encourage Employees To Have A Side Hustle | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

A side job can be fun and put a little extra money in your pocket in the process, or it can allow you to pursue a passion. David Mulqueen is a project manager for Odd Dog Media, a Seattle-based digital marketing agency, but on nights and weekends, he runs Seattle Snowboard Instructor.<p>“Snowboarding …

Employment

Microsoft To Tie Executive Bonuses to Company Diversity Goals - Bloomberg

Microsoft Corp. will tie executive bonuses to workforce diversity goals after the company saw a second consecutive year of declines in the percentage …

Diversity

HR Is About to Meet its New Artificial Assistant

Artificial intelligence could be a boon to HR leaders.Artificial intelligence is coming to human resources, but it’s not going to be as exciting as …

Artificial Intelligence

Free yoga and meditation, overseas trips with colleagues and you decide the hours: Inside Australia's coolest workplace... so how does YOUR daily grind compare?

• <b>Graphic design software company Canva has been crowned the coolest technology company in Australia</b>• <b><br>The Sydney company has been voted by jobs website</b> …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-improvement

The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

<i>Build a strong understanding of Artificial Intelligence and how it will impact your future with the weekly</i> <i>🤖Machine Learnings newsletter🤖</i><i>.</i><p>I have a …

Artificial Intelligence

We Need a Better Way to Visualize People’s Skills

By 2020, the US economy is expected to create 55 million job openings: 24 million of these will be entirely new positions. And 48 percent of the new jobs, according to Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce, will emphasize a mix of hard and soft intellectual skills, like active …

Employment
Gear & Gadgets

The Way You Think About Business Needs A Revolution

Stroll into the headquarters of most large organizations these days and you’ll find all sorts of interesting things – ping pong tables, free drinks, …

The history of innovation in recruitment technology and services

<i>“You have to know the past to understand the present.” – Carl Sagan</i><p>2016 is a watershed moment for the recruitment industry. LinkedIn and Monster are being acquired, and CareerBuilder is for sale — three of the highest-profile tech companies in the space. Microsoft is making a grand entrance, while …

Innovation

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Mindfulness

Why My Company Started Helping Our Best Employees Quit | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

We work with our employees to define three potential paths: two within the firm and one beyond it.<p>When exit paths are discussed forthrightly, managers can gain more time to plan employees’ departures.

Business Strategy

A bad job is harder on your mental health than unemployment

There can be no doubt that the job market has been more resilient since the financial crisis than many imagined. Unemployment did not rise as far as was feared and the recovery in employment to pre-recession levels has been quicker than forecast by even the most optimistic labour economists. So, …

How the Best Global Employers Convince Workers to Join and Stay

Companies spend a lot of time and money building strong brands to win over customers—but they often fall short when it comes to strengthening their employer reputation to win talent.<p>“Employer branding” is no longer simply a concern for recruitment marketing; it is also a key component of effective …

Harvard Business Review

Streaming to Periscope is no longer confined to phones

Twitter's livestreaming service is moving beyond the phone. Today, Periscope CEO, Kayvon Beykpour, announced that Periscope will stream videos from, well, anything. The new "Producer" feature is aimed at content creators who might not want to be limited to just streaming from their phone.<p>In the …

Periscope

Want To Attract The Right Job Candidates? Repel The Wrong Ones | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

We all have different drivers and motivators when it comes to our work . . . One person’s dream job is another’s nightmare.<p>Candidates can leave feeling misled, and they’ll happily share their bad experience with their peers.<p>If you’ve been forthcoming . . . by the time you reach the offer stage, …

Employment
Employment

Why the Best Leaders Want Their Superstar Employees to Leave

When a stream of top performers go on to better things, it usually hastens the flow of more top talent into the company<p>Should bosses try to hold on to their star performers?<p>For most of corporate America, the question might seem like nonsense. Star performers are seen as so valuable that managers …

Leadership

I followed Jack Dorsey's morning routine for a week and was surprised by the difference it made in my day

As CEO of both Twitter and Square, 18-hour days are regular occurrences for Jack Dorsey.<p>According to a 2015 Product Hunt Q&A, Dorsey keeps balanced by following a uniform schedule.<p>"I look to build a lot of consistent routine," he said. "Same thing every day."<p>Dorsey said in the Q&A that this routine …

Productivity

A people strategy has been integral to the success of Commvault

A new people strategy has been integral to the success of global data and information management software company Commvault, which has subsequently …

Business Planning
Storytelling

Heineken Made an HR Campaign That’s as Cool as Any Consumer Ads It’s Done

Oh, the places you'll go!<p>In 2013, Heineken scored a bronze Lion at Cannes with "The Candidate," an internship contest that generated a whopping 1,734 …

Advertising Industry

8 Mac Menu Bar Apps That Will Blow Your Mind

The only thing better than awesomely useful apps are awesomely useful apps that you can use right from your menu bar. Earlier this year, we wrote …

Apps

LinkedIn Updates Publishing Platform with New Presentation Options and Features

Since opening up their long-form publishing platform back in February 2014, more than a million LinkedIn members have utilized the option, and are …

LinkedIn

How algorithms rule our working lives

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment

Why I Started Training Employees To Leave Their Jobs | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

It’s a pretty universal hiring truth that great employees are great employees. It’s not a particular skill set that sets them apart as much as their intrinsic attitude, focus, and dedication.<p>They get a chance to build a professional network beyond their team and pick up new skills. In the best-case …

Business Strategy

Facebook's recruiting incentives reportedly failed to improve diversity

In an effort to cull homogeneity in Facebook's workforce, the company implemented a points-based system to encourage recruiters to find candidates …

Recruitment

Google just flipped the switch on its new undersea cable

The new cable is a branch of its FASTER fiber optic undersea cable, which connects Japan to the U.S., but this branch continues on and connects Japan to Taiwan, where Google has massive data centers, the company explains in a blog post. This means <b>data traveling from Japan to Taiwan will move as</b> …

Google

Comment on The War for Talent is Dead: Is Open Source the Future of HR? by Thuc Anh Ha

Great article on the open source as a new trend of human resources!Actually, I still believe that the “war for talent” is not over as many …

Human Resources