Amplify  Magazine

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

Nearly half of millennials hold down side gigs, and many of them don’t just do it for the money. Here’s why moonlighting boosts careers.<p>By day I’m a writer, but few people know that I also have a side hustle. I love to comb thrift stores on weekends, looking for items to flip on eBay. My latest …

Chief Human Resources Officers

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 …

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 have a challenge for you.<p>In a few seconds, I want you to <b>stop reading this article, and follow the instructions below.</b><p>Here you go:<p>I hope my point is …

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 …

Harvard Business Review

12 Travel Gadgets You Won't Be Able to Live Without

Get them before you head out to that next confab or a tech conference. You won't be sorry.<p>The time to find out if a gadget is worth bringing on a business trip is not when you arrive at the hotel. Before you go, scan through these products. Each one has been road tested to make sure it deserves a …

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 …

Recruitment

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 …

Happiness

Why My Company Started Helping Our Best Employees Quit

This company sits down with every employee who’s stayed for three years to plan their career options–within the firm and without.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 10 Best Business Lessons of 2016. Click here to read the full list.</i><p>In a recent <i>Wall Street Journal</i> article, <i>Superbosses</i> author …

Employee Engagement

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 …

Human Resources

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 …

Want To Attract The Right Job Candidates? Repel The Wrong Ones

You probably shouldn’t be the employer everyone wants to work for.<p>To keep their edge in an intensely competitive hiring climate, some companies are trying to make themselves more attractive employers. In many ways, that’s understandable. Building an employer brand can create the sizzle that brings …

Recruitment

Can A Recruiting Video Make You Cry?

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images<p>When was the last time you saw a video online that made you feel something? I mean really feel something.<p>Chances are you were perusing your Facebook timeline and caught a viral video of panda cub sneezing, or a veteran reuniting with her family, or perhaps the …

Videography

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>By<p>Sydney Finkelstein<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 …

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 …

Three Unexpected Brands That Are Turning To Storytelling To Drive Recruiting

Shutterstock<p>Once solely the domain of marketing, storytelling is increasingly being adopted by corporate recruiting teams to help them hire more efficiently. Rather than <i>telling</i> candidates what it’s like to work there, companies are <i>showing</i> them by finding new ways to share the employee …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Publishing

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, …

Recruitment

Why I Started Training Employees To Leave Their Jobs

If you want to retain your star employees, says Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes, help them try out new roles inside the company.<p>A new analysis of LinkedIn data confirms what HR managers have long suspected: Millennials change jobs–a lot. Workers in the job force’s youngest demographic switch employers an …

Employment

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 …

Diversity

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> …

Internet

The War for Talent is Dead: Is Open Source the Future of HR?

417<p>119<p>712<p>For the most part, the HR and recruiting industry has historically treated our work as strictly confidential. Outside of conferences or …

Human Resources