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05/04/2016
You may have seen reports in the press recently about how Sweden plans to adopt a 6 hour working day. It turns out that it is not a nationwide legislation, but merely a few select businesses trialling the idea and one ongoing trial in nursing. It isn’t a new concept either, as a Toyota service…
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20/10/2015
Candidate compliments before job interviews boost performance Complimenting your candidates could have a positive impact on their future chances of success, according to new research. Researchers at Harvard Business School mock interviewed 123 participants to analyse the effect of compliments at work. They found that those who had been given positive feedback by friends prior…
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12/10/2015
Be the change – Post by David Ferrabee Business leaders and HR professionals know that the ability to manage change effectively can be the foundation of competitive advantage. However building that capability can be hard to do, as effective implementation of change relies on bridging the gap between the aspirations of executives, the technical project…
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05/10/2015
The (Free) Crash Course in Social Media You Need to Land Your Next Job Most of us have heard of the skills gap crisis by now: companies have lots of open jobs but can’t find workersãwith the specific skills neededãto fill them. Unfortunately, the trend isn’t going away soon. McKinsey estimates that there will be…
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21/09/2015
Your Job Search Is a Marketing Operation and You Are the Product Someone who wants to succeed in finding a job must understand marketing. Regardless of what you do, your job search is a marketing operation. The more effectively you market yourself, the more jobs you will get, the better jobs you will get, and…
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14/09/2015
Greater feelings of trust at work can provide a major boost to engagement and productivity. But is there a way to measure levels of trust and address areas where it is lacking? http://www.personneltoday.com/hr/tools-and-tactics-to-build-trust-at-work/
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07/09/2015
Jobseekers need a personal website to stand out from the crowd Having a website that highlights professional experiences is the best way to get noticed by employers, according to a survey by Research Now. Sponsored by Domain.me, the provider encourages people to create their own websites to showcase their accomplishments. The survey asked 300 HR…
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01/09/2015
Tweets will now be shown in Google search results. For years there has been talk of this but now it is actually happening. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/social-media-game-changer-lee-giacopazzi-lucky-6-marketing-
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10/08/2015
Employees who are constantly trying to achieve perfection in the workplace are at risk of burning themselves out, says new research. Disproportionately high personal standards, combined with brutal self-criticism, are traits that are typically associated with high achievement, virtue, and being conscientious. The research found that this trait is closely associated with burnout; a physical…
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03/08/2015
Every office has its range of characters, and each person fulfils a special role. Are you the diligent perfectionist who double checks every detail, or are you the passionate creative person who comes up with the big ideas? Discover your office personality with this simple quiz. http://www.hrreview.co.uk/hr-news/strategy-news/quiz-office-personality/58561
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