Have you ever heard of “Strategic Sitting”? This surprisingly important phenomenon can help you find the best place for yourself in meetings, and the most efficient place for those in the office.
Understanding feelings pays. Managers with a strong emotional intelligence (EQ) earn about $29,000 more per year than their colleagues without emotional radar.
Today, we’ve got even more input from headhunters, recruiters, and HR experts on what to do, and what not to do, next time you hear the question, “What are you passionate about?” Prepare yourself for your next big interview, and get ready to take the next step in your career!
Over time, a more subtle and challenging question than “What is your biggest weakness?” has evolved:
“What are you passionate about?”
This may give a candidate pause, since the word “passion” seems to exclude an answer based on profit and loss statements. It steers the candidate in a more self-revelatory direction. It moves the interview toward what a substantial interview ought to be in the first place.
Most executive development programs take place in a training room. They involve lectures, role play, small group breakouts and case studies. But what happens when we disrupt the setting, and make learning physical and emotional instead of intellectual? We looked at a few unusual leadership training programs and learned how they provide unique insights into…
America is a country where children are taught that they can succeed at anything they put their mind to. According to studies conducted by Gallup, that might not be the case- this particular study suggests that 82 percent of managers are unqualified for their jobs: “Everyone has talent in some areas, but few have the innate talent to…
Most Amazing Company Perks
The best talent will always be richly rewarded. While companies traditionally lure and keep highly-qualified employees with generous salary and bonus packages, some are getting more creative with compensation. A number of today’s fastest-growing firms have introduced unusual ways to add more value to an employee’s work life beyond just a paycheck. Such fringe benefits help them stand out from the competition and win over the best job applicants. These amazing company perks serve other purposes, too – they improve work-life balance, reduce worker stress and increase productivity, inspire loyalty, and boost brand image. Take a look at some of the amazing company perks that the newest and most innovative extras organizations are offering.
The concept of “grit” is getting a lot of intention. While it is nothing new, grit – defined as perseverance and passion for achieving long-term goals — is being studied closely now. Why? Because experts think it is one of the best predictors of success.
Credit globalization, technology, or the adventurous nature of today’s employees (specifically the Millennials) – there’s no denying that the world is undergoing a huge change, and diversity is a bigger topic than ever before. Gone are the days of “localized” markets. Even small businesses can advertise, gain fans, ship their products and offer their services all over the world. In order to cater to a bigger audience than ever before, companies must adapt and strive to understand their customer base. Organizations cannot succeed with one uniform “employee type” – now is the time to round out your staff with team members from all over the world, with different beliefs and experiences. Some of the world’s most successful companies are making headlines with their newest executive hires. Don’t wait for your competitors to pass you by – find out how diverse management can save your brand.
For organizations, hiring is a risky game. Most of the time, they must determine if a candidate is going to make a good employee solely on the basis of a CV, a few interviews, and a reference check. Since there is so much that goes into employee performance and satisfaction, it’s impossible for hiring managers…