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Data Literacy in the Workplace: What's Your Data Personality?

August 17, 2018 at 03:38 PM

We all know our colleagues each have their own unique personality, but what if I told you that everyone on your team also has their own "data personality," too? Data literacy is the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data. Having this skill set is more important than ever before. We're in a highly competitive business landscape today, and data needs to be at the center of making smart and accurate decisions. However, according to Qlik's recent

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4 Ways to Build Confidence During Your Job Search

August 14, 2018 at 08:21 PM

Searching for a job is tough, and it can really take a toll on your self-esteem. A lack of confidence can hold you back from getting the job you really want, creating a vicious cycle in which a difficult job search lowers your confidence, which makes your search more difficult, which lowers your confidence further, and so on. However, approached properly, a job search can also be an opportunity to build ...

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How Technology Reignites Passion in Disengaged Employees

August 14, 2018 at 09:07 PM

HR teams are tasked with the difficult job of establishing strong workplaces staffed by happy, engaged employees. Of course, a positive workplace culture all starts with a compelling candidate experience that gets the right people in the door — but once a new hire has settled in their role, HR must offer an equally compelling employee experience. In order to do this, HR pros should imagine employees as consumers who must ...

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The Risky Business of Searching for a Job

August 13, 2018 at 07:22 PM

I recently heard a stand-up comedian make a joke about dating. They compared the experiences men have on Tinder dates versus the experiences women have. The comedian joked that when a man gets ready for a blind date, his biggest worry is it will be boring. When a woman prepares for a blind date, her biggest worry is a bit different. In her worst-case scenario, she may be in danger of physical harm. This stand-up routine highlights how ...

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How to Make Software Development Outsourcing Work for Your Company

August 13, 2018 at 08:05 PM

"The most important single aspect of software development is to be clear about what you are trying to build." - Bjarne Stroustrup, creator of C++ There is a reason why software outsourcing is on the rise, especially in startups. When you organize a project with support from outside professionals, you can improve outcomes, enhance efficiencies and sustainability, and save on a range of overhead costs. However, in order ...

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7 Tips on Being the Ultimate Professional

August 10, 2018 at 09:02 PM

Recently, I've been hearing about candidates "ghosting" employers — that is, not showing up for interviews or first-day onboarding without notice. Similarly, recruiters are ghosting job candidates — and have been for quite some time. In fact, some argue that candidates have only started ghosting employers because employers have been ghosting them for years. Regardless ...

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6 Ways to Annoy a Recruiter — and Lose the Job Offer

August 13, 2018 at 08:46 PM

Recruiters are very busy people, short on time and patience. With hundreds of applications to sift through for every vacancy they advertise, they are always looking for quick and easy ways to sort the best candidates from the time-wasters. Attention spans are short and time is of the essence when they're looking to fill vacancies, so recruiters will often spend just seconds making snap decisions about a candidate's viability. From ...

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Biomimicry: The Natural Way to Drive Innovation

August 10, 2018 at 08:32 PM

Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker, an evolutionary biologist and anthropologist, is on a mission to change the way people work. "When cities grow in size, per capita innovation and productivity explodes — but when a company grows, productivity and innovation per employee decline," she muses. "What's the difference? And what can we do about it?" Dr. Woolley-Barker has a unique answer to ...

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3 Business Benefits of a Strong Workplace Health and Safety Culture

August 10, 2018 at 08:11 PM

According to the United States Department of Labor, 14 people are killed on the job every day. Workplace health and safety concerns are truly a life and death matter. All workers want to feel safe in their workplace. People want to know the organization for which they work is looking after them. When your employees feel your company truly cares about their well-being, they'll pay you back in ...

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How to Tell If You're a Great Leader

August 13, 2018 at 07:03 PM

Leadership is not for everyone. In fact, even some people currently in leadership positions do not belong there. Having worked for numerous leaders during the course of my 25 years in the business world, I can tell you there is a wide array of leadership types and levels of competency. I have learned from both the amazing and the not-so-great leaders — and one thing I've learned is that the amazing leaders ...

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