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  1. ProducerShyamsundar Ramanathan
    Be Contagious Show Up Fully
    Be Contagious Show Up FullyContagious culture by Anese Cavanaugh is a wonderful take on how to lead and thrive both in business and life. What I really liked are the questions that are asked of you. Ultimately determining your true values will help you personally and then by...
  2. Marty Weitzman

    Marty Weitzman

    Marty Weitzman
    The Absolute Best Way to Figure Out Your Personal Brand | Executive Resume Writer
    bit.ly If you’ve ever tried to develop your personal brand from scratch, you know that it’s an overwhelming process, to say the least. Where do you...
  3. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Employee Referral: The Key to Your Next Job
    Employee Referral: The Key to Your Next Job If you have a friend who works at your target employer, you just got a massive leg up at getting employed. Why? Employers recognize that candidates who are referred by their current employees are statistically more likely to be a good fit and are...


    Lynda Spiegel
    24/10/2016 #4 Lynda Spiegel
    #2 Thank you, Donna-Luisa Eversley. Smart employers recognize the importance of employee engagement, and what better way to engage than to let them know how their involvement in recruiting is win-win for their bottom line.#3 Thank you, Erroll!#1 I appreciate that, Jared Wiese!
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    23/10/2016 #3 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Great article. Great of recruiting.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/10/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Lynda Spiegel quite a good article with very relevant observations. I like how you explained how employees can be an asset to HR and the organization... It helps to validates a culture when folks recommend their company as an employer.
    Great post... Thanks for sharing 😊
    Jared Wiese
    23/10/2016 #1 Jared Wiese
    Bragging rights well earned, @Lynda Spiegel!
    Tons of practical advice in here - for employers and employees alike.

    Sharing to Career Development hive
  4. ProducerShyamsundar Ramanathan
    8 Ways to Inspire and Motivate your team to Peak Performance
    8 Ways to Inspire and Motivate your team to Peak PerformanceDealing with people is one of the important roles of a manager. If you want to be successful as a leader or manager the ability to inspire and motivate people to peak performance is the key. Here are 8 ways to get the most out of everyone in your...


    mohammed khalaf
    22/10/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    There's nothing worse than someone acting like they are an expert when they're talking to a real expert. By know your strengths and weaknesses, you can surround yourself with people who fill in your weaknesses and highlight your strengths.
    No one will ever be a perfect leader, but if you do the things mentioned above, your authenticity will shine through.
  5. Jennifer Schultz
    Excited to share more press for RecruitmentQueen and beBee!
    How the beBee social network aims to get you hired Thanks @Matt Sweetwood
    Jennifer Schultz
    How the beBee social network aims to get you hired
    www.philly.com For more than 30 years, University of Pennsylvania career services director Patricia Rose has helped anxious students find internships and jobs after graduation. In the age of social media, she says, job-seekers now must project a personal brand...


    Matt Sweetwood
    23/10/2016 #6 Matt Sweetwood
    #2 19% of US Hiring Managers used Facebook to hire in 2015. That indicated a desire to learn personal aspects of a potential candidate. And that includes hobbies. You'll see a dramatic increase in US users coming soon. ;-)
    Jan Barbosa
    22/10/2016 #5 Jan Barbosa
    Posted On My Twitter Too !!!
    David B. Grinberg
    22/10/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos @Jennifer Schultz and @Matt Sweetwood on an excellent article, which I've shared on Twitter. Nice!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    22/10/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    John Valledor
    22/10/2016 #2 John Valledor
    Lots of useful facts in this post. Still, the story ends with a caution about maximizing hobbies as one of the appealing aspects of this platform--US employers simply may not care. Surprising to learn that the US membership in beBee is ~140K. I assumed it was much higher. Clearly, there's room to climb before reaching cruising altitude.
    Good luck comes to mind.
  6. Lisa Baker

    Lisa Baker

    Lisa Baker
    HR in October - the calm before the perfect storm - HR News
    hrnews.co.uk Guest post by Adrian Lewis, Activ Absence My colleague came into work this morning telling me that her car's warning light for ice had come on during her...
  7. Lisa Baker

    Lisa Baker

    Wales' saddest day remembered... absolutely heartbreaking.
    Lisa Baker
    The lessons of Aberfan - putting people before profit - HR News
    hrnews.co.uk Guest blog by HR News Editor, Lisa Baker I'm sure there are few in Wales that won't see their eyes well up at some point today. In the office, at some...
  8. ProducerShyamsundar Ramanathan
    8 Ways to Build a Winning Culture
    8 Ways to Build a Winning CulturePeter Drucker said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Though the quote is attributed to him it is not known exactly when he said it. Either way it is still a wonderful advertisement for culture over strategy. In an era where products are...
  9. Lisa Baker

    Lisa Baker

    Lisa Baker
    Why we need appraisals, oops I mean performance reviews... - HR News
    hrnews.co.uk Guest blog by Adrian Lewis Traditionally,  appraisals have had a bad press and at least according to Forbes Magazine, they are one of the most frequently...
  10. Marty Weitzman

    Marty Weitzman

    Marty Weitzman
  11. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    Alternatives for IT professionals Javier beBee
  12. Lisa Baker

    Lisa Baker

    2017 is not far off - to try our online staff holiday planner FREE, and still make the 1st Jan deadline, visit (ps we work overseas too!)
    Lisa Baker
    Absence Management Software from Activ Absence - HR Tools that work
    www.activabsence.co.uk Absence Management software with Absence Tracking, Staff Holiday Planning, Absence Management Reports & Bradford Factor Scores. Saves HR Time. Book a...
  13. Hans Dholakia

    Hans Dholakia

    Stress is real but such a myth stress management is !

    We don't need to manage stress. We only need to manageourselves - our responses to the perceived stressors - whatever they be. We only need to break free ! From the mind's own negativity.

    Understand your life to be like a room and stress is like darkness. So what do you do when the room is dark ? Do you struggle to manage or drive off darkness? No, you just light a lamp.

    We don't need to manage the darkness of stress in the house of our lives. We only need to light the inner lamps of love, self-motivation, joy, empathy, service, etc.

    Love is not just for the people we live with but also for oneself, for those we work with, and we must also love the work itself that we do, and the customers we work for.... Read more here :

    Hans Dholakia
    www.bebee.com Oh Stress ! Globally, organizations together lose a fortune every year on stress management training. Everyone seems to be talking about how to...
  14. Hans Dholakia

    Hans Dholakia


    Gone are the days when we had a wall between our material and spiritual sides,or personal and professional sides. They are actually two sides of the same coin, and you cannot ignore one for the other.

    Spirituality is not religion ; to be spiritual is to be calm and focused, and this improves our engagement and productivity. When people improve in their performance, organizations benefit. It's time every organization ensured their people meditated everyday.


    We teach authentic meditation and other scientific yogic techniques to individuals and groups.
    Hans Dholakia
    www.bebee.com As the readers may be aware, Yoga is a lot more than just physical postures. Yoga is not just for the body ; in fact the ultimate aim of Yoga...
  15. ProducerTanya Williams

    Tanya Williams

    Why convert total strangers when you have raving fans already
    Why convert total strangers when you have raving fans alreadyMarketing and recruitment over overlapping. Recruitment is all about marketing a company or a person. The best recruiters are adept marketers – that is no coincidence. However what I see constantly is businesses that spend thousands of dollars on...
  16. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    Where have all the working men gone?....
    "Work is an essential part of life and a basic foundation of any social order"
    Except it isn't essential at all. The Office life, the corporate rat race are relics of the past. It is easy to have a remote job - to travel the world as a digital nomad, to opt out of HR Hierarchy and SJW Culture. Why would you ever sign on for the 9-5 slavery and drudgery?

    Where are men going ?..... Away ~ happily.
    We won't get fooled again - We are tired of the new boss that is same as the old boss.
    The 'Society' that has been built and that is sought with its' lies ~ is no longer attractive, the juice is no longer worth the squeeze

    Sign-post ahead: Welcome to MGTOW
    Men Going Their Own Way ~ Leaving Society. Happier Abroad
    Brian McKenzie
    That Giant Sucking Sound You Hear Is Men Being Drained from the Labor Force -
    bit.ly A primer on the exit of men, especially men with less than a college education, from the labor...
  17. Marty Weitzman

    Marty Weitzman

    Marty Weitzman
    Does The Company Culture Fit? | Executive Resume Writer
    bit.ly Job seekers get encouraged when they hear of an opportunity that closely fits their experience and skills. They believe they may have found a place to call...
  18. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    The reasons that traditional performance management no longer works varies from the academic (the traditional model is based on an archaic view of worker performance) to the everyday (it's viewed as a hassle and time drain that doesn't truly benefit the employee, the manager, or the organization).

    This paper explains:

    Why the traditional method of performance management doesn't work and what's changing
    The key components for an organization to understand to begin implementing performance management innovation
    A brief look at the first course developed specifically to help any organization gain a working model for how to think about and conduct performance management innovation and effect change in their organization.
    Robert Bacal
    Performance Management Innovation: HR's Next Big Move, Free Human Capital Institute White Paper
    work911.tradepub.com Free White Paper to Performance Management Innovation: HR's Next Big Move The reasons that traditional performance management no longer works varies from the academic (the traditional model is based on an archaic view of worker performance) to the...
  19. Satish Salivati

    Satish Salivati

    Satish Salivati


    Andrew Goldman
    28/09/2016 #1 Andrew Goldman
    Looks close. Just imagine how many people still wish there was no internet in the world)
  20. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Spilling Hypocrisy for Unfair Authority
    Spilling Hypocrisy for Unfair AuthorityWhen a greedy person reaches to high position and gains access to authority, he becomes even more ardent to remain in that position for a longer period. Such a typical person would outwardly behave in placid manners, but inwardly prepares a deadly...


    Neil Smith
    03/10/2016 #25 Neil Smith
    This is a very familiar situation to myself and many others. A remarkably large number of people confuse the bestowal of extra responsibility with the bestowal of unlimited power over their colleagues. These poor managers tend to spend a lot of their time building and defending little personal empires within the business which actually work against any business's best interests. The harm these little tin pot dictators do is incalculable. As has been mentioned earlier I also can't understand how so many of these folks hang on in organisations for so long. They always seem to be the last person to be shown the door.
    Charles David Upchurch
    03/10/2016 #24 Charles David Upchurch
    Of course it is not, but this COULD be seen as an insult to actual chess players, most of whom would prefer to manage nothing but their own games.

    Is that perhaps a glimmer into the bad manager's motivations? Rather than hypocritical, is he (or she) perhaps desperate to prove that he can handle a job he does not really want?
    Pamela L. Williams
    02/10/2016 #23 Pamela L. Williams
    #4 Thanks for the tag @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Yes, this is a subject I have more experience than I care to remember.
    Pamela L. Williams
    02/10/2016 #22 Pamela L. Williams
    I have to add here that it is not always just Managers who are brutal. However, it is the lack of proper management that allows colleagues to manipulate, lie, coerce their fellow staff members. I've seen many managers turn a blind eye, come up with excuses for other's behavior, even blame it on the person being abused by insinuating they 'caused' the abuse. This is a weak, weak manager, or who uses others to do their dirty work. I've seem them all, worked for some of them. There is no resolution except to move on. They will eventually fail but that does nothing for those who are wounded by the abuse.
    Thank you for discussing an important topic Mohammed. The work environment is no place for inhumanity to raise its ugly head.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    30/09/2016 #21 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #19 @David Lisle Sorry to hear that you had bad experience in the past while working under your ex-manager who, instead of managing affairs efficiently, manipulated things by his nasty brain's workings.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    30/09/2016 #20 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #18 @Lada Prkic Thanks for your thoughtful feedback. Indeed, as long as we value simple courtesies and treat others as we deserve ourselves to be treated, we are worth to be in the rank of human beings. With all the ugly traits, it clearly means there's flaw in one's heart and mind.
    David Lisle
    30/09/2016 #19 David Lisle
    The kind of manager that does those things is not a manager, they are manipulators. I have experienced this kind of manager. He was new to my company after twelve years of good service he did everything to discredit me. He couldn't because my work was impeccable. So he invented work for me to do and then demanded I perform it in a single day and provide documentation the same day. An impossible task. I walked out and never went back as it was the final straw. He himself was the one that was incapable, I believe it is called the Peter principle where a person is promoted, or gains employment, at a level they are incompetent to perform. Such was the case with this person. After chasing out all the competent persons and surrounding himself with yes-men and women he and his incompetent cohorts were eventually let go. But the damage he did to human dignity was incalculable.
    Lada Prkic
    30/09/2016 #18 Lada Prkic
    I've met all these types of managers: good, bad and ugly. Fortunately, I've only worked with good managers, and a very short time with one or two who had been considered as a bad manager. My friends told me many horror stories about their experience with these inhumane bosses. Now, I am also a manager and hope my colleagues still like me. 😌
    @Mohammed A. Jawad, your post reminded me once again of the importance of establishing mutual respect between employees and managers.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/09/2016 #17 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I had two managers at one time because I was working w territories. It was a nightmare. They didn't get along so that made even worse. Pascal nailed it with his comment and @Ben Pinto's quote is spot on!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/09/2016 #16 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #6 Great quote!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    30/09/2016 #15 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #13 @Lisa Gallagher Thanks for your bold, wise counsel. Thanks again for sharing this post.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    30/09/2016 #14 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #12 Thanks Mr. Steve for your pensive remarks. Indeed, no organization is fully perfect but when there's no singular, integrated and binding corporate culture, then everything is in mayhem and senior 'corrupt managers' with the presence of disunity are mindful of their own affairs. I presume that a chiseled work atmosphere prospers well when responsible persons, from top to bottom, begin to correct themselves.
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/09/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher
    What a great article @Mohammed A. Jawad! I once had a manager that sounds like this man's clone. The person is still treating 'certain' employees in this fashion and I equate this behavior to abuse! Many times the reason this happens is due to the fact that those who may be the manager's superiors ignore the behavior or aren't aware of it. When employee's are losing work due to illness and emotional trauma from all the abuse, isn't it time for superiors to take action? I know it's not possible if the manager owns the company. I guess in a case like that, maybe it's time to retain a lawyer and find out what your options are. These behaviors should never be tolerated or acceptable under any circumstances! Sharing!!
    Steve Brady
    29/09/2016 #12 Steve Brady
    Mohammed, your post reminded me that the inner attitude and outward expressions of a manager have the potential to poison or bless a Department. That's why the culture of any organisation needs to be intentionally built. If "monster managers" can rule their departments with impunity, something is very wrong. I've worked for an organisation that intentionally built its culture around restorative justice and had an effective grievance policy and senior leadership that took it seriously. No organisation is perfect, but it is good to have a voice, and a way to address bullying behaviour.
    Ben Pinto
    29/09/2016 #11 Ben Pinto
    Will it show someone running circles around an angry manager? #9
    Pascal Derrien
    29/09/2016 #10 Pascal Derrien
    Some people should under no circumstances be a manager as many suddenly think they have been warranted a licence to screw up people, plainly criminal in my view :-)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    29/09/2016 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #8 Do you mind if I use it for my first attempt at a meme?
    Ben Pinto
    29/09/2016 #8 Ben Pinto
    Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian the thinker. #7
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    29/09/2016 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #6 I love that quote, Ben!
    Ben Pinto
    29/09/2016 #6 Ben Pinto
    "Managers who cannot manage to manage find those working around them working around them." - Ben Pinto
  21. Marty Weitzman

    Marty Weitzman

    Marty Weitzman
    How and Why to Research a Company | Executive Resume Writer
    bit.ly Why spend time on company research? There are several good reasons why it's worth investigating...
  22. ProducerHans Dholakia

    Hans Dholakia

    THE ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE GIVES LIFE ITS TRUE ALTITUDEGratitude and happiness nourish each other. When we are grateful, we are happy. We should not think that we can outsmart this divine law, and sustain the tree of happiness without nourishing it with waters of gratitude.If we are happy and not...


    Jared Wiese
    02/10/2016 #3 Jared Wiese
    Anthony Robbins says gratitude and fear cannot coexist.
    Gratitude and anger cannot coexist.
    We are meant to have joy and happiness and abundance. Not with a primary goal of selfishness, but of loving and sharing with others.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/09/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Hans Dholakia very inspirational post. An attitude developed shows us promise even in pain. God is Awesome!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    23/09/2016 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    If we start being grateful and stop taking everyone and every thing for granted, life will definitley improve dear Hans!
  23. Hans Dholakia

    Hans Dholakia


    “Half of life is lost in charming others. The other half is lost in going through anxieties caused by others. Leave this play, you have played enough" -- Rumi

    It is only due to poor Self-esteem that we try to impress people. It doesn't mean that we be careless or behave awkwardly, but that we do our best because we want to do our best, not to make an impression and win praise.

    The key is having right perception, right attitude to everything - to oneself which gives Self-esteem ; to others which gives empathy and respect ; to the vastness of the universe which gives humility. A bad attitude is the worst disability we can have.

    Self-esteem is awareness of the ever-existing Self-worth. Write in for a meditation-aided life coaching that promotes this awareness and helps you nourish right perception and attitude to everything. It doesn't matter where you live because it can be online through video/audio chats.

    Online Motivational Life Coaching
    Hans Dholakia


    Jared Wiese
    22/09/2016 #1 Jared Wiese
    Sharing in Attitude hive
  24. Hans Dholakia

    Hans Dholakia

    HOW TO MEDITATE : Learning meditation is a journey in consciousness, and there are many paths. The ultimate aim is to rise from body-consciousness (I am this body), to Soul-consciousness (I am an immortal soul, temporarily embodied in this physical form) .

    The 8-fold (Ashtanga) Raja Yoga is the most scientific path. Meditation comes at the 7th step, but the preceding steps - Yama-Niyama (principles of right living, the ethical Do’s and Don’ts) to Dharana (focus or concentration) - are vital as preparatory to meditation, and therefore should not be overlooked.

    Because of the physical posture which we visibly take during meditation and which impresses us, and the mind which does the focusing, we might think that body and mind are the main tools in meditation, but actually they are the main hassles, and Raja Yoga disciplines them through the first 6 steps until they become docile and conducive.

    Meditation has the highest failure rate, but the when it really happens, the rewards are incredible. We must remember that meditation is not just a technique - without right living it cannot succeed. We also need to develop devotion, but without wisdom, humility and devotion cannot happen. The religion you follow does not matter here - follower of any faith can meditate.

    So you need a teacher, a coach who has walked the path. If you are keen, I can do online coaching for you in every step of Ashtanga Yoga, very scientifically (through video/audio chats, one to one) ; it takes about 3 - 6 months to be on your own.

    Besides the techniques (know-how) of posture, pranayama etc., you will learn the guiding principles (know-why) relating to how-to-live in balance, how to tame the mind that behaves like a drunken monkey, what is the meaning and mystery of life and our ultimate quest, how to build concentration and how it relates to meditation, what is the nature of soul, how the laws of karma and reincarnation affect us, etc. You can write to me at hansyoga@gmail.com
    Hans Dholakia
  25. Hans Dholakia

    Hans Dholakia


    Millennials love to do it - they can multitask on the cellphone's small screen alone (answer calls,see text,check apps,listen to music etc.), plus work on the laptop with several windows open and alerts popping...

    It's no good, humans are serial thinkers and don't have many hands like octopus.

    Working with focus on one thing at a time, but keeping the mind emotionally free to switch focus to something else at a short notice is GREAT, but trying to do several things at a time can really be unduly STRESSFUL.
    Hans Dholakia
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