- 24/04/2017Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are changing the face of recruiting, making it easier and quicker for recruiters and hiring managers to identify appropriate applicants, even for the most complicated roles. Read on to learn more -4 Ways AI and Machine-Learning Are Changing the Face of Recruitingtheundercoverrecruiter.com Sponsored by MightyRecruiter, the all-in-one recruiting software that provides the tools you need to find the candidates you want. Artificial...
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- 23/04/2017By @Finn Majlergaard
An excellent Read !Determine the cultural DNA of your organisation and make it your biggest assetgugin.com The cultural DNA of your organisation is you biggest asset. Anybody can copy your products but no one can copy your culture. Learn how to leverage...
- ProducerCommon mistakes I found on 20 recruiters digital channelsAs a digital specialist, I spend a lot of time online looking at the digital channels of businesses. In preparation for some industry workshops & webinars, I recently reviewed 20 recruitment websites from various locations and of various sizes...
Comments23/04/2017 #2 AnonymousThis is an interesting post. In my experience of the industry it was not the technically savvy who were the most successful. Somehow the Recruitment Company CEO's have to see the direct connection of all of what you list here with an impact on the bottom line. It is a cash flow business. Increasing frequency of transactions that are profitable is the key. Any of what you suggest that does not directly contribute to that?
- ProducerHow your staff can increase your brands digital visibility.Your staff is one of your biggest untapped resources. Most staff have some sort of digital footprint or presence on social media and other digital channels so doesn’t it make sense to tap into that and leverage it for the company and your staff’s...
- ProducerThis is what happens when you keep putting off digitalWith the explosion of digital and social media usage over the past years, brands have been made increasingly vulnerable to digital and social media. Digital impacts every business and if you keep putting it off you are not serious about...
- 22/04/2017What if you hate the idea of “selling yourself” in order to find a satisfying career? What if you find shameless self-promotion uncomfortable, unethical, or downright sleazy? Learn 5 ways to rethink and reframe “selling yourself,” while keeping your self-respect intact. https://www.lynncareercoach.com/blog/2017/3/8/how-to-sell-yourself-professionally-even-if-you-hate-the-idea
- Producer22/04/2017Human Minds and Artificially Intelligent MachinesA New Man-Machine Industrial Age The ones and zeros that exist in machines are very similar to the ones and zeros in our brains. We are at the beginning of a marriage between human minds and artificially intelligent machines. There are huge...
- Producer22/04/2017How Job Seekers Should Handle Salary History RequestsThis article is reprinted from The Wall Street Journal Experts Bloghttps://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2017/04/20/how-job-seekers-should-handle-salary-history-requests/ The practice of asking for salary history is in the news as a few cities—notably New...
- 21/04/2017For success with Social Media... Make a PlanSocial Media Minute: Make a Plan For Social Media Success | Social Media Speaker www.philipcalvert.com Social Media Speaker Philip Calvert talks about the importance of making a plan for success with Social Media. Book Philip to speak at...
- Producer21/04/2017Information“If information was the answer we’d all be billionaires with 6-pack abs.” Individuals who were initially hired for their knowledge often end up in died end jobs, passed over for promotion or simply fired for a lack of emotional intelligence....
- Producer20/04/2017Organizational Change MapWe Need to Pick a Side To change the culture within an organization a critical mass of change leaders is required. These are the individuals who have developed the emotional intelligence needed to embrace innovation and change. This core group...
- 19/04/2017Mindfulness is a Superpower This buzz will introduce you to a powerful tool that can have a significant impact on your personal,business and financial success. Join me for this introductory session on Mindfulness as a...
Comments20/04/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 GallagherJudy, this is one of the best beBee live videos I've watched, no offense to others- it's just something I can relate to (the reasons for mindfulness, that is). You kept my attention which is hard to do. I have anxiety and developed depression from anxiety that has gone untreated properly for a very long period of time. My Therapist is using EMDR and mindfulness at the end of our session. He also had me envision a light, any color of my choosing and wanted me to picture it coming into my body as he spoke. I didn't have time to ask why were doing this but you gave me a better understanding. We had to take a break from the EMDR for a few sessions and will be resuming. I'm going to practice the breathing more than once a day. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee for tagging me. Awesome video! You made me a much stronger believer in mindfulness in just this one video! I cant wait to hear/see more from you.
- 19/04/2017The Totally Counterintuitive Thing Science Says You Should Do to Your Résumé | Executive Resume Writerbit.ly According new research from Vanderbilt University, it's better to get real about gaps in your resume - and being honest could actually land you the...
- Producer19/04/201740 Years of Research Proves Women Are Better Managers Than Men Because They Tend to Have This Crucial SkillIn a Gallup report based on over four decades of research, including the analysis of 27 million employees' responses, female managers outperform their male counterparts when it comes to driving employee engagement. Gallup defines engaged employees...
- 19/04/20177 Design Elements Your Website Should Definitely Need - Allianze Blogswww.allianzetechnologies.com Your website becomes your prime online identity and for the same reason, you have to take extra care while opting for outsourced web development...
- Producer18/04/2017When job hunting, speak the language!Each industry has its own language, norms, and style of communication. It can be a challenge when you've been in a different field for most of your career. "Customer" vs "client" vs "constituent" can brand you as an outsider. In the nonprofit...
- 18/04/2017This article delves into the long term impact of childhood trauma and emotional shock, and how they can be effectively treated.
#mindfulness #wellness #emotionalintelligenceBeyond The Shadows Of Fearshawnquinlivan.com A Survivor's Tale Of Solving Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Childhood Trauma Through...
- Producer18/04/2017Are you wasting money and time on leadership training? Some very interesting research suggests there is a strong negative correlation between the amount of money spent on leadership training and development, and people’s confidence in their leaders. (My Bold) “Leadership training and development...
Comments21/04/2017 #13 Judy MackenzieI have worked with leaders and managers all my career. I have created and trained management staff in some innovative but still classroom based learning. I have to admit these programs didn't have the kind of longstanding impact I had hoped for.
The most effective and applicable results came from group coaching on collective challenges and opportunities. Everyone is too busy to sit still when the learning is not immediately applicable and results oriented with follow-up support. I say NO to the big black binders on the bookshelves of managers across the country.
There is one small issue (total tongue in cheek) with group coaching and that is there must be a philosophy or strategy to tie the coaching too. That is still lacking in too many companies.19/04/2017 #11 Phillip HubbellTwo things…leadership courses, as conducted by companies, is often about the latest touchy feely effort to not actually lead. A lot of it is about codifying some sort of egalitarian process of trying to make people be happy and loyal in the face of job loses designed to make the stock look better. Second, a lot of these programs are aimed at the people who will not be considered for promotions because everyone doesn’t get to be a leader, so trying to teach everyone to be one is kind of pointless. Leadership training should be directed only at those who have a chance at becoming one, even though the qualities the programs are trying to instill don’t really make someone stand out as the company’s first choice.19/04/2017 #10 Jerry FletcherLeadership is truly a sticky wicket. The conundrum, to my way of thinking, is emotion versus logical. The idea that we must share the vision of an outcome before we are willing to accept a leader sounds good logically but it doesn't account for charisma, charm and persuasiveness. To be a good leader you supposedly need a good Emotional Quotient score and that gives you a lift in confidence. Again, there is a chasm between emotion and logic that is not being dealt with. How can we leap the chasm?19/04/2017 #9 Devesh 🐝 BhattUnlike Master, Superior, Manager, Guide,Guru, Mentor, Frontrunner and popular synonyms leader has some additional synonyms like Pioneer, inventor, Initiator, discoverer and the overly debated word disruptor which i feel as a mismatch.
In India, training saves taxes and Leadership is a much loved word because many in management like to "follow" US trends.
People seek leaders when then are unable or unwilling to lead themselves. People doubt leaders because they do not want to give another power but do so immediately out of fear and doubt.
Wannabe leaders often question power centres and not the source of power itself, the undercurrents of shared fears beneath the evident shared interests.
A leader is someone with a functional solution permitted by the rest to implement it. Maybe it is out of trust, maybe it is a desperate scenario and the trust is built along the way. It hardly matters because leaders are gauged in retrospect and that too is reduced to the scale of sceptism wherein few are considered lucky to get away with messups.
My clients try to force fit a leadership program within my consulting assignments as a way to save taxes and look good to their management, everywhere i have the same thing to say.
Find a solution, find a way to get it implemented with justifiable credit to all involved. If people see you as a doer, they will follow.19/04/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 Fascinated by this idea "jantelagen" and the moment I read it, I was whirling around Google wanting to know much more about this, and found links like this
http://blogs.transparent.com/swedish/the-downfall-of-jantelagen-%E2%80%93-social-media/ View more#7 Fascinated by this idea "jantelagen" and the moment I read it, I was whirling around Google wanting to know much more about this, and found links like this
Personally I am interested in the idea of equanimity and jantelagen seems to be blend of equanimity, humility and political correctness. I am not a fan of political correctness but I have a soft spot for equanimity.
Each individual must process jantelagen commensurate to so many variables and factors of their own being, and as i read various links across the net about this, that is the first thing that came through, that the knowledge, nuance, experience and disposition of the individual discussing jantelgan both coloured and informed what it actually is.
By itself it is an interesting cultural practice. There is both an intelligent aspect to it and a restrictive and suffocating aspect. Close19/04/2017 #7 Anonymous#6 Hi Sue,
Yes, it is in a strange way both a complex and “simple” subject at the same time.
I made a comment (see below) on a buzz from @john-white about “haters” which I also think have some bearing on this discussion too. I.E. the pressure from society/school/work etc. against those who stand out as achievers. Except of course for sports stars and certain celebrities (which makes for an interesting discussion about our society’s values).
All of this, plus other “things”, doesn’t exactly make it easy to find the leaders with the “right stuff”. Nonetheless, this makes it even more important that we as a society succeed with this.
“In Sweden and the other Nordic countries it is called ”Jantelagen”. It has been around for a long time. But it is not so much about hatred as envy and a condescending attitude towards individuality and success. Jantelagen refers to a mentality that de-emphasises individual effort and places all emphasis on the collective, while discouraging those who stand out as achievers.
The author Aksel Sandemose in a novel from 1933 formulated the 10 laws of Jante like this:
1. You're not to think you are anything special.
2. You're not to think you are as good as we are.
3. You're not to think you are smarter than we are.
4. You're not to convince yourself that you are better than we are.
5. You're not to think you know more than we do.
6. You're not to think you are more important than we are.
7. You're not to think you are good at anything.
8. You're not to laugh at us.
9. You're not to think anyone cares about you.
10. You're not to think you can teach us anything.”18/04/2017 #6 Sue BryanThank you for this Bengt. Leadership is a complex subject. I think that few people, through their schooling have ever seen strong leadership in action, as western schools depend so heavily on controlling behavior through manipulation, bullying, shaming and sometimes - rewards, not strong leadership.18/04/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd#4 In leadership we have to focus on the whole and then serve the individual to that end. Some how we have gotten this upside down. We are serving the individual at the expensive of the whole. I don't want to pour unity down every ones throat but but leadership requires the whole of the goal to be first. Secondarily we can tame schedules and execution around the individual.
Great conversation and we need to discuss these variables as we look at growing from where we are to where we want to be.18/04/2017 #4 Anonymous#2 Hi Harvey,
A very valid point. It is always useful to look at a problem/situation from very different angels/views. In addition, the way the education standards/results in Western Europe and USA have gone down in the last decades is not encouraging. Nonetheless, this in no way diminishes the leadership role, but it makes it much harder.18/04/2017 #2 Harvey LloydI share your observations but look at the other side of the coin. Those being lead. Leaders can't lead those whose views are so narrow as to exclude others/group's/goals that are based on the whole of the company/country or region. Leaders are attempting to lead folks to a goal who are all individuals, developing their brand.
My report card from many years ago had a check box on it that related to this other side of the coin, Does not play well with others.
Until education begins in the area of common good that we can all live within, the leadership will not be able to organize teams towards goals effectively.
- Producer18/04/2017Once More into the BreechAfter graduating with a Masters degree in Public Administration dedicated to Health Care Management and Economics - I started applying to companies that were in that field of work for employment. I was under the false misunderstanding that having...
Comments21/04/2017 #2 Todd JonesBrian, you can write your ass off! Who'd have known?!? Just prior to reading this, I read through your post on Victory Motorcycles. Both excellent, IMHO. Big difference between your long form blogs and your comments in post threads, which often come across as decidedly sour.
Enjoyed the read. Thanks!18/04/2017 #1 Dean OwenThat was quite a read! I think that unless you are Ivy League/Oxbridge or equivalent, applying to companies via an ATS portal is a waste of time. Better go after positions in smaller companies, companies that don't necessarily advertise that they are hiring. I don't think your digital footprint does you any favours though....
- Producer18/04/2017Procrastinating Will Not Get You a New JobProcrastinating, we all do it. Sometimes it has to do with protecting our psyche, sometimes we feel there are valid reasons for not doing something and other times we may not even realize that we are dragging our heels. The dictionary defines...
Comments18/04/2017 #11 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz@Virag Gulyas The negative feedback that I received was that sometimes mental illness like depression or anxiety, holds someone back - which I completely understand, but didn't feel like I was speaking to that group of people. I wanted to make sure it was clear. I was told that I was being irresponsible by saying that people make excuses. #1018/04/2017 #9 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzYes Stefan - those questions might be better in a different order. But, I have seen people say I don't want to leave my current job. Then go on to say they can't improve what they don't like about their current job - meaning that there are changes they could potentially make like: shorter hours, more time off, etc. in order to make them stay at their job. #818/04/2017 #6 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzThanks @Javier 🐝 beBee - the intent of the piece was to talk to procrastinators - job seekers who reach out to me for help and then don't do anything I coach them on. The negative feedback that I received was that sometimes mental illness holds someone back - which I completely understand, but didn't feel like I was speaking to that group of people. I wanted to make sure it was clear. I was told that I was being irresponsible by saying that people make excuses. #518/04/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBeeDoing nothing is always very negative.
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Many people complaint but they really do nothing for changing their situation.18/04/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe ultimate professional goal should be not needing a job after all who wants one of those things, how do people become those things called jobs when there is so much more to life that can occupy us - for this defines our "occupation". If we don't live as part of a tribe and our modus operandi is only add more material costs to our existence, then a job is needed to pay for the all the stuff that goes with a material existence. Share with the tribe and work does not become a must have, but a tribal contribution. Jobs are for slaves and people separated by society from their tribe, living as separated economic units.
Jobs are for economists, but for the tribe there is paid work, best work is to run your own business, with one of those you can hire those that need that thing called jobs (worker bees). So long as peace is the tribes objective, the two things that can kill the tribe can be kept at bay - the first is living a life where the job defines existence and the other is to fight other tribes.
If your tribe becomes a tribe of employees, it is no longer a job but a tribe some business owner is paying for - that is why people procrastinate on jobs because that is what they have become - just a job - and who can blame anyone trying to run away from a life like that. There is value in getting a job if we become a tribe of employees but that tribe is still exclusive. Every large organization has a tribe of employees that have learned to occupy economic space.
There is nothing good about procrastination but for all those who are able to procrastinate - it is a natural rebellion within - one we can choose to confront or just let be. I found the opposite of procrastination is physical intelligence - now if we don't have physical intelligence then what is the difference between becoming a job and procrastinate about becoming just a job. Who wants to be a Steve of a JOB if our actual dream was to be more like STEVE JOBS?18/04/2017 #2 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzI know what you mean Brian, as you have shared your experience with me, and I could not agree more about ATS's. But, I am talking about job seekers that don't do anything at all to help themselves. They just talk about switching jobs and can come across as very sincere in their job search, but procrastinate and end up not doing anything. #118/04/2017 #1 Brian McKenzieWhy I don't - and probably will never work for a US employer again. An ATS that requires you to magically guest their 12 to 42 keywords, An HR that is more interested in your Spirit Animal than anything else, that can't / won't return phone calls - emails - social media. And of course the wasted two hours of corporate research and resume wrangling to meet the ad 'key words' that are all for not.
Two hours of my life and the stress for an auto skript robo response (if one appears at all) is NOT worth my time. It ain't procrastination - it is an ROI vs ROE assessment that corporate America IS NOT WORTH my time & effort. Signed Happier Abroad - ExPat out of the game.
- 18/04/201710 Innovation Barriers Lurking in Your Organization
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What's getting in the way?10 Innovation Barriers Lurking in Your Organizationbrainzooming.com There are ten common innovation barriers blocking new idea and implementation across organizations. Only a couple of these barriers existing in a culture can block even modest expectations for implementing new ideas. There is good news, however:...
- 18/04/2017Join me in my private Facebook group for another interesting chat about " Silencing Your Inner Critic."Sabotaging beliefs that surface as inner thoughts.