Why the “Candidate Experience” Really Matters

Are you ignoring the most important aspect of the candidate experience? Providing a good experience can make the difference between the best candidates accepting or rejecting your job offer. It can even enhance your reputation over time, and help to attract more and better applicants in the future.   You probably already know the basics: Job posting/advertisement/description should be informative, […]

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How Sleep Affects Work Relationships

Not getting enough sleep? Most people know that being tired can affect their job performance. But did you realize that it affects your relationships with people at work?   A recent series of studies found that people aren’t really aware of the connection.   Tired at work How does lack of sleep affect work relationships? There are number of different […]

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Why Do Narcissists Get So Defensive?

Some people think very highly of themselves. They are “the best.” They always win. They’re Narcissists.   With all that confidence, a person can seem completely shameless. You would think that they could face any challenge or criticism.   So why do some Narcissists seem so overly sensitive, so fragile, so defensive? A new series of studies provides us with […]

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3 Keys to Creative Innovation

Many industries are increasingly moving toward a “knowledge economy.” The stock-in-trade is ideas. Creative solutions to problems can be as important—sometimes even more important—than physical goods and services.   How can organizations foster creative innovation? A recent large-scale analysis of employee creativity, including more than 50,000 workers from all around the world, has identified 3 key factors.     1. […]

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3 Types of Employee Recognition (with Very Different Results)

People want to be recognized for their work. It’s fairly obvious that employee recognition can contribute to motivation, productivity and engagement. But did you know that different forms of recognition can lead to very different results?   In this article, we break down employee recognition into 3 basic types, and the different effects each tends to have.     1. […]

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