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Blind hiring can improve workplace diversity

There’s a growing trend across industries when it comes to hiring. And in the age of information, you may be surprised to learn that it involves having access to less information instead of more, in an effort to enhance ethical hiring practices and improve workplace diversity. ...




Working long hours increases your risk of diabetes

Step away from the keyboard, ladies. Leaning in, burning the midnight oil and getting ahead may sound like the smart thing to do for women in the business world. But there may be a price to pay in terms of your health. A new study shows that working long hours increases the risk of diabetes in women. ...




“I, Too, Am Qualified”: Are Old People The Talent World’s Most Undervalued Asset?

Moneyball – A term describing baseball operations in which a team endeavors to analyze the market for baseball players and buy what is undervalued and sell what is overvalued. Unlike a common misconception, it is not about on-base percentage, but whatever is undervalued at that time. ...




A Guide to Understanding the Role of a Mentor

Serving as a mentor brings many challenges and rewards, with the best mentors working to shape their mentees into other leaders, rather than just good followers. If done well, the long-term impact of mentoring can offer life- and career-changing benefits to both parties. ...




Obesity in the workplace: What role should your employer be playing?

We’re constantly bombarded with info telling us being overweight is dangerous. But what should your employer be doing to encourage healthy living?
 
We see it in the news, in magazines and on social media – we are constantly warned about the dangers of being overweight or what the "perfect" size is. ...




25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of positive ones.
 
For instance, researchers have found that most cultures have words for seven basic emotions: joy, fear, anger, sadness, disgust, shame and guilt. ...




How to Use SEO Best Practices to Deepen Your Talent Pool

SEO, like so many buzzwords on the interwebs, gets thrown around a lot, almost to the point that it loses its meaning. Search Engine Optimization can be a tricky concept to nail down, between changing trends in search and changes to the search algorithms themselves. ...




How to Be a Strategic Thinker

CHICAGO—Most of us tend to focus on our immediate day-to-day tasks. However, you can make a more valuable contribution to your organization—and boost your career—by learning to be a strategic thinker, a leadership consultant told HR professionals on Monday. ...




7 Things You Should Know About the Youngest People in Your Office

For a long time, the youngest people in a an office environment were millennials. But millennials aren’t the new kids on the block anymore. That goes especially for ones that are in their early to mid 30s -- they have been working for more than a decade. ...




5 simple ways to make your new hire feel welcome

When it comes to an employer making a good impression on a new employee, the first few days are crucial. But many onboarding programs can still come across as an afterthought. 
 
The good news is, you don’t have to revamp your entire onboarding process to make a new hire feel welcome. ...