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Culture News: A five-step formula for fostering a culture of innovation

A five-step formula for fostering a culture of innovation

The Holy Grail these days is a “culture of innovation”. Everybody wants one. Nobody quite knows what it is or how to arrange it for their firm. Soren Kaplan, a consultant based in San Francisco and affiliated professor at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, agrees with the desire for a culture of innovation.

 

Employee Value Proposition News: Employees Will Leave Companies That Don’t Offer Flexible Conditions

Employees will leave companies that don’t offer flexible conditions: Study

Australian employees will resign from organisations that don’t offer flexible working conditions, meaning employers are under pressure to evolve and adapt, according to CEB. Since 2011, work/life balance has been the number one driver of attraction for employees on the lookout for new career opportunities, according to CEB ‘s Global Talent Monitor.

 

Recruitment Advice: The Hidden Talent Pool That Companies Are Missing

Grads of LifeVoice: The Hidden Talent Pool That Companies Are Missing

I just celebrated my tenth year at Google, and for a decade, I have had my dream job. I’m on the team that launched Google Apps for Education into higher education and K12. I’m on the team that launched Chromebooks into education.

 

Recruitment Advice: 5 questions you should ask in every job interview

5 questions you should ask in every job interview

This post from CEO and founder of Raad Ahmed, LawTrades, a legal company that helps people read and negotiate employee contracts, originally appeared onQuora as an answer to the question, “What questions should a job candidate ask the interviewer?” There are obvious benefits related to being a strong listener during a job interview.

 

Culture Advice: Gender Diversity On Boards And The Long Road Ahead

This Is The State Of Gender Diversity On Boards Around The World

One particular problem the recent Snap IPO news brought to light yet again is how few women sit on the boards of directors of major public companies. This, in light of the fact that recent findings from MSCI ESG, a global research firm, indicate that companies with strong female representation on boards generated a Return on Equity of 10.1% per year versus 7.4% for those without.

Career Advice: Want To Achieve Your Goals This Year? Start By Doing This

Want To Achieve Your Goals This Year? Start By Doing This

What do you want to accomplish in 2017? It’s time to set some goals. (Photo credit: Shutterstock) The start of the New Year is the perfect time for entrepreneurs and business owners to set goals for the next 12 months. You’ve closed your books on 2016, so, if you haven’t already, […]

Career Advice: 7 Things That Will Destroy Your Career

7 Things That Will Destroy Your Career

There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences. Most people kill their careers in subtle, decidedly undramatic ways. And it’s a shame because it happens all the time.

Recruitment News: 10 Qualities Every Company Is Looking for in New Talent

10 Qualities Every Company Is Looking for in New Talent

When looking for new talent, recruiters are often looking for a particular set of traits and qualities. Building a company isn’t just about the work, it’s about the people, the culture, and most importantly how they fit together. We asked ten entrepreneurs about the qualities they look for in an employee.

Awesome New Digs for Deloitte!

How Deloitte landed in its new digs

Adam Patchet admits he was “very anxious” when he learned he’d be moving to a new office that has no assigned workspaces. The senior manager of internal taxation of Deloitte Canada had always worked in offices where employees had desks with their names on plaques and managers got prime locations at a window.