You wake up, check email, get the car started, check email, get to work, and while you are waiting for your email application to load up on your desktop, you check email (on your phone), then you check email. Some studies (say, McKinsey’s Global Institute Report) argue that the average worker today spends about 28+ % of their time managing emails. The average worker also received about 147 email messages per day, and deletes about half of them.
There is no question that email today has become an extremely important part of our personal and professional lives. Try to live without your email for a week, and let me know how many times you almost pull your own hair out [...]
A recent CareerBuilder study found that 43% of hiring managers have found something on a job applicant’s social media that caused them not to hire that applicant.
It’s an indication of just how important it is to use social media when you’re recruiting. You wouldn’t want to accidentally hire the next sorority letter girl (warning: language).
But aside from avoiding hiring a potential trainwreck, social media is vital to the recruiting process for other significant reasons. Here are four of them:1. It increases the visibility of your job listing
With a job posting on social media, you can leverage the power of sharing. Your perfect applicant may not see your [...]
Now there is nothing wrong with Learning & Development programs founded upon cognitive science and brain-based research. In fact, some stunning breakthroughs in learning theory fields which have proven very useful in accelerating an employee’s time from-hire-to-autonomy have come from progressive thinking and research in these areas.
Given the current market-driven pressures to bring new hires up to speed more quickly than ever before and move members of the workforce into the realm of discretionary productivity, understanding the complexities of how the brain captures, processes, stores, and retrieves information represents an important factor in the [...]