Monthly Archives: September 2018

40 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

For his 40th birthday, writer and podcaster Srinivas Rao wrote a lengthy essay on lessons he has learned about life that would have been useful to him when he was younger. Many of them have to do with the importance of taking the time to see the beauty in life and in other people, finding what makes you satisfied, not being afraid to try new things, and learning how to let go when you need to and ask for help or advice when you need it.

Continue reading

10 illustrations that sum up what life is like for introverts

We live in a universe stocked with extroverts. That can be difficult for introverts. Maureen Wilson’s book for introverts called Introvert Doodles: An Illustrated Look at Introvert Life in an Extrovert World describes how introverts float through life. For staters, they think through things before they do them. They hate phone calls because you have to fill silence, lengthy conversations tire them, prefer being alone, need space from others, and it takes time for someone to know them well.

Continue reading

5 Business Lessons Learned from Adult Dot to Dot Books

As an expert in HR, the author turns to everyday things to create business lessons. Adult Dot-To-Dot books provide inspiration for business practices. Much like toe books, proper business practices include mindfulness, forward thinking, counting techniques, looking for the answer that is placed in front of you as well as knowing that there is more than one way to get things done. Thinking, planning and focusing on the future are lessons that translate from dot-to-dot books into the real world.

Read more:

How To Build An Employee Referral Program That Works

Companies look for prospective employees in a variety of ways, such as technology, recruiters, advertising at colleges, or posting listings online or in newspapers. Yet, in recent years, a great number of companies are utilizing employee referral programs to find their staff. When using this technique, be certain your hiring managers are prepared, create thorough job descriptions, always keep your workers up to date on issues, reward those who use the referral program, and keep a constant relationship with your marketing team.

Continue reading

How Many Hats Are You Trying to Wear?

Everyone has multiple duties to perform. One of the writer’s co-workers had almost a dozen different jobs to perform, and the author tells the story that when he was a naval officer, and had thirteen different collateral duties to perform, in addition to his regular duty. Everyone has many things to do, and it is suggested that we all take stock of all our duties. Include all the different “hats” we wear, or things we are expected to do, at different times, including work, church, school activities for kids, and any others, and perhaps consider reducing some of them, or not taking on new responsibilities so we can concentrate on the existing ones.

Continue reading