Monthly Archives: January 2019

Why Sitting May Be Bad for Your Brain

Sitting down for too long may be very bad for your brain circulation, according to recent research that will prove worrisome to many office workers. However, the silver lining is that getting up and walking around for as little as 2 minutes every half hour will prevent this problem. This is important, because short term decreases in brain circulation can cause brain fog while in the long term it can make us more prone to dementia and similar diseases. It may also have a bad effect on circulation in other parts of the body.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/well/move/why-sitting-may-be-bad-for-your-brain.html

The Secret About Resumes No Recruiter Will Tell You

Jobseekers are flooded with (sometimes contradictory) advice about how to write a resume, with tens of millions of web pages and lots of print resources as well. However, the importance of the resume has been steadily decreasing over time, to the point where they often don’t get read at all. LinkedIn has partially replaced resumes, but employers also conduct substantial research about their prospective hires, including looking for negative information. Networking is also more important than ever.

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The job market is so good, candidates aren’t even showing up for interviews

With very low unemployment rates and vigorous competition for workers, many prospective hires are just not showing up for interviews or even for first days of work — a situation that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. This is an unwise move for potential job seekers — it can cause problems if you apply for a job with the same organization at a later time, or if word gets around. Companies have been accelerating the hiring process and requiring reimbursement for plane tickets booked for prospective hires who do not show.

Read more: https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/17/pf/job-interview-ghosting/index.html

Transform Company Culture with Good Communication Analytics

Changing the dynamics of a company could be simply because there is no good communication within the company. Keeping employees, co-workers informed of changes or changes that need to be handled is key. Microsoft has already taken this into consideration and created the Workplace Analytics. This software has four components to measure. Facetiming employees to keep employees with positive work relationships. Balancing the care for employees and their wellness. Having an internal and external network to keep track of employee’s progress. Lastly, the outcome of this extra ways of communication should be beneficial to the company, meaning there is growth and progress.

Read more: https://www.hrbartender.com/2018/technology-and-social-media/transform-company-culture-analytics/

The No. 1 Way To Waste Your Time In A Job Search

Do not send resumes blindly, it does not work. Go to the place of business and ask if they are hiring. Ask to speak to a manager or get an introduction from a friend that already works where you want to work. Research where you want to work, you should know about the company you want to work for. Make sure your resume helps you highlight what you will be able to give to the company you are applying for. A resume is no more than an introduction, to make a good impression discuss what you can bring to the company.

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