How cover letters have changed throughout the years

How cover letters have changed throughout the years

August 20, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

By Andrew Fennell4 minute ReadIf you bring up the subject of cover letters to a group of hiring managers and recruiters, you’ll probably get a mixed bag of opinions. Some will say the cover letter is dead, while others still deem it an application essential. But what’s the real deal on cover letters in 2019…

Financial experts share the worst advice they’ve ever gotten

Financial experts share the worst advice they’ve ever gotten

August 19, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

The internet has given us many things of import—namely, memes. It has also given rise to a proliferation of financial advice from all sorts of folks: those who want to retire early, personal finance buffs who’ve learned from their financial missteps, and a bevy of advisers—robo and human—that dispense personalized guidance. Then there’s all the advice…

How to tell if your boss really likes you

How to tell if your boss really likes you

August 19, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

In an ideal world, people would get promoted and advance their careers based on their actual job performance and what they contribute to their organization. In the real world, however, most people move up in their careers–or don’t–based on more arbitrary reasons, namely whether their boss likes them or not. This is why so many academic…

How to get innovative ideas from employees

How to get innovative ideas from employees

August 18, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

By Aytekin Tank4 minute ReadIn the days before Apple, an engineer pitched the idea for a personal computer five times to his employer, Hewlett Packard. Each time, they rejected his idea. That engineer, Steve Wozniak, went on to found Apple with fellow innovator Steve Jobs.Wozniak wasn’t the first person to have his brilliant idea rejected,…

Hearsay Systems’ Clara Shih on what B2B companies get wrong

Hearsay Systems’ Clara Shih on what B2B companies get wrong

August 17, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

By Clara Shih7 minute ReadSolution Selling. The Challenger Sale. MEDDIC. Customer-Centric Selling. The B2B world is full of countless methodologies promising large, profitable results. There are so many meetings, product demos, and stakeholders to win over along the way, and it’s easy to get totally consumed by their requirements. But more often than not, the actual…

3 tips for supporting working parents in the workplace

3 tips for supporting working parents in the workplace

August 16, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how the workforce at large can better champion working parents. If you don’t have kids, it can be understandably difficult to empathize with the challenges that working parents may face.As a mom to two kids under 10, I know these challenges firsthand. I remember what it’s like to…

A Royal Marine’s tips on building supportive teams for productivity

A Royal Marine’s tips on building supportive teams for productivity

August 16, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

By Richard Newman—Minutes4 minute ReadBusinesses are constantly looking for ways to make their teams more productive.Having attended around 1,000 team meetings and conferences, I have heard a huge range of strategies, including tired team-building exercises, efficiency strategies, and, more recently, a range of business perks like on-site food and gyms for employees.But there’s a simple…

Five productivity pitfalls of going 100% digital

Five productivity pitfalls of going 100% digital

August 15, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

We’re living in a digital world—one where screens dominate our time. The average American adult spends three hours and 43 minutes on mobile devices, according to 2019 research by eMarketer. This doesn’t include the time spent on a computer at work or parked in front of the television at home.It’s easy to find an app…

A tight labor market is good for those with criminal records

A tight labor market is good for those with criminal records

August 15, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

By Gwen Moran5 minute ReadAs the unemployment rate remains at or near historic lows, among the top concerns of business leaders is where to find new pools of talent from which to draw. A new survey from recruitment and staffing services firm Adecco USA found that companies in many industries are looking at new pools…

Should startups promote insiders or look for outside talent?

Should startups promote insiders or look for outside talent?

August 14, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Editor’s note: Each week, Fast Company presents an advice column by Maynard Webb, the former CEO of LiveOps and the former COO of eBay. Webb offers candid, practical, and sometimes surprising advice to entrepreneurs and founders. To submit a question, write to Webb at dearfounder@fastcompany.com.Q. How much do you promote from within?—CEO of an early-stage…