3 common hiring mistakes to avoid

3 common hiring mistakes to avoid

October 13, 2019 workapp 0

The people you hire can make or break the company. That’s a lesson I learned early on. I also learned that making the right hiring decision is hard. There are no easy yes-or-no questions to filter out candidates.These challenges make it easy to fall back on feelings and intuition when it comes to hiring. Now,…

9 startup CEOs on how to say “no” effectively

9 startup CEOs on how to say “no” effectively

October 13, 2019 workapp 0

Most startup CEOs are doers. They have to be. Yet the ever-mounting goals of building a company make it especially tempting to wedge just one more iron in the fire. In fact, startups seem to attract leaders who are hardwired for it.New findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences show entrepreneurs accept…

Time scarcity meaning and why it’s making you stressed

Time scarcity meaning and why it’s making you stressed

October 12, 2019 workapp 0

Do you wake up feeling like you’re already behind?Hi. Yes. Me, too.Time scarcity—the feeling that you’re racing against a clock that somehow ticks faster every day—can feel like it’s motivating you, but actually, it can be sneakily sabotaging your progress.As Josh Spector writes over at For the Interested: “We all feel we don’t have enough…

How to answer trick questions designed to trip you up in an interview

How to answer trick questions designed to trip you up in an interview

October 12, 2019 workapp 0

Common interview questions such as “Tell me about yourself” may not make you panic as much as a bizarre question like “How do you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?” But they can still wreak havoc on your responses if you aren’t prepared.Don’t be fooled by these deceptively simple questions. Experienced recruiters use questions…

How to manage remote work based on your personality type

How to manage remote work based on your personality type

October 11, 2019 workapp 0

There’s been a seismic shift in remote work opportunities in the past decade. Now 70% of hiring managers’ companies offer some sort of work-from-home option, according to LinkedIn. And the industries that allow remote work are varied. Brie Reynolds, career development manager and coach at FlexJobs, points out that those that had 50% growth in…

Lying in a job interview

Lying in a job interview

October 11, 2019 workapp 0

By G. James Lemoine—The Conversation4 minute ReadGetting a new job is tough.I know this not just because of my own research as a professor studying the intersection of business and ethics, but also because of the countless candidates I interviewed for major firms in my previous career. It’s this experience I bring to mind as…

Stanford professor uses design thinking to stay productive

Stanford professor uses design thinking to stay productive

October 10, 2019 workapp 0

By Sarah A. Soule4 minute ReadWhen productive people share their secrets, they often talk about to-do lists—which I swear by. I also stress the importance of self-care, exercise, and spending some time outdoors every day. I do my best to eat well, and I try not to watch too much TV. But that’s all productivity…

3 ways to improve teamwork in the workplace

3 ways to improve teamwork in the workplace

October 10, 2019 workapp 0

By Diane Chaleff4 minute ReadI’m a member of the Office of the CTO at Google, where I work with companies to make sure the technology they have in place meets their employees’ needs. And here’s the most common question I hear from business leaders: How can I help people become more collaborative?The answer is simple…

Gratitude is the foundation for a better life

Gratitude is the foundation for a better life

October 9, 2019 workapp 0

By David DeSteno—Aeon6 minute ReadFor the Ancient Greeks, virtue wasn’t a goal in and of itself but rather a route to a life well lived. By being honest and generous, embodying diligence and fortitude, showing restraint and kindness, a person would flourish—coming to live a life filled with meaning and finding an enduring, as opposed…

Do your best also means self-compassion

Do your best also means self-compassion

October 8, 2019 workapp 0

I have a dream version of myself in my head.In this ideal world, I wake up (naturally!) at 6:30 a.m., meditate, hydrate, exercise, and work diligently for the next eight or so hours before putting up an email-proof boundary and spending time with friends.In reality? Late nights make getting up at 7 a.m. a win.…