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Traditionals, Boomers, Millennials: How technology forms the next generation

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Experience can shape our interpretations of reality, influencing our view of what we believe to be true. If you consider the collective experiences of a generation, could it be reasonable to believe that these have influenced that generation’s worldview.
Take, for instance, a generation that witnessed Kennedy’s assassination, the Vietnam War, the first man on the moon, and civil rights.  Surely this might influence a different worldview than a generation that witnessed 9/11, Enron’s collapse, and the rapid increase of smart phones and texting.

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Why should results from personality assessments be easy to read?

personality survey reportThose who develop personality assessments are most focused on data collection rather than utility. As a result, there are plenty of personality reports with complex graphs and output. There are some that try to simplify it by giving you a label or a four-letter code.
The label is all too often childish sounding in nature and not very informative. The four-letter code is difficult to remember for the individual much less remembering anyone else’s code. We believe that assessment results do not have to overwhelm, and at the same time, they can be deep enough to give you what you need to know.  

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A Different World, A Different View: Japanese Millennials

life work balanceMillennial is a term to describe the generational group that is age 18-34 this year. In many places around the world they are projected to overtake the Baby Boom generation (ages 51-69 in 2015) in total numbers this year as the largest living generation. Millennials is not projected to overtake the Gen X (ages 35-50 in 2015) in number until 2028. Why does this matter? By 2025, three out of every four workers globally will be Millennials. They already make up 80% of the workforce in some companies. Soon, they will dominate the workplace and shape the future of organizations worldwide.

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Four most common hiring mistakes and their impact on team management

searching for right employeeWhile selecting or hiring a team member or an individual employee, it is very important to keep all the aspects of job description and job requirements under consideration.

Selecting the wrong person for the job can have a negative impact on the entire business. For example, consider the overall turnover cost to be around 40% of the employee’s annual salary. If you do the math: If you have a turnover of 2 employees per year, with average annual salary of around $40,000, you are already incurring about $32,000 just to keep the number of employees.

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So, you’ve used a personality assessment… Now What?

We strongly believe in the need for greater self- and interpersonal awareness.  Greater self-awareness is after all EQ step # 1 – it’s absolutely essential!  The problem is that psychometrics or “personality tests’ are events, interesting experiences, and not much more than that.

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5 Most common Management mistakes

Introduction

bad management demotivatesManagers and leaders hold the key to success of the entire team. If the manager or leader is incompetent, the entire team is destined to fail. The team cannot perform at their best level, if they are not managed properly. At the end of the day, the blame or the credit of the result goes to the manager. A single mistake from the manager can become the sole reason for the demise of the entire project.

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What Makes a Dream Team?

job interview with managerOne cannot stress enough the importance of having an effective team for the success of an organization. Establishing a high-performance and efficient team does not only comprise of having a pool of talented individuals.

For a team to be effective, its members must be united in achieving a vision and must motivate each other to get to that goal. A well-gelled team must share clear, measurable goals and should be committed to play their part in achieving the group’s overall success.

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5 Steps of building an effective team culture

Introduction

Team arrowIt is very important in a business environment to maintain a healthy and effective team culture. Team culture, according to Oxford Dictionary, is ‘’the attitudes, beliefs, and norms of a team. Team culture is concerned with how the team operates including its selection procedures and power structure; how rewards are given, acceptable behaviour and dress code. Team culture often depends on the traditions, or lack of them, of a team.’’

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Top motivational factors for employees

Motivation word cloudWe spend quite a significant amount of time at work during our adult life. It is usually even more than eight hours a day. Work does not only generate income for us. It is a source of many social connections, experience, knowledge and it often influences where we live.

Considering the huge amount of time at work, it definitely should not be only about money. It is possible to do anything for a short period of time, but after a period of time and if the job is unsatisfying, you can become exhausted, unmotivated and feel very unhappy with your whole life.

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Top 5 reasons why employees leave their job

Introduction

Dear Boss, I quitAccording to a recent Gallup survey, US Economy loses $370 Billion worth of productivity due to disengaged employees annually. In 2010, employees voluntarily leaving their jobs were greater than number of employees fired or discharged by the HR department. In the current scenario, this is a huge problem for the developing countries as well as the established countries of the world.  There are a number of reasons why people leave their jobs. From the level of productivity to common job environment issues, we’ll take a look at the top 5 reasons that eventually result in quitting a job.

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