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Don’t ignore mental health

Recruiters might shy away from people with past mental health problems. But there’s a case for bringing them on board, after all they’ve proven that they can work through hardship and learn lessons for the future. We should keep a look out for common causes of breakdown, such as perfectionism, family breakdown, and overwork and […]

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Social attitudes affect women’s ambitions

Despite females doing just as well as their male counterparts in school and university, social attitudes in the classroom affect girls’ science ambitions detrimentally, especially in engineering and computer science.  Maybe girls need to experience more role models, such as these female STEM TED talkers and these STEM interviewees. Self-doubt follows women (and other minority […]

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Preventing employee turnover

Engaged employees are 44% more likely to stay in their jobs, and tapping into intrinsic motivation is key. Alas, many HR leaders attribute up to 50% of their employee turnover to employee burnout, which can be prevented, but not with a one-size fits all approach. Hootsuite’s CEO holds onto his employees through people movement – encouraging […]

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Food glorious food

Dentists criticize the frequency of cakes and other sugary snacks in the workplace. Providing sweet treats is impacting health. This is not helped by our inability to get the relation between pleasure and (food) size right, so we eat bigger portions than we need. Some companies are offering free food as an incentive, but without […]

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The digital imperative

Your employees are six times more likely to stay if you give them digital skill development opportunities. That might include machine learning that supports managers to grow their people. Paradoxically, for reasons of health and wellbeing, employees in France are now being given the “right to disconnect”. Technology supports us to learn and grow and […]

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