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    Recruiting In an Outdated Culture – Ask #HR Bartender

    More companies are expressing concern about how “fast” the business world is moving. There’s a real fear about employees being able to keep up with the pace of change. Today’s reader note is about an aspect of that – working in the past. Hi! I’ve been following you for a while. Fantastic posts and always applicable! My company has a very ‘outdated’ culture. We pay on the low end, training and professional development opportunities are minimal and our policies translate into “we don’t trust you”. This is making recruitment challenging, especially with the higher level, more senior roles. Any tips for selling a lack-luster culture to candidates without detouring from reality? First of all, thanks for the kind words about HR Bartender.…

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    Here's The Genius Strategy One…

    A recent study found that about 40% of U.S. workers don't take their vacation days, with many employ…

    Here's The Genius Strategy One Company Uses To Help Employees Have Stress-Free Vacations

    A recent study found that about 40% of U.S. workers don't take their vacation days, with many employees saying they are afraid to fall behind on their work. But while going away on vacation for most of us means coming back to a huge pile of unread emails, the German car manufacturer Daimler has come up with a pretty awesome way to help its employees enjoy their time off without falling behind. According to the Financial Times, the company announced that its 100,000 German workers will now have the option to automatically delete all of the emails they receive while they're away. The people who try to reach them will be sent what the company calls a "Mail on Holiday" response letting…

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  • Career

    33 War Strategies That Will Help Yo…

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    33 War Strategies That Will Help You Win In Business

    You may not realize it, but every day you enter the office you step into a minefield of personal politics at a company facing fierce competitors. In Robert Greene's "The 33 Strategies of War," the renowned author analyzes the tactics of history's greatest military leaders and presents their strategies in a way that professionals can use. These time-tested techniques can prove useful if you're a professional looking to rise up the corporate ladder, a manager looking to get the best from your team, or an entrepreneur looking to break into an industry. We've summarized Greene's 33 war strategies below: Self-Directed Warfare Before you can defeat your enemy, you need to gain control over yourself. 1. Declare war on your enemies. On the path to success, many…

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  • Career Coach

    Do You Know Your Career Non-Negotia…

    Key to career contentment is getting your career non-negotiables met. But many people don't not know…

    Do You Know Your Career Non-Negotiables?

    Key to career contentment is getting your career non-negotiables met. But many people don't not know what they are. My PsychologyToday.com article will help. HERE is the link.

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  • Career

    Here Are Some Jobs That Are Basical…

    A common source of anxiety stems from wondering what jobs robots will take over from humans. Some pe…

    Here Are Some Jobs That Are Basically Guaranteed To Be Taken Over By Robots

    A common source of anxiety stems from wondering what jobs robots will take over from humans. Some people are worried that the rise of robots will have profound economic effects, causing some extreme winners and extreme losers, depending on whether you own the robot or get replaced by the robot. And some people are just concerned that robots will take their job specifically. Pew recently reviewed a 2013 paper that showed which careers have the highest "Routine Task Intensity." If there's one thing that robots are good at, it's routine tasks, the same activity over and over again. Jobs that entail routine tasks are the best candidates. Here's the list of careers with the highest Routine Task Intensity (RTI). Looking at the above list, it…

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  • Career

    We need to talk more about Melinda …

    I took my son to a Lady Gaga concert. I could tell you that. And I could tell you I take at least o…

    We need to talk more about Melinda Gates

    I took my son to a Lady Gaga concert. I could tell you that. And I could tell you I take at least one kid on every business trip I have, and they are sick of it, so I tried to make Seattle fun by adding Lady Gaga. My son loved the spectacle. Even from nose-bleed seats. He loved dancing in the aisles. And even though he told me he didn’t want them, he finally admitted that he loved that I brought ear plugs, too. Should I tell you I went to Seattle and saw Lady Gaga with my son? Or do I tell you I went to Seattle because I’m using Infusionsoft on Quistic and it’s a mess and I needed a hands-on lesson from my…

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  • Career

    15 Rich And Famous People Who Were …

    Before they rose to fame, many of the world's wealthiest and most recognized celebrities struggled …

    15 Rich And Famous People Who Were Once Homeless

    Before they rose to fame, many of the world's wealthiest and most recognized celebrities struggled for money. And some weren't just poor — they were homeless.  Here are 15 incredible stories of famous people who at some point in their lives had nowhere to sleep but the streets.  They all eventually turned their lives around, becoming an inspiration to anyone who dreams of a professional career, despite starting from nothing.Jim Carrey once lived out of a VW camper van and in a tent on his sister's front lawn. Yahoo reported that the comedian dropped out of high school and lived in a VW bus with his family parked in different places throughout Canada. They eventually moved into a tent on his older sister's lawn and parked…

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  • Career

    16 Traits Of The World's Most …

    When the young journalist Napoleon Hill interviewed the industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1908, Carne…

    16 Traits Of The World's Most Successful People

    When the young journalist Napoleon Hill interviewed the industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1908, Carnegie liked Hill so much that he decided he would share all of the strategies that turned him from a penniless immigrant into the richest man in the world. From that point forward, Hill dedicated his career to understanding the work ethics of highly successful people like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, collecting them into his own philosophy and then packaging it into articles, books, and lectures for regular people wanting to achieve more in life. His 1937 book "Think and Grow Rich" is one of the bestselling books of all time. Before he began writing books, Hill ran two magazines with articles that provided the foundation for his…

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  • Career

    10 Reasons Your Best Employees Are …

    You’ve hired a great team of employees. They’re enthusiastic and motivated — and seem passionate ab…

    10 Reasons Your Best Employees Are Leaving You

    You’ve hired a great team of employees. They’re enthusiastic and motivated — and seem passionate about the work they’re doing. But they’re dropping like flies. One by one they are giving their two weeks notice, and you don’t know how to stop it.  The days of lifetime employment at a single company are long gone, but there are still a few things you can do to help improve your retention rates. Canadian HR firm Achievers came up with 10 of the most common ways managers alienate their employees and explained how you can avoid the same mistakes. We've featured Achievers' presentation "How To Lose An Employee In 10 Days" here with its permission. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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  • Career Coach

    What Are Your Key Skills and Abilit…

    An important step toward career success is to identify your key skills and abilities. My PsychologyT…

    What Are Your Key Skills and Abilities?

    An important step toward career success is to identify your key skills and abilities. My PsychologyToday.com article helps you do that expeditiously. HERE is the link.

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  • Career

    Changing Your Capacity for Work – F…

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    Changing Your Capacity for Work – Friday Distraction

    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Kronos have partnered on SHRM’s new absence study. You can access the webcast here. The program is pre-approved for HRCI recertification credit.) Every business will deal with it at some time – being short staffed. I prefer to think of it as not operating at full capacity. It could be unexpected because an employee called out at the last minute. Or possibly it’s intentional – I know consultants who take Fridays off during the summer months. Either way, the business isn’t producing at 100%. Today’s Time Well…

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  • Career Woman

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    Good Reads for Women (week of 08-10-14)

      Here are the top shares of the week, along with some good links we caught this week that we think make good reads for women! Enjoy and feel free to post other links we should explore in comments below. ~ InPower Editors Most Shared of the Week Why You Should Never Work Late – Psychology Today 4 Reasons Leaders Should Stop the Foolish Pursuit of Happiness at Work – Leading With Trust.com 3 Steps to Transform Your To-do List – Random Acts of Leadership Top shared quote of the week:  “when in doubt, go higher!” ~Dana Theus On InPower Women – Top Post of the Week 3 Tips On Making Mistakes (Goof Ups Aren’t So Bad Once You Get To Know Them) - Christy M. Pruitt-Haynes Like this quick scan of…

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  • Career Inspiration

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    Allowing Your Inner Turmoils to Untangle

    It all came back to me.  Reading my journals from ten years ago, I remember how painfully stuck I was in my inner turmoils.  Every day, for several years, my entry was almost identical. First, the confessions.  I ate too much.  Smoked too much.  Did not exercise enough.  Made a fool of myself at a party.  Then, the self-beating.  I am so weak and hopeless.  How can I be so stupid… again?  I’m never going to get out of this.  Next, the psychoanalysis explaining my behaviours and inability to change.    Then, the vows and commitments.  Tomorrow, I will stop smoking.  I will socialize more.  I will wake up early and spend the whole day writing. Tomorrow is The Day of Transformation!  The beginning of…

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  • Career

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    4 Reasons You're Not Taking A Mental Health Day When You Should

    One positive thing to come from Robin Williams' unexpected death is that people are actually talking about mental health.  While "mental health days" have been part of the lexicon in companies for awhile, that doesn't mean they're the norm among employees. Taking a day off to take care of yourself shouldn't be seen as an emergency option. "A crisis response may provide relief, but it's not really prevention," says Lloyd Sederer, medical director of the New York State Office of Mental Health. "It's about learning your own self-management, an ongoing steady attention to a healthy life." How do you know if you need one?  Workplace therapist Brandon M. Smith says to look for these signs:   1. You're suddenly not sleeping well or have developed insomnia. 2. You can't shake last…

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    On the scale of awkward things you do with people you barely know, small talk is just below the missed high-five.  But it doesn't have to be.  With a little conversational cunning, it's easy to turn stultifying small talk into meaningful — or at least novel — conversation. All you have to do is "break the mirror."  TED bloggers Chris Colin and Rob Baedeker say that small talk tends to stall out due to "mirroring," that unsatisfying symmetrical happening where, due to misguided attempts at politeness, we answer people's questions directly, repeat their observations back to them, or agree with whatever claim just came out of their mouths.  The result is boring, awkward, and forgettable conversation — as illustrated by Tracy Jordan and Kenneth the Page on "30 Rock."    While you may have…

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Make This Weekend: 25 Easy Labor Day Appetizers

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Ricotta

Where did summer go? I can’t believe we’re almost done with August and that fall is just around the corner. All the more reason to get out and enjoy the three-day weekend ahead of us!

I’m guessing you may have a party or two to go to this weekend, so I’ve compiled a list of 25 seriously delicious appetizers for you to whip up. But don’t worry—none of them are overly complicated. You can make them in a snap, then get back to enjoying the last weekend of the summer. Have a great Labor Day weekend, everyone!

 

From My Kitchen

1. Lemon & Thyme Ricotta Toasts

Ricotta 610x406 Make This Weekend: 25 Easy Labor Day Appetizers

Photo courtesy of Niki Lowry

  • 32 oz Ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme (just the leaves)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • Olive oil for drizzling

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, then mix together the ricotta, thyme, lemon, salt, and pepper. Set aside. Slice the baguette into thin slices, then bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Immediately after removing from oven, rub one end of a garlic clove over a baguette slice then drizzle with olive oil. Repeat with the remaining slices. Transfer the ricotta mixture to a pretty bowl, then surround it with the baguette slices. Drizzle a little more olive oil over the top, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and any remaining thyme and lemon zest.

 

From Around the Web

2. Avocado Peach Salsa (Cookie + Kate)

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3. Petite Lasagnas (Can You Stay For Dinner)

4. Loaded Nachos (What’s Gaby Cooking)

5. Mediterranean Baked Feta with Tomatoes (Smitten Kitchen)

6. Roasted Shrimp Cocktail (Barefoot Contessa)

7. Kali Spera Feta Dip (The Londoner)

8. Garlic Fries with Mustard and Horseradish Mayonnaise (Seven Spoons)

9. Grilled Chicken Bacon Sliders (The Pioneer Woman)

10. Angels on Horseback (Simply Recipes)

Simply Recipes Make This Weekend: 25 Easy Labor Day Appetizers

Photo courtesy of Simply Recipes

11. Cocktail Sausages (Nigella Lawson)

12. Gin Marinated Olives (101 Cookbooks)

13. Buffalo Chicken Dip (Eat Live Run)

14. Grilled Polenta Cakes (Two Peas and Their Pod)

15. Simple Roasted Apricots with Honey Mascarpone (Joy the Baker)

16. Prosciutto Wrapped Pears (A Cozy Kitchen)

17. Grilled Tomato “Lollipop” Toasts (White on Rice Couple)

18. Spicy Beer Queso with Chorizo and Black Beans (How Sweet It Is)

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19. Park Tavern’s Deviled Eggs (Table & Teaspoon)

20. Grilled Peach and Burrata Crostini (Spoon Fork Bacon)

21. Sweet and Savory Spiced Nuts (Not Without Salt)

22. Smokey Sausage Cups (Kevin & Amanda)

23. Grilled Honey Miso Wings (Steamy Kitchen)

24. Antipasti Bites (Family Fresh Meals)

25. Crispy Baked Onion Rings (Oh She Glows)

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