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5 Ways to Improve Communication Skills

5 Ways to Improve Communication Skills | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Improve your communication skills with 5 easy tips.
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8 Reasons Interviewers Screw Up and Don't Hire the Best Candidate

8 Reasons Interviewers Screw Up and Don't Hire the Best Candidate | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Job candidates aren't the only people who make mistakes. Interviewers make plenty of mistakes too.Here are some of the most common, and how you can avoid them:1. They assume shyness equals inability.
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Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes' - BBC News

Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes' - BBC News | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
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Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'
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Sweaty palms, vice-like grips or the insufferable limp hand may be the least of your hand-shaking worries.
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‘Hello there’: eight lessons from Microsoft’s awful job loss memo - FT.com

‘Hello there’: eight lessons from Microsoft’s awful job loss memo - FT.com | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Barely 10 days old, Stephen Elop’s “Hello there” memo has already become a classic example of how not to fire people. It is a 1,110-word document stiff with “appropriate financial envelopes”, “ramp-downs” and “ecosystems” which, towards the end,
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It’s Time to Split HR

It’s Time to Split HR | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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3 Things About Problem Solving Which Albert Einstein Teaches Us

3 Things About Problem Solving Which Albert Einstein Teaches Us | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Problem solving has a synonym in the corporate world today – fire fighting. Up to 70% of employees’ time at work is spent fire fighting. Thus they spend more than 6 hours out of 9 in a day grappling
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An A-Z of modern office jargon

An A-Z of modern office jargon | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
It's time to drill down into Steven Poole's A-Z of office jargon. You could be talking like a boardroom legend by end of play. Massive yield!
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Management Meetings Should Look Like This

Management Meetings Should Look Like This | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
You start with donuts and coffee in the big meeting room. After a lecture by the CEO, who’s sitting like a monarch at the head of the table, each manager in turn gives his or her report: sales up,
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Slacking on your cover letter? I wouldn’t hire you.

Slacking on your cover letter? I wouldn’t hire you. | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
I recently looked for a new manager-level hire. I got over 100 résumés indicating a great deal of interests but I was shocked to see that over 90% did not have a cover letter, and some cover letters
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When the boss is a psychopath

When the boss is a psychopath | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
It might not be your imagination. Here’s how to spot — and survive — the Gordon Gekko in your workplace.
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5 Ways To Figure Out What Interview Questions You'll Be Asked

5 Ways To Figure Out What Interview Questions You'll Be Asked | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Feeling a little uncertain? Here's how to know what to prepare ahead of time.
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Working With a Narcissist? Tips to Identify the Signs

Working With a Narcissist? Tips to Identify the Signs | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
The label "narcissist" is heard fairly commonly these days, but most of us don't really know what it means. Sure, we've heard that it's someone who is "full of herself" or someone who "thinks he's
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These Countries Are So Much Better Than America When It Comes To Work-Life Balance

These Countries Are So Much Better Than America When It Comes To Work-Life Balance | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
It's official, France wins. The European country has inspired the envy of the rest of the working world by enacting a new labour deal that encourages unplugging from work email after-hours.While
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Working With Consultants : Working With Consultant

Working With Consultants : Working With Consultant | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
A little extra help and relevant information might be a great investment in your future success. Best of luck with your work!
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The working week: cutting back on hours has many advantages | Observer editorial

The working week: cutting back on hours has many advantages | Observer editorial | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Carlos Slim may have the right idea when it comes to giving people more flexibility in their working livesCarlos Slim, the Mexican telecoms billionaire and philanthropist, this month regained his position as the world's richest man (£42bn),...
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Is this city the happiest place to live and work?

Is this city the happiest place to live and work? | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Ringed with canals and a mecca for international companies, Amsterdam is known for livability — and some highest tax rates in Europe.
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Master the art of global email etiquette

Master the art of global email etiquette | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Corresponding abroad? Know the cultural nuance — and these seven rules—before you hit 'send'.
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What’s Your Business Dress IQ?

What’s Your Business Dress IQ? | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Clothes communicate. What do yours say about you?Got style?Know everything about good business dress?Answer these 7 questions and find out. True or False


Standard shirt collars are dressier than
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4 Hiring Lessons From the Best Cities For Millennials

4 Hiring Lessons From the Best Cities For Millennials | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
The Millennial workforce is the future. Some of the biggest companies today were founded by Millennials looking to innovate. Just look at social media giant, Facebook. Your comp...
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You Make Your Own Luck • Damn Interesting

You Make Your Own Luck • Damn Interesting | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Some individuals seem to have an inexplicable abundance of good fortune. They are successful in matters of love, in their careers, in their finances, and i
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Less is not more when it comes to office clothes

Less is not more when it comes to office clothes | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Tracy McVeigh: We should be free to wear what we like to work – but there's no excuse for flip-flops and running vests
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15 Revealing Signs You Genuinely Love What You Do

See where you stand--and whether you need to start making changes.
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Successful executives and the four-hour sleep myth

Successful executives and the four-hour sleep myth | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Shuteye needs are subjective, but could too little hurt your career? It’s all in how you measure.
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11 Reasons Why You Should Drink Coffee Every Day

11 Reasons Why You Should Drink Coffee Every Day | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
There really can't be any adult in this great big world that has never tried coffee. It's consumed everywhere, and judging by the amount of Starbucks locations in the United States alone, (in 2012, there were 10,924!) we love our caffeine.
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No Raise? Ask for These Ten Things Instead

No Raise? Ask for These Ten Things Instead | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Salary increase budgets are all over the map. Our employer clients are looking at every element of their pay plans. Some of their employees will make more money in 2014 than they did in 2013 because
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The Tell Tale Signs of Burnout ... Do You Have Them?

The Tell Tale Signs of Burnout ... Do You Have Them? | English for HR and working life | Scoop.it
Running out of gas? Recognizing the signs of burnout before it's too late
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