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5 problems retailers must fix in 2014

5 problems retailers must fix in 2014 | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Experts at this year's retail federation convention had plenty of ideas for what's ailing the sector—and possible solutions.
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there’s no glory in overworking — – Startup Grind – Medium

there’s no glory in overworking — – Startup Grind – Medium | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
The 90 hour work weeks must have made me delusional, because working at my former company never felt... real. It was a dream I couldn’t believe, or a nightmare I couldn’t leave…
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Chatbots are shaking up the workforce in some unexpected ways

Chatbots are shaking up the workforce in some unexpected ways | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
As artificial intelligence programs learn to better communicate with humans, they'll soon encroach on careers once considered untouchable, like law and accounting. They may even replace your doctor.
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Don’t quit your job if you work in 1 of these 5 industries

Don’t quit your job if you work in 1 of these 5 industries | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
If you want to find a better job, you’ll have far better luck in some industries than others.
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8 exciting welcome package ideas to inspire new hires

8 exciting welcome package ideas to inspire new hires | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
When it comes to recruitment, innovative companies like Google, Facebook and IBM have raised the bar for businesses all over the world. There is now more pressure than ever before — and higher…
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Is This the End of Sears?

Is This the End of Sears? | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
The company has been struggling for a decade, but its most recent SEC filing paints a grim picture of the future.
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Yuval Harari Works Less Than You - Study Hacks - Cal Newport

Yuval Harari Works Less Than You - Study Hacks - Cal Newport | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
The Charmed Career of Yuval Harari The 41-year old Israeli historian Yuval Harari has enjoyed a career rise that any academic would envy. He earned his
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This manager switched places with his employee for 2 weeks and didn't like what he learned

This manager switched places with his employee for 2 weeks and didn't like what he learned | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Martin Schneider and his subordinate both recently wrote about the experiment.
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Your Company’s Culture is Who You Hire, Fire, and Promote

Your Company’s Culture is Who You Hire, Fire, and Promote | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Every time I walk into a new company I am advising, I invariably encounter a set of noble values that are prominently displayed on the walls. So the first thing I do is look past them by carefully…
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The Dos and Donts of Great Customer Service, According to An Expert

The Dos and Donts of Great Customer Service, According to An Expert | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
When you’re starting a new company, customer service is everything. Startups make or break based on their earliest customers and if you can’t get those early adopters to stick around as you’re…
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This Man Makes Founders Cry – Backchannel

This Man Makes Founders Cry – Backchannel | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
It’s two o’clock on a Sunday morning, and I’m standing outside a Lisbon bar with a pack of techies gathered for the annual Founders conference. The air smells like salt and cigarettes. Inside…
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The 6 Key Secrets To Increasing Empowerment In Your Team

The 6 Key Secrets To Increasing Empowerment In Your Team | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago I was sitting at a restaurant watching waiters step around some food that was spilled on the floor. This went on for almost 10 minutes before the restaurant manager came out with a mop and bucket to clean up the spill. I am fairly certain that cleaning the floors is not part of the restaurant manager’s job description.

 

The incident reminded me of how much I loved having dinner with my family when we had teenagers. As soon as they would finish their meals, they would excuse themselves and exit quickly from the dining room only to hear their mother say, “Pick up your dishes!”


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Empowerment impacts the engagement of the team, but it also impacts productivity. Zenger Folkman's study found that only 4% of employees are willing to give extra effort when empowerment is low but 67% as willing when empowerment is high. Learn six ways to increase empowerment in your team.

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Empowerment impacts the engagement of the team, but it also impacts productivity. A study from Zenger Folkman found that only 4% of employees are willing to give extra effort when empowerment is low but 67% as willing when empowerment is high.

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Hirers Need to Rethink Their Reference Checks

Hirers Need to Rethink Their Reference Checks | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
When interviewing job candidates, check references on LinkedIn, not just from their resumes. This advice helps in hiring managers.
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Know the soul of the high-performance employee, then we can build the 10,000 things.

Know the soul of the high-performance employee, then we can build the 10,000 things. | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
→ Are you a high-performance employee? Please help me better understand you by contributing to a 30-second anonymous survey. Thank you! http://bit.ly/high-performance-survey ← One of the issues to…
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Quick Email Response Time Builds Trust With Coworkers | Reader's Digest

Quick Email Response Time Builds Trust With Coworkers | Reader's Digest | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
One small rule of email etiquette is all it takes to show you care.
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'People aren't spending': stores close doors in 'oversaturated' US retail market

'People aren't spending': stores close doors in 'oversaturated' US retail market | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Boarded-up shops are a common sight in cities across the country as Macy’s, Sears and JCPenney struggle and Credit Suisse downgrades the retail sector
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Let Robots Handle Your Emotional Burnout at Work – How We Get To Next

Let Robots Handle Your Emotional Burnout at Work – How We Get To Next | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
In 1974, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Studs Terkel published an oral history of Americans on the job in his book Working. He interviewed people from all walks of life, whether newspaper delivery boy…
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Why You Should Be Letting Customer Reviews Define Your Brand

Why You Should Be Letting Customer Reviews Define Your Brand | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
In the age of the internet, a single bad customer experience can spread like wildfire. Thankfully, a great experience can do so, too. Regardless of what your product or service is, consumer reviews…
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Now We Know Why Microsoft Bought LinkedIn – Backchannel

Now We Know Why Microsoft Bought LinkedIn – Backchannel | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Six months after Microsoft announced plans to pay more than $26 billion for LinkedIn, we now know even more about why the career-focused social networking site was so valuable. Today, Microsoft…
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Cold Hard Truths About The Workplace I Learned The Hard Way

Cold Hard Truths About The Workplace I Learned The Hard Way | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Have you ever been let down by a colleague who you thought was a friend? Or how about getting drunk at the office party? If so, you’re not alone. But here’s the thing: You can’t mix your professional…
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How Unconscious Bias Is Holding Your Company Back – Startup Grind – Medium

How Unconscious Bias Is Holding Your Company Back – Startup Grind – Medium | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
There’s been plenty of talk about workplace diversity in recent years, but less evidence of progress, particularly when you examine leadership ranks. This is no easy nut to crack, considering it…
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Use Social Customer Service To Nurture Your Business

Use Social Customer Service To Nurture Your Business | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
For many years, customer service has been underrated. Most brands have considered it ‘a post-sales activity’ or worse ‘just a necessary cost’. This ignores the inner value of customer service for…
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What Causes Burnout and How to Overcome It

What Causes Burnout and How to Overcome It | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
It’s common to feel tired after a long day at work or to need a holiday after a month-long sprint to finish a new feature. But sadly it’s also common to feel tired all the time. To lack enthusiasm about your work. To feel cynical and disengaged from what you do.
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Your team doesn’t work for you. You work for them. – Hacker Noon

Your team doesn’t work for you. You work for them. – Hacker Noon | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
When I worked at Trilogy, one of my fellow managers seemed to have a brutal case of absenteeism. He was never at his desk. Even more concerning, when I did see him he seemed to be doing random things…
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Robots won't just take our jobs – they'll make the rich even richer

Robots won't just take our jobs – they'll make the rich even richer | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Robotics and artificial intelligence will continue to improve – but without political change such as a tax, the outcome will range from bad to apocalyptic
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