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Should You "Find Your Passion"? Stanford Psychologists Say No

When Steve Jobs delivered his commencement speech to Stanford University’s class of 2005, he instructed them to find their passion. “You’ve got to find what you love,” Jobs said. “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. ...




Top 3 Things HR Leaders Can Do to Impact Retention in 2018

The best part of having a diverse career is taking what I learned as a HR leader, an industry analyst and now, a HCM product leader and marrying it together to determine what will work for CHROs and other HR leaders.  I’m not thinking about “trends” here, I’m talking about tangible things that you can do today to make real impact in your organization in the next couple months. ...




WeWork Tells Employees Meat Is Permanently Off the Company Menu

Co-working giant WeWork Cos. thinks it can save the environment quicker than Elon Musk.
 
The startup has told its 6,000 global staff that they will no longer be able to expense meals including meat, and that it won’t pay for any red meat, poultry or pork at WeWork events. ...




The Role of Pre-Employment Assessment in Hiring

You Can Assess Your Candidate's Skills With These Sample Test Ideas


You don’t want to hire an employee who will give presentations to clients, either internal or external and then find out that she is so nervous presenting that she can’t get a coherent sentence out of her mouth when standing in front of a group. ...




5 Workplace Challenges of 2018 That Are Too Big to Ignore Read more at https://www.business2community.com/human-resources/5-workplace-challenges-of-2018-that-are-too-big-to-ignore-02089988

Even as technology continues to progress at a breakneck speed giving the weary office worker productivity powers that were pure fantasy a decade ago, paradoxically, they have also presented several challenges that are just as daunting.
 
From jobs being lost to AI bots to gender pay gaps and employee burnouts, there still exist many issues that pose significant threat to the way we work. ...




The easy way for employers to test if their workers are taking drugs

South African organisations need to have no-drug policies in place – enforced by means of drug testing, especially saliva testing. How does this work and is it legal?
 
Alcohol and drug abuse, including at work, is a growing problem in South Africa and organisations need to be aware of the consequences on their workforce. ...




The Digital Workplace Is Not an IT Project

By some accounts, more than 70 percent of all IT projects fail. Standish conducted a study for Computerworld in which it surveyed 3,555 IT projects between 2003 and 2012 with labor costs of at least $10 million and found that only 6.4 percent of these projects were a success. ...




The Role of Candidate Reputation In Modern Recruiting

In today's world of work, candidate reputation is becoming an increasingly important factor in hiring decisions. While the resume used to reign supreme, employers can now rely on data for a more holistic view of a candidate's experience. In fact, 50 percent of talent professionals and hiring managers say data is the top trend impacting how they hire, according to recent research from LinkedIn. ...




Nearly a third of companies will pass tax law savings to staffers: Here’s how

HR pros have seen plenty of news stories about giant corporations that are passing along the savings from the new tax law to their employees. But until now, it’s been tough to get a picture of just how many employers, percentage wise, are actually going to make such a move. ...




Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help

If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips.
 
One in four South African workers suffers from depression. ...