Tagged as Professional development

Can personality tests be used to improve diversity?

Introvert or extrovert? Cats or dogs? Tea or coffee? We love categorizing ourselves and each other. Doing so can help us figure out who we’re compatible with, what sort of work we’re best suited for,...

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Ask the Expert: Michael Bach on workplace diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion aren't buzz words — they're essential to any organization that hopes to thrive in the 21st century. An increasing number of studies have proven the immense benefits of building up a diverse...

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The importance of having fun at work.

In her novel Anne of Avonlea, Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote, “I’m so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.” Her statement would have been equally true had she written, “It beautifies work so much.”...

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You should consider hiring these strategic job positions this year.

The New Year isn’t just about redefining and improving oneself on a personal level; organizations are seeing the start of 2019 as an opportunity to develop by revamping their teams. That’s not to say everyone...

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Medical leave: How employers can be more supportive of their staff, especially after the holidays

Having to take time off work to address a health concern can be difficult, if not devastating, for an employee. With the anxiety, poor eating habits, and increased likelihood of injury (slipping on ice, etc)...

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How to fall (and stay) in love with your job.

What made you apply for the job you have now? Was it passion for your area of expertise? Adoration of the organization that hired you? Maybe you simply needed to put food on the table....

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Introducing LifeSpeak Feature Friday!

We're excited to tell you about a new way LifeSpeak is sharing our expert content to help people lead healthier lives. Starting today, we'll be posting short clips of our experts on YouTube discussing important...

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10 reasons your employees keep leaving, and what you can do to change their minds.

The most dreaded phrase in HR is “I quit.” It hurts to hear someone who has been brought into the corporate family say they want to leave. A lot of optimism and energy goes into...

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15 steps you can take to build a more diverse workforce.

There’s no two ways about it — diversity is good. Not only is hiring for diversity the right thing to do from a societal perspective, but it has several economic benefits as well. According to...

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How Career Edge helped us grow the LifeSpeak family

At LifeSpeak, we value dedication, creativity, and ambition. So when the employment matching team at Career Edge connected us with a hard-working and talented web developer named Tahmina Naznen, we knew she would fit right...

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10 critical ways to empower women and minorities in the workplace.

In light of recent social events, creating an inclusive workforce is more important than ever. Aside from the blatantly positive optics, countless studies cite many significant benefits of hiring a more diverse workforce: increased creativity...

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What might employee wellness look like in 2018?

Gone are the days when all “employee wellness” meant was smoking cessation. This year saw the continuation of wellness programs becoming more nimble, robust, and supportive of a much wider range of employee needs. Progressive...

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