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The Best Managers Are Those Who Help Their Teams Succeed

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Life happens!

Life happens! Maybe a candidate didn’t look the neatest or wasn’t the most confident, but that does not mean that they are not qualified for the job. Please, all who do recruitment try to make the selection based on the full amount of talent not on some assumptions!

 

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Ideas about AI 2019

Organisational leaders and human resources executives have faith that merging artificial intelligence (AI) into HR functions like onboarding and administration of benefits can and will improve the overall employee experience. According to IBM’s 2017 survey of 6,000 executives, “Extending expertise: How cognitive computing is transforming HR and the employee experience,” 66 % of CEOs believe cognitive computing can drive significant value in HR. Half of the HR executives back that up, saying they recognise that cognitive computing has the power to transform key dimensions of HR. And 54 % of HR executives believe that cognitive computing will affect key roles in the HR organisation.

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Twitter saw an 18% increase

Twitter saw an 18% increase in ad revenue year-over-year, generating $679 million during the first quart of 2019 according to its earnings report released on Tuesday. Total revenue was also up 18% year-over-year at $787 million. (May 13, 2019).

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A different you

Every next level of your life will demand a different you, so your own ability to change and modify is a key aspect!

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Everything you have

You don’t know everything you have; before everything is gone!

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The elevator back again

If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back again.

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Q&A Interview

Q: What is the best thing to do when you have a hole in a boat and water leaking inside?  A: Make another hole to drain the water, or you know, the boat needs to move, or-or.

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Nobody

I want to change my name on Facebook to “Nobody,” so when I see someone posting something stupid I can Like their post and it will say “Nobody likes this.”

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to all who have a birthday today May 21.

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Shadows

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.

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Not the entire story

Work harder than anyone else, and you’ll succeed. This was the mantra I grew up with. But I’ve found that’s not the entire story to building a successful career.

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Are you one of those

who can go above themselves to see things objectively and manage those things to shape change?

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If in need

Talk to the people around you, talk to a stranger, talk to anyone. There is always hope!

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Denmark has had parliamentary elections

Let’s see if we get a new government, it will probably be decided quickly.

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Gen Y & X

By 2025, 75% of the workforce will consist of Generation Y (born 1980-2000). And the Z’s (born 2000-2010) are right on their heels.

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Booming

The global human resource management (HRM) sector is projected to reach $30 billion by 2025. In other words, the business of creating innovative HR solutions is booming.

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When employees are engaged, everyone wins

57% of HR employees strongly agree that employee engagement initiatives will help their company retain productive staff. The majority of employees surveyed overall believe that employee engagement is important for thriving company culture. When employees are engaged, everyone wins.

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One’s own bias

The biggest hurdle to creating a diverse workforce is in identifying one’s own bias, acknowledging it exists, and taking the appropriate steps to reduce or, better yet, remove it from the hiring process.

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Inappropriate language or behaviour

73% of employees claim that their managers do not challenge the use of inappropriate language or behaviour in the workplace.

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Stress at work

85% of workers who have experienced stress at work rate the efforts of their workplace to reduce stress as fair to poor.

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66 percent

“66 percent of CIOs believe there is a talent crisis in the world … yet there is surprisingly little talent innovation.”

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Culture is important

“75.1 percent of candidates say that employer brand and culture is important when applying for a job.”

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People are people

Interesting focus on pleo.dk website: “We believe that treating Humans as Resources is strange. To us, people are people”.

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A glory to be found

“In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best.”

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Twelve hours ahead

“China is twelve hours ahead, she tells me. It is always in the future.”

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62

According to a survey conducted by NPR, about 62 per cent of millennials like the idea of entrepreneurship and already considered launching their own business.

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Is it?

“Rising economic instability, a rapidly widening gap between the rich and the poor and a potential financial meltdown around the corner, things are taking a turn for the worse.”

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Some say

“Material things are poor but mental ideas are intellectual!”

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Throughout the next five years

.. we’ll begin to consider knowledge as our most valuable good. More and more companies will generate and trade knowledge rather than material possessions. We won’t be competing on price and quality.

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You wouldn’t ask of yourself

“Be tactful when the discussions are hard and try to lead by example. Don’t ask anything of others that you wouldn’t ask of yourself.”

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Prediction for the next few years

“Entry-level HR jobs, as they currently exist, will all but disappear as transactional tasks are consigned to outsourced services.”

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Instagram

“Instagram has 1 billion users and ½ of them are active every single day! The engagement level on #Instagram surpasses all the other social #media #networks today”

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Promo codes

96% of Americans use promo codes and coupons. Discounting via promo codes can be an awesome way to improve your brand experience while delighting your customers.

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Prediction for the next few years

“With employees taking on increasing responsibility for their benefits, we’ll see not only the administration of benefit programs but the entire benefits department become outsourced.”

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Advisory board

“Set up an advisory board of experienced business leaders early on when you shape your company!”

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Almost half

A study on the global talent shortage in 2018 found that talent shortages have reached a 12-year high. Almost half (45 per cent) employers are struggling to find candidates for their job openings. In Singapore, for example, more than half of employers face a serious talent crunch issue in the past 10 years.

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Indeed we can

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

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Take care

“Look after and take care of your employees, and they will look after your business and take care. It is very simple!”

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“Doors”

“Sometimes you have to close some doors – to make the world bigger!”

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The world’s lowest-income inequality

Denmark is among the countries with the world’s lowest-income inequality, according to the OECD, which looks at income inequality as measured by the GINI coefficient across all 35 member states. It also has the lowest poverty rate among the OECD countries, where poverty is measured as the percentage of people who receive less than half the median national income.

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Mouse: Cookie, milk, straw

“If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he’ll probably ask you for a straw.”

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SHRM

“Although strategic human capital is reflected in the “human” assets in the organization, it is created and managed through the organizational system reflected in the #HR architecture. #HRM #SHRM #Strategy #human #humancapital #assets

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95%

“95% of respondents believe that “the way” a potential employer treats them as a candidate is a reflection of how they would treat them as an employee.”

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82%

“59% of applicants abandon their online #application due to bugs or issues with the #careers site, 23% don’t have time giving all the information asked for, in total 82% find alternative #jobs to apply” #HR #SHRM

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Learnings

“Short or small-minded people often DO NOT like to be picked up.

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Adaptability quotient

“In an ever-changing work environment, ‘AQ’, rather than IQ, might become an increasingly significant marker of success.”

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Anti-distraction apps

“For better or worse, the internet is an attention-sapping platform. Perhaps an app that blocks, well, almost everything can help you focus.”

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Autocomplete

“We’re starting to trust AI systems to write our emails for us. Is this time-saving tool changing how we communicate?”

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Direct replacement costs

“can reach as high as 50%-60% of an employee’s annual salary, and total costs associated with turnover ranging from 90% to 200% of annual salary.”

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Biometric CVs

“Wearable tech that monitors physical performance is booming. Whether there is a place for it in recruitment and performance analysis is debatable. Where does the line go?”

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Digitial detoxing

“If you’re secretly or not-so-secretly worried about your smartphone addiction, fear not. An entire industry has emerged to find ways of helping you disconnect.”

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Digital nomads

“2019: As remote working increases, more programmes are putting hefty price tags on luxury, wi-fi-fuelled trips – and gentrifying newly popular tourist spots.”

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Four-day week

“Employees want shorter workweeks. Employers want happier, healthier, more productive employees. Is the four-day work week a win-win?”

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Climate change

July 2019 ‘marginally’ warmest month on record!

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So many opportunities

In a survey by consultancy Hay Group, just 40% of employees commended their companies for retaining high-quality workers. Just 41% agreed that performance evaluations were fair. Only 58% rated their job training as favourable.

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Digital nomad

We hear so much about the digital-wifi-nomad-life, but there is also a flip side of the coin, many are not making enough money, analyses show they more live on loans and are lonely and scared.

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Michaelpage.com.vn

“To attract top talent, compensation and benefits offerings should not only meet industry standards but also be in line with what professionals on the market are looking for”

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White will turn black, and black all turn white

“The day we will see the three areas in priming; perceptual, semantic and conceptual, be connected to big data and Psychographic segmentation, the five keys; traits, beliefs, values, attitudes, interests, profile variables and lifestyles, our every day will be so very different. And when some then soon will add artificial intelligence (AI) into the processing; speed will be faster than we humans can follow”  /CH

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Three days

Did you know people can recall 65 % of the visual content they see almost three days later?

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Your childhood

“I’ve met lots of unhappy #millionaires and even some unhappy #billionaires. A lot of them probably started out as directionless #kids.”

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The choice

“You can find a cheaper, inexperienced #candidate, who has had an easy life, or you can find a more costly, highly experienced candidate, with a difficult life behind, what to choose?
I always go after the candidate who has seen the most, who have solid experience, and yes; they cost often a bit more, but the #quality in task solving is made in very higher quality and most importantly in a way, so it matches the need as these often have a huge developed empathy, especially when you work with #humans this is a key #skill!”

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Age discrimination

“The largest-ever study of #age #discrimination has found that employers regularly overlook middle-aged and #older workers based only on their resumés.”

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Look for values

“Try to understand what people have #accomplished, find the values, in their career and education rather than spending the whole #jobinterview just talking about yourself and how great your #company is!”

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Nerd?

“Considered a nerd in school, the intelligent computer designer is now one of the smartest and richest men in the world.”

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The ugly duckling

He felt so very happy, but he wasn’t at all proud, for a good heart never grows proud. He thought about how he had been persecuted and scorned, and now he heard them all call him the most beautiful of all beautiful birds. The lilacs dipped their clusters into the stream before him, and the sun shone so warm and so heartening. He rustled his feathers and held his slender neck high, as he cried out with full heart: “I never dreamed there could be so much happiness, when I was the ugly duckling.”
– Hans Christian Andersen
Link: https://andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheUglyDuckling_e.html

 

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Closer to apocalypse

Scientists believe that the current combination of nuclear weapons infrastructure and information #technology have the world closer to #apocalypse than at any time during the Cold War!

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ARPANet

Did you know; the Internet was originally called ARPANet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) designed by the US department of defence.

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Artificial Intelligence

it will kill us (Jay Tuck | TEDxHamburgSalon): https://youtu.be/BrNs0M77Pd4

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What about your team?

“We believe in each other, all the time and in every way”.

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What is right

“The Master said, “The gentleman understands what is right, whereas the petty man understands profit.”
(Analects 4.16)”
Confucius

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No yes-men

“I don’t want yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.”

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Forgiveness

“For the person with no forgiveness in heart, living worse punishment than death.”

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The way

The price of honour. The glory of friendship. And the way you must fight when only the winner survives.

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Cause

悪因悪果 – “Evil cause, evil effect”

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Retro Trust

Interesting to think on, how we #humans are dragged to “the old days”, or in the #lifestyle concept: “Retro Trust.”

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Work culture is important

“Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report found that 87% of business leaders believe that the quality of their work culture is important. Only 28% of business leaders surveyed believe that they understand their current culture well.”

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海千山千

海千山千 – “Ocean thousand, mountain thousand”

(A reference to the old fox, someone who’s seen everything and can, therefore handle any situation, usually through)

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40 percent more health and community services professionals

The world is greying. Up to 40 percent more health and community services professionals will be needed by 2020. Furthermore, 21.5 percent more medical scientists will be needed by 2020.

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More advertising and marketing professionals

15 percent more advertising and marketing professionals will be needed by 2020, and 16 percent more performing arts technicians will be needed by 2020.

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More telecommunications specialists

22 percent more telecommunications specialists will be needed by 2020. 17.6 percent more solicitors will be needed by 2020.

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Remember

“Creativity is very much about anarchy”

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Why – Just Cause

Your “Why” is who you are and your “Just Cause” is your vision for the future..

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Chance

It’s good enough to take a chance, as long as you are the only one who has to pay!

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Darwin

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most #intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” /Charles #Darwin

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