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What motivates people to change jobs?
09 Jul 2014
I'm continuing to read the amazing LinkedIn research on Talent Trends 2014 - they discovered the top 5 motivations for changing jobs
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Global talent trends
08 Jul 2014
I've just read LinkedIn's Talent Trend Outliers and been quite amazed. I find in my work with teams, that around 50-60% of workers are either a bit bored or bored out of their brains. Which is such a tragedy.
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Climate Change - the great debate. Real or a marketing plot?
29 Jan 2013
I personally can't see how anyone can doubt that what we do to the planet is causing terrible (and possibly irreversible) damage. Did you...
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The job market is tight - what do you do if you are given a 'no'?
29 Jan 2013
Losing a job for whatever reason, is incredibly painful - and so you start the interview process. How do you cope with the 'no's'? Check ...
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Did you know you can talk yourself out of STRESS?
29 Jan 2013
Dr Bruno Cortis is a specialist surgeon who conducted heart transplants; then his own heart starting disintegrating. Read his article on ways you can ...
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Is over optimism sabotaging your online success?
29 Jan 2013
I've attended numerous internet marketing conferences and boy do those guys promise the earth!! The trouble with that is when you overpromise and unde...
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Why small businesses are fed up with government
24 Jan 2013
Try: 'Banks received $700 billion dollars in handouts in October 2008, with almost no regulations or restrictions. In February 2009, big ...
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Are your young sales people even remotely capable of reading buying signals
24 Jan 2013
According to Barry Urquhart ' many of those entering or who have recently entered the workforce are adept at interacting with smart phones, iPads, tab...
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NZ a happy place to live and apparently a great place to be educated
24 Jan 2013
Just seen the OECD rankings on various factors per country. Apparently NZ ranks as follows: * 11/36 for overall well being * 8/36 f...
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Can the high street survive online shopping?
24 Jan 2013
I feel for anyone in retail; I hear about people going into their shops to browse and try things, and then leaving the store and buying online cos its...
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January might be a great time to get some honest feedback from your customers
23 Jan 2013
So few business have a process for getting feedback; so they continue doing what they've always done and wonder why their bottom line is shrinking.<br...
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If only more people chose to 'give' rather than 'take'
23 Jan 2013
I know, call me old fashioned but I do sometimes wonder what's happening in the world. I've just picked up a blog on 'manners' and it was inundated wi...
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Why some testimonials can be classed as 'lazy'
22 Jan 2013
We are all told 'get great testimonials on your site or CV' and yet it appears that some testimonials are of more value than others - check this <a hr...
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If you are a speaker you'll want to know these 12 things to try in 2013
21 Jan 2013
Alan Stevens is one of those people you just want to listen to - I don't always agree with everything he says, but I DO listen. So if you...
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Update from The Herman Trend Alert - The 2013 workforce/workplace forecast
21 Jan 2013
I live and work in New Zealand and to a degree we've been cushioned from the global financial situation - I say to a degree - we always say 'when Amer...
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3 key actions to make 2013 your best year ever
21 Jan 2013
I get a sense that we all feel 2013 is going to be a morepsotive year (lets face it it couldn't be a worse year than 2012 - fingers crossed as I say t...
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The Business survival Kit. 12 x monthly tools to help you kick butt in 2013
21 Jan 2013
Our new opt-in book is now available. Over 100 thought leaders from around the world donated their e-books and tools for FREE to this initiative.<br /...
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Grab two of my business e-books for nothing off Amazon
15 Jan 2013
I've just had 5 of my business books loaded onto Amazon, and two of them are being offered for free: * It's Just A Numbers Game (how to s...
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Think your purpose on earth is done? If you are alive - it isn't
14 Jan 2013
That's a kind of strangled quote from Richard Bach. The beginning of each year is traditionally when we set our New Year resolutions; something I stop...
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The Top 5 challenges Facing Retailers in 2013
14 Jan 2013
As more of us buy online, it must be really hard being the owner of a retail outlet; so I discovered these http://www.thecorporatetoolbox.com...
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