How Applicants can find out if a Job will provide Meaningful Work using Tools from Positive Psychology

Originally posted on Mappalicious:
Yesterday, I was a panelist at the morning session of Intersect 2018, a phenomenal event along the lines of “Tech Conference x Career Fair x Learning Exhibition”. The conference is hosted by e-learning platform Udacity. You can watch the panel I participated in here on YouTube. The guiding theme was “Competing with Skill, Winning with Confidence”. In the…

Improving employee engagement and retention

Anthony Haynes writes (or, rather, paraphrases): How to engage employees and how to retain them are major challenges for employers — particularly so when, as in many Western cities today, sectoral unemployment rates are low. There is a battle for talent going on out there. A study by researchers from Babson College and Workday focuses… Read More

The effect of your view on your work

Anthony Haynes writes: When I was planning a series of posts on home- and remote working, I wrote to FJ Wilson Talent Services’ employees and associates to discuss ideas with them. The kind of content I had in mind was tips on making productive time, organising work space, and so on. So I was rather… Read More

Chengwei Liu: how to gain an advantage in talent acquisition

  Anthony Haynes writes: Chengwei Liu is a business researcher whose work has direct implications for management — especially in the talent sector. He has already won more than ten teaching awards and is listed by Thinkers50 as a next-generation business guru. This week Chengwei kindly agreed to being interviewed for our blog… Q: Chengwei,… Read More

Remote working: the relationship between noise and creativity

Anthony Haynes writes: Where should you to work when you wish to be creative? Many people would answer, ‘Somewhere quiet, where I won’t be distracted’. Though that may work for some people sometimes, there are problems with that answer. First, most people find silence actually unbearable. Orfield Laboratories’s anechoic chamber is the quietist place on… Read More