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Something You Always Want To Hear About Your Recruiters....

So, I'm checking into a client of Kinetix yesterday and there's two people at the front desk – the receptionist and a guy picking up food that was delivered… Receptionist: "You're from Kinetix? We've got a lot of Kinetix people...


We live in a world of data. Everything from the prices on financial markets to our weights can be measured and tracked very easily. Even an average person can use easily accessible online tools to fake being a “data scientist.” But what about data that isn’t obviously data? I’m talking about stuff that isn’t neatly […]

Work-Life Balance is a Myth — Here’s What You Need Instead

If you struggle to find balance between work and life, stop. You don’t need it. Here’s what you should do instead. The post Work-Life Balance is a Myth — Here’s What You Need Instead appeared first on Brazen Life.

Starting a Business has Never been Easier

There has never been a better time to start a business. Of course, the million dollar question is… What Business? A recent article on Read-Write-Web talked about the massively reduced costs of acquiring the technology to design, develop and deploy a solution. Show More Summary

Changing Your Capacity for Work – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Kronos have partnered on SHRM’s new absence study. Show More Summary

Study: Positive feedback increases intrinsic motivation

Here an interesting study on the effects of positive feedback: Male and female undergraduate students performed an interesting task and received either positive or negative feedback relative to their performance. Subjects then filled out intrinsic motivation and feelings of competence scales. Show More Summary

The One Action That Makes or Breaks Brand You

It’s not attitude. And, communication is a close second. The one action is appreciation. When you are more appreciative; when you look for opportunities to be appreciative; and when you are appreciative of yourself and your surroundings...Show More Summary

11 Ways a Podcast Can Help Build Your Brand

What is one way a podcast can help entrepreneurs build their personal brand? The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. Show More Summary

Could Doodling Make You More Productive?

Do all of your napkins and notebooks have doodles on them? If so, be proud: new research shows that doodling might actually help you focus. The post Could Doodling Make You More Productive? appeared first on Brazen Life.

Why You Can't Get Your Head Around Glassdoor in One Number: 3.2

I did a webinar last month on how Smart HR pros are realizing that they have to be "in the game" regarding company reputation sites like Glassdoor. The main premise, which I still think is correct, is that HR pros...


My favorite vacations when I was growing up were our annual trips to Nantucket. While it’s an awesome island and I had a lot of fiends there, there was something else that made the vacations special. We rented a house. I know it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it makes a vacation more […]

Do you want to be a Chief Happiness Officer?

Here’s one of the next big things we’re working on: We want to create a training program for other potential Chief Happiness Officers. We’ve been doing this work for corporate and government clients for over 10 years. We’ve spoken in over 30 countries and worked with organizations like IKEA, LEGO, IBM, Pfizer, Accenture, Oracle and many, […]

A-Z Retention Strategies from Beverly Kaye

Since employees who quit cost their companies up to 200 percent of their annual salaries to replace, retention is one of the most important issues facing businesses today. Virtual employees are especially vulnerable to retention issues because they often lack...

Get to know new employees

In the last two months we have doubled the size of our company. We used to be three but we have added two interns and one full-time employee, who are working on some really cool projects for us. Basically, Thomas, Nanna and Sofia in the picture above are our research department. We call them Woohoo Labs […]

Why Declining a Job Offer Could Be the Best Decision You Ever Make

When you’re desperate to switch jobs, you might be ready to jump at any offer. Here’s why you should hold out for something better. The post Why Declining a Job Offer Could Be the Best Decision You Ever Make appeared first on Brazen Life.

3 Career Development Questions You Should Ask Yourself

Career development is clearly becoming an employee responsibility. Companies want employees to own their professional development. Employees are embracing the idea as a way to control their career. It’s raises the notion that, as individuals, we need to regularly monitor our status and make sure we’re focused on our career development goals. Show More Summary

How to Upgrade Your Resume, Part 1

Having reviewed and re-written hundreds of resumes over the last 12 years, it is likely I have seen all of the typical shortcomings of professional resumes. In this series of blog posts, I want to alert you regarding how to identifyShow More Summary

VIDEO: The DNA of a Great HR Pro (@LRuettimann, @timsackett, @DawnHRrocks

Hey Peeps - The other blog I run - Fistful of Talent - is doing a thing with SumTotal Systems calld the Summer Series #HRHangout, where we break down a single topic in a 20 minute Google Hangound - you...


Who doesn’t love a good t-shirt? For me it’s all about comfort. That’s why I generally pick solid colored tees made out of high quality fabrics. For others it’s more about expression–you want your shirt to say something about who you are. If what you’re saying about yourself with your shirt is that you have […]

Lessons on How Not to Sell

The introduction began on the right footing. An agreement was made to be a guest on the radio show.  The station boasted having many thousands of listeners and that people were clamoring to be interviewed. Instead of the usual 30-60Show More Summary

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