Employee engagement has stagnated during the past decade or so.
According to a recent Gallup report on the State of the American Workplace, 51% of workers are “not engaged and have not been for a long while.”
It seems simplistic to say, but being happy and engaged at work is a good thing. Unhappy workers look for a new situation. Turnover is expensive for companies. Enter mentorship, a tried-and-true method of reducing turnover and increasing employee engagement.
Present bias is not a preference for gifts in a blue Tiffany bag but a psychological term for what can lead people to procrastinate. Basically, present bias means that individuals tend to favor the present over the future and will accept a smaller, immediate reward rather than waiting for a larger payback down the road.
In the case of procrastination, that payoff is small indeed — it’s the momentary relief that you get when you don’t have to start that difficult task right now.
But that small spark of pleasure is deeply rooted in the human brain. The limbic system…
Tables are for eating customers only.
You read the restaurant sign again, and once you are sure it is not a case of “eat or be eaten,” you order food. To go.
Ah, grammar. It can make a world of difference in how you approach a business establishment or how a company approaches you. How a writer tells a story and how an editor makes sure it is interpreted correctly.
“Grammar matters because…
Volunteering your time is the epitome of altruism, but a related benefit to your selfless service is that it can also give you a career boost.
A 2013 study by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) found that “volunteering is associated with a 27% increase in odds of employment.” Perhaps that’s why more than 62 million Americans volunteered at some point in 2015.
To get the most out of volunteering your time, it’s best to do some preliminary thinking and planning.
The first thing to do when approaching volunteerism from a position of self-interest is some self-investigation. What…
Did you know that a majority of your “conscious” decisions are really driven by subconscious biases?
That you’re more likely to invest in a certain stock when your friends or prominent investors tell you that they’re going to do so?
That when you invest in a certain stock and it does well, you consider yourself an investing genius. But when that same stock plummets, you blame the economy?
These are all traits found in human behavior that form the basis of the relatively new field of study that is behavioral finance. …
Applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning more widely in business is not a matter of if, but when. There is more and more data that can benefit from advanced processing, as well as an increasing complexity in the problems we need to solve that call for algorithm-augmented intelligence.
Gauthier Vasseur — Executive Director at the Fisher Center for Business Analytics, Berkeley Haas School of Business — moderated this panel discussion with practitioners to learn more about how AI and Machine Learning are shaping the present and future of work.
Sarah Aerni, Senior Director Machine Learning + Engineering at Salesforce
We recently hosted Career Week, which sponsored informative events to help our students and community find the career of their dreams. Jeff Eyet, co-founder of big and instructor at Berkeley Global, presented a talk entitled Using Design Thinking to Plan Your Career.
Design thinking is a process you can use to solve problems. As a career changer, design thinking can help delineate a path forward toward your dream career.
In his talk, Jeff touts the usage of Design Thinking as a way to plan your next career move. As he says, “design thinking is great for finding product/market fit.” …
LinkedIn is a fairly familiar platform to most professionals — it’s an opportunity to build your digital brand and expand your network. With the pandemic making it more difficult to meet professionals, how can you use LinkedIn to your advantage? How do you virtually grow your network and boost your chances to get a job?
In our recent Career Week event, LinkedIn’s Starshine Roshell, Business Content Producer and LinkedIn Learning Instructor, spoke about how you can improve your digital branding and find your next job using the platform’s simple yet powerful tools.
Why should you take advantage of LinkedIn?
Leaders across industries are struggling to find the right compromise between business objectives of performance and creativity, efficiency and innovation, and employees voicing their wishes to return to an office or stay at home indefinitely.
In addition, the level of technological adoption across organizations and departments is creating a growing discrepancy between and within companies.
With the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), we recently hosted a unique panel to gain their international perspectives on strategies that corporations are considering for the future of work.
The Internet remembers. What you post on any of your social media channels stays with you. It’s your digital footprint that reflects who you are as a person — to your followers and, more importantly, to a potential employer.
Don’t believe it? Google yourself. I’ll wait.
Cringing at a Facebook rant you posted a few years back? Or did you really bad-mouth a former company on Twitter? Maybe that photo you uploaded to Instagram isn’t what you would want a recruiter to see.
Could your social presence be the reason why you’re not getting that interview?