For me there’s nothing more meaningful than forging deep connections with others.
Be it a life partner you can share your heart with, a true friend who always has your back, or a business partner providing the yin to your yang with whom, together, you can build something great.
As both individuals, and a global society, we need meaningful connections not only to sustain us, but to give us the drive and determination to improve the world for everyone, and everything, we share this planet with.
I’m not very good at forming or sustaining those deep connections — I still…
In life, your most valuable asset is the number of people who know, like, and trust you
If you lost your job today, where would you turn?
Most people look to their immediate network for support.
Chances are, individuals that you have established a close relationship with can connect you with a new opportunity, and act as your personal ambassadors.
In-fact, this is how most jobs are filled. Some experts estimate that as many as 80% of new jobs are never listed, and instead are filled through the company and employee’s networks. …
China’s social credit score will fully roll out in 2020. Under this system, a huge range of infractions can result in stiff consequences through a lower credit score. When your “score” is deemed low enough, penalties can include loss of employment and other opportunities. Those that are deemed “trustworthy” get rewards, like booking hotel rooms without deposits .
Liu Hu is a 43-year-old Chinese journalist who lives in the south-west China, was “dumbstruck” and was surprised to find himself caught up in the system and deemed “untrustworthy”. Mr. Liu was put on a “dishonest personnel” list; a pilot scheme of…
It takes humans less than a tenth of a second to judge a person’s trustworthiness just by looking at their face. And yet, when assessing a potential candidate, first impressions may not be the most reliable predictor for how responsible and trustworthy a prospective candidate may be.
First impressions need not be in person.
In today’s hiring climate, most first impressions happen online. At least 70% of employers use social media to screen their prospective hires. Most of them rarely look beyond the first few links on the first results page.
But this setup does not work for all types…
It’s beginning to feel like the world that George Orwell famously penned in his classic dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
A world where individuals could not escape the watching eye of ‘Big Brother’, the leader of the totalitarian state, that gave rise to the use of the term in the modern day.
While we may not be entering a totalitarian rule to the magnitude Orwell imagined, there is rising concern around how much privacy we actually have, especially online.
As companies begin to monetize their content on acquired data, this reality is amplified.
This isn’t better exemplified in the west than…
Making hiring decisions is difficult and time-consuming.
These difficulties are only magnified by the fact that approximately 85% of people embellish their experience on their resume.
This makes it essential that you find ways to optimise your candidate screening processes. Especially considering that making a bad hire costs companies approximately $20,000 AUD on average.
Here are three tips and tricks that you can implement immediately to get a better insight into the character and reliability of your applicants.
Are you still performing reference checks?
If you are, you’re in the majority. Findings from SkillSurvey state 70% of businesses perform…
Both love and business foster crucial unions.
However, the process of searching for a significant other is one that we generally spend more time on than the process of hiring a new employee, despite much overlap in the qualities that make for a good contender in both.
Perhaps employers could benefit from broadening their recruitment techniques while remaining within the time and budget constraints of a typical company?
Can you imagine becoming exclusive with someone after merely a quick glance at their dating profile? While these insights are helpful, they’re only part of the picture.
Arranging meetings can be difficult.
Over my career and time as founder of Reputationaire I’ve had to manage an over-loaded calendar and struggled to arrange meetings around my, and my contact’s, availability.
You’ll probably agree; navigating your calendar and arranging meetings manually can waste so much time that could be otherwise spent productively.
Like many, I have also tried many hosted calendar solutions, however, the permission requirements and sync issues had these tools taking up more time than they saved!
Even worse, I noticed a decrease in reply rates when recipients had to click an external link to visit my…
3 steps to help address bias and increase inclusion within your organisation
As the benefits for diversity within organisations become better understood, companies are quickly scrambling to rebrand their organisations to create an inclusive and diverse workforce.
However, many companies still fail to attract interest from diverse candidates, or they lack the means to identify points of diversity in the recruiting process. In 2018, the US recruitment website The Ladders performed an eye-tracking study on recruiters and found that the average time spent screening a resume is approximately 7.4 …
As Australia enters a period with its lowest residential vacancy rates in more than four years, Australians more than ever are having a hard time finding a home for their families.
As the rental market becomes more competitive, it’s important to ask: “What are landlords and estate agents looking for, anyway?”
We set out to answer this question, conducting a month-long survey of landlords across Australia. In this survey, we asked landlords questions about their experiences renting, and the challenges they’ve faced finding quality rental tenants.
Landlords were more than willing to share their experiences: The average phone survey lasted…