Fri.Nov 24, 2017

Why great storytelling makes better business


I tell stories for a living. For 15 years, I did it in the car business. Told stories for BMW about ‘Ultimate Driving Machines’ and, by inference, the ultimate drivers that drove them. That registered with a particular type of buyer (you’ll know the type) and sales boomed.

open thread – November 24-25, 2017

Ask a Manager

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please don’t repost it here, as it may be in the to-be-answered queue.


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[Infographic] How To Get A Job With A Disability

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Securing employment is not easy. You need to write a CV or resume that’s going to strike a chord with an employer who will sift through dozens of applications and think nothing of tossing an imperfect application aside.

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Download the eBook “Real-time Feedback, Tangible Results” to learn 8 awesome tips designed to help you tap into the power of “anytime/anywhere feedback” and the benefits it can bring to your organization.

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4 Tips for Booking the Perfect Meeting Room

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Is Meaningful Work the Key Driver of a Positive Employee Experience? - The E-Factor


This blog is the seventh in our E-Factor series, where we explore hot topics in Employee Experience. To read more about the E-Factor, click here. Meaningful work is the key driver of positive employee experience,” says $1,000-per-hour, work-from-home consultant. Empowering Employees


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This is an interesting question and so too is this one. Has employee engagement evolved or is it still rooted in the same problems as 25 years ago?” You can read the answer to this question, according to the author of term “employee engagement”, in this article in the magazine, Workforce, but it does pose some interesting thought processes for us all. What is employee engagement; beyond the textbook HR definition? Does it really make a difference to you as an employee in the workplace?

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