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FT envisions Nobel Prize for managers

by Kieran Howells  – HR Grapevine  The Nobel Prize awards are some of the highest accolades awarded to the public to celebrate significant breakthroughs or consistent innovation in the fields of…

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Revealed: these are the UK’s happiest professions

by Sophie Parrott – executivegrapevine.com Landscaping (86%), dog walking (78%) and counselling (74%) were ranked the top three happiest professions in the UK, according to new research. The study, which…

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What is needed from HR technology to facilitate the Workforce of One?

by Rob van Dijk – analyticsinhr.com A growing body of experts is of opinion that the future of talent and career management is moving towards customization. Some call it ‘consumerization…

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The Missing Ingredient in Kraft Heinz’s Restructuring

by John P. Kotter & Gaurav Gupta – the HBR.org There has been a company restructuring recipe that has worked for decades. Buy a company, trim the fat, then reinvest…

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The Rise of the Chief Marketing Technologist

by Scott Brinker and Laura McLellan – the HBR.org Marketing is rapidly becoming one of the most technology-dependent functions in business. In 2012 the research and consulting firm Gartner predicted that…

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Apple jettisons workers hired to ‘listen in’ on Siri users

From executivegrapevine.com With the advent of GDPR and rising speculation over the privacy policies of companies like Huawei and Amazon – coupled with the development of ‘always listening’ devices that…

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These are the brands with the world’s hardest job interviews

From executivegrapevine.com Interviews are always a daunting prospect, but with these companies it is much more than that. Questions have emerged from previous interviews that truly reveal how hard some…

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How Microsoft Builds a Sense of Community Among 144,000 Employees

By Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter and Kathleen Hogan – the HBR.com As organizations become increasingly global, and remote, human connection and cohesiveness is deteriorating. For many leaders, walking around the…

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4 Ways to Help Your Team Avoid Digital Distractions

Today’s smartphone users check their phones 150 times a day, which is the equivalent of spending 2.5 hours a day just opening and closing the phone. A single text message, which takes approximately 2.2 seconds to read, can double error rates on basic tasks; even worse, workers find that it takes an average of 11 minutes to get back into the flow of the previous task. Our phones have become compulsions, rather than tools of efficiency.

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McDonald’s, Uber and Johnson & Johnson no longer have chief marketing officers — here’s what that means

By Lucy Handley – cnbc.com This week, McDonald’s announced that its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Silvia Lagnado is set to leave the company in October, and her role will not be…