By Javier Fernández Aguado Born slave in Hierapolis (Phrygia) around 55 d. C., Epictetus was asked on multiple occasions about the harmonious balance that should give meaning to a life. His teachings, filtered for some anachronisms, are altogether contemporary. Well ahead of what later Central European thinkers would develop with greater ontological rigor, Epictetus differentiates…

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1. The Future of Recruitment: What Will it Look Like and How Do We Get There? “Digital transformation is not new and it’s having an impact on all areas of business, including recruitment; however, while some people are fully engaged in this disruption, others are not.Some organisations continue to think about talent acquisition as filling an…

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1.  HR 101: 5 Simple Keys to Keeping Your People Engaged “Organizations are leaving money on the table by not recognizing or acknowledging the talents and strengths of their employees and encouraging them and supporting them to use those skills. At the end of the day, everyone wants to do what they do best. And be acknowledged…

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1. How to Deal With Negative Emotions at Work We seem to really get a kick out of complaining about work. (…)But recounting all the things that made us miserable one day doesn’t help us enjoy our workday more tomorrow. A better strategy is to actually address the negative feelings we have. By Tchiki Davis at…

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1. 4 Ways to Get Employees to Use More Vacation Time “If you work in HR, you are trying to give your workforce the best benefits you can afford, and that includes paid leave. We want to give them something that shows them we appreciate their efforts, but what happens when employees don’t use that…

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“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.” Anonymous – Spanish Proverb Wellness: Why and What for Wikipedia explains that wellness is a term used to define a healthy balance between mental, physical and emotional levels, resulting in a state of…

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Over the last 25 years we have learnt more about how our brain functions than in the entire history of humanity. The new findings offer revealing truths for sciences such as medicine, as well as for social and administrative sciences. Technologies such as MRI, CT scans and electroencephalograms have allowed us to discover the brain’s…

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No one can fully develop without recognition from others. That’s why it has been said that to live in plenitude we need explicit or implicit acceptance by others. Ultimately no one can live without self-affirmation and/or separately from others. Martin Buber made this clear in his unforgettable “I and Thou”. This indispensible need for positive…

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“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”  James C. Collins  An incredible symphony is a harmony of instruments, notes and timbres of sound – be it percussion, wind, or string. And people who play music. Let’s not forget the conductor either. Without talented people, whatever role they play, there’s nothing special, and even less so, if…

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We are right on the brink of another Christmas. Another year has slipped by, past our daily chores interspersed by the odd escapade, failed plans, laughs, and why not, the predictable tears. At this point, almost unintentionally and most casually, we stop inevitably to take stock and ponder over the New Year’s resolutions which will…

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