Posts Tagged "network"

Should You Refer Your Friend For A Job At Your Company? Here’s How To Tell | Fast Company

Posted on March 31st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

These days, it seems like a job referral is the only way a candidate can land an offer from a dream company. So the number of times a friend, family friend, or former colleague has emailed you to ask for a reference to work at your current company has probably increased over the years.


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Ask yourself these 10 questions before making that referral.

5 Trends That Will Change How Companies Use Social Media In 2016

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

There are now more than 2 billion active social media users worldwide, and that sum is growing at a brisk clip of 25% each year. Businesses haven’t failed to noticed the runaway expansion of social media.


1. Social Networks Storm The Workplace


For years now, we’ve been promised that a new generation of internal social networks—for use within companies by employees—will put a swift death to email. No more hunting through your inbox for information. No more endless reply-all threads from hell. And yet email has lumbered on.

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So what’s in store for 2016? Here’s a look at five trends that appear set to change how businesses use social media in the year ahead.

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In the game of office politics sometimes you must sacrifice a pawn to become queen

Posted on February 8th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Many years ago, I applied for a promotion I desperately wanted. At the time, I was the highest performer in the department and so everyone, including me, unwisely expected the big fancy job to be mine. It wasn’t. Despite going for three interviews and enduring one of those excruciating psychometric tests, I was duly informed my application had been unsuccessful. What was most intriguing, however, was the reason the executive gave for rejecting me:

“James,” she said, “you need to realise that sometimes it’s not how well you perform a job that matters; it’s how well you understand office politics.” She then proceeded to write down the name of a book on the topic, which I was required to obediently read before applying again in the future.

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Didn’t get that promotion? It may be in your interests to follow the example of the politically astute who build the necessary networks.

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