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How Hot-Desking Will Kill Your Company

Many companies resist the idea that employees should work from home. While this is a nineteenth-century idea, the argument can be made that if you have a tightly knit work team, then insisting everyone comes to the office can help drive efficiency.

3 Interview Questions to Uncover a Company's Work-Life Beliefs and Values

No matter the words you use to describe it, having a desire to work in a place that will share and support your values isn’t going away. The challenge remains in figuring out how to test and evaluate a company’s often unspoken work-life beliefs during the interview process.

Assessing Self-Awareness in the Hiring Process

One of the key components of emotional intelligence (EQ), self-awareness is the ability to recognize one’s own emotions and accurately recognize how we are perceived by others. When it comes to building relationships with others and responding to stressful situations, employees with high self-awareness are much more effective and adaptable.

The Business Case for Executive Assessment

It’s often taken for granted that organizations need to identify and develop their talented employees, but a surprising percentage of them struggle to do so. In the case of executive-level talent, this failure has serious consequences.

Workplace Burnout Getting Greater Focus

It's not an official medical condition, but millions of American workers report feeling burned out at their jobs. The World Health Organization announced this week it would better define this stressful phenomenon in its next disease handbook, a move experts say could help the workers experiencing it.

Avoiding Team Conflict Can Be a Grave Mistake: Four Strategies For Healthy Team Conflict

One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is avoiding team conflict. Yes, conflict may feel uncomfortable, but that tension is often a very natural if not necessary part of real progress and team bonding.

Micro-Entrepreneurs are the Backbone of the Gig Economy

Businesses have a choice. They must rebuild their foundation on a digital business model or risk ending up on the dustbin of history. Micro-entrepreneurs are the backbone and the engine of this emerging economy.

Top Job Interview Soft Skill is Uncomfortable For 69% of Managers

Communication is the key to success in your career, and the soft skill of conversation is on clear display in any job interview. Sir Richard Branson says that ”Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.”  However, if you are uncomfortable with your communication skills, you’re not alone.

Startup Myths: Business Plans Have To Be Perfect

The importance of planning shouldn’t be diminished; every business that hopes to succeed needs a solid plan if it hopes to make it through the unforgiving startup world onto the more stable ground of medium to long-term viability and growth.