Christmas is here again and it’s captivating our five senses. Streets getting filled with lights, mistletoe hanging everywhere and decorations at home are warming the cockles of our hearts. But you can also smell Christmas! And of course…. Listen to it. During these days children sing traditional songs and music surrounds us. However, apart from the traditional Christmas carols many singers have written lovely songs that will rekindle your Christmas Spirit. We have made a list of the best Christmas songs to listen to either at home or at the office!
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Dress code has always played an important role in both, doing business and job interviews. Whereas traditionally these codes have been strictly followed, nowadays more and more people cross some limits and new trends come out. In this ever changing world choosing the right style has become more and more difficult.
Today we have the advice of Caleb Wells, Visual Consultant for T.M. Lewin. Since its beginning in Jermyn Street in 1898, T.M. Lewin has become famous for having the first coat shirt to feature buttons down the whole length of the front. Fashions may have changed since then, but excellent craftsmanship, quality, service and value remain the unique features of the brand.
How can dress code help you to get a job?
Research has shown how crucial the first 10 – 40 seconds of your introduction are. 90% of people form their opinion about you within this time. Besides, some experiments conducted by psychologists at Princeton University state a tenth of a second is enough for someone to form an impression of a stranger (and just based on their faces!). So this decision could be taken before you’ve even said a single word. Choosing the right outfit plays a big role to convince them and get hired. But, how can you be sure you are making the right decision?
Would you pay for a hug, for a few hours of cuddling or to sleep curled up next to a stranger? How about charging money for this?
There is a new type of job that is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States, Canada, Australia and a few European countries, such as the United Kingdom, and which, due to its high demand and sizeable salary , is already starting to emerge in Latin American countries, such as Mexico and Colombia. The work of a professional snuggler or professional cuddler is not only, unusual and well-paid, but surprisingly has emerged as one of the latest job trends.
New trends, practices and techniques in personnel recruitment that are set to become established throughout 2016. Just when it looks like you have all the answers, the questions change.
It appears that recruitment processes tend to follow that dynamic. In addition to the new personnel recruitment techniques that we mentioned some time ago, there are other practices used by companies to attract desired talent that are worthy of note. Some are not new but they are now beginning to become established and used intensively.
In the following interview we take a look at the modern working world, and talk to Monika Kraus-Wildegger about “feel-good management” and her company GOODplace. Feel-good culture is trending in Germany right now. It places well-being of the staff at the center of the business.
GOODplace is a platform for feel-good culture. The company supports skilled personnel and companies in creating a sense of well-being and happiness amongst staff so that they are happy and productive at work. GOODplace has already been featured in a post about our favourite websites for professional development and guidance – we’ve been bowled over by the feel-good concept since the beginning. Monika Kraus-Wildegger has lived in Europe, Asia and Chicago, developed the Feel-good Manager profile alongside the Frauenhofer Institute, and is a trailblazer and expert in the field of feel-good management.
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Ms Kraus-Wildegger, you are the founder of GOODplace – what’s your company all about?
GOODplace is a platform for a new way of working. We deliver our own professional training to advise and qualify skilled personnel and companies in feel-good management. Our motto is Feelgood makes work a good place!