Twitter officially lets you retweet with comments now

Twitter officially lets you retweet with comments now

Twitter just made it super easy for users to retweet with their own comment. On Monday Twitter unveiled the new feature. Mashable explains:  “Retweeting was a more tedious process until now if folks wanted to comment on a link. You either manually copied and pasted the link into a fresh tweet, or if you wanted to […]

What Hiring Managers Scan For When Reviewing Resumes

On average it only takes a hiring manager 6 seconds of scanning your resume to determine he you could be a good candidate for the job. This is exactly what they look at according to Business Insider Work-hacker resume tips. We also recommend you read  “5 Tips For Having Happier Employees” Want to receive more articles like […]

Go Beyond Best Practices: How To Create Engaging LinkedIn Status Updates

Go Beyond Best Practices: How To Create Engaging LinkedIn Status Updates

Not all status updates are created equal. Why do certain updates get significantly better engagement than others? That’s one of the main questions LinkedIn were asking on their Talent Blog last week. First off, following certain best practices will get you, on average, more engagement: Including a video in your update can increase engagement by 74% Including […]

6 Traits Of Passionate Employees

6 Traits Of Passionate Employees

Our friends at Leadership with Sass Blog kindly let us repost. Linda Sasser is the founder and CEO of Impacting Leaders, a firm focused on helping companies achieve their goals by growing and developing leaders at every level. Linda’s leadership expertise reflects her experiences as a small business owner and a corporate executive. She believes the leadership […]

82% Of Managers Are Less Than Competent

82% Of Managers Are Less Than Competent

According to Gallup’s recent survey it’s likely that a whooping eight out of 10 of your managers aren’t up to the job. According to the national research firm’s recent State of the American Manager report, “The majority of managers are miscast. According to Gallup research, 18% of current managers have the high talent require of their role, […]

SAAM Day Of Action: 6 Articles On Combating Sexual Violence In the Workplace

SAAM Day Of Action: 6 Articles On Combating Sexual Violence In the Workplace

SAAM Day of Action is nationally recognized in the United States and observed annually as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). SAAM of Action provides a day to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention. With that in mind the Openreq team would like to share some articles with you in the hopes of helping […]

Workplace Incentives: How Companies Keep Their Talent [Infographic]

Workplace Incentives: How Companies Keep Their Talent [Infographic]

From on-site laundry service to made-to-order sushi, the following companies offer their employees some serious perks. But do companies know what their employees really want? One age-old study says otherwise.    We also recommend you read. “10 Things To Do Instead Of Complaining”Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here. Read […]

The 10 Sexiest Jobs In HR & Talent

The 10 Sexiest Jobs In HR & Talent

Tim Sackett kindly let us repost his piece on “Fistful Of Talent”.  Tim Sackett SPHR, is the ultimate Mama’s Boy!  After 15+ years of successfully leading HR and Talent Acquisition departments for Fortune 500s and smaller technical firms, Tim took over running the contingent staffing firm HRU Technical Resources in Lansing, MI. Serving as the […]

Bill Gates’ Letter To Employees On Microsoft’s 40th Birthday

Bill Gates’ Letter To Employees On Microsoft’s 40th Birthday

This past Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of when Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded the software giant in 1975. To commemorate the occasion, Gates sent out a letter to employees Friday, in which he reflected on the company’s past and future. You can read the full text of the letter below. Tomorrow is a […]

The Top 10 Highest-Paying Companies The U.S.

The Top 10 Highest-Paying Companies The U.S.

The median income for all Americans was $35,540 in 2013, however at a number of U.S. companies, salaries are considerably higher. Based on figures provided by Glassdoor, 24/7 Wall St. examined the 15 highest paying companies in America. At these companies, the median annual compensation is at least four times the nationwide median income. Check […]

Is Your Job Making You Gain Some Extra Pounds?

Is Your Job Making You Gain Some Extra Pounds?

Office Vibe’s Jeff Fermin questions to what extent does our job affect our health.  Fermin writes, “When employees are stressed at work, the high levels of stress and anxiety translate to higher cortisol throughout the body. The excess cortisol creates an increased appetite, weakens the immune system, and causes weight gain, among other things.” Gallup conducted […]

Why Work Can Feel Like High School Sometimes

Why Work Can Feel Like High School Sometimes

Ever here a fellow coworker gossiping about the latest office drama and think to yourself, “I wish this didn’t feel a lot like high school.” Inc shared a great piece on how to combat the “high school’ in your workplace. Here are three ways your workplace may feel like high school, and how to nip them […]

Drive Employee Engagement With Well-Being [Infographic]

Drive Employee Engagement With Well-Being [Infographic]

Companies know healthy employees drive success. So, it’s no shock that organizations and their executives are powering up big plans to boost employee engagement and well-being in 2015. Check out the infographic below for more information.     We also recommend you read. “The Inside Scoop On One Of The Most Disgusting Jobs In The World”Want […]

5 Things New Leaders Need To Know

5 Things New Leaders Need To Know

Our friends at Leadership with Sass Blog kindly let us repost. Linda Sasser is the founder and CEO of Impacting Leaders, a firm focused on helping companies achieve their goals by growing and developing leaders at every level. Linda’s leadership expertise reflects her experiences as a small business owner and a corporate executive. She believes the leadership […]

A List Of US Cities With The Most Internships

A List Of US Cities With The Most Internships

Internships are a great way to get valuable experience. If you haven’t found a summer internship yet , this chart by glass door lists the best places to find them.     We also recommend you read “3 Shockingly Crazy Employee Terminations” Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.  Read […]

How To Deal With Rejection At Work

How To Deal With Rejection At Work

Fortune’s MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. In the latest iteration, Stacia Pierce, CEO of Ultimate Lifestyle Enterprises answered the question,  How should every successful woman deal with rejection? Recently, my 24-year-old daughter created a marketing campaign for a new product. […]

How Your Voice Can Help You Land The Job

How Your Voice Can Help You Land The Job

In a recent study published by Psychological Science, they compared perceptions of text versus voice presentations. When potential employers heard an applicant’s voice, they rated the applicant better: Evaluators rated the candidates as more competent, thoughtful, and intelligent when they heard the pitch than when they read it and, as a result, liked the candidate more […]

The Biggest Workplace Time-Wasters [Infographic]

The Biggest Workplace Time-Wasters [Infographic]

A vast majority (89%) of workers have said they have wasted time at work in one way or another, either by surfing the net or simply socializing with their colleagues….time share flies when you are shooting the breeze. The infographic below shares the biggest workplace time wasters to avoid.      We also recommend you […]

How-to: Salary History & Requirements

How-to: Salary History & Requirements

By Diane Hudson Burns, CPCC, CLTMC, CPRW   Many job announcements request either a salary history or salary requirements document with the resume and covering letter. Some even state that application with be disqualified if these items are not included.    Salary History A salary history document is often requested by a hiring company to […]

4 Tips To Get Past The Gatekeeper

4 Tips To Get Past The Gatekeeper

First off, try not to ask to speak to the business owner, director or manager as the gatekeeper will recognize you as a sales person. Start a conversation with the gatekeeper by asking them about their products or services or something that is unique about their business. This is where you should have done your […]

5 Signs You Will Be Fired Soon

5 Signs You Will Be Fired Soon

Heads up! If you’re noticing these signs you may be getting the axe soon: No work pressure. This is a clear sign that your skills are no longer valuable to your superiors who see no future prospects for you in the company. You’re no longer in the loop. You don’t know what’s happening in the […]

Don’t Let Rejection Discourage You! Celebrate National Sorry Charlie Day

Don’t Let Rejection Discourage You! Celebrate National Sorry Charlie Day

Celebrated each year on April 6, it is National Sorry Charlie Day.  On this day, we think about the times in the past that we have been rejected.  It may have been from a boyfriend/girlfriend, from a college, from a job, from a loan application or etc.  Now we can think about how we survived […]

How Steve Jobs Started {Infographic]

How Steve Jobs Started {Infographic]

Learn the story behind the legendary Apple founder Steve Jobs in the Infographic below.      We also recommend you read. “10 Things To Do Instead Of Complaining”Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here. Read the source article at Visualistan

How to Listen to Your Employees Properly

How to Listen to Your Employees Properly

Your employees want to tell you what you need to hear. Are you ready to listen? Follow these 5 steps by Erik Sherman to make sure you understand them and they know it. Prioritize Listening. Ensure that listening is something that you will do. That means that not only do you create mechanisms for employees to catch […]

The Importance Of People Data

The Importance Of People Data

Would your organization really miss a beat if you didn’t pay attention to your people data? It’s often been understood that the purpose of evaluating your people data is to improve the functions accomplished by HR on a daily basis. According to a McKinsey study, “Strategic HR effectively measures the business value of HR approaches […]

Tell A Story With Your Accomplishments

Tell A Story With Your Accomplishments

Story Telling – Gathering Your Accomplishments By Diane Hudson Burns, CPCC, CLTMC, CPRW   Drafting a resume, networking, and job interviewing are all opportunities to tell your story. Interesting story lines include a beginning, a middle, and an end, just like an essay or in a novel. In the employment world, we create these stories […]

“You Got Owned!”

“You Got Owned!”

  Our friends at Leadership with Sass Blog kindly let us repost. Linda Sasser is the founder and CEO of Impacting Leaders, a firm focused on helping companies achieve their goals by growing and developing leaders at every level. Linda’s leadership expertise reflects her experiences as a small business owner and a corporate executive. She believes the […]

7 Dream Jobs With Great Salaries [Infographic]

7 Dream Jobs With Great Salaries [Infographic]

Wouldn’t you like to know what dream jobs out there also have dream salaries….well today is your lucky day! Check out the infographic below to find out.     We also recommend you read “Your Guide To Creating A Fear Based Culture” Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.  Read […]

The Ultimate Guide For Conducting Your Job Search

The Ultimate Guide For Conducting Your Job Search

By Diane Hudson Burns, CPCC, CPRW, CLTMC According to a January 2013 Forbes article, there are about 1.8 million federal employees. So, despite hiring freezes and impending Sequestration, the government is still hiring, and for now, still offers excellent benefits. A greater than normal requests for retirements since January 2013 to the Office of Personnel […]

7 Jobs No Longer Done By Humans…Thankfully!

7 Jobs No Longer Done By Humans…Thankfully!

Brainjet recently published some jobs that have since been replaced by technology:   Human Radar – humans used to listen for arriving bomber planes during WWI   Professional Newspaper Readers who read to factory workers to keep them entertained   Radio Actors would tell stories on the radio using instruments to help bring the story […]

From A Foot In The Door To A Toehold In The Mind

From A Foot In The Door To A Toehold In The Mind

A picture is worth a thousand words and when it comes to steering peoples’ actions, it turns out that a mental picture can sometimes be as powerful as many of the most persuasive words. Getting someone to project themselves into a situation could be called getting a toehold in the mind. Perhaps you could ask […]

What’s On The Passover Sedar Plate [Infographic]

What’s On The Passover Sedar Plate [Infographic]

This past Friday Jewish families across the world celebrated Passover. So If you are enjoying your easter basket or getting out of church today, take some time to learn about this Judeo-Christian holiday.    We also recommend you read. “The Challenge Of The HR Generalist”Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe […]

The Most Unusual Interview Questions for 2015

The Most Unusual Interview Questions for 2015

Not sure what to expect in an interview? To help you prepare for tough and sometimes wacky interview questions, Glassdoor has combed tens of thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates to compile its list of the most unusual interview questions of 2015.   What’s your favorite 90’s jam? Asked at Squarespace If you […]

Which Came First? A Look At Easter’s Holy & Worldly Symbols

Which Came First? A Look At Easter’s Holy & Worldly Symbols

In honor of Easter check out this fascinating guide to Easter’s religious and secular symbols.      We also recommend you read. “Take A Vacation Already!”Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here. Read the source article at Busted Halo

Best Work-Life Trends from the Best Employers

Best Work-Life Trends from the Best Employers

More than ever before, employees are receiving more power in deciding when and where they want to work. And now employers understand that the new economy—with its 24/7 demands across the globe call for new ways of working—that they need to rethink the 1950’s work model and create workplaces where employers can be efficient, effective […]

How To Build Rapport With A New Client

How To Build Rapport With A New Client

People naturally mimic the body language of others. You are not actually conscious that they you are doing it most of the time. Without realising it, people turn themselves into mirrors, copying gestures of the other person.  The relationship between mimicry and rapport goes both ways. We automatically copy others’ body language when we want […]

Out With The Old, Bring In The NEW!

Out With The Old, Bring In The NEW!

If your goals were not met this past year, ask yourself “Why”.  So many times when we self evaluate we are our harshest critics.  Some see it as personal failures.  I look at this scenario differently;  here is my greatest opportunity to learn, and correct my strategy.  If something doesn’t work, analyze the data, collaborate […]

Top 3 Tips For A Successful Military Transition To Corporate

Top 3 Tips For A Successful Military Transition To Corporate

By Diane Hudson Burns, CPCC, CPRW, CLTMC Transitioning from the military can be challenging – almost like moving to a foreign country – making a complete culture, work, and life change. You are not just leaving a job, but you are leaving a whole lifestyle. The job search can be even more challenging if you […]

Get Off The Sinking Ship

Get Off The Sinking Ship

Our friends at Leadership with Sass Blog kindly let us repost. Linda Sasser is the founder and CEO of Impacting Leaders, a firm focused on helping companies achieve their goals by growing and developing leaders at every level. Linda’s leadership expertise reflects her experiences as a small business owner and a corporate executive. She believes the leadership […]

33 LinkedIn Tips In 140 Characters Or Less [Infographic]

33 LinkedIn Tips In 140 Characters Or Less [Infographic]

 Get a boat load of useful tips to spice up your experience in the quick and easy infographic below.       We also recommend you read “3 Shockingly Crazy Employee Terminations” Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.  Read the source article at Digital Information World

Mark Cuban Decided Which College To Attend Based On 1 Thing

Mark Cuban Decided Which College To Attend Based On 1 Thing

As an undergraduate, Cuban attended Indiana University, graduating in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in business. Cuban “chose [IU’s] Kelley School of Business sight-unseen because it had the least expensive tuition of all the business schools on the top 10 list,” according to a report on the business school’s website. “It was true,” Cuban told BI. […]

The Worst Job In The UK

The Worst Job In The UK

‘Chick sexers’ are paid £40,000 (roughly $60,000) a year to spend their days with tens of thousands of fluffy chicks. But despite the seemingly attractive offer, Britain’s poultry industry is struggling to recruit and is now facing a staff shortage that is threatening exports. Some believe the problem is because you’re expected to spend 12 hours […]

Happy Easter: 5 Articles On Workplace Compassion

Happy Easter: 5 Articles On Workplace Compassion

Happy Easter from the Openreq team! To celebrate take a look at the following 5 inspiring articles on compassion in business.   “In Business Nice Guys Finish First” “20 Of The Most Inspiring Leadership Quotes Of All Time” “How To Show Respect When It Is Not Due” “Deliver Bad News With Compassion”   We also recommend you […]

The Salary Required to Be “Middle Class” Per State

The Salary Required to Be “Middle Class” Per State

The Pew Charitable Trust defines “Middle Class” as households that earn between 67 and 200 percent of a state’s median income. Based on this metric and some statistics, Business Insider came up with a list of how much you have to earn to be considered middle class, depending on your state.     We also […]

Why You Should Care About Mobile Optimization [Infographic]

Why You Should Care About Mobile Optimization [Infographic]

As the social advertising market grows to a projected $11 billion by 2017, the ongoing shift to mobile is top for marketers. read on to learn why savvy marketers and recruiters are targeting mobile social network users.     We also recommend you read. “5 Morning Office Pranks To Start April Fools’ Day Right” Want […]

The Cost Of Turnover

The Cost Of Turnover

The cost of employee turnover varies widely by industry and job type. Studies by the American Management Association and others report a range between 25% and 250% of annual salary per exiting employee. Entry-level, unskilled positions are at the lower end of the cost range, while executive, managerial and sales positions are at the higher […]

Getting Connected & Building Relationships

Getting Connected & Building Relationships

Many people shy away from networking. Or, they simply say, “I really don’t know anyone to network with…” One of the definitions of networking is to “link and operate interactively”. With that in mind, leveraging LinkedIn and other social media provides opportunities to link with people, and build relationships on a global scale. Web 2.0 […]

Top 5 Compliance Concerns For Small Businesses

Top 5 Compliance Concerns For Small Businesses

As the economic horizon continues to shift and belts tighten, small and medium-sized companies — who typically have between 10 to 500 employees and represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) — may wind up being so focused on core business issues that they overlook one of […]

4 Tips For Maximizing Recognition

4 Tips For Maximizing Recognition

“The deepest principal in human nature is the craving to be appreciated” – William James, Psychologist & Philosopher. This guide by globoforce offers a primer on the best practices for employee recognition, with practical tips for getting maximum results in culture management and employee engagement.   The first building block of successful recognition is simplicity […]

Everyone Wants To Be Appreciated

Everyone Wants To Be Appreciated

Our friends at Leadership with Sass Blog kindly let us repost. Linda Sasser is the founder and CEO of Impacting Leaders, a firm focused on helping companies achieve their goals by growing and developing leaders at every level. Linda’s leadership expertise reflects her experiences as a small business owner and a corporate executive. She believes the leadership […]

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