Author: Janell Poulette

The Dos And Don’ts Of Job Interviews (Infographic)

In the majority of industry sectors, competition for job roles is fierce. In fact, some positions attract hundreds of applications, so recruiters and HR departments are having to work extra hard to whittle down the CVs and select the candidates they want to meet with in a face-to-face interview. If your CV has done the initial work for you and you’re one of the lucky candidates chosen to attend an interview, you’ve been given the perfect opportunity to really sell yourself to your potential new employer. It’s vital that you take the time to prepare yourself adequately for the...

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Companies under Threat From Data Security Breaches And Compliance Risks

The fallouts from data breaches in prominent companies and the revelations of sensitive information splashed across public networks greatly highlight the dangers of document protection breaches and associated compliance risks to organisations. When sensitive and classified information is disclosed to the public at large, it has inherently varied and substantial complications not only for those names disclosed in the breached documents but also for anyone else that has been affected by the information disclosed and fringe elements who may have had transactions with the people and entities. Unfortunately, whenever there are instances of accusations regarding efforts to hide or...

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Job Hunting In the Digital Age: Reputation, Resumes & Video Interviews

In this day and age, the process of education as well as job search has also gone through vast changes. Technological advancements have changed the way we do everything. So, it is natural that we also need to prepare for our job hunts. Especially if you look deeper into the most competitive MBA courses, the ones that require extremely high GMAT scores. You will also find that they are not only focusing on these scores. Since the competition is high and almost everyone is applying into these top colleges, they need something extra to screen the applicants and shortlist...

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Use 1Password To Protect Your Online Identity

We all have many passwords to remember. Each website has different requirements – you need letters, numbers, etc. It’s so hard to keep up with all your passwords. One of the ways I can help keep my passwords safe and easy to find is with 1Password. 1Password is a program (or phone app) that creates great, strong, unique passwords and stores them for you so you don’t have to remember all of them. It locks them all into a vault that is protected by a master password. That’s the only one you have to remember. Then it syncs to all of your devices so you always have all of your passwords at your fingertips. In fact, on iOS, you can get into your 1Password app with touch ID. You can also save your important information in 1Password. You can add documents like your passport, driver’s license, and other important things. If you are booking an airline ticket and need your passport number, it is at your fingertips because it’s in the 1Password app on your phone. You can also store your credit cards into it so you don’t need to pull out your wallet every time you want to shop online. A strong password is one that is unique, which means you shouldn’t use the same passwords on every site. But who has time to make and remember great passwords? Check out 1Password to...

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Employee Health And Fitness Day

Today is National Employee Health And Fitness Day. We celebrate this day every year on the third Wednesday of the month. It’s a day to remember to encourage physical activities in the work place. It was created by the National Association for Health & Fitness and ACTIVE Life. The goal is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through worksite health promotion activities and environments. Promoting a healthy lifestyle is a great way to help your employees to be healthier. It is proven that they will be more productive at their job. According to the Center for Disease Control healthier employees are more productive. They are less likely to call in sick – so you have a greater percentage of employees at work every day. They are also more likely to prepare more home cooked meals and participate in more physical activities with their families. Which can mean that they spend less time at home caring for sick family members. Besides loss of productivity, unhealthy employees can also cause your health care plans to be more expensive. How you can encourage healthier lifestyles for your employees: Have exercise equipment available in the workplace. Provide treadmills and exercise balls. Encourage them to spend 15 minutes of their lunch break taking a walk outside. Eliminate the junk food. Provide healthier options in the vending machines and cafeteria. Have an ice machine and water easily available. Be an...

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