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Move over extraverts: why introverts are more powerful than you think

Move over extraverts: why introverts are more powerful than you think
This year sees some landmark anniversaries. Bill Gates, frequently cited as the wealthiest person alive, turns 60, J.K. Rowling, whose fortune is valued at £560 million, turns 50, and we recognise the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln.

While there can be little doubt as to the inordinate successes of these individuals, each also shares a characteristic which we don’t commonly associate with prominence and power – introversion.

 
 
 

What do job seekers want more than money?

What do job seekers want more than money?
You might think that to attract top talent you need to show them the money – because that’s what job candidates want most, right?

Not any more. Hudson research shows that for the first time in several years, work life balance is the single most important thing a job seeker is looking for in a new role.

 
 
 

Make your NY resolutions stick in 2015

Make your NY resolutions stick in 2015
Will you make a set of new year’s resolutions on January 1, like so many of us do every year?

And more importantly, will you still remember them a month later?

 
 
 

Agents for change: Generation X grows up

Agents for change: Generation X grows up
Generation X has long been cast as a generation lacking character and drive – a cohort of ‘slackers’ refusing to fully grow up. Yet new research paints a very different picture.

Unlike the politically active and ambitious Baby Boomers, or the ‘look-at-me’ social media obsessed Gen Ys, Generation X has often had trouble being defined as a collective, with little consensus about what makes them distinctive.

 
 
 

7 interview mistakes to avoid at all costs

7 interview mistakes to avoid at all costs
It’s not just nerves that can shake an interview. Classic interview mistakes include acting arrogantly or being overly emotional, talking too much or refusing to answer certain questions.

A survey by Generation Success found there are seven “job interview crimes”. Let’s look at them one by one.

 
 
 

Measuring quality of hire: are you missing out on the benefits?

Measuring quality of hire: are you missing out on the benefits?
The vast majority of organisations that measure quality of hire are sold on its benefits, according to a global research report by Hudson.

According to Hudson's Hiring for Success report, 85 per cent of surveyed companies that measured the results of their new hires believed it had a positive impact on the quality of staff they hired over time. It had a "dramatic" impact on hire retention, according to 62 per cent of respondents.

 
 
 

Gen Y: A new kind of leader?

Gen Y: A new kind of leader?
Outspoken, uncomfortable with authority, focused on meaningful experiences rather than careers – what else can be said about Generation Y? A fair bit, according to new Hudson research.

As Generation Y workers climb the ranks, it's worth asking what changes they will bring as leaders. New research by Hudson Talent Management gives an unprecedented insight into how this generation thinks and acts in a leadership context.

 
 
 

6 easy things that many job seekers fail to do

6 easy things that many job seekers fail to do
There are plenty of life hacks when it comes to job hunting, and if you’re a job seeker you need to take advantage of them. They’re easy, and they may be obvious, but they’re also effective.

Here are some of the simple steps you can take towards job seeking success.

 
 
 

All change in the workforce: The Great Generational Shift

All change in the workforce: The Great Generational Shift
The modern workforce is in the midst of a great generational shift. As Baby Boomers begin to retire and a new generation (Generation Z) start to enter the workforce, the actual nature of leadership could be changing.

This is the thinking behind a new report by Hudson, which has revealed fundamental differences in the ways that Generation Y, Generation X and Baby Boomers think, act and lead.

 
 
 

Top tips for effective networking

Top tips for effective networking
The importance of networking can’t be overstated; it’s one of the best ways to find out about job opportunities and is crucial for any career-minded professional. But it’s something that seems to come naturally to some, but not to others.

If you’re one of those people who finds networking difficult, here are some suggestions to get you connecting like a pro.

 
 
 
 

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