In 2013 Gallup published a report on State of The Global Workplace and revealed some staggering data. Only 13% of the global workforce is actively engaged in their jobs, while 63% are not engaged and 24% actively disengaged. The data is more troubling for us, the Southeast Asia inhabitants. Only 12% of our workforce is actively engaged in this region, while 73% are not engaged and 14% are actively disengaged.
Two things happen at a meeting. Few people give presentation and talk about the meeting’s agenda and others try hard not to doze off. But that’s not how meetings should be. Employees should feel motivated to attend and actively take part in the discussion. But that hardly happens.
For any sales representative, the biggest challenge ever, is to overcome the fear of rejection. Whether you are cold calling a prospective customer or pitching your idea, you might think they are on the verge of getting convinced, and then they said, “I’m not interested, thank you.” What should you do in such a situation? Of course there is no option to feel demotivated or panic. If you are in Sales, coping with rejection and coming out as a winner is the first and foremost thing to adapt.
Cold emails have taken over cold calls for a while now. First, it’s the most effective form of networking if you are dealing with a client who has online presence and second, it’s the cheapest. Cold email is a useful tool to network with potential investors without relying on your existing sources. It definitely works, but not always. Why? Because writing a perfect cold email that will make people respond requires skills not everyone has. It’s indeed difficult to make people like you in one email. But don’t be stressed. We are going to share the secret formula to write an effective cold email. Read on!
Business or data analysts have been around for a while. However, during the last decade, data scientists have had the spotlight turned on them. In an article in the October 2012 issue of Harvard Business Review, the data scientist’s job was termed as the sexiest job of the 21st century!
The Resume Do’s and Don’ts infographic includes some great tips to help your employees, customers, and your team to be successful.
The period between finishing college and starting a new job can be frustrating and boring. But if spent wisely, it can be a blessing in disguise. Here’s a handy guide on very important and useful things to do before starting work.
Is there a perfect job? I mean, you can go from landing the perfect job to absolutely hating it in just a couple of months. Maybe you feel like there’s no upward mobility. You aren’t progressing like you thought you would or like they told you when you were hired. On top of that maybe you feel like your job is sucking the life out of you. You’re mentally and physically exhausted, unable to do the best you can at a job you hate. Maybe it’s your co-workers or your boss or the inability to move up the chain. Being stuck in the wrong career can be a nightmare scenario.
Working from home is great but it comes along with great responsibility. You often work with clients whose personal information is sent your way, and if your data gets compromised, your business can be devastated. Online security is not something to be taken lightly. It could mean the difference between operating your business smoothly and losing clients because of data breaches.
Anyone doing business in China must become familiar with Guanxi. Commonly described as the system of social networks and influential relationships which facilitate business and other dealings, Guanxi is a crucial part of business life in China. Leadership expert Steve Tappin says it’s simply part of the “social fabric” in China. “It’s very difficult to get things done without it,”