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18 Businesses Owned by Robert Kuok

A member of the newly-formed Council of Elders, Robert Kuok is the richest man in Malaysia. Also known as the “Sugar King”, Kuok has many business interests, and here are a list of his businesses. 1) Golden Screen Cinemas There aren’t many cinema companies in Malaysia, and Golden Screen Cinemas is one of the largest, […]

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So werden Frauen bei der Bewerbung diskriminiert

Noten, Alter, Sozialkompetenzen – offenbar unwichtig: Wenn sich Frauen bewerben, werden sie systematisch benachteiligt. Wissenschaftlerin Dorothea Kübler hat das Vorgehen von Personalchefs untersucht.   SPIEGEL: Frau Kübler, Sie haben zu Bewerbungen geforscht und festgestellt, dass Personalverantwortliche die Lebensläufe von Frauen schlechter bewerten als die von Männern. Woran liegt das? Kübler: Wir haben Personalverantwortlichen von Ausbildungsberufen jeweils fünf […]

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Nichts verschenken die Deutschen lieber als Gutscheine. Den Handel freut das vor allem aus einem Grund.

Wenn der liebe Partner schon immer davon geträumt hat, Pilot zu werden, in Wirklichkeit aber nicht einmal in der obersten Büroetage arbeitet, dann wird es Zeit für ein besonderes Geschenk: zum Beispiel einen Gutschein über eine Stunde im Flugsimulator. Dort kann der Gatte die Illusion ausleben, einen A320 zu steuern oder einen A380 in der […]

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Wann sage ich, dass ich nur Teilzeit arbeiten kann?

Auf der Suche nach einem neuen Job entdeckt die Bewerberin eine Stelle, die wie für sie gemacht ist. Sofort will sie das Unternehmen anschreiben. Die Sache hat nur einen Haken: Gesucht wird eine Vollzeitkraft, die junge Mutter kann aber nur eine Teilzeitstelle annehmen. Jetzt mal ehrlich, Herr Schimpf: Wann ist der richtige Moment, um mit der […]

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Metaphors Gone Wild: Jellyfish and Bad Bosses

The jellyfish is one of the most flexible of all aquatic animals. Its soft body and gelatinous tentacles are dangerous, though. Its umbrella shape enables it to capture prey or to defend itself with toxic stings. There are metaphoric jellyfish in the workplace. Their indecisiveness can be painful. But, with some forethought, you can learn […]

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Why The Most Accomplished People Are Also The Laziest

So there was that time when I told 500 geniuses to stop being so mentally lazy. I was the opening keynoter for the annual convention of Mensa, the high IQ society. [Full disclosure: I’m also a member. I’m pretty sure I got in under some sort of Affirmative Action program.] The reaction was, shall we […]

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What Is Workforce Management?

The meaning behind workforce management Workforce Management (or WFM) solutions acknowledge the fact that businesses are complex, and in order for operations to run smoothly and efficiently, proper WFM solutions need to be put in place to ensure all of the aspects of the business that contribute to operations, including workforce planning, forecasting, scheduling, etc., […]

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How To Tell If You’re Under Stress Or Under Pressure

Like you, I often hear people say, “Oh, I’m under so much pressure!” When I hear this, I generally ask them what’s going on. And often the answer is something like, “Oh, nothing specific. Politics, paying the bills, this cold I can’t seem to shake. You know, just general stuff.” What they’re actually feeling is […]

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Productivity and Growth

Why have some countries grown richer and others hardly grow? When observing the evolution of the GDP per capita (GDPpc) in developed countries we may wonder why have some countries grown richer and not others. In order to understand the different rhythms of economic growth we will start looking at some data on GDP growth. […]

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Clutter Vs Productivity – The Eternal Battle

Productivity at work is not something that gets achieved by working through the clutter. Offices can be quite the messy places, and that works against people who dwell there. The knack of doing office work lies in a concentrated and productive spell that never really works if one thing is continuously near you: clutter. The […]