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Randstad buys Monster for $429M as recruitment consolidation continues – TechCrunch
Yet one more significant piece of M&A in the online recruitment industry. Randstad Holdings, an Amsterdam-based human resources and recruitment specialist, announced that it would acquire job hunting portal Monster Worldwide, for $429 million in cash. Read more.
Here are HR perspectives on the acquisition from HR Pro Tim Sackett: How did Monster Lose Out in the Job Board Wars? and from analyst Sarah Brennan The Big Winner in Randstad – Monster Acquisition: Indeed.
Tags: Randstad Monster, Acquisitions
6 Success Secrets From 19-Time Gold Medalist Michael Phelps – Entrepreneur
There’s no doubt that Phelps is one of the most physically gifted athletes of all time, but his success is also due to a number of other factors. His methods for visualization, setting goals and preparing for any type of scenario have helped position him for success. Here are six secrets to success that have pushed Phelps as one of the most talented athletes in history. Read more.
Tags: Olympics, Performance
(Hobbies To Improve Job Performance, Trouble with Diversity Training?)
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These 4 Hobbies Can Actually Improve Job Performance
How you spend your downtime can have a profound impact on your productivity levels at work. Research conducted by Kevin Eschleman, an assistant psychology professor at San Francisco State University, suggests hobbies that are less relevant to one’s career are paradoxically more beneficial for it. Read more.
Tags: Job Performance
The Trouble with Diversity Training
Diversity training: worthwhile endeavor or waste of energy? Researchers Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev pondered that question when they recently examined three decades? worth of data on diversity training … they say it reinforces their overarching conclusion — mandatory diversity training, however well-intentioned it may be, often misses the mark. Read more.
Tags: Diversity, Training
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Term of the Week
Behavioral Competency: The behavior qualities and character traits of a person. These act as markers that can predict how successful a person will be at the position he/she is applying for. Employers should determine in advance what behavioral competencies fit the position and create interview questions to find out if the candidate possesses them.
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