Future Friday: Creativity in Recruitment

The headlines read “One million more jobs than candidates.” Companies are struggling with finding workers to fill their positions. This is requiring those in charge of finding talent to be more creative. One suggestion for a creative approach comes from an interview with Cheryl Cran, a “future of work expert” and founder of nextmapping.com, which was …

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Future Friday: Lost your job to a robot, sorry but re-education will no longer secure your rescue

The title above is a paraphrase of a sentence that futurist Gerd Leonhard wrote in a an article entitled 2017: GOODBYE TO THE AGE OF REPLICATION, WELCOME BACK TO ORIGINALITY: PRODUCTIVITY… IS FOR ROBOTS. It is a fascinating take on what we may soon be facing in the world of work. Gerd says that what …

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Future Friday: Creativity is the key to survival

A friend of mine who owns an IT company made a comment on Facebook the other day on the future of robots replacing humans. He said he thought that people replaced by robots would be able to find a job in fields building robots until the point robots started making robots. Then he said people …

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Do you have what it takes to be creative?

I don’t generally consider myself creative. I used to think I was but then I’d watch a show on various inventions, or watch a profile about an artist and I’d rethink my creative nature. Generally my conception of creativity was that it came from a flash of brilliance or a moment of inspiration. But an …

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A key to creativity

I came across this tidbit in an article called Five Habits of Creative People written by Art Markman in Fast Company. The whole article is a great one but I felt this one comment was very powerful. I thought it was a great way to start the week. A key to creativity is to pursue …

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Want to Solve Your Problem? Take a Vacation!

  Vacation, the very word strikes fear into the hearts of many employees and employers alike. Many employers are loathe to pay people for not being productive. Many employees fear going because of the work not getting done, enough so that many of them take work on their vacation, thinking they do it while sitting …

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Do You Allow Your Employees to Doodle?

   Have you ever been a doodler? I was for the longest time and I still am to an extent. How about you? If you are not you should be. And further more you should allow and encourage your employees to doodle. At least according to Sunni Brown. She says that doodling is an innate …

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