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Talent Hoarding


Are you good at your job? Turns out your success might be bad for business.

Ever heard of the term talent hoarding? According to recruitment companies talent hoarding is when your manager realizes how good your potential is and refuses to promote you or transfer you for fear of losing what you offer. And while the idea might be flattering experts say it can be bad for both you and the company.

For the employee, it stifles their growth and they miss out on the opportunity to learn more about the company, pick up a new skill or worse; earn a few extra dollars. Then when the employee does wise up they tend to just leave the company altogether which means that company just lost a hard worker.  read more »

The Name Game


If you’re hoping to advance your career, you’re going to need a good memory.

A job interview or your first day in a new office can be a nerve wracking experience. You only get one first impression so you want to make it a good one. But instead of worrying about what you're going to wear; worry about the first thing everyone you meet will tell you, their name.

According to professional career counselor Kim Thompson remembering someone's name says many things about you. For example it means you're a good listener and that you're paying attention. But despite sounding like an easy thing to do, most people forget your name as soon as you say it. Thompson says that's because when you're in a stressful situation you focus on yourself and everything else passes you by.  read more »