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Unconscious Bias Revealed

November 27, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   YPHR Blog

Most of us make dozens of decisions every day without a second thought: both personal and professional. Those decisions dictate everything from what we eat for breakfast to how we deal with customers, to who we do (or don’t) hire. Yet, we don’t give a great deal of thought to WHY we make the decisions that we do. Yet, most of those decisions rely heavily on our unconscious bias. What Exactly IS Unconscious Bias? Put simply, unconscious bias is how we perceive the world around us and make decisions accordingly. There are many elements that factor into our ...

The Emotional Intelligence Traits Necessary for Business Success!

September 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog

Emotional intelligence has become a hot topic over the last decade, gracing the covers of almost every major publication in business and psychology alike.  It has long been understood that there was a “non-intellect” related component of intelligence.  This has been studied since as early as the 1940’s – and this component has been directly tied to success for almost as long.  Emotional intelligence is devoid of age restrictions, and can be high or low regardless of generation. What is Emotional Intelligence? As with many trending topics in business, we tend to discuss them ...

The Five Key Qualities of Millennials in Leadership

August 11, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog

Despite the myths and stereotypes associated with Millennials, these tech-savvy leaders possess a hunger for success, strong resilience, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to be agile in an ever-changing and complex society.  They believe in true relationships and connecting with their colleagues on a personal level.  They look for companies with a clear purpose and vision, and have a strong appreciation for a company prioritizing its employees and the customer experience over profits.  Perhaps all generations could learn a little more from this special group in the workforce. It’s no secret that Millennials are one of the ...

Walking While I Work – My Journey

November 24, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog

This year I changed my life – literally.  I haven’t always worked at a “desk” job, but it is a lifestyle that I always viewed as desirable.  If you had your own office, it was certainly an indication of success.  Sitting at a desk all day would mean that your life was much easier than walking around a classroom, or facilitating therapy.  I am not sure what I assumed would happen all day while sitting at a desk, but whatever it was, it didn’t involve stress!

The War for Talent is Raging – The Rise of the Counteroffer

June 23, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog

The job market is yet again changing – as a matter of fact, it is on fire if you are a job seeker!  The unemployment rate is remaining steady at around 5.4% (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics), depending on the part of the country you live in.  For those of us in Human Resources industry, the number seems much lower!  One might feel like they are back in the late 90’s when looking for candidates with specific technical expertise.  Just a short year ago, it was not a stretch to gather 8-10 solid candidates ...