Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin British comedian Al Murray’s “Pub Landlord” character is known for a long-running joke that involved asking members of his audience what they did for a living. As each person comes up with precise job descriptions ranging from PA and office manager to document controller, Murray simply responds: “Secretary.” This causes great amusement, not least from his victims. But, as with all good comedy, at the root of the joke is a serious point. So it is difficult not to think about Murray and his attempts at cutting through some of the hard-to-grasp job titles that have sprung up in recent years when reading recent research from JobSage , an employer review site. Among the highlights of a survey published earlier this month are that nearly half of hiring managers said job titles were less reliable indicators of skills than they used to be. Moreover, 40% of them said they had had trouble finding the right people for roles because … [Read more...] about Why Modern Job Titles Create Confusion And Frustration
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Millennials are known as “ the purpose generation .” Research indicates that the vast majority of people under 40 are motivated more by their passion for making a difference than by their salary. But what about older generations? Chip Conley, the cofounder and CEO of Modern Elder Academy – the world’s first midlife wisdom school – says that we are defined by purpose throughout our lives. People who feel aligned with their sense of purpose tend to live longer , and during those extra years of life they also generally are healthier, feel happier and are less lonely. Conley founded and ran the highly successful boutique hotel chain Joie de Vivre for over 20 years before accepting, at age 52, a position as the in-house mentor to Brian Chesky, the youthful co-founder and CEO of Airbnb. At the time, Conley was twice the age of most of the employees at the rapidly-growing company. During his years working there, he … [Read more...] about 14 Tips From Chip Conley For Finding Your Purpose In Midlife And Beyond
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin One of the questions I regularly get asked by freelance entrepreneurs is how to make their platform more sticky. Or more specifically, how can they make their platform more attractive to top performing freelancers. When top performers congregate in particular platforms, such as Toptal in tech, or YunoJuno in agency, Inex.One as an aggregator of expert networks , Talmix in management consulting, or Patreon among creatives, it naturally attracts other, similar, freelancers. These platforms – and there are others I will mention below - do a better job than most platforms in managing talent and revenue leakage . Talent leakage is when a platform member leaves the platform as they gain some success. Revenue leakage is the loss of that individual’s revenue generation, but it’s also when platform members contract with clients outside the platform, denying the platform a return on its investment. Informal data suggests … [Read more...] about One More Time: What Do Freelancers Really Expect Of Their Platform?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Charlie Morton won’t be retiring after all. The veteran right-handed starter has signed a new, $20 million contract to remain in the rotation of the Atlanta Braves for 2023 and perhaps 2024 – if a club option, worth another $20 million, is exercised. There is no buyout included. The deal, announced before the start of the crucial Mets-Braves weekend series Friday, was a surprise. Morton, 38, has had an erratic season and had openly flirted with retirement. In fact, the front office had reportedly been considering how to re-invest his $20 million in getting a potential rotation replacement – preferably someone younger. Although he is a two-time All-Star, Morton has struggled this season, posting an uncharacteristic 4.29 earned run average in 167 2/3 innings heading into his last start Sunday. He has a 9-6 record but 200+ strikeouts – joining with rookie Spencer Strider to become the first Braves tandem at that … [Read more...] about Charlie Morton Re-Ups With Braves, Inking $20 Million Deal For 2023
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin An ever-important area of London, famous for its tourist attractions, shopping zones and theater scene, the West End is on a development and revitalization spree to help it prosper following the Covid-19 pandemic. Efforts include a review of the area’s public transportation facilities including the new Elizabeth line, which opened this year, as well as a focus on the proper balance of retail, dining and cultural amenities to keep it vibrant and relevant to multiple audiences. The development of the Arts Quarter, bringing together several side streets around the National Gallery and Leicester Square, is also part of the growth plan. While all eyes have been on London recently due to the late Queen Elizabeth II, the city has been in heavy transformation mode this year in other ways, too. The London Business Alliance is at the forefront of these efforts as it represents over 500 businesses and 100 property owners in various … [Read more...] about 4 New Hotels In London’s Rapidly Transforming West End
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin If you are looking for a traditional New England colonial, you’ll have to keep searching. However, if you have been searching for a majestic mansion that has recently been restored in its entirety while still retaining its 1920s history, this modernized gem in Westport, Connecticut, is for you. MORE FROM FORBES 135-Acre Maryland Farm Comes With A History Worth Noting By Lauren Beale Located just a few houses down from where Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald honeymooned during the summer of 1920, the 6,784-square-foot house sits on an acre parcel and offers a step back in history with all of the modern and luxury conveniences. Listing agent Maryann Levanti of The Higgins Group Private Brokerage shares that luxury home-builder CCO Habitats led the project, which brought the home full-circle following an extensive renovation. “CCO Habitats is a local builder that does lots of new construction, but one … [Read more...] about Picture-Perfect Westport Colonial For $4 Million Comes With Link To Roaring 1920s