Tips for Recruitment Success

Posted by Paul Grewal on May 19, 2016 10:57:44 AM

If you want to recruit the right candidates, not waste your time with candidates who neither have the right qualifications for the role, nor fit the company culture, then you want to make the right hiring decisions and get the candidate. Hiring the wrong candidate costs time and money, affects other employees’ morale and changes the company culture. In a world where a plethora of recruitment platforms are fighting for the chance to find you candidates, how do you ensure having the perfect ones in your pipeline?

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Topics: Candidates, Recruiting, Strategy, Jobs, Hiring Managers, Job-search, Recruiters, Success stories, Success, Recruitment Success

The top four mindfulness apps

Posted by Paul Grewal on May 17, 2016 4:37:46 PM
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Topics: Meditation, Mindfulness, Technology, Apps, Mobile, Breathing, Success stories, Presence, Well-being

How to boost your productivity and stay mindful

Posted by Paul Grewal on May 17, 2016 4:16:40 PM

As working people, we tend to overestimate what we can get done in a day, underestimate what we can get done in a year. Thus, we spend a lot of our time procrastinating or thinking about everything except for that one thing we need to be doing. Today, with our emails going off, our phones buzzing and our calendars becoming denser than Beijing, it’s almost impossible to stay focused and get our tasks done. There are of course people like Russell Brand and Steve Jobs who can have very time-consuming jobs, practice yoga and be activists. Some of us can barely juggle a job, a commute and a somewhat healthy relationship. What is their secret? Here are a few helpful tips to get you started, boost happiness and boost your productivity:

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Topics: Mindfulness, Career, Health, Productivity, Goals, Habits, happiness, Breathe, Balance, Clarity, Mindfulnes, Creativity, Happy, Awareness, health and medicine

The top six food tech apps that are changing our habits this year

Posted by Paul Grewal on May 12, 2016 4:04:02 PM

 1. Freight Farms

Freight Farms is the big thing in food supply. Think yourself a globetrotter but are eternally bound to your fresh farming habits? Freight Farms basically turns regular freight containers into moveable, stackable and most importantly, sustainable farms. Furthermore, you can monitor your container/ farm anytime and anywhere. Freight Farms offers analytics, support and cloud monitoring.

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Topics: Technology, Food, Management, Farming, Agriculture, Futirustic, Waste

5 Steps to Being Mindfully Happy

Posted by Paul Grewal on May 12, 2016 2:03:19 PM

 Some ask, “what is mediation but a little bit of breathing?” The truth is, the breathing helps with presence, self-awareness, self-realization and mindfulness. Just a little bit of focus on the breath can take you very far in terms of being aware of where you are, where you stand and your feelings, which evidently boosts serotonin and happiness. Being present, we stop living in the past and worrying about the future – two coping methods that are just about as useful as trying to solve an algebra problem by chewing gum.

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Topics: Meditation, Mindfulness, Health, Body Language, Mindfulnes, Yoga, Wellness, Yoga and Sucess, Mental Health, Exercise, Success stories, Body Work

3-D food printing is almost here

Posted by Paul Grewal on May 5, 2016 11:20:40 AM

With apps like Seamless, GrubHub and Eat24 we did not only revolutionize food and tech, but we also “cut the middle man” when ordering food. Sure, ordering was made easier and we don’t have to deal with awkward small talk with a representative. Our cards are automated and the address is either saved on our phone app or our Chrome autofill settings. Is this where FoodTech ends? Is delivery service it or are we automating the whole industry?

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Russell Brand's magic: Kundalini Yoga

Posted by Paul Grewal on May 3, 2016 2:35:24 PM

At this point, it’s already old news that celebrities, successful tycoons and CEOs, athletes and many celebrities are resorting to mediation, yoga and mindfulness for repose and tranquility after being in a constant state of alertness. As far back as the 1970s, when people labeled yoga ‘just a hippie pastime’, Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was doing Hatha every single day. Although big stars' and CEOs yoga rituals are widely known, we tend to ignore how influential and important they are. 

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Topics: Mindfulness in Recruiting, Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga, Joe Rogan, Steve Jobs Kriya yoga, Russell Brand and yoga, Russell Brand, Benefits of yoga, Yoga and Sucess, Self-Awareness, Kundalni Yoga, Awareness, Kriya yoga

Behavioral Interviewing is the new big thing in job-search

Posted by Martie Bond on Apr 26, 2016 2:19:44 PM

Behavioral Interviewing is becoming more and more ubiquitous among both big and small corporations. Anyone with a Lynda account can master the basics of most skills, from SEO, CRM and content management, to basic coding, time-management, graphic design and being a professional photographer- they even have a tutorial on ‘ethical hacking’. The amount of knowledge stored in the Library of Alexandria looks meager today when compared to the vast array of things you can read about and learn on the world wide web. In an age where everyone can learn most basic skills online, how do employers choose their hires? How do employees stand out?

What is Behavioral Interviewing?

Behavioral Interviewing is an increasingly prevalent and conventional style of interviewing for jobs. Big companies such as Accenture and AT&T have been using behavioral interviewing approaches since the 1970s and they’ve only reiterated that excelling in how to answer behavior-based questions is becoming a more and more vital skill for a successful job-hunt.

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Topics: Candidates, Work, Interview, Top Candidate, Jobs, Questions, Employees, Job Hunting, hired, Behavioral tacitcs, job interviews, Job-search, employers, getting hired, Interview tips, How to land a job, Interview types, Employer Questions, Interview Questions, Behavioral Interview, How to pass a job interview, Behavioral Interviewing, landing jobs

Steve Jobs & Kriya yoga

Posted by Paul Grewal on Apr 21, 2016 10:41:06 AM

Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs will not only be remembered and revered for his classy tech company, but also for his open mind, open heart and intense interest in spirituality. At his funeral, which he planned thoroughly before passing away, each guest was given a copy of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. Throughout his life, Jobs got his inspiration from Eastern spirituality after having read Be Here Now and Autobiography of a Yogi by Yogananda. Jobs’ first interaction with the book was as a teenager, but he kept reading it again and again throughout his lifetime for inspiration, said Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

The book is about self-realization; a right of passage some would argue necessary to success. To quote Mark Twain, “the two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” A revered group of gurus chose Yogananda to revive the epic science of Kriya Yoga, teach it to the West and establish a self-realization fellowship in 1920. Although the practice used to be only made available to a handful who gave up on our world and chose one of isolation, it is now accessible to any sincere seeker in the world through Yagananda’s book and spiritual organizations he established.

What is Kriya Yoga? 

Kriya Yoga is a wide-ranging yoga route into spirituality that only reached the West through Paramhansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi. 

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Topics: Mindfulness, Health, Work-life Balance, Yoga, Apple, Wellness, Yoga and business, Yoga in Sillicon Valley, Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs and yoga, Steve Jobs Kriya yoga, Serenity, yoga success stories, Athletes and yoga, CEOs and yoga, Kriya yoga, Success stories, Lebron James and yoga, workout, Fitness

How Big Data is searching for life on Mars

Posted by Paul Grewal on Apr 20, 2016 12:21:01 PM

What is Big Data?

Big Data is the term used to describe sets of data that are far past the aptitude of the software typically used to gather, collect, curate, distribute, manage and process data within a limited time. The “size” of what constitutes as Big Data ranges from a few dozen terabytes to many petabytes and has no determined “volume”. Because data is so complex, it takes a whole set of technology to analyze said data.

VP and Distinguished Analyst with Gartner's Chief Data Officer research team Doug Laney described a few of Big Data challenges being in volume; i.e. the amount of data, velocity; i.e. how fast data flows in and out and variety; i.e. the data types and their sources. In later years, more Vs have been added to Laney’s three including variability; i.e. the inconsistency that accompanies data sometimes, hampering processes and veracity; i.e. the quality of the data, which is also rarely consistent. The expanse of data that’s being produced and hoarded on a large-scale level is virtually unimaginable, and it just continues to rise.

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Topics: High Performance, Internet of Things, Analytics, Data, Goals, Apps, Jobs, Coding, Companies, Big Data, Industry, Artificial Intelligence, cloud, AI, DeepMind, Google, Machine thinking

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