İstanbul 28th in newly published global city index


By Klaus Jurgen Measuring the quality of life in any city or town is a complicated scientific task. While necessary, over-focusing on questions such as “Are you happy?” will not automatically lead to making correct assumptions about a town’s range of amenities or infrastructure development! While some argue that the …

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Three Musts to Retaining Superstar Talent


By Jeff Weiner, CEO, Linkedin In a previous post, I wrote about five tools to look for when recruiting superstar talent. In this post, I’d like to share some key lessons learned over the years when it comes to retaining your top people. As a general rule, it’s important to …

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Converting a Job into a Career


  by Lou Adler, CEO of The Adler Group If you’re a job-seeker looking for a career move, ask the hiring manager what work needs to be done, what problems need to be solved and how success in the job will impact the company’s strategy or mission. If you don’t …

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Can we work flexible hours? Really?


By Ela Erozan Gursel Flexible work has become the norm in England due to the economic recession. The work conditions of the flexible work are determined by zero-hour contracts widely preferred by employers. These contracts favor the employers over employees by paying only the hours worked. There is neither guarantee …

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Maternal Leave Process in Turkey


OVERVIEW Employers have a number of obligations before and following delivery in case of pregnancy of their employees. In general, it is essential that pregnant employees are given leave for 8 weeks (56 days) both before and after delivery making 112 days in total. Since pregnant employees shall be paid …

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Can Low-Potential Workers Become High-Potentials?


Most talent management initiatives focus on so-called high potentials — employees than an organization believes are capable of advancing at least two levels beyond their current position. If you consider the traditional bell curve, high potentials may represent up to 15 percent of your organization. At the bottom of the …

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