14 things that characterize successful people * Daily employment news

van Orsouw12-07-2021 4:32 PM
On Forbes.com a very nice, recognizable list of 14 things that characterize successful people. Where do you recognize yourself?

What do successful people do?

1. They know when to go on with something and when to stop. Some things never work out. And sometimes all it takes is a different approach or a little more perseverance. They make the right choices in time.

2. They do more than is asked of them. Success is only achieved by adding value to others. The more you do this, the easier it becomes.

3. They don't think failure is a problem. The route to success is never a straight line. It is a path of trial and error. Every failure is an opportunity for growth. Failure is part of the process of succeeding.

4. They know it's up to them to achieve something great. Continuous development and hard work are important ingredients to achieve something beautiful.

5. They know what they want and work purposefully. If you know what you really like and you can focus on it very well, it becomes much easier to actually realize it. Simple.

6. They always take responsibility for themselves and their own actions. For them, it's not about what someone else does. It's...
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van Orsouw12-07-2021 9:52 AM

Everyone has a little voice in his or her head. A voice that can say nice and unkind things. Sometimes it helps you but unfortunately it can also undermine you. How do you make sure you keep saying the right things to yourself? What habits make you more confident? How can you easily and in a fun way increase your self-confidence? Great questions with 7 great answers....

1. Compare yourself to yourself
Why compare yourself to someone else? No one in the whole world can be better you than you are yourself. When you don't compare yourself to anyone else, you become who you are. Then you make sure to focus on the best and the most beautiful in yourself.

So make it a priority to follow your own development and keep improving yourself. When you notice that you are growing, your worries will naturally diminish.

Michael Jordan, the best basketball player of all time, often said that he trained so much to beat himself. To become better himself. A wonderful approach. So compare yourself to yourself and discover the opportunities to grow further. There are plenty of them!


2. Be kinder to others
When you are kinder to others, you will look at yourself differently....
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van Orsouw23-06-2021 10:09 AM
Work and home cannot be separated: go for tailored work happiness

Happiness is receiving increasing attention in science and in the workplace. For example, the multidisciplinary research and knowledge institute EHERO (part of Erasmus University Rotterdam) conducts applied scientific research on work happiness within an alliance of leading organizations in the service industry. Within this alliance Erik Bemelmans supports the participating organizations in the design and guidance of happiness interventions that measurably enhance (work) happiness among employees. We asked him, "What is involved?"

But first: why is there so much attention to work happiness these days?
Erik: "That's almost impossible to sum up in one answer. The industrial revolution gave us mass production, efficiency, profitability and unprecedented prosperity. But now we live in a service economy and information society in which other laws apply. We see that with an increase in prosperity, our happiness has barely increased proportionally in recent decades. What's more, in our quest for greater prosperity we are squeezing our planet. This realization does something to our sense of purpose.

The concept of Human Resources is coming under pressure. We have started to see people as a production factor, which we steer by means of assessment systems and job descriptions on...
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van Orsouw23-06-2021 9:55 AM

5 tips for being less hectic

Does your work sometimes resemble a madhouse? Your company needs to grow, processes need to improve and we have high expectations of each other. But in the meantime working through all kinds of physical and virtual distractions is quite difficult. We get stressed, the work doesn't get done in the expected time and before you know it you open your laptop in the evening or at the weekend. Unintentionally, your stress seeps through to colleagues, the client, your family and friends....

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson describe in the book "It doesn't have to be so hectic at work" how it can be done differently. Because chaos doesn't have to be and shouldn't be the natural state of affairs. The tips below come from this book:

Tip 1: Stop comparing
We are driven by comparisons. This applies both to companies (who are our competitors? And what do they do?) and individuals (what do others do? What does this say about me?). A quote from Mark Twain reads, "Comparison kills your pleasure. The authors of the book 'It doesn't have to be so hectic at work' couldn't agree more. They run the software company Basecamp and state: what...
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van Orsouw17-06-2021 10:06 AM

The unemployment rate drops to 3.3 percent in May

In May 2021, 309 thousand people were unemployed. That is 3.3 percent of the labor force. On average over the past three months, the number of unemployed fell by 10 thousand per month. The number of employed persons decreased by an average of 4 thousand per month over the past three months. This is according to the CBS on the basis of new figures. UWV registered almost 250 thousand current WW benefits at the end of May.
In May, 4.1 million people aged 15 to 75 were without paid work for various reasons. In addition to the unemployed, there were 3.8 million people who had not recently sought work and/or who were not immediately available for work. They are not counted as part of the labor force. Their number increased by an average of 13 thousand per month in the last three months, mainly because fewer people from the non-working population went straight to work. That number was lower than the number of employed people who left the labor force because they stopped working and did not look for work, or were not available.

Unemployment rate down further in May
To compare the cyclical developments...
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