A message to all recruiters

I posted this on LinkedIn where it got a lot of attention. Recruitment is broken and we should fix it.

 

Free webinar June 24: How to be a successful workplace happiness consultant

More and more workplaces are realizing that workplace happiness matters – A LOT. They know that happy employees do better work, get sick less often and stay with the company longer. Simply put, they’ve seen that happy companies make more money.

And a lot of these companies are looking for some help to become better workplaces, which has created a market for workplace happiness consultants, speakers and facilitators.

I have been in that field for 17 years working with clients like LEGO, IKEA, IBM, Microsoft and Pfizer in more than 50 countries. In this Heartcount webinar on June 24 I will share my top 5 tips for success in this field, including:

  • How to market and sell your services to clients
  • How to convince companies or managers who don’t believe in “happiness” at work
  • How to make your services as effective as possible

Sign up for the webinar now and get proven tools and insights that you can use to grow your business as a workplace happiness consultant.

Harness the power of a positive mission – my interview with Ynzo van Zanten

Can a company do good in the world AND achieve profits and growth at the same time?

Tony’s Chocolonely is proof that this is not only possible, it’s good for employees, consumers, the bottom line and the world.

I could not be happier with how this Heartcount webinar went – Ynzo is such a great evangelist for a good cause.

Learn from Ynzo van Zanten exactly how your company can harness the power of a positive mission. You can also learn about Tony’s baby bonus – I’d never heard of that idea before and it’s AWESOME!

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Free webinar: Harness the Power of a Positive Mission

What do you think is a chocolate company’s mission? To make your day with a chocolate bar? Not just that. Tony’s Chocolonely is a chocolate company that makes the world better by improving their workplace. This was enough reason for us to ask their Choco Evangelist, Ynzo van Zanten to share their story at the next Heartcount webinar.

Join us on May 26 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm CEST and hear exactly how Tony’s Chocolonely improves their business results and make the world better at the same time.

What Is Special about Tony’s Chocolonely?

Tony’s Chocolonely isn’t an average chocolate company, but a chocolate company with a huge mission – to end modern slavery and exploitation in the cocoa industry. With amazing chocolate recipes, they set the example and show that chocolate can be made in a more responsible way – in taste and packaging, through long-term relationships with cocoa farmers, and the way they handle an open and transparent value chain. You can find more about Tony’s Chocolonely activities from their Choco Evangelist, Ynzo van Zanten at our webinar.

If you are looking for new ways to create an even better company culture, don’t miss a chance to be inspired by Ynzo at our next webinar, “Harness the power of a positive mission”.

Sign up right here.

How to create a happy workplace in ANY industry

Whenever we talk about happy workplaces, a lot of the conversation tends to be about big US corporations with huge budgets like Google, Zappos or Southwest Airlines.

But happiness is possible in (nearly) any industry and in any country.

That’s why I was so excited to talk to Nicolás González Restrepo for our latest Heartcount webinar and learn how the company Contento BPS S.A in Colombia creates a happy culture for their 2,000 people – even in a Latin American machismo culture and even though their main business is as a call center for debt collections.

Learn how they created a great culture and how it helped improve absenteeism, employer brand and financial results.

And if they can do it, what’s your company’s excuse? :)

Free Webinar: Create a happy workplace in ANY industry

Everyone who cares about workplace happiness has heard about Google, Zappos and Southwest Airlines.

But have you ever heard of the call center Contento in Colombia? I hadn’t until I spoke at a conference in Chile and met the awesome Nicolas Gonzalez Restrepo and heard what a great culture he’s helped create for the 2,000 people who work there.

So join our next free Heartcount webinar on April 22nd and learn how you can create a happy culture – even if your company is not a rich US corporation with a huge budget.

Sign up right here.

I QUIT! How you get out of a bad job before it’s too late.

Some people want you to believe that quitting is weak and for losers. They’re lying and we need to normalize leaving jobs that are not good for us.

In this video we take a deep look at what happens when you’re unhappy at work, how you can know it’s time to quit and how you can support others who need to get away from a bad job.

Content:

(00:00​) 1: Frogs aren’t idiots
(01:01​) 2: Introduction to quitting
(
03:45) 3: How hating your job hurts you
(
06:56) 4: Exposing the anti-quitting propaganda
(
18:05) 5: The excuses people make for not quitting
(
27:23) 6: Should you quit?
(
32:47) 7: 21 perfectly valid reasons for quitting
(
40:21) 8: What if you can’t quit
(
46:24) 9: How to quit
(
47:39) 10: Should you always find a new job first before you quit?
(
49:42) 11: We should celebrate quitters
(
59:22) 12: I quit!

References, articles and books from the video

Boiling frog experiment video

Boiling frog myth

Relationship between a bad job and poor health

A bad jobs affect sleep

A bad job makes you gain weight

A bad job hurts mental health

Unhappy workers are less productive

Japanese runner breaks leg

Effective propaganda exploits existing biases

Ambiguity effect

The status quo bias

Loss aversion

The endowment effect

Successful Stanford dropouts

Emotional contagion

How Herbalife and other MLMs scam people

The No Asshole Rule – excellent book by Bob Sutton

Turing pharmaceuticals raised prices

Hope theory

Stories from people who quit without first finding a new jobs

Apprentice car mechanic commits suicide after being bullied

Steve Ballmer throws a chair

The most basic freedom is the freedom to quit

The true cost of employee turnover

Bosses try to predict who will quit

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