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Picture this: you’re at your computer, weeding through hundreds of job postings, trying to match your skills up with a three or four sentence job description. You adjust your cover letter to include a few keywords, do a final check of your resume, hit send. And then you wait. Sound familiar?

On the other end of this exchange, an HR professional or hiring manager sorts through dozens of applications, trying to perform the same magic in reverse: matching your experience to specific job responsibilities. The process is a mess: time consuming, bloated and needlessly imprecise.

But there is a ...

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Managing People, Not Responsibilities

One of the reasons I decided to create 2gno.me was to help companies streamline the dreaded employee evaluation process. Data shows that a majority of employees—from top management on down—are disengaged at their jobs, and companies are struggling to figure out why.


A recent post on the talent management blog TLNT offers a few theories. “Many managers are ineffective at managing their people,” Howard Risher writes, because “in some cases they were promoted to a supervisory role because of their technical skills and have poor people skills.” 

In a time when job responsibilities change often as ...

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Some people are afraid of change, but the truth is, if you’re changing you’re likely growing.

Psychologists used to think that change started when a person took action, but modern studies suggest change takes place in stages.

Let’s use friendliness as an example. James might typically be grumpy in the mornings, but wants to work on it and become more amiable and friendly to others when he goes into work.

Here are the steps James can take to change his nasty habit:


  1. Precognition – James recognizes that there’s a problem, but he’s not yet connecting it ...

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Change is Hard, and Always Possible

Nobody’s perfect. But some people want to be perceived in a different light, or live more healthfully, or stop acting in a self-destructive way. Whatever the reason, most of us would like to make at least one change in our lives.

Many of us have made a concerted effort to improve something about ourselves, particularly at the New Year or the morning after overindulging. We have promised to become better people, to stop engaging in unhealthy behavior, or to give up a bad habit. And… we’ve given up after awhile, because it’s hard to make lasting changes ...

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