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How the Best Companies Engage Employees 

How the Best Companies Engage Employees  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Business leaders are feeling the effects of the competitive job market. This means the ability to engage employees is more important than ever before. Business leaders are feeling the effects of the competitive job market. A drop in retention now could mean loss of business and heightened costs from extra hiring initiatives. This means the ability to engage employees is more important to your bottom line than ever before. Battling employee engagement pitfalls within your organization is a major challenge, but you have the power to make an impact.
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Confessions of an Event Volunteer

Confessions of an Event Volunteer | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a serial event volunteer, here is my confession. I first started volunteering when I was studying at college, to get some work experience under my belt, and I really enjoyed it on the whole, so I ‘got the bug’. I am lucky enough to live in a big city with a lot of events happening and plenty of opportunities to get involved. 

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How Will Millennials Change Meetings? – PCMA Convene

How Will Millennials Change Meetings? – PCMA Convene | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In ten years, millennials will make up 70 percent of the workforce and, as they become the majority, their preferences will shape and shake up the meetings and events industry at large.
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6 Surefire Strategies for Engaging Younger Participants

6 Surefire Strategies for Engaging Younger Participants | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This trend can no longer be ignored as employees born between 1977 and 1995 now represent the largest demographic in the workforce. It is now essential to adjust both event marketing and programming to address the needs of shifting demographics and for engaging younger participants in your content and events.

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Promoting Sustainability to Attract Millennials

Promoting Sustainability to Attract Millennials | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Attracting and engaging with event attendees from the demographic cohort ‘Generation Y’, is one of the most sought-after targets in our fast-changing industry. In their effort to attract more millennials and motivate them to interact, event professionals strive towards creating events that act as elevated educational platforms, enhanced with digital tools, while embracing the power of social media.

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VP of Creative Katie O’Brien on bad clients, setting boundaries, and landing your dream job

VP of Creative Katie O’Brien on bad clients, setting boundaries, and landing your dream job | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The best way to summarize design leader Katie O’Brien’s approach to work and life is a nugget of wisdom from our interview for Making Ways: “Being able to find something interesting about each project [I] work on, no matter the industry or business, is really my job. So if you’re not able to turn every single one of your projects into a dream job, then I think you are doing it for the wrong reasons.”

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New Data on Millennials Reveals What Draws Them to Events

New Data on Millennials Reveals What Draws Them to Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Did you know that millennials make up a whopping one third of the U.S. population? This group, falling between the ages of 18-34, make up a huge percentage of your attendee base. But they’re a powerful audience for your events for another reason: 75% of millennials say they value experiences over things.

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18 Interview Questions for your Next Event Planning Job

18 Interview Questions for your Next Event Planning Job | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Interviews can be your one chance to sell yourself effectively to a new boss and it is vital that you are well prepared and ready to impress. Difficult interview questions are there to put you under pressure to see how you cope. Navigating them effectively not only answers the specific questions but also gives an insight into your mindset. Here are some common interview questions and advice on how to respond to them. 

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12 Best Books Every Leader Needs to Read

In previous posts, I provided the best motivational books of all time, as well as the favorite books of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates's summer reading list. However, I've never really listed out the books that every manager should read to become a better one. Featured below are books that hone your management skills, usually by providing examples, both good and bad. (The final book is a real hoot.)

 

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Top 10 Things to Bring to Conferences 

Top 10 Things to Bring to Conferences  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It can be very exciting to be able to attend a conference or a trade show. However after the adrenaline of excitement wears off, One can be easily overwhelmed. What exactly should you bring to make sure you are prepared for any and all the conference has to offer? Keep reading you will find my picks on the top 10 things to bring to conferences.

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Case Study: Capturing the Essence of Discussions @IMEX Future Leaders Forum

Case Study: Capturing the Essence of Discussions @IMEX Future Leaders Forum | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This year, one of the sessions covered the IMEX annual theme, “Purposeful Meetings – how to plan with deeper meaning, innovation and insights in mind,” and its five aspects (Behavioral Science, Technology, Meeting Design, Positive Legacy and Wellbeing).

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7 Books Every #EventProfs Absolutely Must Read

7 Books Every #EventProfs Absolutely Must Read | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Another list of books that event professionals should be reading? “Great”, you’re thinking. But these books are so in fact great that you’ll be beyond happy you took the time to read them.

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Landing the Job as a Corporate Event Manager 

Landing the Job as a Corporate Event Manager  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Finding a job in events is tough. But being an event manger, I believe, is one of the best jobs in the world if you find the right one. Obviously, I’m biased, but I believe one of the best event roles is as an in-house, corporate manager, as for the past 10 years I have been lucky enough to work as one in the law field. I also actually do love Mondays, which not many people can say.

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The Intern Diaries: Unique Benefits of On-the-Job Experience

The Intern Diaries: Unique Benefits of On-the-Job Experience | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In today’s competitive workplace, it’s important for school leavers and graduates to consider the different ways that they can stand out from the crowd and catch employers’ attention. While top final year grades or a degree are well regarded, on-the-job experience is also a must for those looking to secure that all-important first full-time role. This is especially the case in the brand experience industry, where exposure to the pre, during and post-event delivery stages is invaluable.

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Event Technology & Different Age Groups: Attracting Millennials

Event Technology & Different Age Groups: Attracting Millennials | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Millennials, generation X, baby boomers...A lot has been said and written about the generational breakdown and how certain age groups are influencing different industries more than others. As technically these terms refer to people of the same age, there is a lively discussion on whether labeling an entire generation as one homogeneous group identifies the main differences, especially in regards to technology.

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Eight new rules for career success 

Eight new rules for career success  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Ever feel like the corporate ladder is broken? That’s because you’re making the mistake of trying to climb it. As we discovered through our research, an increasingly uncertain business world requires all-new methods of thinking and strategies to navigate. Following are eight new rules needed for career success in increasingly unpredictable professional environments – and how to use them to vault yourself straight into the executive suite.

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33 tips for #EventProfs Wanting to Grow Their Career

33 tips for #EventProfs Wanting to Grow Their Career | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event professionals around the globe begin their ascent into the industry in a plethora of different ways. From 'always knowing' to 'being thrown in' - how an event professional becomes part of the industry is not as important as how determined and how successful one is in the industry. After all - events are depending on the professionals behind them, to ensure success! 

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Engaging Millennials: Unleashing a Generation in the Workforce

Engaging Millennials: Unleashing a Generation in the Workforce | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Millennials is a strange word people use – often with some derision – to refer to a younger generation of workers. Many falsely believe they’re different from other generations, and that something might be wrong with them. What’s probably driving much of this sense of enigma is that Millennials are less engaged at work than older generations. Much ink has been spilled on the topic of engaging Millennials more.

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15 Event Planning Job Boards to Find Top Talent

15 Event Planning Job Boards to Find Top Talent | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Looking to hire an event marketer for your company? Maybe you need a set of extra hands to manage your event? Or maybe you’re just looking to hire someone to design a sweet event logo? If you’re looking to hire talent for your next event, you have options. While you technically could place an ad in the classifieds of your local paper, or reach out to your network, at some point you will likely end up searching on the internet.

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The New Rules For Business Success In the Digital Age

The New Rules For Business Success In the Digital Age | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Leadership of progressive organizations is becoming increasingly difficult as technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), increasingly impacts the corporate landscape. Rather than one ingredient for assuring business competitiveness, innovation is now being seen as the key to relevance and survival in the digital age.

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Will the real millennial please stand up?

Will the real millennial please stand up? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

During the workshop we delivered in Paris earlier this month on millennials as colleagues and members, we realised for some people it is not yet about ‘how best to deal with younger colleagues in the workplace’ but more about ‘why should we care’. We had skipped a step in our thinking. Because we know so many millennial colleagues - so many talented, value-adding, clever millennial colleagues - we had forgotten that some of our participants might not know ‘who the true millennial’ is and why they even matter.

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Want to Plan Better Events? Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Want to Plan Better Events? Make Yourself Uncomfortable | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you want to innovate and grow as an event professional? Do you want to plan better events? If so, it’s time to get uncomfortable. The magic begins where your comfort zone ends. Growth never occurs within your comfort zone. Have you seen these quotes making their way on the internet as inspirational image memes? While it’s easy to write them off as new-age, feel-good sentiment, there’s a lot to be said for them.

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The Most Important Career Advice Nobody Talks About

The Most Important Career Advice Nobody Talks About | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s a common refrain from younger professionals, “I’m good at my job, so why can’t I get promoted?" You may want to be promoted after a few months of work. Are you capable of doing some or most of the work that bigger job will require? Maybe you are. But I believe that time has value in and of itself.

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The ‘New’ Event Professionals: 6 Key Roles to Consider (part 2)

The ‘New’ Event Professionals: 6 Key Roles to Consider (part 2) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Following the first part of the ‘new’ event professionals, it is time to explore the remaining roles that have already had a great impact on the event industry. In the digital world that we live in, it is noticeable that the roles and responsibilities in event design and management increase and expand their functionalities further. Similarly to the new types of events and new ways of engaging with your audiences, the event industry’s workforce has been growing significantly with the creation/addition of new roles that complement the work of ‘traditional’ event professionals.

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15 Behaviours To Make You An Unstoppable Eventprof

15 Behaviours To Make You An Unstoppable Eventprof | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Eventprofs earn their reputation by being exceptional at what they do. Here are the behaviors you should adopt in order to be unstoppable in the event industry.

With high competition, fast-paced deadlines and plenty of pressure, the event industry isn’t for everyone but if you are cut out for this career there are a number of ways you can get ahead.

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