Keep improving your talent during the weekend

We have just few hours left to start the weekend… finally! What are your plans?
Hanging up with friends, catching up with the latest episode of your favourite TV Show on Netflix, or house cleaning maybe
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, bear in mind the best way to recharge your battery and improve your life. Take a look!

Here are some tips of how to improve your talent during the weekend.

1. Don’t sleep too much
Of course you need to rest and to “reawake your force” again (poetry licence), but don’t oversleep. Try to wake up always at the same time. This will help you regulate your body’s clock.. But hey, do not desperate, an afternoon nap is higly adviced: a quick break after lunch helps you to relaxe and reap all the phisical and mental health benefits. 10 to 45 minutes will be enough.

2. Clean your house… and your mind
Now that you realize Saturday morning really exists, what can you do to make it more productive? You could try to clean up your space. You will discover how therapeutic it can be. Being able to reorganise your house will give you the strenght to believe that you can put your thoughts and your life in oder, while getting a work out!

3. Exercise
Spend some time either at the gym, jogging or doing yoga. This will help you to relax your body but also to reinforce your mind. It’s always good to do it without following a set schedule like you do during the weekdays.

4. Do not overschedule
It’s weekend, so for two days you can potentially do whatever you want. So spend your time focusing on what you’re doing and do not . For example you can try to cook new dishes.

5. Be “Techfree”
Try to stay away from tablets, TVs and smartphones as much as you can. The brain needs to take a break from all the devices that stress us during weekdays. You can either read a book instead or write your thoughts on a note.

6. Go outside
Or you can go outside. Let’s be clear: weekend is not built to stay inside the house. So make a plan to discover new places, to visit a new exhibition, to attend live concerts, etc.

7. Spend time with people you care about
Reconnect with people that makes you feel a better person. Everyday we get in contact with a lot of people and some of them are not that cool. Use the weekend to hang out either with your family or your friends. Make them feel you’re there for them. Spending some qualitative time with people you care about will make you feel much better. At the end of the day, this is what really matters right?

Feel free to follow those tips to cheer yourself up on “Blue Mondays”.

Are there some other tips you use to improve your talent during the weekends?

Interview to Neomobile’s Enrica Lipari

Meritocracy has always had the ambition to give their users the best experience when they want to get to know a company further. At Meritocracy, we understand that a potential candidate can better show off his talent if he has a deep understanding of the company’s culture and visions. That’s the reason why we explore their headquarters (offices), highlight mission and benefits. Now it’s time to interview who is in charge of recruitment.

Discover how companies take a further step in the recruitment process by getting to know potential talents like you.

Please read on the interview to Neomobile’s Enrica Lipari.


Who are you, what is your role in Neomobile?

“I am Enrica Lipari, People Director in Neomobile. I started working here in 2009, and since then my role has evolved considerably: on one hand, I coordinate all the ‘people’ strategies, so the ‘operations’ in Neomobile such as HR management, engagement, training, mobility & expatriate management and so on; on the other hand I work with the Lean Community Change inside Neomobile, with the aim of supporting and implementing the company’s transition towards a more Lean & Agile approach and methodology.” 

How is a job interview in Neomobile? What aspects of the candidate impact you the most?

“Typically a job interview corresponds to the identity of the person who organizes it, so the company itself: in Neomobile the job interview is informal, interactive, and active. The primary objective is actually to meet, discuss, and see if the company fits for the candidate and vice versa. So we have no predetermined questions or fixed agenda, because it’s a conversation, not a monologue or an interview.

We pay attention to the attitude, the confidence and the consistency that the candidate shows, which is an evidence of detail. It also counts the fluency in introducing himself/herself, but above all the motivation that drives the interviewee to come to our company and spend an hour of his/her time with us.”

What is talent for Neomobile?

“For me, talent is the expression of potential, it’s when a person has the power to express his/her resources and skills maybe never shown before: it is exactly through empowerment that the person has the right condition to do it and prove his worth. Neomobile develops this concept as follows: talent is the meeting point between specific skills and knowledge, so the ‘vertical’ expertise, and potential, so the ‘horizontal’ strength. In fact Neomobile sees talent as a “T -shape”, deep and wide at the same time”.

Talent stories in Neomobile: tell us one!

“Actually I have a lot to tell, not just one! I could tell the stories of those colleagues who, with the right mindset and the right attitude, accept changes and evolve in their career; all the Neomobilers who leave their comfort zone and challenge themselves with courage and strength. You see, those are stories of talent. Anyway, do not confuse talent with the career itself: you better find it in the evolution, in the enrichment of the person, rather than in the career.”

Three characteristics that the ideal candidate for Neomobile should have?

“Passionate, brave, authentic”

To whom would you not recommend to work in Neomobile?

“I would not recommend Neo to those people who do not give priority to its personal and professional growth, so people who do not risk, those who are uncomfortable in managing a change, and who are easily discouraged.”

What are the HR key factors on which Neomobile will invest in 2016?

100 % HIRING: a good hire means working ‘less’ in the people management, in the training part, in the resolution of any possible conflicts. This is just a small part of the ‘Agile’ iceberg in Neomobile, where the People team (and it is no coincidence that we don’t call ourselves ‘HR’ anymore!) can do a lot: our role will increasingly support organizational changes and remove procedural and bureaucratic barriers for our people, in order to let them work and act lightly, and ‘ dance ‘ to continuous improvement.”

If you like to know more about Neomobile visit its company page on our site.

Brand new year, brand new morning routine

You might know the saying “Well begun is half done”. We could take it as a guide for our life and starting a new better way to wake up. Don’t you think?

Did you ever take a moment to think about your morning routine and how this has an impact during your daily life? We are sure that the alarm clock sounds to you as the worst thing ever. Well, you’re not the only one.

Even if everything said before is true, we believe that there is a new way to reconsider your routine in the morning. A new beginning that can really help you to get your life and your career better.

What is your first act when the alarm rings (except the bad words)? Maybe you check some emails, scroll the newsfeed from your social networks, then you wake up for a big cup of coffee. What if you’re going to start with a “thank you”? Be thankful either to someone or something could seem stupid, but it helps you to see your stuff in a positive way. So just write it down and make it real.

Moreover, as the Latins used to say “Mens sana in corpore sana”, before breakfast take few time to exercise. Yes, you read right: running, or walking in the morning is one of the best habits you should have. Being in a good shape helps you to be strength facing all the issues during your daily work.

During your breakfast, take few more minutes to write some ideas on a paper without thinking: just let it flow! You can write about everything: a story, tips to improve your work, ideas. You won’t believe how productive can be your mind as soon as you wake up!

Just try some of these tips and tell us if they are helpful for your career. Ready to start tomorrow?