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Freedom Ahn

Journalist

Windsor, Ontario / Detroit, Michigan

Freedom Ahn

Finance. Technology. Japan. Fintech. Cryptocurrency. Blockchain. P2P. C-Suite. Careers. Remittances. Business & Tech In Asia.

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Workplace privacy: Five things that will make IT start monitoring your work computer

The IT department can be your greatest ally – or they can be your worst enemy. Most of us use computers at some point during our jobs. Even in manual labour jobs are not exempt from having to file the occasional reports or send emails to superiors. Many fail to realize there is a server logging every single keystroke you type or link you click.
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The Perks of Offering Summer Fridays

Everyone loves an extra day off, especially when the weather is nice. Summer Fridays at your organization could offer an unparalleled return on investment by boosting engagement, morale and productivity. These days, more and more businesses give their employees this beloved seasonal perk. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that 56 percent of HR professionals say their organizations offer some form of flexible work schedule.
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Are Recruiting Challenges Holding Your Team Back?

Wading through stacks of applicant resumes is just one of the recruiting challenges you face when looking for your next superstar. And it’s not just time-consuming; too often it’s unsuccessful. find candidates who will be a good fit with your company culture. At this point, you’re might be feeling that bringing new people on board is a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be.
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Fact or Myth? Employees Move Companies to Increase Salary

It’s little secret that our salary doesn’t stretch as far we’d like it to. It easy to see why employees feel like they’re making less every year. And while there is no shortage of contributing factors to this widely held belief, the most common is this: staying at the same company for more than two years will cost employees, financially.
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Four Secrets to Hiring Top Sales Talent Every Company Should Know

Sales people are the heart of every company. And because of their great importance, many businesses find it challenging when faced with a need to hire new sales professionals. A company is more than just a building. A company is the people who work there, and a thriving business needs top sales talent working there.
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The Value of Transparency in Your Workforce

Transparency is a buzzword we’ve all heard before. We’ve probably even used it in conversation. But have you considered its impact, especially when it comes to recruiting? In it’s simplest form, it means clarity, honesty, integrity. But it doesn’t end there. BusinessDictionary.com defines transparency as.
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Six Qualities to Look for in Top Project Management Talent

You’ve decided you want to bring in some top talent to help move your project forward. And while it can be difficult to find the perfect person, you’ll be happy to know that top talent will have a combination of these six qualities: Being a strong communicator is perhaps the greatest skill top talent will bring to any project.
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Can I Turn an Assignment into a Full-Time Opportunity?

If you’re current looking for work, a project assignment might not be your first choice. But did you know you can often turn a short-term assignment into a full-time opportunity? Graduating from an assignment to a full-time opportunity isn’t always as difficult as it might seem at first glance. By taking these few steps, you can stand out as an attractive candidate for a full-time opportunity.
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Four Tips for Highlighting Project Management Experience on Your Resume

If you work in project management, chances are you move around. Almost everyone works on a project at one point in their career. It used to be you would apply for a job while still in university. You’d start working at a company as soon as you graduated and you stayed until you retired. Those days are long gone.
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What Happens When You Hire Mediocre Talent?

When you have a job vacancy, your instinct may be to hire someone as quickly as possible to fill the role. But settling for mediocre employee – instead of waiting until you find a candidate who could excel in the role – can cost you. The success of your company depends on the success of the people you hire.
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Evaluating a Candidate’s Work History: How To Hire A Top Performer

Hiring a top performer takes more than evaluating a candidate’s work history. Knowing what they’ve done in the past is helpful, but by focusing on what they can achieve in the future can go a long way to helping you find your next great employee. When you hire for more than a candidate’s current abilities your company benefits by getting a dynamic return on its investment.
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Implementing Continuous Performance Feedback

Annual reviews have been an accepted business practice for many decades. But in today’s fast-paced environment, who can wait that long to provide employees with the feedback they need to perform their best in their jobs? Are annual reviews really the best way to keep your employees on track? Instead, consider implementing a policy of continuous feedback throughout the year to boost communication and performance.

About

Freedom Ahn

Freedom Ahn Chevalier is a cultural anthropologist (practical) and journalist specializing in traditional and contemporary Japanese culture and society. She has extensive experience working with domestic and international businesses, trade, digital, & print media publications covering a wide array of topics including business, finance, culture, politics, environment, conservation, and more.

She has written about technologies such as drones, crypto-, digital, & virtual currency, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cyber security, and more.

She is also the founder and senior copywriter at WriteAhn - a B2B and B2C digital marketing agency whose specialties include business operations, human resources, finance, C-suite recruiting, talent management, productivity, and workforce issues, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, tax issues, investor relations, recruiting.

Freedom has been all over the world in publications including The Independent, Huffington Post, The Telegraph (UK), The Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Jerusalem Post to name just a few.

She is the daughter of a French chef and has a keen interest in food, with several of her original recipes winning national and international awards.

She resides a few minutes south of Detroit, Michigan with her husband, their three Japanese dogs, and four French cats.

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Skills

  • East Asia
  • Korean Culture
  • Japanese Culture
  • Journalism