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Freedom Ahn

Journalist, Author

Ontario, Michigan, Hawai'i, Japan

Freedom Ahn

Journalist. Author. Historian.
Business. Finance. Technology.
Travel, Culture, Society (Japan, Hawai'i).

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Recruiting Challenges Holding Your Team Back?

Recruiting talented people sounds easy enough, but the reality of today’s market is recruiting is a major challenge for many organizations. Building a quality team that drives your company to achieve its goals isn’t easy. However, every unfilled position puts unnecessary stress on your existing team, lowers morale and increases the chances you’ll lose more talented people.
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Identifying Your Hiring Needs

When it comes to hiring, many agricultural companies take this approach: When a position opens, they hire for that job. Simple, right? However, many of those same companies also report a constant struggle to find the right people when they need them. Companies that do an excellent job of sourcing talent don’t take this type of reactive approach to hiring; they take a proactive approach.
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Making a Good Impression on Day One

The first day of a new project management assignment is always exciting, but it is also stress-inducing at the same time. Being the “new kid” is never easy, especially when you’re working remotely as a Project Manager. Even with thorough preparation from your recruiter, you never quite know what to expect.
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Strategies to Boost Productivity on Your Team

In today’s hyperconnected world, everyone seems to be “busy” all the time. However, there is a distinction between being busy and being productive. It is critical to help facilitate true productivity on your team, but that facilitation can be a challenge for the modern leader, especially if you have one or more remote project managers on your team.
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Five Traits to Look for in Top Marketing Talent

If you’re hiring marketing professionals, you already recognize the value marketing brings to your organization. Like sales, marketing is a department that will generally pay for itself. But to realize that return on your investment, it’s critical you hire the right marketing professionals. Naturally, you want a candidate who is creative, persuasive and highly motivated.
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How to Interview Your Interviewer

It may not feel like it in the moment, but an interview is a two-way street. Sure, the interviewer is one of the factors standing between you and the job you want. But how can you be sure it’s the right job? The interviewer is not holding all the cards – you’ve got at least half of them. Hiring managers don’t take the time to talk to you unless they are confident you can handle the assignment and be an asset to their company.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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.

About

Freedom Ahn

Freedom Ahn (Chevalier) is a journalist, author, and historian focusing. She has extensive experience working with domestic and international businesses, trade, digital, & print media publications covering a business, finance, technology, and culture (Hawai'i, Japan: traditional and contemporary culture and society). And the occasional recipe!

She has written about technologies such as drones, crypto-, digital currencies, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and more.

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

Freedom has been all over the world in publications including The Independent, Huffington Post, The Telegraph (UK), The Chicago Sun-Times, The Telegraph, 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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www.freedomahn.com

Skills

  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Thought Leadership
  • Book Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Interviews
  • Features Writing
  • Corporate Communications
  • Reporting
  • Hawai'ian Culture
  • Japanese Culture
  • Fintech
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Journalism