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Bizarro Salary Negotiating Tactics

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April 30, 2013
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So if you want a higher wage when negotiating for a salary, you ask for one, right?...Continue Reading

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It's never too early for a vacation

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April 29, 2013
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According to Jason Freedman, the founder of the start-up 42Floors, the best day for a new employee to take his or her first vacation is day one. In an article with Business Insider, Freedman remembers his many years as a start-up entrepreneur, years filled with a lot of hard work and not a lot of time off....Continue Reading

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New training partnerships between community colleges and employers

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April 26, 2013
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The Department of Labor announced this month a new initiative to strengthen the relationships between community colleges and employers...Continue Reading

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The Best and Worst Jobs for 2013...again!

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April 24, 2013
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Haven't there already been a lot of these lists this year? Nevertheless, we couldn't help but check out Forbes' slideshow today based on CareerCast.com's evaluation of 200 professions of every shape and size. Basically, this is a good list to check out if you're busy grumbling that you have "the worst job in the ...Continue Reading

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The Definitive Guide to Recruiting Effectiveness and Retention

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April 24, 2013
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A new report has just come out from Staffing.org with vital research on recruitment and retention strategies....Continue Reading

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Autistic young adults can excel in high-tech jobs

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April 23, 2013
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There are many steps necessary for a young adult to get a good job. Networking, applying, and interviewing are just a few of those steps — not to mention going to college and getting a degree in the first place. For most people, it's a difficult process. For young adults on the autism spectrum, these steps can be ...Continue Reading

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Management advice from the CEO of International Medical Corps

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April 22, 2013
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Nancy Aossey was first put in charge of other peoples' work was as a 7th grader in the corn fields of Iowa. She would patrol the rows of corn where fellow children were detassling corn, and check that no ear went un-detassled (whatever that means). Today, she is the President and CEO of the nonprofit International ...Continue Reading

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In other news: The housing market and its relation to unemployment

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April 19, 2013
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With a massive, confusing, terrifying, tragic, and totally cinematic manhunt currently underway in the streets of Boston and its suburbs, I hardly expect any news junkies out there to be particularly interested at the moment in a rather vanilla article about the economic recovery. However, if your Epic Manhunt News ...Continue Reading

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New Resources from the Department of Labor on Equal Pay

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April 18, 2013
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Women today make up roughly half of the US work force, yet are paid, on average, $0.81 for every dollar made by a male colleague. While that's an improvement from the 59 cents to the dollar that women earned in 1963, when JFK signed into law the Equal Pay Act, the pay gap in 2013 is still adding up to hundreds of ...Continue Reading

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How to stay sane in the face of unemployment

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April 16, 2013
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Being unemployed for any amount of time can be tough to handle, but the longer it lasts, the more of a strain it becomes — not only on your bank account, but on your psyche. And since no one wants to be told to "turn that frown upside down" by an infuriatingly employed person, The Daily Muse has given us some advice ...Continue Reading

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The Observant Interviewee

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April 15, 2013
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We all hear plenty of advice about how to prepare before an interview, and how to behave during an interview. But what should you be doing in that twilight zone between arriving at an interview and actually beginning it? According to a Forbes article yesterday, the time in the waiting room before an interview is a ...Continue Reading

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Benefits and barriers of employing teenagers

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April 12, 2013
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Did you have a job when you were a teenager? Whether you worked as a newspaper delivery kid, an ice cream scooper, a sun-bathed lifeguard or a retail pawn, you probably learned skills that have benefited you in later jobs, as unlikely as that may seem. Teenagers with jobs are more likely than their unemployed peers to ...Continue Reading

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Americans feeling good enough to ditch their jobs

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April 11, 2013
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In a somewhat ironic example of the US economy's gradual recovery, Business Insider reported yesterday that Americans are quitting their jobs at the highest rate in 5 years. That's more people voluntarily leaving their jobs than we've seen since the start of the Great Recession. A survey by the Bureau of Labor ...Continue Reading

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The do's and don'ts of workplace compliments

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April 10, 2013
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I wouldn't often think to look to the website Jezebel for a source in business and employment news, but this article was too good not to share with the world. Reflecting on President Obama's recent questionable reference to California Attorney General Kamala Harris's good looks in a public statement, Jezebel writer ...Continue Reading

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Silicon Valley anti-poaching collusion suit dismissed...for now

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April 09, 2013
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Have Silicon Valley's biggest companies been colluding to keep their employees' wages low — and to keep them from leaving to work at other firms? This is the question central to a federal case alleging the collusion of several tech companies including Google and Apple in an anti-employee-poaching pact. While U.S. ...Continue Reading

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A surprising disconnect between engagement and performance

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April 08, 2013
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A study by the DC-based institute Leadership IQ released last week revealed some surprising statistics: In as many as 42% of companies, the "best" employees are the ones who feel the least engaged in their work, and are the least motivated to show up every day. Conversely, the ones who care the most at these companies ...Continue Reading

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Giving a new employee the perfect first day

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April 05, 2013
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In the hiring and recruitment business, there's plenty of talk about how to make a good first impression at interviews. Both the interviewer and the interviewee have heard tons of advice about how to best convince each other of their incredible worth to the world. But first impressions don't end at the interview. An ...Continue Reading

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Lessons from a terrible coach

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April 04, 2013
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A news story from the sports world this week may have some lessons in it for managers of all stripes. Rutger's (now former) men's basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired from his post after revelations of, how shall we put it, his complete terribleness. Footage was leaked of Rice verbally and even physically abusing ...Continue Reading

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Business Insider wants you to get rich quick

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April 03, 2013
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File this one under Slightly Misleading Headlines but it's worth a look anyway — Business Insider is currently running an article entitled "15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You a $100,000+ Salary". Naturally, this caught my eye, hoping that the skills might include "Advanced Facebook Stalking" or "Selecting ...Continue Reading

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To MBA or not to MBA, that is the question...

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April 02, 2013
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Here's an article you probably won't want to read if you're currently in business school and well on your way to MBA-hood. Atlantic Media's business site Quartz is telling us today that the MBA is basically useless compared to the training an entrepreneur would receive by simply working at a start-up. This isn't to ...Continue Reading

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