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  • newSingapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virus
    Filed under: News, DiscoverySINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has confirmed its first case of a locally-transmitted Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil, the health ministry said.A 47-year-old Malaysian woma…
    - 50 mins ago, 27 Aug 16, 3:38pm -
  • newA church in North Carolina regularly holds Racists Anonymous meetings
    Filed under: News, RaceEradicating racism in America might be a pipe dream for now, but one church in North Carolina is taking steps to change that — 12 steps, to be exact.Trinity United Church of Christ in Concord has begun hosting weekly Racists…
    - 1 hour ago, 27 Aug 16, 3:28pm -
  • newStudy: Being a twin may come with longevity benefits
    Filed under: News, DiscoveryResearchers at the University of Washington have discovered a potential huge perk to being a twin. According to their analysis of existing data, "...twins have lower mortality rates for both sexes throughout their lifetime…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Aug 16, 2:36pm -
  • newDental assistant sentenced for molesting anesthetized patients
    Filed under: News, CrimeSAN DIEGO, KSWB -- A former dental assistant who groped female patients while they were under anesthesia in the North Park dental surgical office where he worked was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison.Luis Ramos, 36, plead…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Aug 16, 2:03pm -
  • newRomantic blouse for fall
    Filed under: Lifestyle, FashionBy Prosecco and PlaidWRAP BLOUSE *40% off w/ code FRIENDS40 / STRAIGHT LEG JEANS / COACH BAG /HEELS / WATCH / SCARF / NECKLACECouldn't be a better time to shop for one of fall's best trends, romantic blouses. Wear them…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Aug 16, 1:57pm -
  • newNFL's 49ers support quarterback after he refused to stand for anthem
    Filed under: Sports, NFL NewsAug 27 (Reuters) - National League quarterback Colin Kaepernick of San Francisco 49ers refused to stand for the national anthem before a preseason game on Friday, drawing boos from some fans and criticism on social media,…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Aug 16, 1:32pm -
  • newThe Maine governor's voicemail saga explained
    Filed under: News, Politics"I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you ----sucker. I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I'm a racist," Gov. Paul LePage said in a voicemail to a Maine state representative.I…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Aug 16, 1:25pm -
  • newKansas City area hit by floods after three days of downpour
    Filed under: News, WeatherAug 27 (Reuters) - The Kansas City area was flooded late Friday after a three-day downpour, forcing emergency services to conduct about 10 water rescues in Missouri's largest city, officials said.News photos showed vehicles…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Aug 16, 12:54pm -

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45 Things > On The Job

  • How to Help Employees Not Hate Change
    Leaders may get frustrated with employees who are resistant to change, believing the workers are just being obstinate. This may cause leaders to issue “my way or the highway” directives, further alienating employees and delaying the changes that…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 10:39am -
  • Research: Every Team Needs a Devil's Advocate
    Isn't it nice when everyone at work seems to get along? Decisions are often made easily and unanimously and life seems to flow smoothly among the cubicles.But a new study says that such harmony may have a downside. Specifically, researchers found tha…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 11:18am -
  • "Action Without Traction" Exhausts Managers
    If you spent $15 million at work and had nothing to show for it, would your company be OK with it?Probably not. No company would put up with that kind of cash outflow and not expect something in return, whether it was a new product, idea or service.Y…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 9:56am -
  • Study: Workplace Incivility is Contagious
    Every workplace has at least one -- that snarky employee who is rude and has a ready put-down for any colleague unlucky enough to interact with him or her.But a new study shows that such an employee may be much more than just an annoyance -- he or sh…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Aug 16, 10:12am -
  • Brian Tracy: How Super-Successful People Get It All Done
    When you’ve been researching how to work smarter for more than 30 years as productivity expert Brian Tracy has done, you’ve learned a thing or two about how to get the best out of others – and yourself – on the job.That’s why in his lates…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Aug 16, 9:46am -
  • 2 Words to Help You Retain, Recruit the Best Workers
    It can be frustrating as a manager when your best talent walks out the door and you're forced to begin looking for someone to replace him or her.It also can be expensive -- the Society for Human Resource Management estimates the average cost-per-hire…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Aug 16, 10:07am -
  • How to Create an Innovative Culture
    When Dr. Amantha Imber first meets with potential new hires for her company, Inventium, one of things she’ll ask is: “What are your favorite apps?”Imber, a psychologist and the founder of Inventium, an innovation consultancy in Australia, says…
    - 24 days ago, 3 Aug 16, 10:58am -
  • 3 Ways Bosses Can Boost Productivity of a Team
    Companies that don't boot bad bosses to the curb or at least re-train them to be better bosses might want to pay attention to new research that shows good bosses -- unlike bad bosses -- boost productivity.Kathryn Shaw of the Stanford Graduate School…
    - 26 days ago, 1 Aug 16, 10:05am -

Career Rocketeer

  • The Advantages of Managing Yourself
    The business environment is challenging, with demands placed on you each and every day, presenting themselves in myriad forms. Whether it’s negotiating with clients, trying to meet hectic deadlines, managing the work-life balance, or handling confl…
    - 15 Mar 16, 10:22am -
  • How to Overcome Job Search Depression During the Holidays
    In a few short weeks we will celebrate Thanksgiving followed immediately by the festive Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza season, and before you turn around, it is 2015. Throughout my career as a recruiter and resume writer, I’ve noticed two prevalent occu…
    - 30 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • How to Get Followers for Your Personal Brand
    When developing your personal brand, one thing that is also important to take into consideration is how to get followers through the promotion and marketing of that brand. Market your personal brand by growing your following on your digital channels…
    - 27 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • How to Leverage Alumni Networking on LinkedIn to Find a Job
    If you are frustrated searching job boards, sending resumes into black holes, and not getting responses from prospective employees, what I call “The Alumni Networking Solution” will help you. Research from Jobvite found that “Employees hired…
    - 20 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • Career Direction: From Storyteller To Storydoer
    Do you wish you had a crystal ball to see your future career direction? Do you wish someone will tell you what path to take? It really won’t help you. The past can help you to understand and articulate your story to date, and having excellent eyesi…
    - 17 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • Personal Branding: Where to Start When You Don’t Know How
    Launching a personal website, launching a brand, launching a business. These were some of the key search terms on Google when people wanted to begin building a brand. Many of the personal branding articles share ambiguous advice without real actionab…
    - 16 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • The 20-Point Job Search Game Plan
    Autumn is football season and as I listen to the TV analysts handicapping each game two words are ubiquitous in their conversation when they discuss what it takes for each of the two teams to win. These words are ‘Game Plan’. In football, more th…
    - 15 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • How to Improve Communication Skills at Work
    Communication is without the doubt one of the most important business skills, no matter what industry you are in. As a Sr. Recruiter and Interview Coach, I have seen many candidates, often strong technically, fail interviews as their communication sk…
    - 14 Oct 14, 6:30am -

Penelope Trunk

  • Happiness bootcamp: I read 10,000 studies so you don’t have to
    This course includes four days of video sessions and email-based course materials. We’ll meet four days in a row, Nov. 15 – Nov. 18, at 8pm Eastern. The cost of the course is $195.  Sign up now! When I first started this post, I wasn’t going…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Aug 16, 1:31pm -
  • I want to die
    I typed that into the search box tonight. Google must have someone making this page of results very valuable. It’s the most clear-cut, useful results page I’ve ever seen.  First of all, there is a phone number to call. I wouldn’t call it. Of…
    - 27 days ago, 31 Jul 16, 6:54pm -
  • Working from home is not as great as it sounds
    Maybe I actually do like working from home but I’m not liking it now because I’m not home. And I’m not working. I’m finding a cello teacher. Since the last teacher died, we are traveling all over the country navigating the world of cello te…
    - 33 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 11:04am -
  • The reason we stink at solving our own problems (and how I get along with my ex-husband)
    I am in the car with the Ex and the kids.  The Ex plays a Yeastie Girls CD, which was probably mine but he wanted it in the divorce. It’s a live concert and in the middle they start giving away speculums to promote women’s health. The boys…
    - 42 days ago, 16 Jul 16, 1:41pm -
  • How to be brave in your choice of career
    Summertime is when all the music teachers and students disperse to various music camps, institutes, and conferences. The music teaching world is very local. The summer music world is location-independent. We are in Claremont, Calif. right now, for th…
    - 46 days ago, 12 Jul 16, 1:41pm -
  • Why being admired is overrated
    We are driving to cello lessons in Madison. Maybe you realize that just last week I wrote about about driving to cello lessons in Madison. Maybe my drives to Madison will be like Monet’s cathedrals: I’ll just keep popping them out, each written f…
    - 65 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 7:15pm -
  • Online course: Unlock secrets for successful dating and marriage with personality type
    This course will help you create the relationship you want. This course includes four days of on-demand video sessions and email-based course materials. You can purchase this course for anytime, on-demand access. The cost is $195.   Sign up now. …
    - 74 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 6:43pm -
  • Your complaints about other people tell you what you need to change in you
    My husband and I are driving to cello lessons in Madison, because my son is going to a new teacher, Uri Vardi. Usually Carla would drive, because I don’t drive, and if my husband drives all the time then he will, effectively, be my driver. So I ca…
    - 78 days ago, 10 Jun 16, 1:16pm -

Keppie Careers

  • Planning a career change? Answer these questions first
    You know what they say: “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” If you’ve been coveting the greener grass of a career change, be sure to stop and reflect before you plan a major shift....The post Planning a career change…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Aug 16, 9:34am -
  • Write and speak like a professional
    Everyone you meet will form opinions based on what you say and write. That’s why I’m so excited to announce my new book, Write & Speak Like a Professional: Success in 20 Minutes a Day. Strong written and spoken communication skills are...The…
    - 72 days ago, 16 Jun 16, 9:15am -
  • How to manage your time and life
    Are you overwhelmed by life’s details? Whether you’re looking for a job, or you’re fully ensconced in a career, do you feel like you’re always running to catch up, and never completely in control of your day-to-day work and home...The post…
    - 72 days ago, 16 Jun 16, 8:29am -
  • Why social networks help business owners
    If you’re a business owner — or someone thinking about starting a business — you’ve probably considered how to improve efforts to tap into social media and to use social networks to help promote your business, product or service. Statistic…
    - 11 Apr 16, 6:30am -
  • Social Media Tips for Business Owners
    No matter where I go, I find myself talking to business owners about social media. Literally, I can’t shut up! They ask, “What’s with Twitter, I can’t figure it out?” Or, they say, “I don’t have time for social media....The post Socia…
    - 7 Mar 16, 9:00am -

All Things Workplace

  • Coaching: The Four Essentials
    What makes coaching successful? Success is often attributed to mutual chemistry, technique, and readiness to learn. I agree that those are important ingredients in the process. But in reality, they are steps to achieving results. And that's what we'r…
    - 2 Feb 16, 6:39am -
  • No One Follows A Tentative Person
    Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Therefore, give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you…
    - 25 Jan 16, 8:23am -
  • A Blessed Christmas to You and Your Family

    - 25 Dec 15, 12:01am -
  • The "Thank You" War for Talent
    Here are some thought-provoking statistics from an article in the UK's Management Issues. "Research by UK performance improvement consultants Maritz has found that almost one in five of us (19 per cent) have never been thanked for our efforts at...
    - 21 Dec 15, 6:44am -
  • You Can Influence: Here's How
    Everyone wants to have influence; not everyone wants to build the relationships that enable it. There's a natural flow to being influential. Influence goes hand in hand with agreements. If you want to persuade someone to take a particular course...
    - 15 Dec 15, 6:05am -

Alexandra Levit

  • Microfeedback: The Future of Management
    A few months ago, I attended an employee engagement workshop. The facilitator suggested that millennials require performance feedback more than once a year. “Maybe once a quarter,” she said. More like once a day!” I couldn’t resist calling ou…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 8:00am -
  • Whose Responsibility is Employer Branding?
    A recent article from my friends at Recruiter.com asks an intriguing question: who exactly owns the employer brand? In 2015, employer branding firm Universum released a four-part study, “2020 Outlook: the Future of Employer Branding.” Based on a…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 8:00am -
  • Build a Team of Business Olympians
    With the summer Olympics saturating every social media site, news outlet and water cooler conversation, there’s one thing every business leader is wondering: “How do we create Olympic-level teams in our company?” Andrew Neitlich, the founder an…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Aug 16, 8:00am -
  • How to Recruit For A Small Business
    In a recent Monster survey, 46 percent of respondents "indicated they would actually prefer to work at a business with between six and 100 employees." But despite the desirability, small businesses are at a disadvantage, as many may not have...
    - 12 days ago, 15 Aug 16, 8:00am -
  • How to Network to Find New Customers
    According to the 2015 U.S. Bank Small Business Annual Survey, "67 percent of small-business owners reported that they maintain a social media presence for networking and marketing purposes." But in-person activities, such as belonging to and attendin…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Aug 16, 8:00am -

Career Diva

  • CEO’s Candid-Camera Hiring Ploy: Smart or Sneaky?
    In my more than 20 years writing about careers I have heard some pretty outlandish interview stories, everything from being asked why a manhole cover is round to having to provide a handwriting sample.But today I heard about one from a major compan…
    - 26 Feb 16, 8:15am -
  • CareerDiva’s Future Gets More Diverse!
    Anyone who has read my blog or followed my work during the past 20 years knows I’m passionate about leveling the playing field in the workplace for all employees.So, many of you won’t be surprised when you hear about my next career move. As of F…
    - 16 Feb 16, 9:26am -
  • Martin Luther King’s Battle for Working Poor Cut Short
    We all think of Martin Luther King, Jr. as an advocate for racial justice. But he was also an advocate for economic justice.He was about to embark on his second mission, beyond desegregation, that included a battle for worker rights in the shape of…
    - 18 Jan 16, 9:01am -
  • Rainbow-Effect Bias: How to network in a white job market
    From time to time, I along with many of my colleagues get unsolicited job leads from recruiters and from people in our social networks, both on and off line.In most cases it’s clear they’re reaching out because of our experience and expertise, b…
    - 14 Jan 16, 7:50am -
  • Bad Burritos, Sick Employees and The Bottom Line
    By Kenneth MatosEighty students at Boston College fell ill reportedly due to a suspected outbreak of norovirus at a local Chipotle. The sick students included half of Boston College’s basketball team, causing some players to miss a game.In respon…
    - 9 Dec 15, 8:59pm -

Lindsey Pollak

Simply Hired Blog

Evil HR Lady

  • Exempt Employees with Same Titles and Different Rules
    Hello, I am a salaried employee at a hospital. Despite the fact that there is no official start time for us (3 total), 2 full-time, 1 part-time, the full-time employees work 4 days and the part-time works 3. I am being told that I am late at least on…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Aug 16, 7:21am -
  • Making Job Candidates Compete Works for Reality TV, but Not for Reality
    So, I used to watch reality tv. (Don’t anymore, in fact, I don’t even own a television anymore.) I watched several seasons of the Apprentice and was equally horrified and fascinated. But, while a competition makes for great television, it’s not…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 7:38am -
  • Posting Absences
    I’m hoping you can help me with something. I’ve been in HR for a long time but have never come across a situation like our owners are currently doing. They have two calendars out in the open (one for office staff and one for our laborers). Anyone…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 7:00am -
  • How to Manage Those Women Folks
    So, Jason Shen, a BigWig at Etsy, wrote this article about managing women. Now, to be fair, “he means well, but he don’t know.”* In his attempt to point out that we shouldn’t discriminate against women, he pretty much invokes every negative s…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 7:27am -
  • Want to Work From Home? Here Are Tips from 5 Top Companies
    Have you ever wondered what giants like Intel and Google do about telecommuting? Yahoo killed telecommuting and now look at them–sad and sold. Not even the facts will convince me that the banning of telecommuting was 100 percent responsible for thi…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 7:19am -

Career Hub Blog

  • Can You Guess What Word This Post Is About?
    Otis Redding wrote about it. Aretha Franklin sang about it. Clients talk about it. Employers hope their employees have it. It’s a seven-letter word that starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and ends with the 20th. It’s an...
    - 12 Nov 15, 5:40pm -
  • Somebody Said It Was Bad to Talk About Myself
    Sometimes, clients share with me that they are “uncomfortable” talking about themselves and their brand. When career transition arrives (voluntarily or involuntarily) how, then, does one compete in such an intensely competitive job market? After…
    - 5 Nov 15, 5:18pm -
  • Should I Slow Down My Job Search During Holidays?
    Have you ever been told by an employer after the first of the year that they had the perfect opening for you if only you had applied in November or December? Well, I frequently hear from job seekers that this...
    - 1 Nov 15, 8:35am -
  • Why Didn't I Know This? #JobSearchStuff
    "Why didn't I know this?" my client asked the other day. "How is it that I have an undergraduate degree, an MBA, 10 years' experience and know none of this stuff that you are telling me?" Here's some "stuff" you...
    - 29 Oct 15, 4:57pm -
  • Hitch A Wagon To Your Star
    When you were growing up, did your Mom, Dad, grandparents, or other person of influence want you to do or be something career-wise that you had no interest in doing or being? As a Baby Boomer, I remember the high...
    - 14 Oct 15, 2:33pm -

Work Happy Now

  • Why Curiosity is so Important in Your Career
    The legend has it that when humans discovered the potato plant, many died because of it. They have eaten the fruits and leafs of the plant which turned out to be poisonous. Sad and angry, they gather all the potato plants (fruits, leaves, roots) they…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Aug 16, 9:46pm -
  • Always Leveling Up
    I got an opportunity to work for one of the best companies in the world. It’s an opportunity that I can’t pass up. Challenging myself is a big part of my work happiness. So when a headhunter emailed me in LinkedIn and asked if I was interested in…
    - 32 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 9:42pm -
  • How to Help Your Employees Feel Happier at Work
    Leading someone to do what you want them to do and getting them to actually enjoy doing it isn’t easy. I’ve always been a hard person to lead. I like to do things my way. A lot of people like to do things their way or at least feel like it. Are y…
    - 40 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 12:42pm -
  • How to Resolve Emotionally Charged Conflicts
    Last month I was talking with a client and we weren’t seeing eye to eye. I wanted them to try some new ideas because I wanted to see if we could improve our results. They were resistant. I don’t want to give too much detail away, but we hit an im…
    - 61 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 5:06pm -
  • 10 Leadership Secrets From Top Business Books
    Think about your boss for a moment. What do you think are the reasons for his success? What are his qualities that inspire you? Why do you want to become like him? Let’s learn about the answers to these questions by taking help of the leadership bo…
    - 75 days ago, 13 Jun 16, 11:56am -