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  • How to Manage Millennials [infographic]

    This infographic by the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Young Entrepreneurs Council shares statistics and valuable information on how to manage millennials. This challenging group will comprise 46 percent of the workforce in the next eight years, which means there's never been a better time than now to learn what drives and motivates Generation Y.

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  • Unemployed and Depressed? You're Not Alone

    It might seem like a bulletin from The News in Obviousness, but being unemployed is kind of depressing. Why is it worth talking about it, then? Well, for one thing, most of the news we read about unemployment is focused on numbers and statistics, which, while valuable information, has a way of making readers forget the human side of joblessness.

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  • 3 Ways to Find Hidden Jobs

    75 percent of jobs are never advertised. So how can you find these gigs? Better yet, how can you get hired for them?

    Career coach Nimish Thakkar offers three strategies that have worked for job seekers. In some cases, the jobs they got didn't even exist before they were hired.

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  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Job-Hunting Rules, Achieving Your Goals and the Consequences of Seniors at Work

    Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.

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  • Flexible Work Policies: What's in It for Employers?

    A lot, it turns out -- if it's done correctly.

    Fast Company had a great piece recently that should help companies that are thinking of implementing a flexible work policy. (Most companies offer at least some kind of informal flexibility, according to a recent study by Familes and Work Institute.)

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  • Consumer Tech Team Hike Up Mailbox Peak

    By Adam Phillabaum, @adamb0mb

    We released some new code on Tuesday, so we decided to go for a little hike on Thursday. The chosen target: Mailbox Peak. This was a pretty ambitious hike: 4,000' of elevation gain over 3 miles. Basically, it's like walking up stairs.

    It was a great hike, but I'll let the pictures do most of the talking:

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  • Can Working Overtime During Pregnancy Affect the Baby?

    Career-minded mothers-to-be have one more reason to cut back on working overtime during pregnancy: their babies' size. New research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that women who worked over 40 hours a week were more likely to give birth to smaller babies than women who worked 25 hours a week or less. Additionally, women whose jobs required them to be on their feet all day also had smaller babies than those who did more sedentary work. This disparity, according to WebMD, was discernible from the third trimester on.

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  • What Are the Best Interview Questions?

    What are the best interview questions for applicants to ask their interviewer? Alison Green of U.S. News and World Report tackled that thorny query and came up with a comprehensive list that will help applicants gauge company culture, the position's distinct challenges, how the incumbent will be managed and developed, and the firm's turnover rate.

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  • Upper-Echelon Career Women Are Thinner Than Their Less-Successful Counterparts, Study Finds

    The good news: Successful women in the fields of business, law and medicine are the only social group that has lost weight over the last 15 years. The bad news: That weight loss is because they feel they must be thin to get ahead. Even worse: a new study confirms that overweight women are worse off than their thinner counterparts when it comes to others' assessment of their professional potential.

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  • Title Nine Incentivizes Employee Fitness With Exercise-Centric Company Culture

    Could employee fitness soon be valued as much as sales? At women's athletic wear company Title Nine, that day is already here. Chief executive Missy Park and the fitness-focused culture she's founded at Title Nine were recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal, and some of her strategies are downright revolutionary.

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  • Watch Out! 14 Unexpected Blunders of Entrepreneurship

    Q: What are some challenges you did not anticipate when deciding to start your own business?

    The following answers are provided by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), a book of 30+ proven solutions to help end youth unemployment.

     

    1. Cash Flow Is a Common Struggle

    Allie siartoWe started with clients from day one, so we've always been profitable, but one thing we didn't think about when we started was cash flow. Many profitable businesses experience famine and feast, due to invoice scheduling or higher sales during certain parts of the year. You must have a plan to spread profits from the most profitable times to cover times when cash flow is slower.
    - Allie SiartoLoudpixel

     

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  • Study Finds Bosses Are Lax About Punctuality at Work

    Bosses in the U.S. and Europe are far less strict about employee punctuality than they used to be, according to new research, and the rapid adoption of cloud services, mobile productivity solutions and smartphones is partially to blame. Mozy, a data protection company, studied 1,000 employees and employers and found that 73 percent of managers are understanding about late arrivals. Considering the amount of time employees are putting in outside of the standard 9-to-5 workday, they have no reason for concern.

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  • 3 Reasons Company Outings Are Worth the Investment

    Company outings like lunches, nights out, coaching and buddy programs may be costly, but they're well worth the investment. A positive, engaging company culture yields effective, engaging service and overall growth. Mashable recently outlined several reasons business owners should invest in company outings; what follows are some of the key themes.

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  • LinkedIn: A Tech Employee’s Promise Land?

    Longing to feel more engaged, happy and satisfied with your work? Consider applying for a job at LinkedIn. We uncovered some stats that seem to indicate that they’ve created an almost ideal workplace.

    PayScale’s recently-released 2012 Top Tech Employer Comparison has some fascinating data showcasing how the biggest players in the tech world lure the industry’s best and brightest to play for their team. One of the most surprising stats we found was LinkedIn dominating several of the categories we compared, especially their reported 100 percent job satisfaction rate. What’s the secret ingredient to LinkedIn’s success when it comes to keeping their employees happy?

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  • Why Job Seekers Shouldn't Whitewash Their Social Media Profiles

    Looking for a job? Don't take all those party photos off your Facebook profile just yet. Although some photographic evidence will always be a bad idea (read: anything that could put you in jail) a little bit of color in your social media presence might actually help you get a job.

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  • $100,000 Income No Longer a Marker of Success

    A six-figure income used to be a hard-earned sign of success, but due to skyrocketing costs and inflation, $100,000 doesn't have the cachet it once had. Crunching the numbers for standard inflation, it would take $172,000 in 2011 dollars to match a $100,000 salary in 1990.

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  • How Does Digital Stress Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

    Digital stress abounds in today's tech-centric society, and this infographic from Online Universities explores the impact such stress has on the brain. We consume significantly more media than we did 50 years ago -- 12 hours per day in 2010 compared to just five hours per day in 1960. What's more, we're multitasking far more than we used to, and that's where the trouble lies.

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  • 2.6 Percent of Jobs Will Be Obsolete by 2020

    Here's another reason to go to college. Jobs for "unskilled" workers -- in other words, folks without a secondary or college education -- are in global decline. A recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute predicts that 90 to 95 million workers won't be needed by employers by the year 2020.

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  • Google Maps Coordinate Facilitates Mobile Workforce Management

    Google Maps Coordinate, the latest addition to the Maps app, was designed to enable managers to keep track of their mobile workers by visualizing their location on a map. Leaders can use the service to create jobs, while employees can claim new assignments, check in at job sites and update the status of jobs in progress. Users can mark themselves as "invisible" during breaks or other periods of unavailability, and there's also a time-centric system that logs users out at the end of their scheduled shift.

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  • 3 Celebrities Who Really Made Career Changes

    Thinking of changing jobs? If you're like most people, you're probably contemplating a switch to something with more available positions, better hours, or higher pay -- bonus points if you don't have to spend a lot of cash on retraining. But whatever you're planning, it's probably not as big a change as the ones these famous folks made.

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