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If You Use Slack, You Can Monitor Company Morale
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One of the more disturbing Big Brother trends of the big data era has become workplace surveillance. Employers are now able to micromanage employees by tracking just about everything. They can track when employees have snacks, search for a job on company time; pretty much the most minute details about their productivity levels and movement […]

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The Bottleneck Is Always At the Top Of the Bottle
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When I came across this image the other day, a slow smile came across my face. All I could say was YEP!!!

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In bid to revamp health care, Trump could hurt one of U.S.’s biggest job creators
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As President Donald Trump seeks to fulfill his campaign pledge to create millions more jobs, the high-growth health care industry would seem a promising place to turn. But Trump campaigned to repeal Obamacare and lower health care costs — which could be a serious job killer.

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When whites leave suburbs, so do jobs: report
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Metropolitan Planning Council study of suburban Chicago finds a close link between who’s in, who’s moving out, and what happens to employment.

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Today’s Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal
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Today’™s energy jobs are in solar and, increasingly, wind power, rather than coal. But jobs are unevenly distributed across the country.

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BestJobs.eu launches a referral service
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In Romania, the job site BestJobs.eu launched a referral recruitment service with which users can recommend jobs to friends or acquaintances. Using the service, an employer can define a reward of between €300 and €3,000 for a vacancy, to be paid when an appointment follows on a recommendation. Candidate recommendations can be provided by users […]

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Company Uses Facial Recognition to Assess Learning
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Hong Kong-based Pathship had an interesting idea about learning that led to an even more interesting idea about analytics. The learning idea was that, with today’s technology, one can efficiently match up knowledge seekers to knowledge providers (e.g. novices to experts) for one-on-one conversations. Because we now live in a world where embedded analytics are […]

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What SMBs Can do to Keep Employee Records Safe
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My company provides cloud storage for secure file management in small and medium-sized businesses. Since employee involvement is key in data protection, we wanted to help business professionals to understand the level of confidentiality of the information contained in standard office documents. With that goal, we created a self-assessment tool with data protection tips. More than 500 professionals at small […]

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The robot scabs are coming to take your jobs
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If you live in a developed or rapidly developing nation, you and your children will grow old in a world in which most people will not work, because the robots will take your jobs, Don Howard says.

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PaperPk looking for someone to finance growth
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All dressed up, but nowhere to go. That’s one way to describe Pakistani jobs aggregator PaperPk at this point. It knows where it wants to go, how to get there, and how much it’ll cost to get there. The only thing missing is the money to finance the move.

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Germany’s Vutuv aims to be the next LinkedIn
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The new, minimalist business networking site already has over one million members.

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Is It Balance or Work/Life Integration?
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Unlimited vacation. Free gym memberships. Nap pods. Such “perks” are increasingly commonplace — viewed as a smart engagement tool and a key strategy in driving workplace culture. But when it comes to improving work-life balance and helping employees feel rested and productive, is a nap pod really the answer?

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Google Quietly Launches ‘Badass’ Hiring Tool For Employers
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It looks like Google isn’t taking Facebook’s move into the employment space lying down. The company is quietly introducing a new product called Google Hire. Someone I know who has seen the product, but wishes to remain anonymous, thinks pretty highly of the product, saying “it’s coming, and it’s badass.”

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What HR Should Do In the Wake of United’s PR Debacle
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By now, most of us have seen the shocking video where United Airlines had an unwilling 69-year-old passenger dragged off of one of their airplanes. Many are also aware that United also recently refused to let two teenage girls fly because they were wearing leggings that violated an ancient dress code rule. And almost instantly, […]

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