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5 career lessons from Wimbledon 2013
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In honour of champion Andy Murray: career lessons that can be taken from Wimbledon 2013.

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Why does LinkedIn want to be a media company? It’s all about the data
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Why does LinkedIn care if you get your news there or anywhere else? The company knows the more news there is on LinkedIn, the more likely you are to visit, and you’ll keep the business cycle going.

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Does Offering Free Food and Drinks Lead to High Employee Morale?
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If creating an environment of happy workers sometimes directly relates to creative fulfillment and what those employees get paid, what about those who have to work longer hours? Some companies are asking their employees to take on monumental projects that sometimes require working into the night. When that happens, is it fair for a business […]

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Do Bigger Desks Make People Dishonest?
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We know that people in large corner offices sometimes do bad things. Could the size of the space actually be one cause?If you’re skeptical about a link between office size and dishonest behavior (and we were), take a look at a new study from Columbia, MIT, Northwestern, Harvard and Berkeley. Across four experiments, it finds […]

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Happiness Means Creativity: One Company’s Bet On Positive Psychology
www.fastcocreate.com

Cultivating a more positive outlook is a better way of boosting creativity than indulging a tortured genius, according to consultant psychologist and professor Neil Frude who has begun working with ad organization Havas Worldwide London to provide “positive psychology” training to the agency’s staff. It’s all about creating a virtuous circle. “There is a strong […]

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My Thoughts on the No-Asshole Rule
rethinkingrecruiting.blogspot.com

Few things worse than working with wimps … you want to work with really smart, strong willed people who know how to get shit done. Bonus points if you think they are cool and want to have out with them after work…but that’s not a requirement. The only thing worse than wimps … working in […]

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Why you should ask candidates if they’re feeling lucky
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A good way to finish interviews is to ask candidates whether they feel lucky, writes Kyle O’Brien, a community manager at an online-learning company. People who answer “yes” are more likely to be humble and hard-working, he writes.

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The 5 Flavors of Leadership
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There are five leadership styles upon which executives depend, according to a recent study. Some bosses have a gruff, “tough love” approach; others are nurturing mentors, hard-working single-minded leaders or “country clubbers” who get things done by networking and charming those around them. Whatever your natural style, you’ll achieve more if you’re able to borrow […]

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The Multigenerational Workforce Communication Conundrum
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Different generations differ in their preferred method of communication, which means that in many workplaces, at least one age group must regularly interact using a mode of communication that they’re uncomfortable with, writes Dana Brownlee, president of Professionalism Matters. Situations such as this can give rise to perceived slights and deep levels of mistrust, Brownlee […]

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Disabled Recruited From Walgreen to AMC Seeking Diversity
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Angela Mackey says she struggled to land a job, even with a master’s degree earned with top grades, as employers focused on her cerebral palsy instead of her qualifications.

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Why You Should Give (Part Of) Your Company To Your Employees
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When faced with a tough call Todd Defren of Shift Communications started an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Now he believes it will make his company…

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Why more companies should encourage their employees to use social media
qz.com

Meetings around the watercooler or over lunch are as traditional as the workplace suit and tie. But today, companies are looking for more innovative ways to bring employees together. Connecting people with different kinds of knowledge fosters new services and ideas, says Paul Leonardi, a professor of communication at Northwestern University.

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The Best Argument for Studying English? The Employment Numbers
www.theatlantic.com

Only people who don’t understand statistics would question the value of an English degree.

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9 Employment Tips for Older Job Seekers
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Even before the Great Recession, a rising percent of retirement-age folks were still working. The economy was strong, consumers were spending like crazy and lots of jobs were, in physical terms at least, not taxing for older employees.

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