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Cows can jump, but not over the moon
modernfarmer.com

Cows don’t seem particular springy, but they can jump much higher than you’d think, including in a Finnish “bovine agility” competition. “While the obstacles are far from lunar height, the feat of a 1,500-pound grazer leaping over a bar for sport is undeniably impressive,” writes Tyler LeBlanc.

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Corporations Aren’t Recruiting Enough Weirdos
www.businessweek.com

You want to hire the weird people who offer reserves of untapped, disruptive innovation, not the socially awkward types with big egos.

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Report: More employers seek workers with bachelor’s degrees
www.insidehighered.com

More employers want workers with bachelor’s degrees, even for positions where such credentials traditionally have not been required, according to a recent report by Burning Glass Technologies. The company reviewed job postings that list a bachelor’s degree as a requirement and found wide gaps in some areas between degree requirements for new hires and current […]

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How Creative Projects At Home Jump-start Creativity At Work
www.fastcompany.com

If you’re the type who gets distracted by too many ideas zinging around in your brain, Lyft’s Jesse McMillin has some advice for you.

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6 Reasons Why Employers Detest Conducting Background Checks in New York?
www.employeescreen.com

The Empire State has got it all from my favorite city in the world, New York City, to Buffalo, Rochester and Albany. They’ve got the best pizza in the world, Buffalo Wings, Garbage Plates (see definition at the bottom of this post) and Wegmans (shout out to my friends from Rochester). And while the state […]

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GoodHire Blog: 7 Legal HR Fails Your Company Should Avoid
blog.goodhire.com

Employment laws are constantly evolving and it is your responsibility to make sure your HR practices are legally compliant. With so many little nuances that make hiring so complicated, GoodHire has decided to outline a few common HR fails€™ to improve your business acumen.

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Wages stagnate despite improved economy
www.oregonlive.com

Unemployment is down to 6.1%, layoffs are way down and 2.5 million jobs were added over the past year, according to The Associated Press. Despite these strong numbers, hourly pay has increased only 2%. The disparity may be due to the number of people searching for full-time employment, experts say.

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Uber Is Now Recruiting 50,000 Drivers A Month
www.businessinsider.com

“Hundreds of thousands of partners” are now connected to the company.

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Here’s the stupidest interview question to ask a woman
corcodilos.com

Some might say I’m over-reacting, but when six interviewers (including the recruiters) ask about your husband, something’s up.

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Nursing college receives $1 million federal grant to recruit veterans for nursing
www.masslive.com

With the program, at least 70 minority and disadvantaged veterans, some of whom have served in Iraq and Afghanistan as U.S. Army combat medics and U.S. Navy hospital corpsmen will be recruited, according to the release. Those with combat medical experience who are able to successfully complete a university-based nursing education and become employed in […]

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Why Your Boss In The Corner Office Is Healthier Than You
www.fastcompany.com

Open up your blinds and crack open those windows. An office with a view could make you a better worker, and a healthier person.

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Facebook Up, Twitter Down Among Job Recruiters
www.businessnewsdaily.com

Although 97 percent of U.S. recruiters are using LinkedIn to post jobs and search for candidates this year, Facebook is the only social network that had an increase in job search activities.

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U.S. job growth brakes to eight-month low, labor force shrinks
www.reuters.com

U.S. employers hired the fewest number of workers in eight months in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for jobs, providing a cautious Federal Reserve with more reasons to keep up QE.

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If You Want Female Employees To Be Creative, Don’t Make Them Compete At Work
www.fastcoexist.com

A competitive workplace isn’t always a creative one–especially when women are involved.

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