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The Multigenerational Workforce Communication Conundrum
trainingmag.com

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
www.bloomberg.com

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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How Reebok uses hiring software to assess cultural fit
talentmgt.com

Reebok ramped up its hiring in 2012 with the help of recruiting software that collects data about existing employees, and uses it to gauge the behavioral attributes of potential hires, write Bill Holmes of Reebok and Ira Grossman of PeopleAnswers. The turnover rate among workers who completed the assessment before being hired was 32% lower […]

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Most U.S. workers want to change careers
www.reuters.com

So much for a dream job. Only 14 percent of U.S. workers believe they have the perfect job and more than half want to change careers, according to a new poll released on Monday.

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20 Great Ideas for Your Next Corporate Video
www.sparkmediasolutions.com

Corporate videos have a tendency to be really boring. Before you make your next corporate video, consult this list of ideas. If you set up the right premise, it’s easy to make them surprising and tell a good story.

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On-boarding New Hires: A Checklist for Maximum Engagement & Success
blog.ziprecruiter.com

Employees join an organization but they leave a supervisor. Supervisors have a tremendous impact on employee job satisfaction and productivity, setting the tone and creating and maintaining the eve…

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10 Unusual Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well
www.forbes.com

To compile our 2013 list of unusual jobs that pay surprisingly well, I combed through BLS data and scanned the pages of Odd Jobs: How to Have Fun and Make Money in a Bad Economy, a book by Abigail Gehring. Here are the top 10.

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An Ex-Yahoo And Ex-AOLer Teamed-Up To Launch An App To Make Work More Fun
www.businessinsider.com

Here’s how it works: Anyone from a company can sign up and create public or private groups, but you need to have a company email address in order to do so. From there, you simply invite co-workers to the group. You can also create smaller social circles for things like events, lunch ideas, work out […]

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Why You Should Give (Part Of) Your Company To Your Employees
www.fastcompany.com

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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Act like an entrepreneur – even if you’re not
www.usatoday.com

If you’re so unhappy with your job that you plan to look for a new position this year, you’re not alone.

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Economists expect this week’s U.S. jobs report to show solid gains
www.bloomberg.com

Employers in the U.S. probably created almost as many jobs in June as in the prior month as businesses grew more confident the economy will overcome the tax increases and government cutbacks that have restrained growth, economists said before reports this week.

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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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Scammers used state employment website to dupe veterans
www.wral.com

A bogus company offered jobs through the state’s employment website to out-of-work veterans. But the applicants were told they had to pay $150 for “training” that never materialized.

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