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3/24/2017

Those who want to be selected to assist with interesting projects at work should strive to be more likable, according to research in the Harvard Business Review. When asked to select partners for work projects, people tend to choose those who are friendly and inclusive.

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TheMuse.com
3/24/2017

In order to avoid looking at the clock at the end of the day and wondering where all the time went, professionals must be mindful about bringing purpose to every moment of their work, writes Leah Weiss, director of education at HopeLab. A practice known as metacognition can turn you into your own project manager as you map out your plan to accomplish specific tasks and make sure you're acting purposefully throughout the day.

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3/24/2017

Maximize the benefits of your networking efforts by joining groups that are relevant to you and congratulating your connections on career milestones via LinkedIn, writes career coach Hallie Crawford. Connecting with strategic new peers outside of your company will help you build relationships that matter.

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3/24/2017

If you aren't getting job offers after your interviews, chances are you need to focus more on standing out instead of trying to give the "correct" answers, writes career expert Liz Ryan. Giving stock answers that don't prompt hiring managers to think during your interview means they often forget you after you walk out the door.

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Forbes
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3/24/2017

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and other successful executives make time for their hobbies, despite busy schedules. Whether your preference is to read books, do yoga, go to the gym or play a musical instrument, carving out time for yourself, even when you have a lot of responsibilities, has immense benefits.

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CNBC
3/24/2017

Fifty recruiters have boarded a bus to Boston to promote all Maine has to offer, including culture and a healthy lifestyle. Maine's low unemployment rate makes finding skilled applicants locally difficult, the recruiters say.

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3/24/2017

A study from the Pew Research Center finds 69% of Americans think men should have paid paternity leave, while 82% think women should have paid maternity leave. The survey also says most people think employers should pay for this benefit.

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USA Today
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3/23/2017

Starbucks will open 12,000 new shops worldwide and create 240,000 new jobs around the globe during the next five years, CEO Howard Schultz told attendees at the coffee giant's annual meeting Wednesday. Schultz, who will hand the CEO reins to Kevin Johnson next month, reiterated the company's plan to hire 10,000 refugees and said Starbucks will work with a UN agency to provide refugees with skills training and job connections.

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3/23/2017

There is a disconnect between what managers believe motivates employees and what actually motivates them, writes Susan Fowler. Managers will often ascribe their motivations and beliefs to others, she notes, and oftentimes organizational constructs prevent managers from directly affecting pay, title or bonuses.

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Susan Fowler
3/23/2017

Gordon Cameron of Takeda Pharmaceuticals International discusses the importance of HR to his team and its critical role in developing, training and engaging employees.

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