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5/24/2018

A man was arrested at a Jacky Cheung concert in China when an artificial intelligence camera system matched his face to a database, revealing that he was wanted for the alleged theft of $17,000 in potatoes during 2015. The man was one of 20,000 people at the pop concert, all of whom had to pass through security checkpoints with the cameras.

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5/23/2018

It's possible to find a new job in another city before you move there, but make sure you plan for the move several months in advance, writes career coach Ashley Stahl. Leverage your contacts to make new connections, and think about which organizations and industries you might want to work for.

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Forbes
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5/23/2018

A 15-year-old is among 10 female employees of McDonald's who have filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that allege sexual harassment at restaurants in nine cities. The employees say the company and franchisees have mocked or ignored them or have fired workers for reporting abuse.

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5/23/2018

Specific goals will give you something tangible to work toward and keep you inspired, Timothy Sykes writes. Larger goals that you can break down into smaller tasks can give you a sense of accomplishment and drive while giving your self-confidence a boost.

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Entrepreneur online
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5/23/2018

Court-ordered wage garnishment can be mystifying for employers that have never dealt with one. Adam Uzialko explains an employer's obligations and options and the procedure involved.

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Business News Daily
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5/23/2018

Try to take short breaks to be active, like going for a quick walk around the block, author Carson Tate suggests. Practice meditation or deep-breathing exercises instead of staying busy during breaks, and use hourlong breaks to catch up with a friend or colleague, author Maura Thomas recommends.

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Fast Company online
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5/23/2018

HR software vendors have created confusing categories for their products in an effort to attract attention argues David Creelman, CEO of Creelman Research. "[D]on't get caught up in trying to understand the category, just focus on what a specific piece of software can do for you," he writes.

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ERE Media
5/23/2018

Video-interview software is growing in popularity and is considered helpful for attracting younger job candidates -- even as it retains the problems of glitches and the potential for bias, writes Tony Kontzer. Artificial intelligence and facial recognition are among nascent technologies available through video interviews.

5/23/2018

Ultimate Software created UltiPro to help employees set goals, monitor their progress and collect feedback, says Kathleen Pai, Ultimate Software's HR leader. "The system allows for flexibility, and it's just facilitating these discussions, and then helping us to document and store the information somewhere," Pai says.

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Employee Benefit News
5/23/2018

Apps such as Achievers, Disco and YouEarnedIt allow employees to praise co-workers instantly, which can improve morale and engagement, users say. "If I want to thank you for a job well done on a project, it's really easy to just click a button, assign you a star and recognize you, instead of having to set up a side conversation between us," says Ben Eubanks, principal analyst at Lighthouse Research and Advisory.

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