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2/21/2018

Social media gives you an idea about job candidates' personalities and lets you see if they're engaging with your company or industry, say members of the Forbes Agency Council. You can also post job openings, have staff share their work experiences and highlight other aspects of your company on social media.

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2/21/2018

Chatbots give employees easy access to information such as time off, open enrollment and how to report sexual misconduct, writes Deepak Bharadwaj, general manager for ServiceNow's HR business unit. "By consolidating processes and the related systems into one centralized, cohesive, and modern IT solution, companies will be able to provide consumer-like employee experiences," Bharadwaj writes.

2/21/2018

Analytics tools can help predict whether job candidates would leave within their first year by analyzing their behavior and rating their references' answers, says Susan Ross, DocuSign's senior director of recruiting. "We've analyzed our top-performing enterprise and commercial [account executives] and we have a baseline pattern on four kinds of core competencies, which are dominance, extroversion, patience and formality," she says.

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2/21/2018

More companies are training workers in project management, the use of Apache Kafka software and the Kotlin programming language and deep-learning neural networks, Udemy's 2018 Learning Index Report says. "Failure to expand skills in AI literally will mean that companies risk losing their competitive edge to more adaptable competitors," says Alper Tekin, Udacity's director of enterprise.

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2/21/2018

A Robert Half survey finds 39% of applicants try to negotiate a higher salary during recruitment, with 34% of women doing so, compared with 46% of men. Despite the low numbers, experts advise recruiters to take salary conversations seriously and to stay competitive to keep workers interested.

2/20/2018

Half of women who work in science, technology, engineering and math say they have experienced discrimination, including being paid less than men and being treated as if they are inept, according to a Pew Research Center study. Women who face the most discrimination include those with postgraduate degrees and those working in male-majority settings, the study finds.

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2/20/2018

Pay attention to the things you spend most of your time on rather than what you're passionate about, says investor Mark Cuban. You'll be good at the things you put the most effort into, he says.

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2/20/2018

You'll be recognized when you enter a room if you acknowledge others with nonverbal gestures, writes Avery Blank. Sit somewhere you'll be able to connect with others, and stay attentive and alert during meetings, she writes.

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2/20/2018

Think about your motivation for changing careers, writes Sophia Symeou. Do research to see what jobs are out there, and reach out to others in the industry you want to crack into, she writes.

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2/20/2018

You're unlikely to find a job by blindly sending out your resume, says Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry. Build your network, and think about what will give you happiness and a sense of purpose, he says.

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