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10/19/2018

Sharing salary information with co-workers or other contacts can give you a better idea as to whether you're underpaid. Use this, along with market data, to determine a fair salary target to negotiate your next pay raise.

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The Muse
10/19/2018

The Wall Street Journal is working on an in-depth look at Netflix's workplace culture from employees' perspectives, sources say. Netflix has not publicly responded, but executives reportedly have told employees to prepare for the report.

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10/19/2018

Claire Busby has sued Berkshire Bed, saying she has permanent spinal damage after being "catapulted" from a bed during intercourse. The UK company denies improper assembly of the bed, but Busby maintains its malfunction is responsible for her paralysis.

10/19/2018

Take inventory of your strengths and weaknesses, and figure out how to make improvements in areas where your skills are not as developed. Setting specific goals, embracing the challenge of improvement and being consistent can help you to make real progress, writes Timothy Sykes.

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10/19/2018

Networking should be about making authentic connections, rather than just going through the motions, writes leadership coach Cheryl Amyx. Searching for common ground when talking with others and being a good listener are crucial steps.

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Forbes
10/19/2018

Becoming more engaged in your work is achievable by examining your typical tasks and focusing on the ones that define your purpose, writes Matthew MacKinnon. Spend more time engaging in these meaningful tasks, and strive to complete less-meaningful tasks efficiently.

10/19/2018

Employees are often the best source of material for leadership positions, but workers sometimes find training that would prepare them burdensome. Hireology CEO Adam Robinson recommends four tips to remedy the situation, beginning with emphasizing opportunities for training in recruitment material to get hires excited from the start.

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10/18/2018

According to research by neuroscientists at Emory University, dogs can understand some human language when they have been trained to differentiate between objects. The study had owners and their respective dogs identify objects with two different textures only using speech -- without gestures or change in tone -- and then dogs were scanned in MRI machines to observe their brain pattern while seeing the objects.

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10/18/2018

Walmart is moving toward automation in grocery warehouses and, in preparation, will open a supply chain academy to teach workers skills related to science, technology, engineering and math. The idea is to educate the workforce on not only warehouse operations but also "skills that you need to grow with the company professionally," logistics executive Tim Cooper says.

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10/18/2018

A survey from Capital One found that many employees with access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan don't participate because they believe they don't make enough to contribute. However, educating individuals about tax benefits and fees could help encourage participation, says Stuart Robertson of Capital One Advisors.

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