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9/23/2019

The House has voted 225-186 to pass the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act, which would prohibit mandatory arbitration in several areas. The measure would bar agreements that force individuals and businesses to settle antitrust, consumer, employment and civil rights disputes solely through arbitration.

9/23/2019

Email is a great way to connect with others when you have set boundaries to ensure you're not spending too much time organizing, responding and systematizing your inbox, says Sarah Peck. Suggestions include utilizing signature disclaimers, setting communication guidelines, and providing specific instructions on social media.

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9/23/2019

If you have a hard time saying no because it's easier to be agreeable and always say yes, you may be derailing your career, writes Eileen Chadnick. Practice the pause by acknowledging requests and taking the time to determine the consequences of your reply.

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9/23/2019

Achieving a true work-life balance is not sustainable so concentrate on establishing harmony between your family, friends, hobbies and job, says Paula Black. "If you're willing to be honest with yourself and define your goals, I believe that with some creativity, you can create real harmony in your life," Black writes.

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Forbes
9/23/2019

A study from Randstad USA found 57% of job candidates elect not to apply to companies that receive negative reviews online, but managers seem unconcerned about this trend. Two-thirds of managers said they do not believe negative reviews affect their ability to attract quality talent and just 34% of HR managers say they believe these reviews matter.

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9/23/2019

Twenty of the 25 highest-paying companies in a Glassdoor list are in the tech sector, led by cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks, with a median salary of $170,929. Close behind were Nvidia ($170,068 median salary), Twitter ($162,852), Gilead Sciences ($162,210) and Google ($161,254).

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TechRepublic
9/20/2019

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians -- who has coached multiple teams in the NFL -- is known for his purposeful approach in building a diverse coaching staff. Arians has taken strides to find coaches of color and has hired two women for full-time positions -- Lori Locust as a defensive line coach and Maral Javadifar as a strength and conditioning coach.

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9/20/2019

Eugene Scalia, President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary, says he would ask ethics officials whether he could play a role in drafting a fiduciary rule for retirement advice. Scalia led the legal team that got a previous version of the rule struck down in court.

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9/20/2019

Career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levine explains why career advancement is not necessarily a matter of moving into management, finding another job or leading more people. She debunks a total of 10 myths, while reminding us it's our impact that matters, not a job title.

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Caroline Ceniza-Levine
9/20/2019

An unemployed art director is using the "Penny Poke" concept to differentiate herself from other candidates, and so far, she's connected with more than half of the New York agencies she "poked" compared to a zero-response rate from cold-calling, writes David Griner. The idea is to send a penny via Venmo to people with an introductory message and link to a professional profile.

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