HR & Career
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4/25/2019

The use of an online platform that offers stress-reducing exercises improves employees' resilience, a study shows. After participating in exercises focusing on mindfulness, goals, forgiveness and other activities two or three times a week for eight weeks, at least 25% of employees saw an improvement.

4/25/2019

Artificial intelligence startup VCV.AI is developing a platform that uses facial- and voice-recognition technology to screen candidates. The company, which raised $1.7 million during its last round of funding, says the technology can remove human bias from hiring and enhance the job recruiter's toolset.

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TechCrunch
4/24/2019

A study by Randstad found that 43% of Gen Z employees have "ghosted" an employer -- accepted a job, then changed their mind before the start date -- compared to 26% of millennials and Gen X, and 13% of Baby Boomers. The practice has also become common in Canada, the United Kingdom, and parts of Asia, including Singapore and Hong Kong.

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CNBC
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Gen Z, United Kingdom
4/24/2019

When you're staring down an overloaded work week, take measures so you can really focus, including using an app to limit phone distractions, wearing headphones at work even if you're not listening to music, and even outsourcing your laundry, writes Jessica Thiefels.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
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Jessica Thiefels
4/24/2019

Ousmane Bah is suing Apple for $1 billion and accusing the tech company of causing his false arrest for theft of Apple products that he did not commit. The teen alleges in the lawsuit that the true thief of $1,200 worth of products stole his photoless driver's permit and used it to impersonate Bah, which led to Apple security to flag Bah's permit and associate his identity with the thief via facial recognition software.

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Gizmodo
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Apple, Apple
4/24/2019

Most of the people who create artificial intelligence systems for HR are men, leading to additional bias in the platforms, an AI Now Institute study says. "Tackling the challenges of bias within technical systems requires addressing workforce diversity, and vice versa," the report says.

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AI, HR
4/24/2019

Disappointment results from unrealistic expectations about what life will be like once a career milestone is reached, writes performance strategist Laura Garnett. Every career move involves obstacles and setbacks but is worth pursuing if it involves challenging, purposeful work you enjoy doing.

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Inc. online
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Laura Garnett
4/24/2019

Career coach Kathy Caprino analyzes the source of career uncertainty and discontent at three life stages, including middle age and first-time motherhood. She outlines five steps to help people understand their value and move toward a more stable, engaging future.

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Forbes
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Kathy Caprino
4/24/2019

Job seekers will no longer have access to LinkedIn's Job Search app starting next month. The app's features and each user's saved information will transfer to LinkedIn's main app.

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CNET
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LinkedIn
4/24/2019

A study finds several industries offer the most job security due to rates of staff growth and employee longevity, writes Andy Kiersz. The utilities industry ranks highest for employee tenure, while the construction field has the highest rate of growth in recent years.

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Business Insider
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Andy Kiersz