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12/12/2018

Employee engagement is a measurable quality that can affect business performance, argues Scott Wallask of TechTarget. "Put another way: Happy employees work harder," he writes.

12/12/2018

Companies need a good data analyst before they can develop effective machine-learning and artificial-intelligence systems, writes Cassie Kozyrkov, chief decision scientist at Google. "The best analysts are lightning-fast coders who can surf vast datasets quickly, encountering and surfacing potential insights faster than those other specialists can say 'whiteboard,' " Kozyrkov writes.

12/12/2018

Taking a step down can actually help propel a career forward in many situations, suggests career development specialist Beverly Kaye. In managing your own career, it's important to take a step back and determine if the position you're currently in is benefiting your long-term career growth, adds Kaye.

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12/12/2018

The best leaders give credit where credit is due up and down the team, explains Manny Padda, and they take full responsibility when things go wrong in the workplace. An effective leader is able to build trust within his or her team, and this has a lasting effect on the team's success, adds Padda.

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12/12/2018

In the ongoing effort to make your resume stand out, experts suggest avoiding adding a photo to it. Key reasons include the fact a photo could introduce unconscious bias into the hiring process, and it consumes valuable real estate on the resume that is better used for experience and credentials.

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12/12/2018

Job applicants who are otherwise as good or better than applicants who live closer by the hiring company have a distinct disadvantage due to an unconscious bias by hiring managers to go with the job seeker who lives close by, according to a Harvard study. Applicants residing as little as five miles further than closer applicants saw one-third fewer callbacks, the study found.

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12/12/2018

Employers are less likely to hire applicants who live far away than those who live near the job, according to a study in The Journal of Human Resources. Researchers sent fictional resumes to low-wage jobs in Washington, D.C., and generated one-third less callbacks for candidates living 5 to 6 miles from the job site.

12/12/2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has responded to weeks of sometimes violent nationwide protests by backing a $113 monthly increase in the minimum wage and a package of tax cuts. Many political opponents describe Macron's proposals as too little too late.

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12/11/2018

About 7% of employees worldwide at Verizon, or 10,400 workers, have accepted a buyout as part of a strategy to save the company $10 billion by 2021. The package, which includes 60 weeks of salary bonus, plus benefits, was offered to 44,000 employees.

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12/11/2018

By reframing your mindset to play the role of the host rather than the attendee, it can help eliminate networking anxiety through making others feel welcomed and comfortable. By getting good at reading others' body language and understanding your purpose in attending the networking event, you will build more meaningful connections, writes Kelly Hoey.

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