Inside of a 4,500-year-old necropolis, archaeologists unearthed mummified remains of several cats and scarab beetles in Memphis, Egypt. While the cats were expected to be found in an ancient tomb, secretary-general of the country's Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said, "The [mummified] scarab is something really unique. It is something really a bit rare."
A San Antonio high school next fall is planning to open a Pathways in Technology Early College High School focused on cybersecurity education. It will be one of more than 30 such high schools in the state where students can earn diplomas, associate degrees, certifications and undertake work-based training.
Chief HR officers should rotate their staff in and out of other roles and help HR, engineering and IT collaborate on strategies, says Paul Baldassari, chief HR officer for Flex. "I can provide as many training courses as I want, but if there is no pull from the teams -- if you don't communicate the need well and why it's important and why it's beneficial for all of the individuals in the organization to upgrade their skills -- you will not succeed," he says.
Take a forward-thinking approach to staff development by encouraging mindsets that inspire performance and putting employees on a path to continuous improvement, write Gallup's Mara Hoogerhuis and Bailey Nelson. "To make the leap from learning to growth, leaders must position their employees to put these mindsets to work (pun intended) right away," they write.
Make sure new executives have time to experience company culture and attend ceremonies and celebrations before they start giving direction, write Harold Hardaway and Shannon Hernandez of Cardigan Communications Group. "Teach new executives your organizations rubric for making decisions to help them avoid cultural missteps that could damage their effectiveness in the long run," they write.
Leave a company gracefully by being thoughtful during the whole process, and be prepared to explain your reasoning. It's best to handle the matter in person and maintain open communication with your manager throughout the transition process.
Aiming for perfect results every time can cause paralysis that hinders productivity, explains Julie Morgenstern. Use selective perfectionism to prioritize tasks and only strive for superior results on the most important tasks or projects.
Networking is an art and science that is necessary in any career, but approach it in a smarter way, rather than the outdated version of networking involving sales pitches and meaningless conversations. Focus on quality over quantity, suggests Janine Garner, to build mutually beneficial relationships that ultimately can help you achieve your goals.
Consider more than salary when deciding whether to accept a new position after being on the job just a few months at a company. Be mindful of the time and effort companies put into hiring, and only leave the company if the new position is a better fit for your career goals and lifestyle, writes Sharmadean Reid.
Performing work-related activities after business hours can negatively affect productivity the next day, according to researchers. Low-effort activities, such as reading or watching TV, helped study participants detach from work and actually led to increased productivity the following day.