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Watching You While You Work: Employee Surveillance in the 21st Century

More employers are joining the surveillance bandwagon: according to the American Management Association, 80 percent of U.S. employers have a system of some sort in place, up from 35 percent in 2007. Should the pervasiveness of employer snooping concern members of the workforce? Is it legal? Why do it at all?

Publish date: 11/29/2017

Verbally Abusive Managers

Verbally abusive supervisors may be taking out their family conflicts on their subordinates, according to a recent study from the University of Iowa.

Publish date: 11/29/2017

In-Demand Skills

It is expected that developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning are likely to disrupt the future workplace, displacing a number of workers in the process. However, according to two recent reports — "The VET Era" and "Growing Opportunities in the Fraser Coast" — STEM skills won’t be the only in-demand skills of the future workplace.

Publish date: 11/29/2017

Five Ways to Make LinkedIn Work For You

Social media is a tricky thing to tackle. We’re often told to be cautious about what we post, as a potential employer could see it. But what about when we want to use it to make our professional lives better? It’s a fine balance to strike, but with a few tips it’s possible to make a good impression online.

Publish date: 11/20/2017

Inspired Workforce

Employers that show commitment to environmental and local causes will likely inspire their employees to take up such causes as well, according to a new study.

Publish date: 11/20/2017

Technology to Improve Worker Concentration

As technology continues to grow, our attention spans continue to diminish. According to a study from Microsoft, human attention spans have decreased in lock-step with advances made since the mobile revolution.

Publish date: 11/20/2017

Bill Gates Names the Hottest Sectors for Jobs

What would Bill Gates do if he dropped out of college today? Gates, arguably the most famous Harvard dropout -- fielded this question at a forum hosted by Columbia University. Gates took this opportunity to single out areas where he sees great potential for job creation and impact.

Publish date: 11/20/2017

How to Handle the Inevitable Unsolicited Career Advice During the Holidays

This time of year can be a very joyful one. Spending time with family and friends, celebrating, and reflecting on what we are thankful for. It can also be a stressful time though, especially with the prospect of parents and relatives pressing you about your career. Here's how to handle it.

Publish date: 11/15/2017

Dozens of Indian Higher Education Institutes Can No Longer Call Themselves “Universities”

More than 100 Indian higher education institutes are being required by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to drop the term “university” from their names.

Publish date: 11/15/2017

Some Tips for Constructing an Appealing Resume: Part 2

Gone are the days when we had to craft a “career objective” detailing our intent for sending out the resume in the first place. In lieu of the career objective, resume professionals are now suggesting that employees include a “career summary” instead. The career summary is a paragraph or a few lines breaking down who you are and what you have done instead of what you want. It gives job seekers a chance to read details about you that might include information that sets you apart from other candidates. Not like the traditional “career objective” that revealed very little about the candidate and often sounded just like every other career objective.

Publish date: 11/13/2017