HR & Career
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6/18/2018

HR has come under intense scrutiny over the past year, with the spike in allegations of sexual harassment, said Johnny C. Taylor Jr., CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, in remarks during the general session at this year's SHRM show and conference. Taylor detailed three priorities for HR organizations, including building inclusive workplace cultures.

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6/18/2018

Your manager may not be giving you the constructive feedback you need for another role if he or she isn't aware that you want a promotion, Caroline Ceniza-Levine writes. Be open with your manager about the path you want to take, outline the steps you need to get there and identify who would make the final promotion decision.

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Forbes
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6/18/2018

If you've been offered a lower salary than you would like, ask for the compensation you expect or suggest a path to work toward getting it, Daniel Kline writes. Try to negotiate benefits and consider rejecting the offer if it doesn't give you the salary or benefits you expect.

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The Motley Fool
6/18/2018

An Idaho boy has been treated with antibiotics and is in stable condition after contracting bubonic plague. It's the first case of the disease to occur in Idaho in 26 years, health officials said.

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TIME online
6/15/2018

Relying on GPA, scripted interview questions and instincts about job candidates hurts employers' search for talented candidates, Come Recommended founder Heather Huhman writes. Huhman details four replacement strategies, including personalized interviews and proper data analysis, to create a diverse hiring pool.

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Entrepreneur online
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6/15/2018

Clarify what your co-workers mean when they say your work is expected "by the end of the day" and "as soon as possible," Alyse Kalish writes. Ask how long a "quick" chat will take if a colleague wants to take a moment of your time, and ask to catch up another time if you can't stop to talk at that moment.

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The Muse
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Alyse Kalish
6/15/2018

Create and distribute content that promotes your expertise to publicize yourself as a freelancer, entrepreneur Andrew Medal writes. Consider working in a shared office space, find a platform that helps you communicate with your clients and try to work on tasks in "short bursts" to get through your workload.

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Entrepreneur online
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6/15/2018

You don't have to send out tons of applications to beat the odds of being considered for a job; focus on quality applications for the jobs you really want, Christopher Lee and Kim Stiens advise. Even if you're qualified for the job you might not necessarily get it, so tailor each application for the position, Cheryl Palmer recommends.

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6/15/2018

IQ scores have been steadily decreasing in recent decades due to environmental factors, a study finds. Contributing factors could include changes in educational systems, nutrition and less time spent reading, said Ole Rogeberg of the Ragnar Frisch Center for Economic Research in Norway.

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CNN
6/14/2018

Do your research on a company before you go into an interview to show that you're proactive and want to work there, and be prepared to ask questions, David Jensen writes. Review your achievements and experience as they relate to the potential job, and think about specific problems you've faced and what the results were.