HR & Career
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5/24/2017

Professionals should consider their motivation before agreeing to take on extra work, including whether they are passionate about the duties to be performed or are more motivated by financial benefits, writes Regan Walsh. The most important consideration of all may be whether the option to turn down the extra work even exists, Walsh writes.

5/24/2017

Crows have been observed mourning the death of their own by gathering together and cawing, writes James Ross Gardner. Researchers studying this behavior have to obscure their faces because crows can recognize human faces and possibly associate them as the dead crow's killer.

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Seattle Met magazine
5/24/2017

Recent college graduates must be ready to improvise as they navigate their careers, said Warby Parker co-founders Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa in a commencement address at Northeastern University. New grads must take deliberate steps toward continued development without being scared off by the complexity of new opportunities, they said.

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Fast Company online
5/24/2017

Personal hobbies can help professionals foster career skills such as the ability to network with others, according to recent research. By using your cooking skills to host gatherings, learning a foreign language or playing recreational sports, you can bolster leadership skills and expand your network, among other benefits.

5/24/2017

Three-day weekends can provide an opportunity to jump-start continuing job searches, writes Jillian Kramer. Prepare for social events by developing an interesting pitch for yourself and take time to update your LinkedIn profile and other social media accounts, Kramer writes.

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Glassdoor
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job search, LinkedIn, social media
5/24/2017

You might concentrate better if you work in a secluded area that isn't filled with bosses and colleagues, writes Rohini Venkatraman. It can also help to work in an area without distracting bright colors or by positioning your desk to face away from areas of heavy traffic.

5/24/2017

Industrial sites should adopt a decentralized cybersecurity approach that prioritizes detection and works to isolate distressed systems, writes Claus Herbolzheimer.

5/24/2017

HR technology is an underrated field that has seen numerous high-value exits from startups, including LinkedIn, write Jon Bischke and Ben Johnston. "By becoming smarter and more data-driven, CEOs and investors who embrace this new age of HR technology will build better companies -- and investors could see positive outcomes as well," they write.

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Battery Ventures
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LinkedIn, Jon Bischke
5/24/2017

Companies are using digital games to test applicants' coding, communication and cognitive skills. "The research shows cognitive aptitude to be about twice as predictive as job interviews, three times as predictive as job experience, and four times as predictive as education level," says Josh Millet, CEO of Criteria Corp.

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Fast Company online
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Josh Millet
5/24/2017

Intuit created a virtual reality tour to give potential job candidates a sense of the company's culture. The effort took about 10 business days to complete.

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ERE Media
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Intuit, Virtual reality