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6/27/2017

Martha, a 125-pound Neapolitan mastiff, won the Sonoma-Marin Fair's World's Ugliest Dog contest in California. During the competition, Martha impressed the judges by slowly climbing on stage and taking a nap, snoring loudly while ignoring the cheers of the crowd.

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6/27/2017

Nearly 60% of job seekers say they have had a poor experience as a candidate, and 72% report sharing the experience with someone directly or online, according to a CareerArc survey. Employers must treat candidates as stakeholders and respect them to avoid public damage to the brand and to attract ideal employees, says Lian Shao of the University of Washington Foster School of Business.

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Forbes
6/27/2017

College graduates who are entering the corporate world should invest time and effort in their professional relationships to ease the transition, writes Shadan Deleveaux. Make sure to treat everyone you meet with respect as you build a reputation in a new environment, Deleveaux writes.

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Fortune
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6/27/2017

Studies have shown that multitasking actually inhibits productivity, making it much more effective to monotask, or focus on one thing at a time. To improve your ability to monotask, make sure to include time in your day to rest your brain by doing nothing and regularly set aside several-hour blocks of time for deep work, writes Tammy Swift.

6/27/2017

While the career web allows professionals to change jobs more frequently than the outdated career ladder did, the amount of options available can lead to decision fatigue, writes Alina Dizik. Those who feel paralyzed by the sheer number of choices available should impose boundaries based upon the skills they want to acquire and their long-term career goals.

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BBC
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6/27/2017

Professionals who have "side hustles" must be realistic about extra work and set aside time for it when they know they can be productive, writes Andrea Huspeni. By scheduling fixed times that take into account other obligations, people can make their side work a priority and avoid overworking.

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Entrepreneur online
6/27/2017

Roche Diagnostics Singapore's annual charity children's walk is a collaborative effort among employees who act as volunteers, says Goh Chor Lim, Asia Pacific HR head at Roche Diagnostics.

6/27/2017

Automated external defibrillators in the workplace can save lives, but many employers hesitate to make them available because of liability and training concerns. Requirements vary depending on the business location, "so it's hard for a company to get a handle on all the potential issues of liability," says Bradford Hammock of Jackson Lewis P.C.

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6/27/2017

To modernize human capital management, use a single cloud-based integrated solution, writes Warren Perlman, chief information officer at Ceridian. The technology allows information to be shared across programs, increases productivity, saves money and can be updated easily.

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Forbes
6/27/2017

Technology is helping HR leaders to take on strategic, influential roles, a Paychex survey suggests. Of those surveyed, more than 2 in 5 have regular access to the chief financial officer or CEO.