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12/6/2017

To increase cybersecurity at your company, train workers on safe ways to use computers and spot suspicious activity, writes Kon Leong, CEO of ZL Technologies. "Companies need to engage with the end-users to find out how far out of their way they're realistically willing to go in their everyday activity to support cybersecurity efforts," he writes.

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12/6/2017

Lincoln Financial Group transformed its learning and development with an inexpensive program that offers webinars, videos and other information showing interviews with company executives and experts. "Seeing senior managers acknowledge the struggles they've had in their careers and how they overcome them is powerful," says Jen Warne, the company's senior vice president of talent and HR.

12/5/2017

The best way to remember names is to say them aloud, suggests a study published in Memory. Doing so activates motor processing cues that facilitate retention, according to researchers Noah Farrin and Colin MacLeod at the University of Waterloo in Canada.

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Ladders
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University of Waterloo
12/5/2017

Skills related to data collection and content management systems look good on a resume, Sarah Greesonbach writes. Soft skills to emphasize include communication prowess and problem solving.

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Glassdoor
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Sarah Greesonbach
12/5/2017

The growing movement against workplace sexual harassment is a good start, but systemic change and more women in leadership are required to truly change the situation, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg says. Women might experience backlash if the situation is not handled correctly, Sandberg wrote in a Facebook post.

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Fortune, NBC News
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12/5/2017

Improve your mental health by spending 15 minutes a day learning something new, recommends psychiatrist Daniel Amen. Pursue learning opportunities by exploring other people's jobs and taking classes.

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Forbes
12/5/2017

Convince your employer you deserve a raise by increasing your workload, acquiring certifications or undergoing professional training, Robin Reshwan writes. You can also looking into earning money through your company's employee referral program or by accessing other benefits.

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Robin Reshwan
12/5/2017

When explaining an intricate idea, tailor your vocabulary and your method of communication to suit the listener, writes Matt Eventoff. Sometimes, it's best to focus on one important detail that you'd like your listener to understand and build from there.

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The Muse
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Matt Eventoff
12/5/2017

A Minnesota library recently posted a sign on its door warning patrons not to let in a cat named Max. Pictures of the sign made it to Twitter, prompting users to write poems and create a mock library card for Max.

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MAX, Twitter
12/5/2017

Few companies in the UK have a policy to help employees suffering from domestic abuse, research shows. HR too often doesn't have policies or training on the issue, if it is even aware of the situation.

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CIPD (UK)