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U.S. Students Ill-Prepared for Working World

No child left behind? Hardly. Executives in the United States say young people are inadequately schooled in the essentials needed for professional life, according to a survey commissioned by Global Partnership Sch...Read More
 
 
 
 
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No Break for Weary Workers

Do workers ever really get to relax? Apparently not, according to a survey from TripAdvisor. In theory, this is the time of year when we’re at our best. We’re back from summer vacations, refreshed and ready to go back to wor...Read More
 
 
 
 
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Ten Ways IT Deals With Consumer Technology

The consumerization of corporate Information Technology is an established fact, with enterprise tech usage now influenced heavily by consumer trends. See also: How Big Companies Are Adjusting to Consumerization....Read More
 
 
 
 
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10 Real-World Best Practices For Innovation

The best practices followed by your company when attempting to develop new ideas probably are not such great practices after all. So says former Accenture innovation guru Stephen M. Shapiro in the book, Best Prac...Read More
 
 
 
 
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Nine CEO Failures and Flameouts

Strong leadership matters. When Steve Jobs came back to Apple in 1997, he turned the company around so completely that his products have become the de facto standards when customers think of MP3 players (you know, iPods) ...Read More
 
 
 
 
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Proper Care and Feeding of Gen Y Employees

Managing younger workers takes some extra work. They’ve had a rough introduction to the job market, and it shows. Many Millennials (aka Gen Y employees) have saved too little and borrowed too much. They’re r...Read More
 
 
 
 
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Where the Jobs Are Now

The long jobs recession grinds on, but staffing increases should substantially outnumber cutbacks for the remainder of the year, according to a survey from Robert Half International. Optimism is notably higher than it was in mid-yea...Read More
 
 
 
 
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Companies Spend On Security Amid Mobile and Social Threats

Mobile devices, hackers, and social networking are the biggest security challenges facing IT departments, according to Symantec's 2011 State of Security Survey. For the second year in a row, the surve...Read More
 
 
 
 
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Six Steps for Automating Application Virtualization

Application virtualization is a good way to lower computing and energy costs and become more nimble, but converting to virtual formats and preparing for deployment can be a time-consuming, manual task. Q...Read More
 
 
 
 
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10 Ways To Sell an Idea

Good employees have ideas; influential employees transform ideas into action by getting buy-in from top decision-makers. A new book, Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others (Yale University Press/Available now), looks at way...Read More
 
 
 
 
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Workers More Honest When Someone is Watching

Open-plan office layouts are popular these days, with fewer individual offices and more emphasis on environments that encourage collaboration. Experts tout benefits like employee retention and better use of sp...Read More
 
 
 
 
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Social Media Influence On Purchasing Overrated

Social media influence consumer decisions, but not as much you might think&#151at least not yet. As customers flock to the Internet for research, the most popular sites remain those with advice from estab...Read More
 
 
 
 
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Four Ways To Improve Your Management Style

Do you Sisu? Sisu is a Finnish term for doing what it takes to get things done. It embodies qualities of will, perseverance, and endurance, and places high value on building an organization that leverages the co...Read More
 
 
 
 
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Being Liked Trumps Being Smart

Sounds like high school all over again: Career success depends more on popularity than intelligence. But bosses value workers who interact well with colleagues, customers, and partners, according to a recent survey from CareerBui...Read More
 
 
 
 
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10 Crazy Things People Put on Resumes

It’s hard enough to get a job these days without making a hash of your resume and your references (not to mention your interview wardrobe and behavior), but some candidates just can’t seem to get out of their own ...Read More
 
 
 
 
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