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Worst Excuses for Sick Days

See also Worst Excuses for Being Late There's no limit to creativity when it comes to coming up with reasons for calling in sick, according to a new survey from Careerbuilder. Employees give all manner of outrageous excuses –...Read More

U.S. Hiring Planned by Chinese and Indian Companies

IT workers are painfully familiar with outsourcing and offshoring by U.S. companies. But a significant number of companies based in India, China and other high-growth countries are looking to boost the num...Read More

IT Workers Losing Confidence

Technology professionals are not brimming with confidence these days; instead, they have lower expectations about the economy and their own job security than they did just months ago, according to the quarterly Technisource IT...Read More

Scared But Lazy About the Data Security

Users have big concerns about Internet security and safety, but we get a little lazy when it comes to actually doing something about protecting our own data, according to recent research from Unisys Corp. A clear ma...Read More

Improve Your Public Speaking

See also Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs. If you are not afraid of public speaking, maybe you should be. Talking in front of a crowd often ranks with death and spiders in polls of things people fear most, but even the bolde...Read More

Bad Blood Grows Between Workers and Bosses

The bum economy is bad for relationships between U.S. workers and their bosses, according to a survey from Spherion Staffing Services. The trust factor is one casualty as acrimony grows between the cubicles and t...Read More

What Not to Wear to a Job Interview

Some job seekers haven't gotten the memo on dressing appropriately for an interview, according to a new OfficeTeam survey of more than 670 HR managers. The managers say that position candidates have shown up wearing bea...Read More

HR Clueless About Social Media

Many companies aren't making enough use of social media to land and retain talented employees, according to two recent surveys from Technisource and its parent company, SFN Group. A majority of organizations that are using s...Read More

Where Companies Are Recruiting

In these uncertain times, hiring managers appear to playing the probability game when it comes to recruiting new employees. In the hunt for newly-minted college grads, companies are not focusing their efforts just on the Ha...Read More

Ups and Downs of Expatriate Work

The recession hasn't stopped companies from sending employees overseas to pursue business objectives. In fact, many organizations are planning to increase the number of expatriates they have on staff, according to a recent...Read More

Surprising Trends in Social Media

Younger employees' use of social and collaborative technology actually lags behind that of older workers, according to a new survey from Citrix Online. The most enthusiastic adopters of social tools are older Baby Boomers, def...Read More

10 Motivational Books That Actually Motivate

As George Eliot once said, “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” Maybe, but a brutal recession and its dreary aftermath have made inspiration a scarce commodity. Working harder and longer...Read More

Glitch-Free Software Development

Software bugs can cost big money. In a new book, Glitch: The Hidden Impact of Faulty Software (Prentice Hall/available now), author Jeff Papows shows how to avoid some of these expensive problems. Glitch prevention demands ...Read More

Ripley`s Does Technology

When you think of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, you think of old-school oddities like abnormally large or small people, or a two-legged lamb, or even, to choose a fresher example, a bust of Kevin Bacon made out of real bacon. Such...Read More

10 Pitfalls of Social Media

If social media is not working for your business, maybe you need to work on your social media. That’s the word from Barry Libert, author of Social Nation: How to Harness the Power of Social Media to Attract Customers, Mot...Read More
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