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Linkedin Data Reveals the Hottest Companies to Work For Right Now
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Thanks to plenty of research, we know that more than half of American workers are burned out or just not into their jobs and would happily jump ship to work at a company with a better culture (and a bigger salary). Which companies are those jobseekers eyeing and where are they landing? LinkedIn offers up a list of 50 of the most
Bill Gates Dispenses Life and Career Advice to the Class of '17
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It's graduation season right now, which means young people everywhere are entering the great unknown of either more school or the real world. This time of the year also means that many famous and/or successful people are being brought in to deliver commencement speeches filled with words of encouragement and sage advice for making it in this life. But because
Exactly What to Put in Your LinkedIn Profile to Get a Promotion
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You’re smart, talented, and a hard worker, so you’ve been rewarded with stretch assignments that helped you build new management-level skills. But despite that growth, no one has yet tapped you for that first management role. Now you’ve got a conundrum–you want to update your LinkedIn profile to show your management ability, but you don’t have the title to go
What Is Ransomware, What are 'Worms' And How Do You Stop Them?
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Over the weekend, the WannaCry virus infected 200,000 devices in 150 different countries, locking users out of access to their devices and files. While many Americans are genuinely concerned about cybersecurity, few fully understand exactly how viruses like WannaCry work and how they may be at risk. What Is Ransomware? WannaCry is a type of malware known as ransomware. Ransom
Here's How Much You Need to Save Each Day to Become a Millionaire
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As the costs of everything from housing to healthcare increase, the amount needed for retirement rises comparably. This presents a significant problem to anyone below the upper class benchmark, with standard of living almost invariably dropping post-retirement due to inadequate resources. Many middle- and lower-class retirees find they cannot retire at all, instead maintaining regular employment until physically no longer
Can Chatbots Replace Your Summer Interns?
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Some companies offer internships that even mid-level careerists would covet. At others, interns end up doing menial tasks that no one else wants to do. But it’s also a way to evaluate inexperienced workers before taking the plunge to hire them full-time. The challenge is that interns don’t often come in with knowledge of the company’s policies, products, and procedures and
Hackers Steal U.S. Government Tool to Launch Thousands of Attacks in Dozens of Countries
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Hackers used a tool stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency to launch at least 45,000 attacks in as many as 74 countries, including severely disrupting Britain's public health system, as the New York Times reports. According to the Times, the tool used by the hackers was ransomware, which is "a kind of malware that encrypts data, locks out the
Is Pay Transparency Right For Your Company? We Asked a Few That Tried It
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When Berlin-based education startup CareerFoundry flattened its hierarchy last year, all the company’s managers lost their titles. At that point, cofounders Raffaela Rein and Martin Ramsin thought it only fair to create a peer-based performance review and promotion structure. But that required salary transparency. “If the team had to decide on promotions, transparency for salaries was sort of a necessity,” Rein says. She
Gen Z is Starting to Graduate College This Year, With Lots of Debt and Optimism
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Job prospects are looking pretty good for graduates this year–the first cohort of gen Z to enter the workforce with a diploma or degree. According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), unemployment rates for high school and college graduates are closing in on prerecession levels. Wages are beginning a slow climb as well, particularly for those with a college degree. Among
One San Francisco Politician is Exploring a Tax on Robots
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With fears about the job-killing effects of automation growing every day, once unthinkable ideas are starting to get an airing. A universal basic income (UBI)–where the government gives everyone enough money to live on–has lots of supporters, especially in Silicon Valley. And now some prominent individuals are calling for a tax on robots. The thinking: If you make robots more expensive,