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When you are dealing with a lack of motivation, it seems like everyone is giving you advice on how to solve it. However, new research shows that people are more inclined to deal with feeling unmotivated, or other problems based on mentality, when they give someone else advice on how to solve the same problem…. Read more »

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Automation has already decimated labor markets in manufacturing and other industries, and artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to do the same, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. However, that probably won’t mean massive unemployment and the complete disruption of society as we know it. The report also found that workers will… Read more »

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Cultural fit is the idea that a potential employee will buy into the company’s mission and way of doing business, as well as get along with existing staff members. Many hiring managers are now gearing parts of their interview to assess candidates for cultural fit, and although job seekers will want to give good answers… Read more »

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Workplace drama isn’t exclusive to the IT industry and it’s a reality that company leaders have to acknowledge with if they want their organization to be successful. Drama happens in the workplace because humans are emotional beings. We have pride and envy and many other emotions that cause us to butt heads, often over the… Read more »

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If you’re in a difficult work environment, you need to do more than simply put your head down and push through the toxicity. A stressful work environment has been linked to all kinds of health problems. Also, poor relationships with co-workers is one of the top reasons why people quit their job. Clearly, it’s important… Read more »

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If you’re finding it more difficult than ever to handle both your IT job and your life outside of work, you’re not the only one. Whether it’s a boom economy driving higher demands or a recession stoking fears of cutbacks, there is almost constant pressure for people to put in extra hours or stay connected… Read more »

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At its most basic, a job posting should plainly describe the requirements of the position, the company culture and the overall mission. If it doesn’t, the company is more likely going to get low-quality applicants. Job descriptions also need to be effective marketing tools. They should attract the eyes of high-quality hires and then sell… Read more »

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Teamwork can mean the difference between positive results or setbacks at work. In fact, one particular survey revealed that 86 percent of people credit workplace setbacks to lack of teamwork. With distributed teams and remote employees now a part of the modern workplace, technology plays a crucial role in collaboration, and it can make us… Read more »

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More IT professionals than ever are choosing to become contractors and companies are increasingly leveraging this emerging part of the workforce. A 2016 survey from Deloitte found 51 percent of global executives said they plan to increase the use of contractors at their organization. While contractors get to enjoy the flexible nature of their situation,… Read more »