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Starting a New Job? Take Control of Your Onboarding
Pgiam/Getty Images When Liz was offered a job as a product manager at a growing biotech firm, she was ecstatic. She had spent considerable time on her job search, found a company and a position that felt like a perfect fit, nailed her interviews, and negotiated smartly. But once Liz had both feet in the door and began onboarding in her first month on the job, she suddenly felt less confident. She sensed that she wasn’t fitting in with the culture, was unsure who she should build relationships with, and felt unclear about what her actual role was. Liz began to wonder if she was even [...]
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Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies
Klaus Meinhardt/Getty Images The gap in wealth in the United States between the ultrawealthy and everyone else has reached its widest point in decades. One way to narrow the divide is through the use of worker buyouts, in which ownership of a company transfers from a single person or a small number of people to the workers of the company. Currently, about 10% of Americans hold equity stakes in their workplaces. By providing more workers and employees with opportunities to buy shares, companies can help workers and communities raise their standard of living and simultaneously feel more investe [...]
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4 Conversations Every Overwhelmed Working Parent Should Have
Caspar Benson/Getty Images Working parents sometimes struggle with the feeling that they are either letting down their family or not meeting their career goals. It can be hard to strike the right balance. As with most of the challenges we face at work, having an open and honest conversation is one of the first steps toward finding a solution. If you’re able to talk about the issue, you can often resolve it, or at least come to a compromise. One of us, Brittney, became a mom six years ago and went through this experience of renegotiating boundaries in an intentional way. The ot [...]
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Why Great Success Can Bring Out the Worst Parts of Our Personalities
ses/Getty Images By any measure, Elon Musk is exceptionally successful. Having cofounded and sold PayPal, he quickly moved on to launching a range of ventures with world-changing aspirations for how we generate energy, transport ourselves and our goods, interface with machines, and explore our solar system. These ventures are unified in their vision — really more of an obsessive quest — for a more sustainable and resilient future for humanity, executed through a mixture of brilliant engineering and out-of-the-box thinking. To be sure, the ultimate success of these endeavors remain [...]
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When Will the U.S. Finally Act Boldly on Paid Family Leave?
sandy millar/Getty Images When I gave birth to my daughter over a year ago, I worked for an employer that provides no paid parental leave: the U.S. government. I was able to cobble together vacation and sick time with unpaid leave for four months. But I did not feel ready to go back to work, physically or emotionally, until my daughter was closer to seven months old — when she was sitting up, investigating new toys, eating pureed solids, and getting ready to scoot around her daycare room. It is time for the U.S. to join the rest of the developed world in providing paid parental lea [...]
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Isaac Mildenberg || Get the Finest Business Solutions from Isaac Mildenberg
Businesses can be hard to manage or to operate with the constants threats faced by it. These threats can be both internal as well as external that restricts the firm to function or to prosper. The internal threats are the insincerity and the lack of motivation shown by the employees, which could lead to the dysfunction of the system or retard the growth of the company on the whole. And the external threats are the changing consumer behavior as well as the constant competition faced by them. Isaac Mildenberg is the person who can help you in providing the best possible solutions and advice to h [...]
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Isaac Mildenberg || How Isaac Mildenberg Helps Your Business Embrace Sky High Success
Nowadays people are inclined to doing business rather than doing a job. Every professional wants to try their luck in start-up business. The motivation behind this thought is huge start-up businesses which commenced their business in 2 BHK flat with few people as employees are now running their business in multi-storey building. But running a business successfully is not that easy which most of the people think. You need to be patient, hard-working, attentive, knowledgeable, you should have strong network in the industry and do not forget the most important thing, consultation. You will find y [...]
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How Pips Alert Helps You Get the Best Forex Signals
Pips Alert is the perfect platform for the people involved in Forex trade. Pips Alert has proven to be an impeccable platform for availing information about Forex signal. Forex trading signals are used by the Forex traders all over the world. Forex signal helps traders in taking critical decisions about their financial investments in foreign exchange market. For a forex trader, forex signal is one of the most important tools which help him choose the most suitable option among others. Pips Alert helps Forex traders by benefitting them with the best forex signals. Pips Alert has a team of highl [...]
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How to Tell Your Team That Organizational Change Is Coming
pm images/Getty Images From time to time, every leader has to deliver news that is hard for employees to hear. Even when businesses are doing well, organizational and structural change is to be expected, and acquisitions, reorganizations, or policy changes can affect people’s jobs in ways that create feelings of fear, anger, or sorrow. Each employee wonders, “How will this change affect me?” or assumes, “Oh, this won’t be good! How am I going to get my work done?” Announcements like these can be daunting. And they go awry if they’re insufficient [...]
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The Marketing Message That Works with Republicans but Not Democrats
Lee Powers/Getty Images Luxury goods are instrumental to status signaling — our hope that people will recognize the insignia on a suitcase, or the stitching on a pair of jeans, and see us a certain way. For the $262 billion luxury market, tapping into consumers’ fundamental need for respect or admiration from others is a very powerful tool. It’s no accident that a brand such as Audi invites you to “update your status” by buying its cars. Or that Aston Martin will bring “value to your life.” Other luxury brands encourage you to think about your s [...]
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The Risks and Benefits of Using AI to Detect Crime
Patrick George/Getty Images Companies are using AI to prevent and detect everything from routine employee theft to insider trading. Many banks and large corporations employ artificial intelligence to detect and prevent fraud and money laundering. Social media companies use machine learning to block illicit content such as child pornography. Businesses are constantly experimenting with new ways to use artificial intelligence for better risk management and faster, more responsive fraud detection — and even to predict and prevent crimes. While today’s basic technology is not necessa [...]
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What the Best Nonprofits Know About Strategy
William Andrew/Getty Images After years of working in tech startups, which strive to transform underdog status into competitive advantage, I dove into the nonprofit world. The contrast was striking: Too few nonprofits use the advantages of their nonprofit status. In doing so, they miss out on a huge opportunity. The nonprofit model has a strategic edge beyond tax exemption, and the best nonprofit leaders learn to leverage it. I call this approach nonprofit judo, a reference to the martial art that emphasizes how an apparently disadvantaged player can succeed through a strategy [...]
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