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2/15/2018

Some employers use virtual reality during the interview process to assess how candidates would react to certain situations, writes Jennifer Shappley, a talent executive at LinkedIn. Handle these scenarios by drawing on skills you already have and by picking up some tips online.

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2/15/2018

Access to and participation in employer-sponsored retirement programs correspond with greater general retirement planning, according to an analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Forty-one percent of those with workplace plans available said they have tried to estimate how much income they will need in retirement, compared with 16% of workers without access to an employer-sponsored plan, the analysis found.

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2/15/2018

Help define your career purpose by compiling a list of 101 personal and professional goals, writes Julissa Shrewsbury, director of New Work Consulting. Another technique is identifying common themes in what you enjoy and what you're good at.

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LinkedIn
2/15/2018

Never criticize a company or a person on your LinkedIn profile, and don't post unprofessional or inappropriate images, writes Liz Ryan. Be aware that your comments on other people's blog posts and your status updates will appear on your profile, she writes.

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2/15/2018

Make your resume stand out by giving it a design makeover and adding social media details, writes HR professional Ovidiu Voina. Add some personality to your cover letter, and include details that show you've done your research on the company and the role, he writes.

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The Muse
2/15/2018

A leaping elk inadvertently collided with a research helicopter in eastern Utah earlier this week, causing the vehicle to crash. The crew was attempting to trap the elk with a net so it could give the elk a tracking collar for research purposes.

2/15/2018

HR should focus on a data ethics management strategy before the EU's General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect May 25, HR executives say. "It will be the evolving role of HR as stewards to be able to determine how best to navigate the use of information," says Jewell Parkinson, HR chief at SAP North America.

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HR Dive
2/15/2018

HR should prepare for the future by helping CEOs create an effective employee experience, understand new technologies and embrace a workforce that includes humans, machines and contractors, writes Alberto Loyola, CEO of Global Talent Partner. "Organizations that are able to adapt and strategically use AI to support growth and innovation will allow them to create a big differentiator in this new digital world," Loyola writes.

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2/15/2018

Start with a simple organizational structure but change it periodically to keep people communicating and prevent silos from forming, writes Freek Vermeulen, associate professor at the London Business School. "Once you have changed your functional structure into a product one, for example, your people will coordinate along product lines through formal meetings and reporting lines," Vermeulen writes.

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2/15/2018

Inspire innovation at your organization by hiring people from different backgrounds who are passionate about the company mission, writes Greg Satell. "The truth is you don't need the best people -- you need the best teams," he writes.

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