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Move the Ball: Testing the Rooney Rule to Increase Diversity Within the Legal Profession

Tamesha Keel | Posted 02.06.2016 | Impact
Tamesha Keel

Diversity and the lack thereof has remained a hot topic at every turn. From sports and entertainment, academia, to legal and tech industries, the data illustrates the sobering reality that more work remains to be done to attain truly diverse and inclusive environments within our global society. Therefore, it is imperative to move beyond discourse to action.

Looking For Mr. Right? This Is Why You Should Stop

Joe Seldner | Posted 02.06.2016 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

I'm a big fan of hope. I've stood on the edge of some grim and horrific precipices, and managed to avoid falling into them because of hope. I've experienced injustices and cruelty, and survived, even thrived, because of hope.

Will Workforce Development Succeed by Being Demand Driven?

Maureen Conway | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Maureen Conway

In workforce development, the phrase "demand driven" is common. The idea is that the job of workforce development organizations should be to ascertain the skills and competencies that companies want, and then prepare people with those skills and competencies and place them in open jobs.

Previewing the January Jobs Report

Chad Stone | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Chad Stone

Those brave enough to predict think that tomorrow's jobs report will show a net gain of 188,000 payroll jobs (compared with 292,000 in December) and an unchanged 5.0 percent unemployment rate.

Huge Growth in Businesses Owned by Women Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Craig Newmark

Folks, I'm a big supporter of both veterans and small businesses. Recently, I heard some good news regarding women veterans success in business. Ac...

Historic Blizzard of 2016 No Match for Telecommuters

Leigh Searl | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

The driving force behind providing a telework policy is different for the employer and employee. Employers move to telework policies because it saves tens of thousands of dollars every year and employees embrace teleworking because it provides a greater work-life balance. It's a win-win for both parties.

The One Person Who WIll Always Get Hired

Trisha Velarmino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
Trisha Velarmino

A friend of mine texted me today and said, "I can pull off a Trisha. I am convinced that like you, I can also do a 6-mo to a year sabbatical and d...

Courageous Career Change

Shaun_Johnson | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business

The decision to change your career path is not a choice to take lightly. Venturing into the unknown is uncomfortable, and it is scary. The easy choice is inaction--accepting your career circumstances with complacency. Resolving against complacency in search of something more inspiring requires courage.

This Visionary May Completely Disrupt The Tech Industry As We Know It

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Robert J. Szczerba

When Thorkil Sonne and his wife learned that their son had autism, they worried that he would face an uncertain future, where he would be constantly m...

Help Wanted: 40 Percent of School Principals in Chicago May Be About to Quit

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 01.26.2016 | Education
Marilyn Rhames

If a study showed that 40 percent of the leading doctors in Chicago planned to quit their jobs within the next three years and another 20 percent of...

Are Robots Not Coming for Your Job After All?

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.20.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Whilst numerous reports have painted a doom-laden picture in recent years about the number of roles that will be impacted by automation, the study suggests the reality will be altogether less bleak.

Why I Lead My Staff Like a Parent

Matt Sweetwood | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business
Matt Sweetwood

I lead because I have grown to learn the hard and valuable way that no vision will ever be accomplished in my business on my own. You can't do it all by yourself. There is power in numbers and collective intelligence so success is measured in how well you make that work.

Let's Elect an American President Who Focuses on the Right Things

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Nicolas Berggruen

In a world growing more troubled every day, leadership, and particularly American leadership, is more important than ever. That is why the election of the next U.S. president is such a serious matter. It is why so much of the world is paying close attention to how our political season is unfolding.

May the Force Be With You As a Seasoned Woman at Work

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.15.2016 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The double standard for men and women continues in the workplace. The recent media debate about whether Carrie Fisher is aging well or not in the blockbuster, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie, is an example of women facing scrutiny about looks and appearance in the workplace that does not equally apply to men.

Beyond Business: Global Commerce and the Liberal Arts

Adam Weinberg | Posted 01.14.2016 | College
Adam Weinberg

When I became president of Denison University three years ago, many people told me that we needed a business degree. As a sociologist, my response was to ask, "Why?"

Broadly Excluding Workers With Criminal Records Is Bad News For The Economy

Mark L. O'Brien | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Mark L. O'Brien

When our sentences end, people with criminal records are expected to return home and begin to support our families and selves. When I got out of jail, I started the hard work of rebuilding. I applied to over 60 jobs, but nobody would hire me. Broadly excluding workers with criminal records makes no sense.

This New Platform Will Amplify Voices Affected by Global Youth Unemployment

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
The GroundTruth Project

A few years ago in Copenhagen, a young woman challenged a gathering of United Nations climate delegates by asking, "How old will you be in 2050?" It was a simple, but powerful, shot across the bow for the "adults" in the room -- most of whom will not be around to see the impact of their policy plans. Such poignant moments are, unfortunately, too rare.

4 Ways The State Of The Union Got Stronger Under Obama

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, and this speech won’t be like the ones he has given pr...

He Comes From a Good Family: So F*cking What?

Denise Mills | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Denise Mills

Choosing to employ (or associate with) people based on the social status of their family is completely warped. We need to drop the whole 'he/she comes from a good family' as a favourable attribute when sizing up potential employees.

Previewing the December Jobs Report

Chad Stone | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Chad Stone

Tomorrow's December jobs report is the first since Federal Reserve policymakers lifted their target for short-term interest rates off zero. That's a very small step, and policymakers didn't claim that the labor market was fully healed.

3 Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success

Leigh Searl | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

Clichés are prevalent throughout our culture because they reflect a certain truth about life. The phrases here are common everyday phrases and are words to live by both in your personal and professional life.

900 Million People in the World Are Unfilled With Their Work. Here's What To Do If You're One of Them

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Dragos Bratasanu

A single entrepreneur, a single artist, a single author, a single startup or a single company cannot change the world. But what about 900 million of us? There are 900 million people in 142 countries who are unfulfilled with what they do in life.

The Secret of Getting Noticed by a Recruiter: 6 Networking and Resume Tips for Introverted Job-Hunters

Davis Truyen | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Davis Truyen

One of the best tools is LinkedIn. With your professional, interactive and impressive profile, it will let you create relationships with potential employers. But how do you use LinkedIn properly?

Top Talent's 2016 Career Question: Should I Stay, or Should I Go?

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The world of work is changing fast with unemployment on the decline and the Talent Wars in full swing. The major skills gap is still a reality and the buyer's market is highly competitive for qualified candidates.

10 Best and Worst Jobs for Work-Life Balance

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business

By Terence Loose, Contributor In our frenetic and demanding world, achieving work-life balance seems more difficult all the time. And if you're won...