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Improving Education With 17,000 Youth Voices

Gordon Ching | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Gordon Ching

Flashback to when you were just starting university, completely lost and confused about what to do with your life and trying to answer always burning "what are you going to do after graduation" question.

Learning to Love What You Have

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a season focused on gratitude, 17-year-old Monica Chica has an attitude about choosing to be grateful that's wise far beyond her years: "The most important lesson I learned is that being happy is not about having with you what you loved in the past, but learning to love what you have in the present."

Trusting the Crowd and the Machines

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

The business environment of the future needs to trust people and technology and provide flexibility and choice for employees to connect with complementary skills across a network, to work together on challenges, to learn fast, unlock their passion and improve performance.

4 Reasons That Feminism and Disability Rights Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Not only am I still convinced that feminism has a purpose and should be discussed, but I think that initiatives for women's empowerment could hold a lot of promise for ameliorating the issues faced by persons with disabilities in the workplace.

Critical Thinking Skills: Higher Education Must Lead Business to Maximize Full Value of Employees

Bill Destler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Bill Destler

Substantial long-term research and comments from employers suggest that a large portion of college and university graduates lack critical thinking skills.

Training Minds for Better Teambuilding

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

Many organizations, including nonprofits and schools, prioritize team building and invest in team building programs or special events to strengthen co...

The Top 5 Reasons Employees Quit

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 11.13.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

Employees leave when they perceive their work environment as an unhealthy one. Managers and employees must learn how their words and actions can set the tone for an unhealthy workplace, how to determine whether their department is on the verge of toxicity and how to implement techniques to boost morale and foster a healthy workplace.

Fighting Veteran Unemployment by Closing the Skills Translation Gap

Steve Cooker | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Steve Cooker

Providing insight and tools to both employers and veterans can help to re-shape the way they think about military skills and help them to better understand all of the qualifications a transitioning service member/veteran processes.

What Explains the Election Results? It's (Still) the Economy

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

No one should be surprised that the American people are economically insecure and anxious. Seven in 10 voters said the nation's economy is in bad shape. Voters who said the economy was important to them voted 2 to 1 for Republicans.

How My Disability Affects Me Professionally

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Although it is becoming more and more acceptable to talk about women's need for flexibility in the workplace, disability is still considered a very taboo, almost shameful, subject.

On Veterans Day, Let's Help Keep Vets Employed

Carol Glazer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Carol Glazer

The successful transition of injured veterans into satisfying civilian employment provides an invaluable opportunity for our country to continue benefiting from the dedication, talent and leadership of its bravest young people.

The 4-Year Versus 2-Year Degree Debate: Myths, Stereotypes and Realities of Today's Higher Education Landscape

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 11.06.2014 | College
Felix W. Ortiz III

From the perspective of our global leaders, job seekers must be supplied with the most direct, straightforward career pathways coupled with the rudimentary resources and tools needed at all junctures of education, degree and certification, employment, and onward.

Unequal Pay Every Day

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

The Equal Pay Act doesn't seem to be working very well. In the United States today, mothers are the primary or sole breadwinners in more than 40 percent of families. They work for the same reasons men do and merit the same pay.

How to Deal With Office Politics... And Win?

Quora | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Quora

There's no easy answer, but the mistake most people make is that they let their guard down. Supposedly "informal" environments are the most dangerous.

3 Misconceptions About Your Company's HR Professionals

Erin Daruszka | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

There are numerous misconceptions about the human resources function. I know this firsthand, because throughout my career, I have been in situations where I had to make unpopular choices for the greater good.

This Map Depicts The Staggering Highs And Lows Of The U.S. Economy Since 1999

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business

America has been through a roller coaster ride of job creation and job loss over the last 15 years. But sometimes it can be difficult to really grasp ...

Does Raising the Minimum Wage Hurt Employment? Evidence from China

Prakash Loungani | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Prakash Loungani

Raising the minimum wage is a polarizing issue. One side worries that raising it will lower employment. The other side downplays the impact on employment and plays up the positive impact on the living standards of the poor.

Illinois Is Killing Black Opportunity

Hilary Gowins | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Illinois is home to a vicious cycle that prevents its black residents from reaching their full potential, and too little attention is being paid to the numbers driving it.

An Improving Employment Picture for College Graduates?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

But is this conclusion really a superficial assumption, masking the need for broader changes in the way that American colleges and universities prepare graduates for the workforce?

I Often Wonder...

Ari Garber | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Ari Garber

I often wonder... Just what the heck is going on? How do some things get so messed up? As I age, the more I feel as if I am lacking the wisdom to u...

First World, Third World: A Travel Essay

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

You are all potential terrorists and will be treated as such. Here's half a Diet Coke as a reward for being compliant.

What Are the Rules for Employers Checking Your Credit?

Miranda Marquit | Posted 10.06.2014 | Money
Miranda Marquit

It seems that no matter what you want to do these days, someone wants a peek at your credit history. Not only do lenders and insurers want to see what you are up to, but even some employers look at your credit report as part of a background check.

Ben Walsh

Celebrate The Falling Unemployment Rate All You Want, But It Ignores A Key Point

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.03.2014 | Business

The decent, steady, but not great jobs recovery just got a little stronger. But there are still a disturbingly large number of people who aren’t fee...

5 Signs You're Ready to Start Your Own Business

Gillian Small | Posted 10.02.2014 | Small Business
Gillian Small

Starting a new business, be it big or small, is far from easy. In the early stages you will inevitably drift between periods of certainty and uncertainty about your decision. You will feel like you are constantly swaying with the wind of opinions from your peers.

The Power of a Professional Brand and Why You Need One

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

As a career coach, I often work with people that brand products or services for an organization but have no real awareness of their personal professional brand and why it matters. It's time to take stock of your own brand and use it to achieve your career goals.