Udemy survey finds workers don’t have the skills they need – and they know it

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There have been few studies, until now, that examined how workers feel about the adequacy of their skills. A survey of employees was released last week that provides strong confirmation of the notion that employees need better skills to do their jobs well, especially skills related to technology.

 

 

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Should employers monitor their employees’ social media?

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39% of employers dig into candidates on social sites.

Should employers be looking into how people live their lives through social media? It’s becoming an increasingly important question. The number of people fired over social-media posts is rising, and many employers look closely at a job candidate’s online presence before making a decision.

 

 

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3 trends that will transform how employees use their phones

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Many organizations are unprepared for the mobile future.

There are hundreds of entrepreneurs every year whose business plans include the “mobile” buzzword. Many of them are app companies that target consumers or ad networks and platforms that help reach them. But there are even bigger opportunities for startups that leverage mobile technology to solve the most pressing problems for enterprises.

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The ever-changing face of the workplace: Infographic

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Employers are adapting to the changing structure of the work environments

Today’s workplace is nothing like professional environments of the past, in part due to recent technology advances, and partly a result of the influence of the growing number of Millennials in the workforce . To meet these changes, employers are adapting not only their hiring practices but also the structure of the work environments.

 

 

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1 in 4 young adults regret posts on social media: Survey

In the heat of the moment, it is so easy to tweet, post or Instagram emotionally charged or questionable content.  Those posts or content can come back to bite you. That could be why a new survey finds about one in four young adults fear they’ll get fired or turned down for a job by employers who see their more risqué social-media posts.

 

 

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Five productivity myths debunked by science (and common sense)

“A cluttered desk is a cluttered mind.” “If you had more hours in the day, you’d be more productive.” I’m sure you have heard these common productivity tropes before, and you may even be wasting time trying to follow them when they don’t make sense for you. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular claims about productivity, and see if there’s science to back them up.

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Number of Americans quitting their jobs at the highest rate in five years

Latest data says 2.16 million people have quit their jobs.

Americans are voluntarily quitting their jobs at the highest rate since the pre-recession era, according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey — known as JOLTS — published by The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

 

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