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On-Demand Economy: Creating Entrepreneurship or Exploitation?

Companies like Uber, FancyHands, Airbnb and Snagajob are flourishing, driven by technology, a slow economic recovery and consumer demand. But what does that mean for today's workers?

Testing skill, talent, or luck, fishing for money with success or failure.

You Can't Tell Your Boss What You've Done If You Don't Know What You've Done

The first step in developing your personal Accomplishments Inventory and Statement is to compile an exploratory list of those things you are proud to have achieved. (Serialized from the soon-to-be published, "PROMOTE!")

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How Much Salary Transparency Is Right for Your Business?

Everyone talks about greater transparency and openness in business, but when it comes to making salary information transparent, each organization must decide for itself just how much to reveal.

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Why Improving Emotional IQs Makes for Better IT Leaders

Hiring and retaining talent is becoming a priority as CIOs struggle to find and retain top talent. Raising the emotional IQ of your IT leaders is one big step towards creating a culture where people want to work.

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How to Help Millennials Shine in the Workplace

Millennials already make up a large part of the workforce and in 10 years they are expected to represent the majority of workers. In order to uncover this generation's full potential, businesses need to better understand its traits...

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How to Keep Meetings From Eating Into Your Bottom Line

No business wants to admit that it’s inefficient, lacks clear direction or wastes tens of thousands of dollars. And yet businesses everywhere are doing just that by holding unnecessary, unproductive and unpopular meetings. Shifting...

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Quantify Your Value and Earn More

You were hired because someone believed you would produce more value for the organization than you would cost it. (Serialized from the soon-to-be published "PROMOTE!")

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IT Resume Makeover: Emphasize Your 'X Factor'

After a 17-year climb through the IT ranks at a major financial firm, this month’s resume makeover candidate found herself unemployed and with a mundane resume. Here's how expert Donald Burns uncovered her 'wow factor.'

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11 Communication Skills of Effective Project Leaders

There are project managers and then there are highly effective project leaders. Here are 11 traits that the great ones share.

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9 Ways to Improve Employee and Customer Communication

Marketing and communication pros share their tips for how companies can foster better communication (and collaboration) among employees, as well as improve customer communications.

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7 Workforce Management Trends That Will Impact IT in 2015

As businesses look to finalize their workforce management strategies for the coming year, here are the top 7 issues you'll need to consider for 2015.

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Professional Accomplishments: The Shortest Distance to Indispensable

An inventory of real-world, valuable accomplishments will demonstrate your value to your organization. (Serialized from the soon to be published, "Promote!")

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Busting Millennials-in-the-Workplace Myths

By 2020, nearly half of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of millennials. Instead of buying into the negative hype, forward-thinking organizations should start working to better understand this generation and leverage their...

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Is Social Media Recruiting Dead?

A year ago, reports revealed that only 2 percent of large brands' Facebook posts were reaching their fans, and one Forrester analyst lamented the death of social media's organic reach. But does the same hold true for social media...

Don't Let Supervisors Manage Your Career

You have a professional responsibility to share your value with those who can make a difference in your career: management. (Serialized from the soon to be published book, "Promote!")

Are You Ready to Replace Yourself?

CIOs rarely get to name their successors, and companies overall do a poor job of succession planning. CEO Michael Friedenberg says it's time to get serious about closing the succession gap.

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Define Your Corporate Culture Before It Defines You

Culture is an important part of attracting, hiring and retaining top talent. But if your organization isn't taking steps to codify and enforce the culture you want, you may end up with exactly the one you don't.

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8 Key IT Hiring Trends to Watch for in 2015

Which technology skills will be in the biggest demand in 2015? CIO.com talked to Foote Partners to find out what IT leaders need to be on the lookout for in the months ahead.

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