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How New Technologies Will Radically Reshape India’s Workforce

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India will have the world’s largest workforce by 2027. But as AI, blockchain and other technologies quickly render existing ways of working obsolete, training will become more critical than ever.

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5 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

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We all want to be fearless public speakers. We dream of confidently striding onto the stage to give a speech or presentation, breaking the ice with the perfect joke, captivating the audience with compelling stories, handling the most ...

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How to Make Sustainability Every Employee’s Responsibility

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Do you believe that sustainability is important for your company, but that it’s “someone else’s problem?” You aren’t alone; while most organizations talk the talk of sustainability — doing things like integrating environmental and societal concerns into their business models — very few ...

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Good Mentors Help You Work Through Strong Emotions

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When I was 25, during my annual review my (male) boss confirmed lots of positive things, such as how I exceeded my $26 million goal in sales. But he ended the meeting with his one big negative: “You need ...

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What the Data Says About Women in Management Between 1980 and 2010

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Advancement toward gender equality at work has slowed since the 1990s for three major reasons: people’s attitudes stopped becoming more gender egalitarian, occupations stopped gender integrating, and the gender wage gap began decreasing at slower rates. Sociologist Paula England has called ...

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The Right and Wrong Way to Attract Young Workers to a “Boring” Company

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I spend much of my time with senior executives from organizations in, shall we say, not the most glamorous fields: community banks, electrical distributors, heartland manufacturers, and, perhaps least glamorous of all, insurance companies. These executives are rightly proud of ...

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: How Empathy Sparks Innovation

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recounted his unlikely ascent to the top job and how the software giant’s culture is changing, during a recent talk at Wharton.

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How Japan Is Creating New Opportunities for Life Sciences Companies – SPONSOR CONTENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

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Japan, one of the world’s richest business markets, once had a reputation as a difficult business environment for some foreign companies. So why have many of the world’s best-known life science companies successfully expanded into Japan in recent years?

From Finland to Israel, from Australia to Portugal, from the U.S. to the U.K, small and ...

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Stay-at-Home Moms Are Half as Likely to Get a Job Interview as Moms Who Got Laid Off

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Reentering the workforce after taking a leave of absence can be difficult, but is it harder for workers who lost their jobs and have been unemployed or workers who took time away to care for children? My research shows it’s the latter ...

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Tell Employees What You Want Them to Strive for (in as Few Words as Possible)

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When Joe Whittinghill came into his role as general manager for talent, learning, and insight at Microsoft, the tech giant’s leadership model was characteristically thorough. There were eight competencies leaders needed to succeed, 10 behaviors that marked inclusive diversity, five things employees ...

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