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Google's Hiring Guru Shares the Secrets of Working Better

Keywords: Google’s guru of human resources says work is made better through transparency, goal setting, frequent performance reviews and a less-hie... More

E-Commerce a Big Pain for India's Deliverymen

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Travel With Bird-Watching on the Brain

Birder James Currie almost missed his first-born’s birth while pursuing a rare bird in South Africa. ... More

A Business That's Child's Play

Whimsy is having a moment. In New York, thirty-somethings join kickball leagues and folks wait hours in line for novelty baked goods. Brooklyn pre-K f... More

Roadies: Music Business's Unlikely Survivors

The shakeout that is rattling the music business is turning up some unlikely survivors: roadies, the backstage grunts of live shows.... More

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RECAP: SkillsUSA 2012 Championships

Sep 17, 2012 • by Jim Babson • US Careers Online
After another thrilling week of competition the 2012 SkillsUSA National Championships for CNC Milling, CNC Turning, and Precision Machining Technology are now complete and a total of eighteen medalists have been named. More

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I'm sorry Tristram Hunt, but careers education won't make girls more ambitious

Mar 5, 2015 • New Statesman
I'm sorry Tristram Hunt, but careers education from years three and four (age seven, eight or nine) is not going to solve the problem. The problem is not that girls don't want to be ambitious. The problem is that girls live in a society where from a ... More

All schools need trained careers teachers, says charity

Mar 2, 2015 • BBC News
The charity says teachers should be at the heart of careers education with the support of policy makers and businesses. It says pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly likely to lose out from poor careers guidance. The proportion of ... More

Give girls career advice before the age of 10, says shadow Education Secretary

Feb 28, 2015 • The Independent
His comments come at a time of growing concern over careers education in schools, with a report from the Commons Education Select Committee being highly critical of the way it had been tackled by the coalition government. Earlier in this Parliament ... More

TeachFirst wants to boost careers education

Mar 14, 2015 • Schools Week
Middle leaders in schools can take part in an unusual pilot TeachFirst is launching later this year to improve careers education. Starting from July, the government funded teacher training scheme TeachFirst will select 15 of its alumni to become ... More

Women not aspiring to top jobs: Survey

Mar 25, 2015 • Toronto Sun
Women are disinclined to climb the corporate ladder, reports a Randstad Canada survey. Almost half of Canadian women surveyed are not aspiring to top jobs, citing lack of assistance in terms of family responsibilities, while another 30% are undecided ... More

Bouncing back after a layoff

Mar 12, 2015 • Toronto Sun
The numbers are sobering: more than 17,000 employees across the country received pink slips in the aftermath of Target's decision to shut down its Canadian operations. Tim Hortons and Loblaws have also announced mass layoffs in recent weeks. More

Charity calls for trained careers teachers in every secondary school

Mar 3, 2015 • CIPD (blog)
In its new report, Careers education in the classroom: The role of teachers in making young people work ready, Teach First found that the best school systems had a career leader in a key, middle leadership position. This role holder was responsible for ... More

Adult education providers in Burton and South Derbyshire fight on despite cuts

Mar 28, 2015 • Burton Mail
He said: "Undoubtedly, the perpetual shrinkage of adult education through national cuts means that high quality careers education, advice and guidance for young people, and their parents, throughout their school journey will be vital as the system will ... More

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