Monday, July 28, 2008

USA - Networking

Advance your career with a little help from your friends

A popular misconception is that networking is just about getting a job. In reality, it's much more than that. Networking is about establishing relationships that provide you with valuable feedback and allow you to make educated decisions. You do it every day without even realizing it. Let's look at an example. Suppose within days of your move to a new town, your car breaks down. How would you handle this situation? Would you open the yellow pages and take your car to the first mechanic you see or would you ask your colleagues for a recommendation? The second option is an example of networking. Think about why many successful businesses don't need to advertise. They obtain new clients by word of mouth - otherwise known as networking!

4 Steps to Cringe-Free Networking

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Monday, July 21, 2008

USA - Distance Learning

Researchers from the University of Missouri studied the demographics and personality types of adult distance learners and concluded that this increasingly popular option may not be suitable for everyone.

Only 30 Per Cent Of Distance Learners Complete Their Courses

Sunday, July 20, 2008

USA - Anger In The Workplace

Recent research finds differences in attitudes to men and women who lose their temper in the workplace. While such outbursts tend to be accepted or even rewarded in men, women are judged less competent as a result.

Anger In The Workplace

Friday, July 11, 2008

Australia - Flexible Working

A survey of full-time employees across 29 industry sectors by Brisbane-based HR and Change Management consultants Astor Levin found that almost a half (49%) would favour flexible working arrangements.

Half Full-Timers Would Like Flexible Working

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

UK - Flex Planner

Flex Planner, a new web based product from a Yorkshire based software development house, was launched on 1 July 2008. Flex Planner is a web based time recording and flexi time system for use by computer based staff. It is being launched within a variety of organisations from both the public and private sector, including local
and county councils, universities and other government organisations.

New Web Based Flex Time System - Flexible Working Has Never been More Timely!