Improving the Way Boards, CEOs, and Shareholders Interact

BY Simon C.Y. Wong – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT A group of prominent corporate leaders and institutional investors — including Warren Buffett, Jeffrey Immelt, and Larry Fink — recently unveiled the Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance. Intended to strengthen corporate governance at U.S. companies, the guidelines contain helpful (although not entirely novel or innovative) recommendations such as compensating

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Creating Your Dream career

BY Monique Valcour – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT The great thing about careers in the 21st century is that you get to decide what you want to do. And if you don’t like what you’re doing, you can change. While this is liberating, it’s also scary and confusing. The complexity of today’s employment landscape is overwhelming.

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7 Questions Only the Smartest Job Candidates Ask

BY Jeff Haden – Inc.com You’ve interviewed potential employees. I have too: Over the years I interviewed well over a thousand candidates for job openings. (Don’t ask.) And I’m willing to bet the part of the job interview when you ask the candidate, “Do you have any questions for me?” almost always seemed like a

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Becoming Manager in a New Country

BY Andy Molinsky – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT Becoming a manager for the first time is no easy task. One day you’re happily doing your own work and achieving your own goals, and then, suddenly, your work life does a 180: Instead of focusing on yourself, you have to focus your attention on others. You have

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Technology Can Save Onboarding from Itself

BY Keith Ferrazzi – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT Competition among the most innovative companies is growing ever more heated for one of the most highly-coveted resources on the market: talented employees. But sadly, too many new hires slip away because of a poor initial experience with their new companies. Consider the following statistics, which represent broad

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6 Reasons Your Next Job Should Be at a Technology Company

BY Minda Zetlin – Inc.com Looking for a job? There’s a whole industry out there looking for you. Even if you don’t know an algorithm from a server farm, you should think hard about looking for employment in the technology sector. That advice comes from Judy Madden, Vice President Global Human Resources for Apttus, a

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