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While waiting for my annual physical, I enrolled in a research study. (About every other year, I participate in a research study. Two years ago, a sleep apnea study involved me spending the night in an iron lung with electrodes in my mouth and all...

The apparent turn in the U.S. economy may have put the brakes on the IT job loss freefall, according to some new data. Since last November, IT employment has declined by nearly 250,000 jobs, or 6 percent, after peaking that month at 4.058 million jobs. However,...

Why leaders must focus on awareness, readiness and commitment to strengthen behavior and morale. Investors know that past performance is no indication of future returns. Unfortunately, this can also hold true for employees as they rise through the management ranks. When new managers fail to recognize that...

After graduating in 2007 from Loyola Marymount University, Rachel Jones was laid off from two jobs consecutively in her chosen field, public relations. In the grueling nine-month job search that ensued, she sent her résumé to more than 130 employers, initially applying for just about...

Two recent studies look at the use of collaboration technologies in the workplace, including Forrester's “The State Of Workforce Technology Adoption: US Benchmark 2009” and Frost & Sullivan's “Meetings Around the World II: Charting the Course of Advanced Collaboration.” Both reports have great stories to...