Are you Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Hackers?

What’s more dangerous than a hacker with killer tech skills? A guy in a basement somewhere who knows your dog’s name and your wife’s birthday. Most malware and cyberattacks are internal jobs; experts say that 63 percent of data breaches come from internal sources. No matter how sophisticated your online security may be, people, it […]

AI In Finance

A call comes in at 9:30 PM. It’s from your bank’s fraud department. “Sorry to bother you this late,” the agent says. “Did you just make a purchase at a restaurant in Dallas, Texas?” Since you’re sitting on your couch at home (which is not in Dallas), watching “The Walking Dead,” the answer is no. […]

White Collar Apprenticeships

We don’t know how long the impact of the current global pandemic will last, but it has already dramatically changed the way we look at education and work. Many universities aren’t going back to in-person classes until 2021, and that has many students re-evaluating their education options. One option that might gain popularity is a […]

Eliminate Hiring Bias

Here’s the thing about hiring bias: it’s usually imbedded so deeply in your subconscious that you don’t know it’s there. Hiring bias is difficult to perceive (and change), so training programs may not be helpful in eliminating it. You can help your hiring managers become more objective by changing the way you advertise your job […]

How can you improve your e-charisma

Face-to-face communication is one of the many casualties of 2020. Remote work is here to stay, since recent worker surveys indicate that just 10 percent of workers would prefer to work in the office five days a week. You’ve probably spent considerable time mastering new technology. But to get ahead in a virtual environment, you’ll […]

The Marshmallow Test is a Bit Sticky

In 1972, social scientists at Stanford designed an experiment that tested the willpower of 90 preschoolers. They offered the 3 and 4-year-olds a delicious marshmallow with an even more delicious offer: if the child could resist eating the marshmallow for 15 minutes, the researcher would come back with a second marshmallow. It was perfectly okay […]

Ways the Pandemic Will Change the Office

What will office work look like in 2021 and beyond? The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we view our lives–and our work. We’ve reconnected with values we might have lost touch with over the past decade of prosperity: time with family and friends, appreciation for the workers who make our essential businesses and services […]

2021 Employment Trends for IT

The year 2020 will be remembered as the year work changed dramatically. The global pandemic influenced when we worked, where we worked, how we worked. It even made us question why we worked. Some of the employment trends for IT that were forced on us are here to stay because companies and employees found the new ways worked better […]

Forget Time Management. Attention Management is What You Need.

We’ve been getting advice on how to be more efficient with our time since Dwight Eisenhower famously said “I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.” If you’re working from home, you’re working without some of the cues that keep you […]

The Kindly Brontosaurus Always Gets His Way

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In these trying times, we think we all could use some tips on how to get what you need without getting riled – or making other people riled. Jessica Winter, writing for Slate a few years ago, coined a term that’s unforgettable. Her post, titled The Kindly Brontosaurus: The amazing, prehistoric posture that will get […]