Featured Blog Posts – October 2012 Archive (6)

Body Language Can Trump Language

In any encounter with others, such as a meeting, the most impressive thing may not be what you say or how you say it, but how you present yourself non-verbally.

Assertive body language is one of the most basic human skills, and with the right approach, anyone can get better at it in minutes.  

In a video from TEDTalks, social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows…

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Added by Dick Samson on October 9, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

NY Times Article on Possible "Agent Economy" with Shrunken Corporate Employment

Will the working people of tomorrow be mostly on their own, independent service providers rather than employees? There are signs that this could be so, according to Catherine Rampell, who writes about economics for The New York Times.

See her recent breakthrough report: …

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Added by Dick Samson on October 8, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Atlantic Wire Reporter Says Available Work Isn't Where Many Think It Is

Where are all those new jobs that new technology is supposed to create? You won't find them in Silican Valley says Rebecca Greenfield, staff writer for The Atlantic Wire, Washington, DC.

In a recent article she reacts to the latest U.S. Labor Department report that unemployment fell in

September to 7.8%, lower than it's been since January 2009, with 114,000 jobs…

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Added by Dick Samson on October 8, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

U.S. Employment Trends Favor People-Oriented Occupations

In the United States between 2010 and 2010, the need for new workers is highly weighed toward those who could use a highly-human touch for best results. 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has identified the 30 occupations with the largest projected employment growth between 2010 and 2020. More than half of them involve working closely with or for other people as opposed to focusing…

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Added by Dick Samson on October 6, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Race Against the Machine

"We ain't seen nothing yet when it comes to technology's impact on the labor force," according to Andrew McAfee, researcher, writer, and teacher about technology’s impact on the world of business. He works as a Principal Research Scientist at MIT’s Center for Digital Business, which is part of the Sloan School of Management.

In this video, he tells how automation redefined blue collar employment and reshaped a global economy. Now, technology is replacing…

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Added by Dick Samson on October 6, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Working in the Future: "Hyperjobs" vs. Traditional Work

See 2006 article in The Network Journal.

It's an early description of the fast-emerging trend toward heightened humanity in the workplace, and is more relevant today than…

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Added by Dick Samson on October 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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