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Bullying bosses may find employees work against them: Study

admin August 8, 2019 0

Employees acting out or sabotaging their own companies might be caused by bullying bosses, new research suggests.

For a study published in the Journal of Management, an international team of researchers explored the negative outcome of bullying behavior. It turned out that workers suffering under “abusive” supervision are more likely to sabotage their own workplace by purposefully messing up tasks, arriving late, taking excessively long breaks and putting in minimal effort, Newsweek reported. 

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Five attractive jobs using only a smartphone

admin July 25, 2019 0

The era of technological disruption and advancement has led to the disappearance of many jobs. Some people may find it difficult to land a job, but if we look on the bright side, there are so many new kinds of jobs available, among them those we never imagined would exist.

Some of these new jobs can be done with the help of smartphones, instead of complicated tools and equipment. Kompas.com lists five jobs that require a smartphone and almost nothing else.

Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/07/22/five-attractive-jobs-using-only-a-smartphone.html

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Here are top employment skills needed in 2019

admin July 12, 2019 0

A strong combination of both soft and hard skills are being sought by companies in 2019, with creativity sitting at the top of the list, according to a recent report. 

An analysis by LinkedIn that was published in the report “Future of Jobs” by the World Economic Forum (WEF) concluded that “human” skills, such as originality, initiative and critical thinking, are very much needed as technology continues to advance and automation grows.

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https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/01/19/here-are-top-employment-skills-needed-in-2019.html

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Could a bad boss make you a better leader?

admin July 1, 2019 0

Some bosses tend to misuse their power and mistreat their employees. Some workers may claim that they would do everything differently and be a better boss when they had the chance. But would they?

A new University of Central Florida study examined how abusive bosses affect their employees’ ability to become a good leader. UFC College of Business professors Shannon Taylor and Robert Folger teamed up with researchers at the University of Texas at El Paso, Suffolk University and Singapore Management University.

Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/06/06/could-a-bad-boss-make-you-a-better-leader.html

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How having a ‘work spouse’ might be good for you

admin June 26, 2019 0

Research has shown that 50.2 percent of women and 44.4 percent of men have had a “work spouse”.

According to California-based job search engine Simply Hired, work spouses are “colleagues you have a strong friendship with, who is the gender you’re attracted to, and with whom you have a bond that resembles that of a married couple”. 

Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/06/23/how-having-a-work-spouse-might-be-good-for-you.html

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Freelancing in IT? Here’s what you need to know

admin June 19, 2019 0

The tech industry is in the spotlight as everything is going digital. 

If you work in IT and are thinking of going freelance, here’s what you need to know, as compiled by Techworld:

1. Put everything in print

You should always prepare a contract for every project and put everything in print. 

While you can easily find a template online, you need to tailor each contract to the project.

Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/06/07/freelancing-in-it-heres-what-you-need-to-know.html

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Parental pressure: A fine line between caring and caring too much

admin June 13, 2019 0

Parents want the best for their children. They oft dream of their children attending the best of universities and then securing a most respectable job in modern society.

They work and earn so they can care for their child.

While a secure and happy family environment is considered a bare necessity for healthy growth and development, there is a fine line between caring and caring too much. Parental pressure has led to the most horrible scenarios.

Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/05/02/parental-pressure-a-fine-line-between-caring-and-caring-too-much.html

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Indonesian writers go freelance to find freedom in changing industry

admin May 28, 2019 0

Journalism, as a profession, enjoyed stable development in Indonesia before economic cutbacks hit the media sector. In addition to that, technological change has altered not only the structure of the industry but also expended the role of journalists in production processes.

Given the rise of online collaboration tools and remote work, it stands to reason that more firms are running and growing their businesses with fewer employees, by shifting more often to on-demand assignments. Many organizations have relaxed their professional norms and include atypical resources to keep up with audience demands and engagement.

Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/07/20/indonesian-writers-go-freelance-to-find-freedom-in-changing-industry.html

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Seven easy yet powerful ways to boost your career

admin May 15, 2019 0

Improving your performance at work should be your top priority if you are to grow your career, make a living out of it and develop yourself on a personal level. As important as this is, getting it done has never been easy. 

Here are seven ways to improve your work performance and succeed in your career:

Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/01/18/seven-easy-yet-powerful-ways-to-boost-your-career.html

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