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Parents’ stress at work may affect the well-being of their children

admin October 8, 2019 0

Companies have long been aware that sick children have an impact on the professional lives of parents, who are obliged to take time off or work from home, which may then affect their efficiency. But is the converse also true?

In a recent study, a team of researchers set out to assess the impact of parents’ work-related stress on the health of their children.

Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/01/04/parents-stress-at-work-may-affect-the-well-being-of-their-children.html

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Making yourself more valuable as an employee: How to grow, create values

admin September 30, 2019 0

In today’s economy, being good at your job isn’t enough to get promoted and to deliver for your organization. With the increasingly fast rate of change that technology brings to the workplace, companies demand that employees upgrade their skills to stay relevant and contribute. 

Investing in self-improvement is important and necessary. Yet, it can take time to develop new competencies. So, how can you make an immediate impact on your organization? 

Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/05/31/making-yourself-more-valuable-as-an-employee-how-to-grow-create-values.html

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Cold offices may be good for men, but not so much for women: Study

admin September 13, 2019 0

Your office’s temperature apparently has everything to do with how you perform your job.

According to recent study in Germany, female employees are said to perform better at the workplace when the temperature is warmer, meanwhile men were found to be more productive when the office is set in a colder temperature.

Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/06/03/cold-offices-may-be-good-for-men-but-not-so-much-for-women-study.html

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Leadership program seeks to prepare younger generation for Industry 4.0

admin August 19, 2019 0

The World Economic Forum predicted last year that 133 million new jobs would replace 75 million existing jobs in the next four years as the result of technological development. Hence it is crucial for Indonesia to develop human resources with relevant skills to face the challenges in Industry 4.0.

A 2017 survey by the Tanoto Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization focusing on education, found that 20 percent of its scholars were still unemployed six months after they graduated. “We limited [the survey] to only six months because they’re supposed to get a job within that period,” said Satrijo Tanudjojo, CEO global of the Tanoto Foundation, during a leadership forum in Jakarta on July 3.

Read more: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/07/07/leadership-program-seeks-to-prepare-younger-generation-for-industry-4-0.html

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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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https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/03/09/bullying-bosses-may-find-employees-work-against-them-study.html

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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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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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