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Overtime work can cause severe depression: Study

admin August 6, 2018 0

Working overtime for long periods of time causes our bodies to release stress hormones called cortisol. (Shutterstock/File)

A six-year study conducted by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and London University suggested that long hours of overtime work not only causes our bodies to become tired but also can cause depression.

The findings showed that those who work more than 11 hours are 2 1/2 times more susceptible to displaying symptoms of severe depression compared to those who work 7 to 8 hours a day.

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/11/10/overtime-work-can-cause-severe-depression-study.html

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Twitter may cut hundreds of jobs this week

admin August 3, 2018 0

Previously, several company giants, such as Disney, Google and Apple, seemed interested in bidding for the San Francisco-based platform, but all later withdrew. (Shutterstock.com/Maxxa Satori)

Twitter Inc. reportedly plans to dismiss around 8 percent or 300 of its employees amid slow growth.

Previously, several company giants, such as Disney, Google and Apple, seemed interested in bidding for the San Francisco-based platform, but all later withdrew.

As reported by Bloomberg, the plans have not been fixed, however, Twitter’s stock price fell to near its lowest level this year despite it garnering 313 million more active users or up 3 percent from last year.

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/10/27/twitter-may-cut-hundreds-of-jobs-this-week.html

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Decreasing stress, increasing skills: Very good reasons to read regularly

admin July 30, 2018 0

Reading has many physical and psychological benefits, including reducing your overall stress. (Shutterstock/File)

Whether a paperback, a newspaper or e-book, reading has been proven to be beneficial in many ways in addition to making you more empathetic. Here are some good reasons to read regularly, as compiled by kompas.com:

Keeps brain active

A 2001 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States revealed that reading, along with playing chess and solving jigsaw puzzles, will challenge you mentally by keeping your brain …

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/09/13/decreasing-stress-increasing-skills-very-good-reasons-to-read-regularly.html

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LinkedIn wants to help fresh graduates find dream job

admin July 27, 2018 0

First job matters as they provide an opportunity for fresh graduates to build networks, get access to their dream job and meet their first mentor. (Shutterstock/-)

A first job is not only about the paycheck or the experience to be added to a resume.

LinkedIn Asia Pacific managing director Olivier Legrand said first job mattered as they provided an opportunity for fresh graduates to build networks, get access to their dream job and meet their first mentor.

Realizing its importance, the business and employment-oriented social networking platform launched a program called LinkedIn …

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/03/21/linkedin-wants-to-help-fresh-graduates-find-dream-job.html

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the workplace WhatsApp group

admin July 16, 2018 0

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is trying to make its app simpler for users by adding the ability to refer to old messages, or messages that are deep in the rapidfire banter. (Shutterstock.com/Chonlachai Panprommas)

Before moving to Indonesia last September I was warned about plenty of things: the traffic, the rain, the heat and the humidity. I was told I would most likely experience culture shock and that it would take time to adapt to the Indonesian ways of living, commuting and interacting. None of this turned out to be a big problem for me – the back of a bike is a great way to beat the traffic, the weather is (usually) predictable, and I can’t get enough of Indonesian food, culture and people.

The one thing that did trip me up, however, was something that no one warned me about – Indonesian’s obsession with using WhatsApp for …

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/03/02/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-workplace-whatsapp-group.html

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We care less about what we’re paid than why

admin July 9, 2018 0

Based on the analysis result by Jobplanet, the average minimum salary for IT workers is only around Rp 1 million; some even less than that. (Shutterstock/-)

You’re probably getting paid better than you think you are. If only you knew it.

Whether our jobs pay us fairly matters a lot less to us than how well we feel we’re getting paid, a new survey has found—and because we’re in the dark about why, exactly, we’re paid what we are, most of us think we’re getting underpaid.

In reality, nearly 90 percent of people who think they’re underpaid are actually getting at or near the market rate, a new survey by the online salary database PayScale has found. But people who think their employers are fair and transparent in how they determine pay are more likely to be happy at work than those actually paid the going rate for their jobs.

In its survey, PayScale collected salaries and corresponding market rates for the jobs of more than 500,000 people, then asked respondents to rate a series of statements—including ones about job satisfaction and employers’ pay transparency and fairness—on a scale from ….

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/11/10/we-care-less-about-what-were-paid-than-why.html

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Four tips for young professionals to maximize their LinkedIn presence

admin July 6, 2018 0

In Indonesia, LinkedIn has around 8 million members, mostly students and young professionals. (Shutterstock.com/Indypendenz)

Greater Jakarta is ranked the fourth most-connected city in the world according to business and employment-oriented social networking platform LinkedIn.

In Indonesia, LinkedIn has around 8 million members, mostly students and young professionals.

“They use LinkedIn to explore opportunities and connect,” the company’s Asia Pacific managing director Olivier Legrand told The Jakarta Post via phone.

“High school students use LinkedIn to connect with their parents, their parents’ friends, or professors. These students realize that their first job will come from these connections.”

Legrand also said that between 2020 and 2030, the younger generation would drive a lot of growth in the Indonesian economy. This has led LinkedIn to focus on the younger population who are looking for their first …

 

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/youth/2017/05/04/four-tips-for-young-professionals-to-maximize-their-linkedin-presence.html

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20 easy health tips to keep you more active at work

admin July 2, 2018 0

Sitting correctly every day can help you feel more energized at work. (Shutterstock/File)

f you regularly find yourself tied to your desk the entire day at the office, you may want to consider being more active, as sitting down for too long every day can trigger health risks that are reportedly as high as those from smoking, such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

According to kompas.com, the negative effects of sitting all day are irreversible and cannot be compensated by good health habits in other areas. Hence, the only way to avoid these health risks is by decreasing the amount of time spent sitting and being more active.

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/01/12/20-easy-health-tips-to-keep-you-more-active-at-work.html

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Common behavior of the worst bosses

admin June 29, 2018 0

If you’ve been in a management role, you’ve probably wondered whether people think that you’re a bad boss. (Shutterstock/File)

Chances are, you’ve had a bad boss.

Whether they take credit for your work, break boundaries and borderline harass you, or micro-manage everything in sight, these kinds of bosses can range from being annoying to being a complete nightmare.

And if you’ve been in a management role, you’ve probably also wondered whether people think that you’re a bad boss.

The following are the top 10 bad boss behavior aspects, as compiled..

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/07/31/common-behavior-of-the-worst-bosses.html

 

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