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Harassment by Emojis

Appearing in text messages, emails, on T-shirts and even their own movie, emojis — cartoon representations of emotions and common objects — are a ubiquitous presence in people’s lives and daily communications with one another.  Seventy-one percent of Americans use…

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Where Girls Go to Code

In late September, Accenture’s Ellyn Shook welcomed 1,200 new female engineers to the company at an onboarding event at its offices in India. “That day was one of the most memorable in my career,” the consulting giant’s chief human resources…

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How Can We Get Senior Management to OK New Positions?

Our management wants me to make a presentation justifying the need for additional staff. I started with a “statement of opportunity” and included: Objectives of the new sales structure/explanation of the new methodology - Resources and costs How to measure success of the process A checklist and SWOT analysis Conclusion What else might I need to include to get senior management to approve the additional positions? —Out of Ideas, talent management consultant, automotive, Abu Dhabi

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