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It Pays a Lot to Pursue an IT Career

IT is on. IT is in. It’s IT’s time. What is IT, err, it, this post is driving at? Isn’t IT obvious? Let this article [http://www.yugatech.com/careers/i-t-one-of-the-highest-paying-specializations-in-the-ph/] give some clarity. Recently, JobStreet Philippines has published its Annual Salary Report 2015, which features a rundown of the “Top 10 Specializations with Great Salary”. Here is the key takeaway: If you are fresh off hearing Verdi’s Triumphal March (yes, the song that plays on a loop d

10 Graduation Speeches That Will Inspire Even The Working Juan

The commencement address is seen as a required rite of passage for every student on the cusp of entering the real world. Oftentimes they are long, dull, and peppered with generic cliches. But every now and then, there are gems - valuable life lessons seasoned with the wisdom of time that are able to inspire even the most cynical of people. In the spirit of the upcoming season, here’s a roundup of ten inspiring graduation speeches worth listening to: David Foster Wallace, Author - Kenyon Colleg

How to Survive Friday the 13th at Work

Some superstitions are born for a reason. Breaking a mirror was thought to give you seven years of bad luck because Romans thought reflections showed souls...and also because mirrors used to be very expensive and difficult to make. Walking under ladders is bad luck because they could fall on you. But no one is sure how Friday the 13th got its start and how it came to mean a day of bad luck. For most employees, any Friday can be bad luck with traffic ruining evening plans, surprise overtime [h

8 Ways Companies Scare Good Employees Away

Recite the first brand that comes to mind when I say mosquito repellent? Was Off! Lotion the first thing that breezed by? Though it is a popular brand in the country, this is not a post endorsing the product. Surprisingly (and funny) but in as much as there are mosquito repellents in the market, there is also what Human Workplace CEO and Founder Liz Ryan refers to as “talent repellents”, defined in this article as “ways employers drive brilliant people away from their doors” [http://www.forbes.

It Pays a Lot to Pursue an IT Career

IT is on. IT is in. It’s IT’s time. What is IT, err, it, this post is driving at? Isn’t IT obvious? Let this article [http://www.yugatech.com/careers/i-t-one-of-the-highest-paying-specializations-in-the-ph/] give some clarity. Recently, JobStreet Philippines has published its Annual Salary Report 2015, which features a rundown of the “Top 10 Specializations with Great Salary”. Here is the key takeaway: If you are fresh off hearing Verdi’s Triumphal March (yes, the song that plays on a loop d

10 Graduation Speeches That Will Inspire Even The Working Juan

The commencement address is seen as a required rite of passage for every student on the cusp of entering the real world. Oftentimes they are long, dull, and peppered with generic cliches. But every now and then, there are gems - valuable life lessons seasoned with the wisdom of time that are able to inspire even the most cynical of people. In the spirit of the upcoming season, here’s a roundup of ten inspiring graduation speeches worth listening to: David Foster Wallace, Author - Kenyon Colleg

How to Survive Friday the 13th at Work

Some superstitions are born for a reason. Breaking a mirror was thought to give you seven years of bad luck because Romans thought reflections showed souls...and also because mirrors used to be very expensive and difficult to make. Walking under ladders is bad luck because they could fall on you. But no one is sure how Friday the 13th got its start and how it came to mean a day of bad luck. For most employees, any Friday can be bad luck with traffic ruining evening plans, surprise overtime [h

8 Ways Companies Scare Good Employees Away

Recite the first brand that comes to mind when I say mosquito repellent? Was Off! Lotion the first thing that breezed by? Though it is a popular brand in the country, this is not a post endorsing the product. Surprisingly (and funny) but in as much as there are mosquito repellents in the market, there is also what Human Workplace CEO and Founder Liz Ryan refers to as “talent repellents”, defined in this article as “ways employers drive brilliant people away from their doors” [http://www.forbes.

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