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For Job Seekers With Disabilities, Soft Skills Don’t Impress In Early Interviews

A new study finds that job candidates with disabilities are more likely to make a positive first impression on prospective employers when they promote technical skills rather than soft skills, such as their ability to lead others. The findings, published in the International Journal of Conflict Management, contrast this with the results for candidates without disabilities …

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Multitasking In The Workplace Can Lead To Negative Emotions

From writing papers to answering emails, it’s common for office workers to juggle multiple tasks at once. But those constant interruptions can actually create sadness and fear and eventually, a tense working environment, according to a new study aimed at understanding what shapes the emotional culture of a workplace. “Not only do people experience stress …

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Free Video Provides Tips For Workforce Professionals Working From Home

A new short video outlines tips that should be considered when working from home.  IAWP Secretary Treasurer, Stephanie Stevens created the video to help the growing number of workforce professionals who are working remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to this program, other short videos are in the works to address …

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DOL To Distribute $646 Million in Employment Service Grants to States

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the disbursement of $646 million in Employment Service Grants to improve the functioning of the nation’s labor markets by providing labor exchange services to all job seekers and helping businesses to meet their hiring needs by referring qualified workers. The Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933, amended by the Workforce Innovation …

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Rude Emails At Work Can Lead To Significant Distress For Employees

Researchers say that “active” email rudeness is overloaded with strong negative emotions. By comparison, “passive” email rudeness leaves people struggling with uncertainty. Passive email rudeness may create problems for employees’ sleep, which further puts them in a negative emotional state the next morning, thus creating a vicious cycle. With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic …

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It Pays To Major In Fields With Close Ties To Jobs, Study Shows

College graduates make more money if they major in fields with close ties to jobs, according to a new study from the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC). The researchers studied what they refer to as “linkage,” the connection between college majors and specific occupations. Some college majors like architecture and engineering have clear paths to jobs, …

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