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Workplace diversity: 'To win your market, you need to hire the market'
The Globe and Mail
Once considered primarily an issue of social responsibility, a growing number of organizations have embraced workplace diversity as the range of benefits — both financial and non-financial — have become more clear. As markets continue to globalize, a diverse workforce is helping businesses grasp the increasingly varied needs of customers, who come from a multitude of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
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Childhood arts exposure likely for students studying STEM
Science 2.0
The stereotype of the scientist is having little creativity and knowledge that is "a mile deep and a yard wide." Not so, according to a new paper which found that successful entrepreneurs and patent holders were also eight times as likely as other people to have participated in arts and crafts when they were children. The researchers put the cart before the horse a little, implying that piano lessons will make your child better in science — but it does reaffirm that creativity leads to more success in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
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5 signs your leadership style is outdated
Forbes
Many leaders in the workplace have lost their competitive edge. They lack the substance that is required to be an effective and sustainable leader. They have seemingly made the choice to grow complacent and have grown tired of trying to improve their skills and capabilities. Great leaders know that it's a survival of the fittest game. Just because you are in a leadership position now, doesn't mean that you will forever remain an effective leader.
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The Department of Chemistry of the University of Kentucky invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level. The first position combines computational chemistry with other areas of research. The research area for the second position is open, but we are specifically interested in candidates whose research activities will complement and strengthen existing strengths at UK, such as materials, energy, or biological/pharmaceutical chemistry. For more information, please visit http://chem.as.uky.edu/chem-faculty-positions.
 


Maine universities urging support for bond to upgrade math, science facilities
Associated Press via Daily Journal
Officials at UMaine at Augusta and the University of Southern Maine are seeking voters' support for a $15.5 billion bond on the November ballot that would upgrade the schools' math and science classrooms and labs. Supporters say the bond will improve education and create jobs.
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Proper holiday decor in the workplace
By Jessica Taylor
With the fall and winter holidays quickly approaching, many offices are bringing out their decorations to lift spirits for the seasons. It's also the time for the annual argument of what's appropriate, if anything. Problems generally arise when there are differing opinions of what’s suitable and whose holiday should be celebrated. Since Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination based on religion, national origin, race, color or sex, it's important to know about all of the holidays that are surrounding us in the next couple of months.
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Word spreads about women in STEM
Carteret County News-Times
Carteret County, N.C., could soon be home to a growing number of young, female scientists. Invite-a-Scientist programs are taking off in elementary and middle school classrooms, with the goal of children getting to talk to professionals about science, and witness the importance of the sciences and mathematics as gender-neutral career fields, said Heather Heenehan, Duke University marine science Ph.D. candidate.
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Survey highlights shortage of job applicants with STEM background
Education Week
The latest edition of an annual survey on science education is titled: "U.S. STEM Workforce Shortage — Myth or Reality?" The answer, the survey concludes, is it's reality, with American companies reporting a lack of candidates with STEM qualifications to fill a growing number of jobs in the area.
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Sesame Street wants kids to log on and learn STEM
Mashable
Muppets may never age, but they can still keep up with the times. In late September, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational arm of the long-running children's TV series "Sesame Street," launched Little Discoverers, a new "digital destination" for children and parents to engage in science, technology, engineering and math.
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6 steps to nailing a job interview — over the phone
Forbes
As a stellar would-be employee, you want to sail through the interview process. But before you think that all you need is a knockout résumé and a killer outfit, think again. Employers are increasingly opting for phone interviews to screen potential new hires. By doing so, companies can sort through candidates without committing to the expense and time required for on-site meet-ups.
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