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Rebound Covid Infections: Some Contagious Even After Taking Antiviral Paxlovid, Paper Suggests

People experiencing a rebound Covid-19 infection after taking the antiviral therapy medication Paxlovid can be contagious even before experiencing symptoms, according to a paper written by a team of researchers at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System and Columbia University, leading the Centers for Disease Control to issue new guidance on the drug.

May 31, 2022

SOURCE: Forbes

Houston Billionaire Fayez Sarofim Dies At 93. ‘The Sphinx’ Made A Fortune Betting On America’s Blue Chip Entrepreneurs

“I’ve always claimed it took someone from abroad to recognize the true potential in this country,” said Fayez Shalaby Sarofim in his first interview with Forbes Magazine in 1969. Back then Sarofim — 41 at the time — was a money man on the rise. The native-born Egyptian was known as The Sphinx for his inscrutable demeanor and his calm, unshakable faith in American exceptionalism. He bought blue chip stocks like P&G, Coca-Cola KO -0.5%, Philip Morris, was an early investor in Intel INTC -0.7% and Teledyne, and he believed wholeheartedly in the economic power of the United States not just to make money, but to compound it.

May 25, 2022

SOURCE: Forbes

The New Youngest Self-Made Billionaire In The World Is A 25-Year-Old College Dropout

After growing up in the shadows of America’s nuclear weapons program, Alexandr Wang dropped out of MIT at 19 to cofound Scale AI. Now he is helping outfits like the Air Force, Army, GM and Flexport unlock their data’s potential.

May 25, 2022

SOURCE: Forbes

California Employers Could Soon Have To Include Salary Ranges In Job Ads, A ‘Game Changer’ For Pay Transparency

California’s state senate voted to pass what’s been called the nation’s most aggressive pay transparency measure Tuesday, moving forward a bill that would require many businesses to post salary ranges in job ads, as well as publicly report more data about how groups of employees are paid.

May 24, 2022

SOURCE: Forbes

Leadership Is Harder Now: 5 Ways To Manage The Emotional Labor

Great leadership has never been easy, especially if you’re doing it well. But it’s arguably harder now than it’s been in the recent past, and it requires a great amount of emotional labor. There are reasons for this—from the climate outside of organizations to mental health issues and the competition for talent. The impact is significant: Leadership requires more skills, capability, finesse, nuance, judgement and art today.

May 22, 2022

SOURCE: Forbes

15 HR-Recommended Strategies For Achieving True Diversity And Inclusion

It’s important to strive for diversity, equity and inclusion when it comes to your workforce. However, some companies may fall into “tokenism” when attempting to achieve this goal: They hire one or two diverse employees but avoid doing the more difficult work of creating a truly inclusive culture. This can lead to employees and clients determining that leadership is only interested in keeping up appearances, not in real change. 

JAN 21, 2022

SOURCE: Forbes

The Top 100 Companies For Remote Jobs In 2022

No one wants to go back to the office—or at least, not five days a week.

More than 90% of U.S. employees currently doing some remote work want the ability to stay virtual after the pandemic, and almost 40% would look for another job if their employer doesn’t offer the option, according to data from Gallup.

JAN 10, 2022

SOURCE: Forbes

Two Major Companies Announced Four-Day Workweeks—This May Be The Tipping Point For Businesses To Join The Growing Movement

Insightful author Malcolm Gladwell wrote about how significant change comes all of a sudden, stating, “The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips and spreads like wildfire.” We are starting to see this happen with the four-day workweek movement. Two major companies announced their abbreviated workweek initiatives.

JAN 10, 2022

SOURCE: Forbes

The 3 Best Ways To Use Momentum To Your Career Advantage

Momentum is the strength or force that allows something to continue or grow stronger or faster as time passes. It’s also linked to Newton’s first law, which states that an object in motion tends to stay in motion while an object at rest tends to remain at rest.

JAN 8, 2022

SOURCE: Forbes

Coworkers Can Be Critical: 5 Ways To Improve Your Credibility Working From Home

Remote work is certainly here to stay and with the current health context, it could be a while before you’re back to the office with any regularity. While you may feel especially relaxed at home and happy to continue wearing your leggings to work every day, you should know your co-workers can be critical.

JAN 9, 2022

SOURCE: Forbes

What’s Your Unlearning Goal For 2022?

Want to add real value to your team – your company – your profession? Want to stay influential and relevant? Want enhance your reputation as an effective and empathetic leader? Then learn to unlearn – and share those lessons.

JAN 7, 2022

SOURCE: Forbes

Is Disruption Threatening Your Company? Take 3 Steps To Realign Your Culture

Business leaders are entering the new year anxious and discouraged. Not only are they concerned for the future of their companies, but they also fear they may lose control and endanger their jobs. They face crushing radical disruptions. And they doubt their organizations’ capabilities for transforming.

JAN 6, 2022

SOURCE: Forbes

A Big Win For Workers: New York City Will Make It Mandatory For Companies To Disclose Salaries On Job Advertisements

It feels like almost everyone is looking for a new job. There are about 11 million jobs available. Each month, millions of Americans quit their positions, in pursuit of better opportunities. One of the most important aspects of a new job is the compensation. Up until now, the overwhelming majority of companies conveniently left out the salary from their job advertisements. 

JAN 6, 2022

SOURCE: Forbes

Productivity Skills to Help You Gain Time Back

Most of us are incredibly careful about how we spend our money. But when it comes to our time, we hardly give it a second thought. The good news is that there are easy ways to take some of your time back.

APR 07, 2020

SOURCE: Harvard Business Review

Iranian Hackers Abuse Slack For Cyber Spying

IBM researchers claim an Iranian-linked crew called MuddyWater has been trying to avoid detection by using Slack to control their malware. It’s believed to be the first time a suspected state-backed hacking outfit has been seen using such a technique.

DEC 15, 2021

SOURCE: FORBES

Tesla Hit By 6 More Sexual Harassment Claims

Six women currently or formerly working at Tesla’s San Francisco Bay Area electric auto factory and a Southern California service center have filed suits against the company led by Elon Musk claiming they were sexually harassed by fellow employees and that the company failed to take any action. 

DEC 14, 2021

SOURCE: FORBES

OSHA Launches Investigation Into Amazon Warehouse Hit By Tornado

It’s often a matter of time after a disaster or other crisis when an investigation is launched to find out what happened, how, why and the lessons to be learned. In the wake of a historic crisis, the investigation is likely to happen sooner rather than later.

DEC 13, 2021

SOURCE: FORBES

How To Survive An Understaffed Office

The economy has been booming. Offices are reopening, restaurants are packed, people are shopping. With all that’s going on, you’d think many of the millions who lost their jobs last year would be back at work, earning like before. 

DEC 13, 2021

SOURCE: FORBES

Better.com Disclosures Show The Company Had Concerns About Its Controversial CEO Long Before Placing Him On Leave

Vishal Garg, the CEO of online mortgage company Better.com, had multiple legal liabilities, conflicts of interest and corporate governance problems even before the company placed him on leave Friday, according to corporate disclosures filed by Better in advance of a public offering of its stock.

DEC 10, 2021

SOURCE: FORBES

Fully Remote Companies Are Hiring: 4 Ways To Make Your Application Stand Out

FlexJobs, a job site that focuses on remote, work from home and flexible job opportunities, recently released a list of 50 companies that allow 100% of their workers to work remotely 100% of the time. The companies spanned various industries, including technology, financial services, health and wellness and more. Recent job postings went well beyond engineering, including marketing, operations, finance, legal, HR, even admin roles.

DEC 4, 2021

SOURCE: FORBES

Is Your Workplace Dysfunctional? Here Are The 5 Types Of Toxic Cultures

Toxic workplace cultures are rife with hostility, cliques, gossip, mistrust, and selfishness. They’re a breeding ground for dysfunction due to poor communication, power struggles, negativity, and abusive leadership. Due to this, collaboration, productivity, and innovation falter while fear, manipulation, and blame grow.

NOV 30, 2021

SOURCE: FORBES

During the Great Resignation, Employers Are Forgetting 1 Key Strategy to Keep Their People

A new study finds that despite improvements in productivity, employees feel more excluded at work than at any time since the pandemic began.

SEP 27, 2021

SOURCE: INC.

Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Covid-19 pandemic and the MeToo and Black Lives Matter social movements have led many leaders to reassess their relationships with their employees. Organizations in sectors as diverse as retail, technology, manufacturing, and government want their workforces to better represent the broader communities in which they operate.

SEPT 09, 2021

SOURCE: Harvard Business Review

Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 3301, 3302, and 7301 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

SEPT 09, 2021

SOURCE: The White House

EEOC Sues ISS Facility Services for Disability Discrimination

Facility Management Company Denied Employee’s Request to Work From Home to Protect Herself From COVID-19, Then Fired Her, Federal Agency Charges

SEPT 7, 2021

SOURCE: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Power Of Purpose And Why It Matters Now

We’ve all heard about how important purpose is to both organizations and people, but as work changes and hybrid work models become the norm, purpose has renewed importance.

AUG 22, 2021

SOURCE: Forbes

Why employers are struggling with their return to office plans

Employees and employers are at odds on remote and hybrid work post-COVID; HR has an important role.

MAY 21, 2021

SOURCE: HR Executive