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Philadelphia Bars Employers from Requesting Salary History

Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women.
Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney signed the measure on Monday, and said he's confident the bill can withstand legal challenges. ...




7 Ways to Better Networking

Be the kind of person you want to add to your own business and social circles.

Many people (including me) offer advice on what it takes to be better at networking. One thing often is left out of that equation, however: Networking involves interacting with others, so it's worth asking what the average person believes it takes to become great. ...




3 Ways to Get Your Dream Job to Find You

IT professionals with competitive tech skills can now run their job searches on autopilot. Job opportunities regularly swarm their inboxes. Recruiters message them ceaselessly. Bidding wars break out on their behalf. Unless those IT roles actually adhere to candidates’ specific career goals or job expectations, all those offers are as worthless as junk mail. ...




My 10 Best Pieces of Career Advice for College Graduates

Giving advice to college graduates is extremely important to me because I was one of them and even though the economy was better back in 2006, it took me eight months to find a marketing job. I succeeded because I started six months before graduation, collected eight internships, seven leadership positions on campus and graduated with honors. ...




Why Some Companies Are Trying to Hire More People on the Autism Spectrum

Interest in what’s called neurodiversity is growing at American companies. This year, the accounting firm EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) has been piloting a program to employ people with autism in order to explore the benefits of having workers of different cognitive abilities, such as greater productivity and building a more talented workforce. ...




Why one CEO doesn't look at resumes and asks for a 'love letter' instead

Acuity Scheduling is not your typical company. Full-time employees log just six hours a day, and all of them work remotely.
The online scheduling company's hiring process is unique, too. For starters, the job posting is written as a personal ad, and "in some really quirky language," CEO Gavin Zuchlinski tells CNBC. ...




Specialisterne: A Million Jobs for people with Autism and Other Unique Abilities

Specialisterne, which is Danish for “The Specialists”, is an innovative nonprofit company founded in Denmark in 2001. Sparked by concern for his son, the creator of this amazing foundation, Thorkil Sonne, set the goal of the organization to create one million jobs, around the world, for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and similar challenges. ...




Where is Autism Employment Heading in 2017?

Where is employment for adults with autism and other neurodiverse (developmental and learning) differences heading in 2017? What employment assistance or initiatives offer the greatest promise? If you want to help someone you know who is part of the neurodiverse workforce what should you be doing in 2017?
 
To begin, the current year saw a range of employment initiatives, most of them extra-governmental, often driven by the energy of persons on the autism spectrum, advocates and parents. ...




New York Passes First-of-Kind Bill to Protect Freelancers

The bill, which the Freelancers’ Union helped draft, was introduced to the City Council a year ago.
As the U.S. gig economy continues to grow, New York City has made one of the first efforts nationwide to protect freelance workers.
The City Council recently passed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, which establishes and enhances protections for freelancers, independent contractors and other workers not covered by regular labor laws. ...




Why Following Your Passion Is the Worst Kind of Career Advice

A career coach on what matters the most in job satisfaction
 
Standard advice on how to pick a career? Find one that amalgamates your key skills, interests and values. Alas, that too often doesn’t work.
 
The standard advice often fails for one or more of these reasons:
 

You have too many interests but none stand out. ...