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Do daydreamers have a cognitive advantage? | This is the year to increase your paycheck | Why networking requires long-term commitments
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February 26, 2015
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Do daydreamers have a cognitive advantage?
Daydreaming may enhance your reaction time and fuel creativity, according to research. In one study, participants who experienced mild daydreaming performed better in a task involving hitting the space bar on a keyboard every time a number other than "3" appeared. Inc. online (free registration) (2/25)
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This is the year to increase your paycheck
Switching jobs can increase your salary up to 20% more than the salary bump you would receive from an internal promotion, according to a study from the Wharton School. Simply asking for a raise at your current job can also yield positive results, as a study by Payscale indicates that 75% of employees who asked for a raise got it. Money magazine (2/25)
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Getting Paid: How to Get Customers to Pay Up
Dealing with the money isn't fun, but it's a necessary evil for staying in business. While every business has their ups and downs, the key to positive cash flow is collecting payments in full and on time to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Learn how these small-business owners did it.

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Why networking requires long-term commitments
Approach networking relationships as long-term engagements, not "one-and-done" type situations, Allison Jones writes. Periodically send small gifts or gestures to your contacts to keep the relationships strong. Fast Company online (2/23)
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

The LandscapeSponsored By
U.S. workers unlikely to see significant wage growth, experts say
Federal statistics indicate that companies are hiring more unemployed job seekers, leading analysts to speculate that wage growth will be sluggish for the foreseeable future. "Individuals persistently out of work may have atrophied skills or dwindled savings, suggesting a lower bar to accept work," said Merrill Lynch economist Emanuella Enenajor. Bloomberg (2/24)
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How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

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How meditation -- and a banana -- can calm job interview jitters
Job seekers should take a couple of minutes before an interview to meditate and visualize success to minimize nervousness, MIT career-development specialist Lily Zhang advises. In this blog post, she suggests that exercising in the morning before an interview can help clear a candidate's head, and notes that many performers eat a banana before an appearance believing its nutrients can help calm their nerves. TheMuse.com (2/23)
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The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

The Water Cooler
Companies look to incorporate behavioral science into recruiting
Companies are developing products that combine Big Data with personality and intelligence tests in order to help companies make more accurate candidate assessments. Some experts say little research has been done to ascertain the effectiveness of these products. National Public Radio/All Tech Considered blog (2/25)
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You're going to fall down, but the world doesn't care how many times you fall down, as long as it's one fewer than the number of times you get back up."
-- Aaron Sorkin,
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