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Women.NYC is Launched as Career Resource to Help Women Succeed

Filed under: Job Market, Professional Development, Professional Women, Social Impact, Technology, Women Leaders

In New York City, women earn about 89 cents on the dollar compared to men, and out of the 55 Fortune 500 companies in the five boroughs, only one has a female CEO.

But a new website that aims to support women in their careers hopes to change that. Women.NYC, launched on May 16th by New York’s Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen, is a one-stop-shop for women seeking information, resources, and tools on everything from finding a job, starting and running a business, and getting legal help, to accessing health services and money management.

“Women have waited long enough for equal pay, power and respect. In New York City, we aren’t going to wait any longer,” Glen explained in a statement. “That’s why we are launching Women.NYC. We know women can do it alone. But we don’t have to. Women now have concrete tools for concrete success, all in one, easy-to-navigate place. New York City is already the best city in the world for women. Today, we’re making it even better.”

The initiative is accompanied by a thought-provoking marketing campaign, which aims to encourage women to share their experiences, advice, and goals with the hashtag #NYCPowerMove.

“Power means something different for every woman, but we are all better off when every woman can tap into her power,” noted New York’s First Lady Chirlane McCray, co-chair for the Commission on Gender Equity. “New York City cannot continue as a successful city if women cannot succeed too. And now, for the first time in history, the women of New York City have all the tools they need to succeed in one place with Women.NYC.”

You can read the rest of the article here on Harper’s Bazaar.

5 Best Practices for Handling Conference Calls like a Boss

Filed under: Communication, Good Habits, Professional Development, Quick Tips, Strategy, Technology

The art of conference calling… Wait, you didn’t know it was an art? It’s definitely a skill worth building if you’re running a modern business and as much an art as any other form of presenting. Whether you want to blame it on technology and the Internet, the costs associated with flying, etc., the conference call has become a huge part of doing business and you can’t escape it.

Here are the top five ways to be the best at conference calls.

1. Smile

The way you deliver information is the key to capturing your audience’s attention. How you talk on the phone is no different from how you present yourself on stage when speaking to an audience.

In reality, your conference call is very similar to being on stage where the lights are so bright you can’t see anyone’s face. Smile while you speak and your positive energy will come through — the people on the other end of the phone will be able to sense it.

Click here to read the rest on Mashable >>

The Top 6 Tech Skills You Need in 2015

Filed under: ambition, Career Advice, Goals, Technology

We’re not big on setting resolutions only in January at Pluralsight. We believe it’s important to strive for excellence year-round, rather than just once a year. That said, there’s value in using the year’s starter months to reassess your current skill sets and identify areas for improvement, growth, and learning.

Technology is one area that no one in any industry can afford to grow complacent about–tech is changing so quickly that skills you mastered last year may already be outdated. In such a quickly evolving industry, information decays at a rate of 30 percent a year, according to Research in Labor Economics, rendering nearly a third of last year’s tech-related knowledge irrelevant.

But don’t panic–there’s a solution. Staying up-to-date with emergent technologies and trends–as well as the skills needed to master them–will help you offset the lightning-fast pace of skills disruption and keep you ahead of the curve. Continuous learning is the key to maintaining an ongoing competitive advantage, both for individuals and organizations.

Click here to read the rest on Inc. >>

The Internet and Employee Productivity

Filed under: Career & Money, Distractions, Efficiency, Focus, Productivity, Technology, Your Career

New research from Deloitte and Google found that flexible approaches to technology contributed to staff satisfaction, retention and collaboration; when staff was happy with workplace IT, they were one-third less likely to leave their job than those who were dissatisfied. Woolworths and Air New Zealand have established “bring your own device” policies to allow staff to use their own technology while still ensuring security.

National University of Singapore researchers found in 2011 that “browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” more so than texting, emailing or working without breaks.

Click here to read the rest on SocialTimes >>

 

Dropbox To Business: Never Mind The Breaches, Come Store Your Stuff With Us!

Filed under: Technology

An article on readwrite.com by Mark Hachman brought up some interesting questions about the IT world’s continued path to move services to the cloud. One important question is “Who is protecting our data?” This article discusses the security breaches that occur when enterprises utilize cloud-storage services and a provider’s strategies to improve business services after security missteps.

Solomon Page Group prides itself on the job we do securing and protecting the personal and sensitive information of our clients and candidates. Making decisions about cloud-based services should be a rigorous process so that the correct decisions are made for the services you choose to move.

Read the full article here.