Category Archives: Tools and Information

Who Wants the Global Talent | Management Consulting Connection

For all of its faults, the United States has been the destination of choice for emigrants since – well – for half a century. Personally, I have friends and family who got their green cards just within the last few years. The US continues to be a magnet for talented and ambitious risk takers. Bill Kerr, Harvard Professor, titled his most recent book, The Gift of Global Talent: How Immigration Shapes Business, Economics, and Society and his thesis is simple – even if the data collection was difficult – immigrants drive a large % of growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship. People want to live and work here, and that’s largely been a big blessing. Factoid: 40% of US cancer researchers are immigrants.

US economy = huge demand

Times are good (yes, looking at the stock market this week, you might not think so), and unemployment in the US is at a 50 year low. As of October 2018, there were 7M unfilled jobs in the United States.  This includes 450,000 highly-skilled manufacturing jobs. It’s a fairly basic tenet of economics that suppliers will try to fulfill demand. Here’s a data point, H1B visa season starts April 1. There are 85K visa to allocate, and typically there are 300K applications after one week.

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Tips for Writing Better Blog Headlines | business.com

If you write blog content, you know how important it is to receive positive engagement from your audience.

With so much competition out there, it’s getting more and more difficult to catch readers’ attention and convince them to click on your article headline rather than someone else’s. That’s why it’s essential to decode what headlines are click-worthy to your audience and which ones they’ll easily ignore.

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Red Magic 3 Review: The Gaming Phone You’ve Been Waiting For | Digital Trends

The idea of a dedicated gaming smartphone has always been attractive, but it’s only in the last couple of years that the idea has really taken off, thanks to brands like Razer and Asus. With a host of new releases this year, it looks like gaming phones are here to stay, and if the Red Magic 3 is anything to go by, it’s time you took them seriously.

The Red Magic 3 is lightning fast, boasts a gorgeous big display, has loud dual speakers, and packs a huge battery. It even has a dedicated gaming switch on the side and an internal fan to keep you gaming for longer. It boasts a truly impressive spec sheet packed into a device that looks as though it just fell out of a space marine’s pocket, but the real magic trick here is that Nubia is offering the Red Magic 3 for just $479.

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6 Signs It’s Time to Give Your Website a Facelift | The Startup Magazine

In today’s competitive and constantly evolving business climate, a strong web presence is crucial. Your website is one of the most reliable, effective and future-proof marketing assets you can have. It should be set up to make access to information simple and immediate. A well-constructed website design that is easy to navigate and engages potential customers ensures you give a wonderful first impression.

Website design and underlying technology is always progressing. It is important to make changes to your website to stay current with competitors and improve business. Simple layouts, content management, comfortably followed navigation, and attractive aesthetics are fundamentals to keep in mind when freshening up a website for business.

In most cases, users judge a business’s credibility by their website. As such, it’s imperative that your website catches and keeps their attention. Here are six important signs that the time has come to update your site.

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Finally OK With Cloud Storage? What to Know Before Switching Data Providers | Inc.com

A decade ago, storing data in the cloud seemed risky. Today, cloud-based, software-as-a-service applications such as G Suite, Office 365, and Salesforce have made outsourcing data storage simple. But not risk-free. One big issue: With each of them, data is stored in a format that won’t work well outside that application. It can make switching from one to another tricky.

Just ask the Intern Group, a startup that places students in international internships. In 2016, the company consolidated its data. Some was in Google Sheets, some was in the customer-relationship management application Highrise, and some was in a second CRM app, Contactually. Intern Group wanted to consolidate within Vtiger, yet another cloud CRM app.

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Questions About Treasury Bills, Camping, Old Stoves, Prepaid Tuition, and More! | The Simple Dollar

I have about a dozen credit cards that I use at different retailers. My parents always had a card for each retailer so they could get bonuses. My fiancé had a stroke when he heard this and said that I needed to get rid of some of them because I am at strong risk of identity theft and bad credit. Thoughts?

– Mary

Your fiancé is correct in that the more credit cards you have, the more likely it is that you’re going to get hit with identity theft. The chances are still low, but the more entries you have in credit card databases, the more likely it is that you’re going to eventually have your credit card number or your identity stolen.

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This IKEA item may buy mom and dad more sleep | IKEA Hackers

If you have a toddler at home, you’re no stranger to early wake up calls. In the summer months it may get even earlier as the little one may wake with daylight.

Megan is a mom of 3, with the youngest at 3 years old. Megan came up with a sleep training clock to help her child know when it’s okay to wake the adults.

She bought the cheap IKEA STOMMA clock and drew on a new colourful face. The colourful sections are key to this sleep training clock.

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Diverse Workplaces Generate 19 Percent More Revenue Than Less Diverse Competitors | Entrepreneur

A multicultural workplace offers a wealth of opportunities, as well as plenty of traps for cultural misunderstandings. Diverse workplaces generate 19 percent more revenue than less diverse work environments. In addition to generating more revenue, multicultural teams are capable of outperforming competitors that lack in diversity by a whopping 35 percent.

Your company is able to attract a more multicultural workforce, too, since 67 percent of job seekers feel diversity is important in the workplace. Follow these tips to create a cohesive and productive multicultural environment at your place of business.

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Is It Better to Have an Emergency Fund or Pay Off Debt? | Getentrepreneurial.com

Credit card debt increases every day that the debt is outstanding. Interest is calculated on a daily basis; so the longer you take to repay it the more it’s going to cost you. However, if you put all of your liquid cash toward debts, what happens if something comes up for which you need to make a major withdrawal?

Meanwhile, U.S. credit card debt has reached an all time high, as some 40 percent of Americans say they couldn’t cover an unexpected expense of $400.

So, is it better to have an emergency fund or pay off debt?

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Best Spring/Summer Footwear | CoolBusinessIdeas.com

These days, it’s impossible to keep up with the sneaker hype cycle, never mind every new hugely anticipated drop. It is worth keeping up with broader sneaker trends, though, plus what’s going on with smart shoes. Why? Because change is afoot.

There has never been more technology in our shoes, making footwear more technical and more comfortable at the same time. Smart shoes are getting more casual, while some trainers get dressier. And then there’s the stunning array of designs available today – your footwear lets you communicate your style and your individuality better than almost anything else in your wardrobe.

So what are you wearing? These are the spring-summer footwear trends we’re in step with this year.

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