It’s not easy to plan a career when the needs of the job market across diverse industries are ever-changing. Just as the world is quickly and constantly evolving, careers are also moving at the same pace. While some jobs are getting phased out, technology and peoples’ needs are, in turn, creating new jobs.

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If you want to secure venture capital for your next business idea, start an HR tech firm — preferably one that offers a new spin on recruiting.

For the past two years, venture capitalists have been pouring money into the HR tech sector, seeding promising young startups with millions of dollars in hopes that their take on benefits, employee engagement or social recruiting will be the next disruptive thing to change the way we manage talent.

HR Tech Firms’ Popularity Soaring With Venture Capitalists

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Over a fifth (21%) of people planning to retire are not ready to give up working entirely, according to a survey by Prudential.

The insurer surveyed almost 7,700 people near retirement age about their plans for its Class of 2015 report.

It found more than half (51%) would consider working past state pension age to improve their financial situation.

HR Magazine – A fifth of retirees not ready to give up work.

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Setting in around age seven, childhood amnesia involves the sudden deletion of previous memories. It was hitherto thought that childhood amnesia occurred because the brains of young children couldn’t form lasting memories of specific events. But in the 1980s, Patricia Bauer, a professor of psychology at Emory University, and colleagues started testing the memories of children as young as nine months old. They discovered that children have very solid long-lasting memories of specific events.

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Making toast doesn’t sound very complicated — until someone asks you to draw the process, step by step. Tom Wujec loves asking people and teams to draw how they make toast, because the process reveals unexpected truths about how we can solve our biggest, most complicated problems at work. Learn how to run this exercise yourself, and hear Wujec’s surprising insights from watching thousands of people draw toast.

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Mark Bowden is an expert in human behavior and body language, and creator of TRUTHPLANE™, a communication training company and unique methodology for anyone who has to communicate to an audience with impact. Mark gives keynote speeches worldwide on persuasive verbal and nonverbal language and communication structures to stand out, win trust and profit when you speak. Mark’s publications are bestselling Winning Body Language (McGraw Hill 2010); Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals (MH 2012); and Tame the Primitive Brain (Wiley 2013).

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