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    Job ads are approaching new lows as employers pull back on hiring…for the time being, at least.

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    Although the process has only just kicked off, the search for Microsoft’s next CEO has already taken some interesting turns.

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    Young Gen Y workers and their managers continue to clash in many organisations. But could it be that the two sides want the same thing?

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    Good references were once a game-changer when hiring applicants, but has social media and online recommendations rendered them irrelevant?

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