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Shonette Laffy


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Coffee break: Dream offices, Skype and keeping your job in the age of the robots


Get comfy, because it's time for us to proffer this week's selection of HR news, opinion and cultural crudites for your delectation. 

Feel free to tell us what you think in the comments below, or send us your own recommended reading for the week.


– To make a good first impression on candidates, do these 3 things (Mervyn Dinnen, LinkedIn)

Podcast: A global perspective on social media (Recruiting Future)

– 6 ways that on-boarding is evolving (Top Employers Institute)


The keys to creating a receptive workplace culture (People Development)

– A company asked its staff what their dream office would be like, then built it (Wales Online)

– Google finds that successful teams are about norms, not just smarts (Hunter Walk, LinkedIn)


Moving toward a self-managed culture (Huffington Post)

– Why GitHub finally abandoned its bossless workplace (The Washington Post)

– What happened when I moved my company to a 5-hour workday (Fast Company)

– How to (painlessly) give your boss honest feedback (Mashable)


– Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft are creating the Justice League for AI (Quartz)

– Top 10 technologies driving the digital workplace (Gartner)

How to secure your job in the age of automation (Inc)

– Welcome to the post-email enterprise: what Skype teams mean in a Slack-leaning world (Gigaom)

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