Tech Challenges, Need for Specialized Expertise are Redefining Practice Of Law

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Technological innovations and the movement toward specialization are two of the key drivers of change in the legal field today, according to Future Law Office 2020: Redefining the Practice of Law, a new report from legal staffing and consulting solutions firm Robert Half Legal. Three in 10 (34 percent) lawyers surveyed for the annual research project said emerging technologies will have the biggest impact on the practice of law during the next five years. Corporate governance regulations ranked second, with 19 percent of the survey response, followed by privacy and data security concerns (18 percent) and increased globalization (12 percent).[1]

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Millennial Employees Crave Recognition, Employer Reward Programs Miss the Mark


New employee research from Blackhawk Engagement Solutions reveals that current employee rewards and recognition programs—a key component in growing employee happiness—are not aligned with what makes Millennial employees happy and more productive. “Millennials are accustomed to attention and praise from their earliest days, and expect regular affirmation in the workplace. They are also prepared to switch jobs earlier and more frequently than previous generations, so employers need to take particular steps to maintain Millennial engagement,” said Rodney Mason, GVP of Marketing with Blackhawk Engagement Solutions, an international incentives and engagement company. “All-expense-paid trips and tickets to sporting events have little appeal for Millennials. Instead, they want more immediate and consistent recognition for their professional contributions and love the immediate gratification of prepaid card rewards.”

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Are Unlimited Vacation Days the Ultimate Workplace Benefit? InfoGraphic

Managers and Workers See an Upside to an Unlimited Vacation Policy, But Most Wouldn’t Take Advantage of the Perk. Unlimited vacation seems like an enticing workplace benefit, but can it also boost productivity? Yes, new research from staffing firm The Creative Group suggests. Nearly four in 10 (39 percent) advertising and marketing executives interviewed believe office output would increase if employees could take time off whenever they wanted, as long as their performance didn’t suffer.

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Is Your Company Ready for Generation Z


They want to drive to their jobs, head into their private offices and meet face-to-face with colleagues before calling it a day – hopefully, not too late, since work-life balance is their primary career concern. Sound like a baby boomer, or even Gen X? On the contrary, these are the work preferences expressed by more than 770 members of Generation Z (those born between 1990 and 1999) surveyed recently by Robert Half and Enactus.

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Summer Jobs Expected to Allow American Teens to Save 10.5 Billion per Month

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American Teens Expected to Collectively Save $10.5 Billion per Month from Summer Jobs—a 30% Increase from 2014. Summer signals the time when many American teens unlock their earning potential, according to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker. Parents of kids ages 13-17 report that 36% of teens will earn their primary income from summer jobs (vs. parental allowances or savings, etc.), a 19% increase over last year. On average, teens expect to earn $582 per month — up from $498 in 2014 — and they plan to save roughly half (51%) of those earnings. If those plans ring true, that’s a whopping $10.5 billion collectively saved per month while holding a summer job this year, a 30% increase from 2014. The three most popular items teens are saving for are college tuition (27%), a car or vehicle (26%), followed by a smart phone or other smart device (23%). While saving up for college, teens are also considering the tech they need for school: Significantly more teens are saving for a laptop computer, an 80% jump from last year’s survey. “The fact that teens expect to save more this year shows they are thinking about long-term payoffs, like saving …

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Finance Staff Struggle To Interact With Different Personalities In Other Departments INFOGRAPHIC

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CFOs Reveal Top Hurdles to Cross-Departmental Collaboration There’s the nose-to-the-grindstone worker, the social butterfly and the visionary. Every office has a mix of personalities, and getting along with everyone is not easy. In a Robert Half Finance & Accounting survey, chief financial officers (CFOs) said the greatest challenge for finance and accounting professionals when working with those in other departments is learning to interact with a variety of personalities (39 percent).

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Who Do Executives Turn To First For Job-Change Advice?

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Who says people don’t listen to their better half? According to a recent Accountemps survey, more than two in five (43 percent) executives said they turn first to a spouse or significant other for advice when evaluating an employment offer. Friends were the next most commonly tapped source of guidance (21 percent), and their influence seems to have grown: When a similar question was asked in 2007, they were cited by just 3 percent of managers. Mentors trailed closely behind, with 20 percent of the response in the latest survey. Coworkers and other family members were mentioned by just 9 percent and 7 percent of those polled, respectively.  

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Choosing a Major Based on Outcomes


As college students soon discover there is more to any career than a paycheck, but it is one big thing to consider when choosing a major, as it will influence your future salary. Most academic fields have at least one major with relatively higher earnings.    The infographic shown below offers a color-coded graph representing 85 majors over the course of 45 years and the income generated. There are also colored graphs representing the highest paid jobs in 10 different fields at entry level, mid-career, and late-career to see how they change or progress. Other graphs illustrate the top and bottom 10 majors based on peak career earnings. Lastly a graph charts earnings over career years based on the level of education received.

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