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February, 2015

Tired of being underpaid, Apple, Yahoo bus drivers vote to unionize

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The bus drivers who shuttle Yahoo, Apple, eBay, Zynga and Genentech employees to and from their offices voted to unionize Friday after complaining about being overworked and underpaid.

The Compass Transportations drivers voted 104-38 to join the Teamsters union Friday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The decision comes more than three months after Facebook bus drivers voted to also join the Teamsters union in November

Teamsters representatives plan to continue to court Silicon Valley drivers, who they say are not benefitting from the overall growth in the region Read more…

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These Buddhist warrior monks excel at Kung Fu

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In China, it is said that “all martial arts under heaven arose out of Shaolin.”

Shaolin Kung Fu is believed to be the oldest institutionalized style of Kung Fu and is one of the most famous martial arts, according to Getty. It was created in the Buddhist Shaolin temple in the Songshan mountain in China and has developed over the last 1500 years. It and it’s various forms are marked by both barehanded and weapon styles

Shaolin monks, who are known to be the ultimate Buddhist warriors, demonstrated their skills in Chinatown in London, England earlier this week. Read more…

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6 predictions about the future of video and job interviewing

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Imagine it’s 2025 and you’re preparing to interview candidates for an open position. Are you setting up your office for the interview? Or are you charging up the latest wearable technology and getting ready for a live video chat — right from your wrist?

Close to two-thirds of hiring managers already are using video interviews to locate and hire top talent, according to an OfficeTeam study. As this trend continues to grow, what can we expect for the next phase of video interviewing?

There’s no doubt the modern workplace is transforming into a video chat-focused world. Because of this, employers need to adopt the latest video interviewing trends to help them identify the best talent for their organizations Read more…

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