I started wearing a mask to work today, the first in my company to do so. This may be in part because I have some decent masks leftover from a trip, and they are quite hard to buy at the moment. But it also definitely feels like I am swimming against the social current here, and I am getting a lot of looks.

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It was good to be reminded of my earlier observation that the frozen part can be the active agent, not just the passive recipient of light from above. When I not only centered my attention on the knot in my spine (for example) but also let it direct the show, shining its light outward, actively pushing its energy out in all directions—when I did that, I noticed something new: my whole system became calmer. I think this is because I don’t always need a new infusion of energy from above; the constant influx can overwhelm my system. Instead, the energy that’s already there just needs to organize itself, release itself, be liberated by the force of its own power and by the integration of the surrounding parts.

More water and sunlight are not always needed; the plant may just need to break through the surface of the soil.

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HR and tech – a tumultuous wave?

Scarcely has a work domain been bereft of the impact of technology, and HR is no exception. Technology has made inroads into HR as much as anywhere else, and as expected, led to a number of changes. https://usamediahouse.com/hr-and-tech-a-tumultuous-wave/

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Kinsey Millhone, from Sue Grafton's Alphabet books, is an obvious candidate.

How about Dorothy Sayers' Harriet Vane? She's listed as a protagonist in the wikipedia pages for the later Wimsey books...

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A couple more series from Seanan McGuire:

  • While I bounced off the October Daye books the first time I tried them, I took another run at them in 2018 based on a Twitter thread comparing them to the Kate Daniels books, and while the first half of the first book still struggled to hold my attention, this time I pushed through it, thoroughly enjoyed the second half, and then promptly devoured all of the other currently published books in the series.
  • I'm currently reading and enjoying the Rose Marshall books (set in the Incryptid universe, but focusing on ghosts rather than cryptids and the Price family)
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人生の路頭に迷ってる。

なにか目指すものもないし、目指し方もわからない。

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Another possible example of this that I thought of yesterday: church worship teams, which frequently lead songs whose theme or refrain is “Here I am singing this song and worshiping”.

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Vorobiev keeps on cranking them out. Not only is this another frame-story clip, but Chekhov's rifle is lampshaded.

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Something I miss from some mid-90's HTTP servers is autolink functionality: when selecting text as an anchor for a hyperlink, a query would be run on what would now be called a CMS, suggesting possible targets. Not only was this convenient for the author, but also for the reader, as it encouraged more informative anchor text than the frequent-at-the-time "this" or "here".

(yes, link rel= navigation was also automatically supported, as were Imagemaps.)

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In short, the entire published content of the CMS is contained in or derived from a single file.

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Lambek's "From word to sentence" notes (pp.79-80) the difficulty of shoehorning languages which use parallel constructions (resp. the mathematician's respectively) to place objects and modifiers, not in a nested order, but in parallel sequence (resp. not order-inverting). Maybe linguists need an equivalent of the zip function?

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Correction: Darius Bacon points out that Boole was before Peano in pointing out the connection to Taylor:

("An Investigation of the Laws of Thought", Ch.5 p.52 ... and I failed to find any mention of Taylor's 1715 result in De Morgan)

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The 80's cartoon "Mother for a little mammoth" (~8 min) is deeper than it first appears: not only were the ancestors of Mammuthus primigenius to be found in eastern Africa (Mammuthus subplanifrons), but there's a very similar relation (both geographic and familial) between Australopithecus afarensis and Homo sapiens.

... also, despite being equally unsure of what Cheburashka may be, I'd still offer a paw were we to cross in the street!

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Engaged employees are considered to be great assets for a magnetic culture in the workplace. Although nowadays, the term “Employee Engagement” has become common, and having an awesome employee engagement is what the business leaders, top CHRO & the other HR leaders wish for! So why not start this New Year with great employee engagement with these awesome tips & tricks.

http://www.thegoogleblog.com/education/jobs-career/hr-leaders/

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It's not gods who make pots

A Russian proverb I read on a programming blog:

"Не боги горшки обжигают"

As explained in Wikipedia:

All artificial objects in the world, no matter how minute or astonishing, were made by people, so do not get overexcited.

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Most of the HR professionals are uninitiated to the deep psychological understanding of the consequences of diversity principals and social responsibility. The significance of diversity and inclusion (D&I) appears hollow. It is never a part of their education and even while growing-up professionally. It leaves a lacuna which they find it hard to jump when suddenly one fine day they are in the top C-suite seat of chief of human resources.

http://articlesforwebsite.com/effective-leadership-management-better-workplace-diversity/

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The most difficult task for any human resource leader is to plan the future of the workforce which requires strategic workforce planning and systematic human resource management. Well, there is no denying that human resource management is a necessity for the better future of any company. As an exemplary business leader and the one taking care of human resource management, it is of utmost importance to be ready with your planning before any crisis hits the workplace.

http://www.wholepost.com/good-human-resource-management-requires-strategic-workforce-planning/

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The human resource automation has made easy managing human resources and no longer it is very expensive or complicated for even smaller companies to buy it. There are companies fighting against each other for the best HR practices in place because it is very critical to attract the top talent to the company for great returns on investment and business profits. The HR must always try to add value to itself as the essential foundation of the company strategy.

https://www.dizimug.in/2018/02/09/continuous-value-addition-for-effective-human-resource-management/

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The HR leaders nowadays want to employ from a talent pool that is not restricted to the confines of the office building. The HR workforce aspires for an HR industry which consists of a talent pool from international boundaries and is ready to share their talent with the external organizations. This gives employees a better exposure and the HR workforce access to a whole new and fresh source of skill sets and talent.

http://www.topdigitalblog.com/coming-of-age-of-the-hr-industry-diminishing-hierarchies-and-increasing-open-networks/

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A workforce is the backbone of any organization. It takes a lot of money and effort for organizations to hire a decent workforce which makes the employees liable to them in various aspects. However, if we see it from another angle, it is possible to consider employees as assets that can be invested in and governed to increase a company’s business value.

http://bit.ly/2H4GnSa

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Dave

TIL

One of the most surprising things about electronic mail is the ease with which misinterpretations arise

was a 1985 sentiment from RAND report R3283, "Toward an Ethics and Etiquette for Electronic Mail". Now I'm imagining ca. 2005 Odeo looking at email and exclaiming "hold my beer!"

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So at the end of April 1995, I joined other early contributors to the Web in Australia in Ballina.

According to Helen Ashman and Adrian Vanzyl's report on the conference in the ACM SIGLINK Newsletter (Vol. IV No.3) there were 140 participants and the conference and at least that many more on the waiting list!

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A few weeks ago, I had a great example of an interest that consumed my attention for a day but didn't last beyond that.

My wife and I went to the ballet.

I've always had this happen with ballet: I get obsessed with it briefly and then my interest fades. Back when I was 8 or 9 I attended my younger sister's ballet performance and wanted to become a dancer. It never went anywhere. A couple of times as an undergraduate, I went to the ballet. Always loved it at the time but nothing ever came of it.

So anyway, we went the ballet a few weeks ago. When I came home I spent hours reading up on terminology, watching videos of great dancers doing particular moves. I was obsessed. For just that day.

I woke up the next day and went back to Greek and linguistics. Maybe Carl Djerassi would call that the equivalent of meeting up with the same person every few years for just one night.

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zsh scripting is mostly compatible with bash scripting. http://slopjong.de/2012/07/02/compatibility-between-zsh-and-bash/

So I would do well to still focus on learning bash scripting, even if I start using zsh for interactive use.

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Not one to let Shnur have all the disaster fun, Vorobiev's "I love You" manages to close off the "Crazy" troika with a bang.

For memory, the excellent start:

and somewhat weaker bridge:

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  • Landscape In Sunlight and Seaview House, both by Elizabeth Fair. As previously reported, I found the first of her novels to be “Decent enough light reading”, and felt the same about Landscape In Sunlight. On the other hand, Seaview House was heavily concerned with “will X marry Y or Z”, which I found tedious.
  • The Best Of All Possible Worlds and The Galaxy Game, both by Karen Lord; the former a re-read in preparation for reading the latter, which is its sequel. I find the first of these is a much smoother read than the second, which is clogged up with lots of infodumping and not-clearly-separated points of view.
  • Half A King by Joe Abercrombie, which I downloaded a sample of after recommendation from fred_mouse. Couldn't get into it, though, so decided against buying the full book.
  • Letters To A Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash. A bit repetitive, and some of it felt very naive to me, but overall an interesting read.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. A re-read, and along with it I read the tor.com re-read posts. I’ve read this several times before, but this was my first time reading it after having watched the recent TV adaptation, and it reinforced my opinion that the adaptation was a really good one.
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What a long strange trip it's been...

A 1980's Latvian song contest finalist:

had its tune taken, with the lyrics changed out for a different story, becoming not only a soviet hit when sung by Пугачева, but an evergreeen, even in translation*...

...among which, a persian translation performed (indoors, judging by the liberal amounts of greenscreen) by the Iranian singer Farzaneh ...

... then recently reprised in Tadjikistan by Фарангис: (NSFW if you're in a country where you shouldn't be watching grown women without hats in the office...)

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Glyph

Free

“Free” as in “mattress”.

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The Moskva may not have a delta at the Oka, but the russian alphabet does have a «дэ» ... I wonder what was the inspiration for this rather slidey, bluesy tune?

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Sartoria Veneta è la risposta a tutte le esigenze del piano. Questa società produttiva comprende ciò che i clienti richiedono e, inoltre, progetta capi che utilizzano superficie fantastico. Esso offre ai clienti un efficace modi di trasporto i costi di vantaggio

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LaTeX. That's a thing I should probably be more familiar with...

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Convert an SVG to a PNG easily:

convert -resize <x>x<y> input.svg output.png

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Robert Rees

TIL

Gnome Keyring doesn't support Ed25519 SSH keys

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In which Nazis (whose black & white world was a tragedy) find themselves inexplicably vividly colorized (this time in a rainbow palette, as farce).

Cf the "All You Need is Love" scene from "Yellow Submarine" (which was available on YT a decade ago, but I guess the blue meanies have bubbled it in the interim)

Yes, let us mix, Max. I've never admitted it before, but my cousin is the blue bird of happiness!

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Filters can be used through an annotation or they can be declared directly in the application config section for Jinja2.

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I'm also experimenting with other Markdown editors. It's a little disappointing that the pickings for Windows are pretty slim.

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Why talent mobility is a must-do strategy for HR

Talent mobility makes the right skillsets available to the relevant roles within an organization, making it a strategy that HR can scarcely afford to not emphasize in its operations.

https://www.topchro.com/article/why-talent-mobility-is-a-must-do-strategy-for-hr

Tags: employee retention, talent retention, talent acquisition, engaging experience, HR leader, employee productivity, employee engagement

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Ways to improve employee engagement and retention strategies.

Disengagement in the workplace prompts higher absenteeism, lower quality, and reduced productivity. People decide to leave their current organization and start seeking new job avenues. Low employee engagement leads to a higher turnover rate, increases hiring and on boarding costs.

https://www.topchro.com/article/ways-to-improve-employee-engagement-and-retention-strategies

Tags: employee engagement, retention strategies, engage to retain, hiring costs, onboardings costs, workplace productivity, employee retention, disengagement at work, employee attrition, employee motivation, engaged employees, employee productivity,

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Counting the quiet ones: Why you must care for introverts

They may be quietly hammering away, but introverts bring a uniquely valuable set of skills and strengths to the workplace, which senior management would do well to play up.

https://www.topchro.com/article/counting-the-quiet-ones-why-you-must-care-for-introverts

Tags: employee motivation, workplace culture/culture at work, engaged employees, employee happiness, employee engagement, workplace discrimination

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Flexible work arrangement: pros and cons for employers and employees

Foster an organization of healthy and happy employees with flexitime concept in place!

https://www.topchro.com/article/Flexible-work-arrangement-pros-and-cons-for-employers-and-employees

Tags: workplace flexibility, employee happiness, culture at work/workplace culture, flexible time work, workforce management, remote work/work from home, employee wellness, happiness at workplace, employee motivation

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Coronavirus Immune: 4 HR Priorities to Protect Workplace

Coronavirus is halting businesses and scaring people. HR leaders have a big role to play in maintaining business stability amid this din. Here’s what HR leaders can do to protect their workplace.

Tags: hr leaders, hr leader roles, chro roles, employee wellness, paid leaves, covid 19, coronavirus hr roles, covid hr leader roles

https://medium.com/@shanmon.wilson/coronavirus-immune-4-hr-priorities-to-protect-workplace-a8fab54f9de3

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Top 8 Initiatives by CHROs this year

From boosting innovation and inclusion to offering better benefits such as flexible work, CHROs took a number of initiatives to boost their HR strategy in 2019.

https://www.topchro.com/article/top-8-initiatives-by-chros-this-year

Tags: chros, chief HR officer, chief human resource officer, hr leaders, chro roles, hr strategy, human resource leaders

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Happy holidays – why a break need not be stressful

Not just a break from everything, holidays also bring immense stress! Flexible work culture can boost workplace productivity and bring happiness at work.

https://www.topchro.com/article/happy-holidays-why-a-break-need-not-be-stressful

Tags:flexible work culture, workplace flexibility, work culture, workplace productivity, work from home/remote work culture, happiness at work, work-life balance

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Latest on Private Equity Industry

Stay updated on the latest global private equity trends. Read more about the private equity insights through our specially created blogs on private equity.

Check Here - https://www.pinterest.com/uspecinsights/latest-on-private-equity-industry/

Tags: private equity, latest on private equity, pe firms, private equity industry, private equity trends

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Top 3 Cyber Threats And Its Mitigation For Private Equity Firms

Private equity (PE) firms are becoming more dependent on outsourcing as they adopt novel technologies for operations. Though this is a welcoming task, it is a daunting task as well. The number of threats they expose themselves is bound to increase at an exponential rate. Tags: PE firms, private equity firms, private equity industry, cyber threat in PE firms, Read Here: https://www.nairaland.com/5733732/top-3-cyber-threats-mitigation

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Career at Private Equity vs Hedge Funds – A Full Comparison

You are interested in the buy-side of investing and looking for interesting and lucrative career opportunities (preferably with better working hours), what are the career paths that you can choose?

Tags: private equity careers, jobs in private equity, PE professionals, US private equity firms

Read More: https://www.thebaynet.com/community/education/career-at-private-equity-vs-hedge-funds-a-full-comparison.html

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What Career Options do I have after Private Equity?

Are you planning to move out of the field of private equity? Do you think that you are not cut out for your PE role and wish to explore your options? If yes, this is the right place for you to identify the sectors that you can enter after leaving your private equity job.

Read More: http://soft2share.com/what-career-options-do-i-have-after-private-equity/

Tags: careers in private equity, finance careers, private equity jobs, private equity careers, jobs in private equity

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Factors to Consider While Mapping the Crowded Private Equity Landscape

The two words that conjure jet setting globe-trotting careers and power business lunches with the high and mighty have a lot of sweat and toil behind the scenes. Not to mention the intense competition to deploy capital to the highest ROI generating assets and enterprises.

Reads here: https://www.uspec.org/blog/factors-to-consider-while-mapping-the-crowded-private-equity-landscape

Tags: Private Equity, Private Equity Players, Private Equity Landscape, Global Public Equities, Private Equity Industry, PE Firms, Private Equity Firms, PE Investors, Private Equity Careers, PE World, Global PE, Private Equity Certifications, Career in Private Equity, Private Equity Specialist

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Using Price-To-Earnings (PE) Ratio For Stock Assessments

Price-to-earnings or PE ratio helps investors in comparing stocks and selecting one with better success potential. Check this article for the right stock investment assessments and other useful tips.

Tags: private equity, private equity news, trends on private equity, PE ratio, price earning ratio, PE industry

https://www.uspec.org/blog/using-price-to-earnings-pe-ratio-for-stock-assessments

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The Private Equity-Franchising Industry Story

The kinship between private equity & global franchising industry goes back a long way and is soaring further. Here’s the story of what ties the two.

https://www.uspec.org/blog/the-private-equity-franchising-industry-story

Tags: Private Equity, Private Equity Industry, Private Equity Firm, Private Equity Investments, Private Equity Professionals, Private Equity in Franchising

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Private Equity Job vs Hedge Fund Job: An Overview

Hedge funds use pooled money and tactics to earn returns for the investors, whereas private equity funds invest directly in companies by purchasing or buying a controlling interest in publicly traded companies.

Read More: https://mynewsfit.com/private-equity-job-vs-hedge-fund-job-an-overview/

Tags: Private Equity Job, Private Equity Fund, Private Equity careers, Private Equity professionals

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Making a Private Equity Career – All you need to know!

They hire the cream and also compensate them well. In fact, they have the highest-paid employees in the financial world. A career in Private Equity firms often leaves even seasoned investment bankers feeling like pikers. Such is the sum of money private equity deals with. Do you love building value for companies, excel at deal management, and are into long-term relationship building? You can make a wager at the big daddy of financial world – Private Equity. Read more at https://yourstory.com/mystory/making-private-equity-career-need-know

Tags: private equity firms, Private Equity professionals, Private Equity Fund managers, private equity industry, career in Private Equity firms, career in Private Equity

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Find the Top Five Financial Certifications – 2020 Earning a finance certification helps the professionals to deal with the finance of an individual, a company, or an organization. As a person, one has to secure his finance to lead a tension-free life. As a company or an organization, it is crucial to have a financial plan for economic growth and business success. Read More: https://www.writersrecipe.com/find-the-top-five-financial-certifications-2020/

Tags: certification in private equity, finance certification, professionals at private equity, private equity firms, Financial Analyst

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UNDERSTANDING PRIVATE EQUITY PROFESSIONALS LIFE

Private equity is a promising field for young investment bankers and the best graduates in finance. The lifestyle varies based on the deal activity you get involved, location, team, and other factors.

Tags: PRIVATE EQUITY PROFESSIONALS, career in private equity, certification in private equity

https://www.appclonescript.com/private-equity-professionals-life/

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Significance of Private Equity Industry: An Overview

In 2018, the Private equity (PE) industry marked the first year to raise more capital through the private markets. Many new investors in fluxed into private equity investment because PE generated a strong history of returns when growth chances were feeble.

https://timebusinessnews.com/significance-of-private-equity-industry-an-overview/

Tags: private equity industry, PE industry, private equity professionals, PE professionals

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What Value Do I Have as a Private Equity Professional

Getting into a private equity firm is not easy. But when it comes to job employment and big fat money, private equity firms hold a good reputation.

Tags: Private equity professionals, pe career, Private equity qualifications, private equity career

https://recentlyheard.com/2019/11/23/what-value-do-i-have-as-a-private-equity-professional/#

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TOP FIVE PRIVATE EQUITY CERTIFICATIONS TO EXCEL IN YOUR FINANCE CAREER

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Tags: FINANCE CAREER, private equity certifications, PE operations, PE professionals, PE certifications, PR career https://www.losboquerones.com/top-five-private-equity-certifications-to-excel-in-your-finance-career/

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DEBUNKING THE COMMON MYTHS WHILE SECURING A JOB IN PE OR VC FIRM Securing a job in Private Equity (PE) or Venture Capital (VE) firms is an aspiration for several graduates and seasoned analysts as well. Landing in the best of Private Equity or Venture Capital job calls for a complete and professional knowledge in the domain. https://www.piczasso.com/debunking-the-common-myths-while-securing-a-job-in-pe-or-vc-firm/

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Trends in private equity The volatility of the capital market makes it an interesting field. It also keeps investors on their toes. Private equity shows a similar pattern. If you want to stay ahead in this sector you need to keep your head up and watch out for trends in this market. From hiring private equity professionals to the mainstream operations in the PE sector, a lot has been changing. Tags: private equity professionals, private equity, private equity trends, private equity certifications, private equity firms https://www.reddit.com/user/sharmaniti437/comments/d2n6fp/trends_in_private_equity/

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Tech in HR is good but people make it great

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https://www.topchro.com/article/tech-in-hr-is-good-but-people-make-it-great

Tags: tech in hr, AI in HR, AI in recruitment, HR Tech, human resource technology, HR technology

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Burning out: Why employers must worry Stress management in the workplace is important. Because, if job-seeker gets to know about employee burnout due to toxic work culture, they reject the job offer. Tags: employee burnout, workplace stress, work stress, toxic work culture, job stress, stress management in the workplace, work related stress, toxic work environment https://www.topchro.com/article/burning-out-why-employers-must-worry

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Workplace diaries – Youth vs Ageism | Workplace Discrimination Ageism is normal. But, older employees in the workplace are fighting ageism against Gen Z and millennial workers. Know how to dismiss workplace discrimination. Tags: ageism, older employees in the workplace, ageism in the workplace, fighting ageism, seniority mix, Gen Z and millennial workers, young generation, workplace discrimination

https://www.topchro.com/article/workplace-diaries-youth-vs-ageism

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Why Breadcrumbing can Destroy the Employee-Employer Relationship https://www.topchro.com/article/why-breadcrumbing-can-destroy-the-employee-employer-relationship Employers must realize breadcrumbing quickly to promote learning and development, workplace training, and maintain rapport of the employer-employee relationship. Tags: learning and development, workplace training, employer employee relationship, employee and employer relationship, career coach

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The Deep Disruption Impact and its Tremors on the Future of Work The changing workplace culture sounds like a threat to the future of work. Automation in the workplace is creating a tremor in the minds of happily settled employees(?). https://www.topchro.com/article/the-deep-disruption-impact-and-its-tremors-on-the-future-of-work Tags: future jobs, future of work, automation in the workplace ,ai and the future of work, ai and future of work, workplace culture,

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Gender-Bias - A Grimly Painted Picture Embossed in Gold Corporate Frame Gender bias or age discrimination is seemingly lost but found everywhere. We witness a gender pay gap, harassment at work, or promotion even in ‘neat’ companies. https://www.topchro.com/article/gender-bias-a-grimly-painted-picture-embossed-in-gold-corporate-frame Tags: gender pay gap, gender bias, age discrimination, age discrimination in employment, gender discrimination, harassment at work, gender diversity

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Rebel Against Environment Extinction… but Keep Your Job! | Climate Strike Employees are submitting a resolution/proposal to employers for global climate strike and companies are supporting global climate strike to lessen the carbon footprint. Tags: global climate strike, climate strike, global organization support for climate strike, climate change strike, companies supporting global climate strike https://www.topchro.com/article/rebel-against-environment-extinction-but-keep-your-job

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How Tech Is Transforming HR The incorporation of HR technology tools in administrative tasks is giving HR professionals ample time to transform the way their organization works. https://www.topchro.com/article/how-tech-is-transforming-hr Tags: hr technology, hr transformation, hr professional

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Strategies to nurture belonging at the workplace Diversity and inclusion in the workforce is crucial. Some employees, however, may feel left out at the workplace. Strategies for engagement come into play here. https://www.topchro.com/article/strategies-to-nurture-belonging-at-the-workplace Tags: belonging in the workplace,diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, retention strategies

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Top Motivators for Millennials and Gen-Z Workforce (Infographic) Millennials and Gen Z form the major global workforce. Millennials in the workplace outrace Gen Zs regarding their beliefs in the virtues of the gig economy. https://www.topchro.com/article/top-motivators-for-millennials-and-gen-z-workforce Tags: gig economy, millennials in the workplace, millennials, gig workers, millennials and gen zers

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Virtual is More than Real-AI in Recruitment AI in recruitment demonstrates the future of work to be virtual. The impact of artificial intelligence in recruitment will render tremendous benefits. https://www.topchro.com/article/virtual-is-more-than-real-ai-in-recruitment Tags: AI in Recruitment, Future of Work, Artificial Intelligence

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Venture Capital and Private Equity Basics for Aspiring Investment Professionals Private Equity investors & venture capitalists are ultimate catalysts for startups. Know your investors — their interests, and right time to seek them. https://www.uspec.org/blog/venture-capital-and-private-equity-basics-for-aspiring-investment-professionals Tags: Investment Professionals, Private Equity Investors, Venture Capitalists, Venture Capital Investors, Investment Bankers, Financial Institutions, Private Equity Investors, Private Equity Fund, Private Equity Firms, Private Equity Certification

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Venture Capital and Private Equity Basics for Aspiring Investment Professionals Private Equity investors & venture capitalists are ultimate catalysts for startups. Know your investors — their interests, and right time to seek them. https://www.uspec.org/blog/venture-capital-and-private-equity-basics-for-aspiring-investment-professionals Tags: Investment Professionals, Private Equity Investors, Venture Capitalists, Venture Capital Investors, Investment Bankers, Financial Institutions, Private Equity Investors, Private Equity Fund, Private Equity Firms, Private Equity Certification

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A Quick Guide To 5 Core Functions Of Private Equity Professionals Private Equity (PE) Firms typically derive billions as investment capital from high-net-worth individuals and use it to acquire equity in private companies (in public firms as well with an aim to make them private and delist from stock exchanges) Tags: Private Equity (PE) Firms, Private Equity Professionals, PE professionals, PE market, Private Equity Fund managers, private equity fund https://www.rewardbloggers.com/blog/2773/a-quick-guide-to-5-core-functions-of-private-equity-professionals

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Winning Strategy For Better Investment Decisions In Private Equity Private Equity Investors have seen some splendid surges in global investment value. The buzz going around the Private Equity Investment corridors is centered around the increasing speculations on the looming economic downturn. Tags: Private Equity Investment, Private Equity Investment Process, Private Equity Investment Firm, Private Equity, Private Equity International, Private Equity Investors, Private Equity Investing, Private Equity Decision, Private Equity Investment Decision https://www.uspec.org/blog/winning-strategy-for-better-investment-decisions-in-private-equity

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I started wearing a mask to work today, the first in my company to do so. This may be in part because I have some decent masks leftover from a trip, and they are quite hard to buy at the moment. But it also definitely feels like I am swimming against the social current here, and I am getting a lot of looks.

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My employer announced that amid a falloff in sales they are cutting most employees’ pay by 20% and converting some salaried/exempt employees’ status to hourly/non-exempt. The stated goal is to keep everyone employed amid uncertainty as to how long the downturn will last.

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Why talent mobility is a must-do strategy for HR

Talent mobility makes the right skillsets available to the relevant roles within an organization, making it a strategy that HR can scarcely afford to not emphasize in its operations.

https://www.topchro.com/article/why-talent-mobility-is-a-must-do-strategy-for-hr

Tags: employee retention, talent retention, talent acquisition, engaging experience, HR leader, employee productivity, employee engagement

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Today a co-worker tested positive and was hospitalized, the first one in our company and the first such person personally known to me. This person has worked remotely for a long time, so there is no reason to think they carried it to others here in the office.

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It’s been a couple of weeks now since the John Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard was at all useful in the US. It was handy for tracking the global spread during the early stages, but at this point we all know cases are everywhere and skyrocketing. The useful dashboards and tracking sites are those that operate on a more local level.

It will probably become interesting to look at again in a couple of months, when we might start to see a plateau or decline in the global number of cases.

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Felt impacts in Minneapolis so far:

  • No rush hour traffic whatsoever for the last couple of weeks.
  • Jess (spouse) has been home with the kids and the loss of any outside activity (gym, social gatherings with other adults, playground visits) combined with so much time with the kids who also have no other outlets, combined with the larger uncertainty about Everything, is taking a mental toll on her, as it would be on me if I were home alone with the kids.
  • This has exacerbated the already suboptimal divide between our two lives, hers centered at home and mine at work. Ideally we would both be home at this time. I’m upset with my employer for taking the stance that all of this represents some kind of business/profit opportunity rather than doing its part to limit the spread as much as possible.
  • My 4-year old has regressed in independence somewhat; he has no time with his preschool teachers and peers, and the more he is stuck at home the more constantly he demands our attention to keep himself from being bored. This is not unusual considering his age. He’ll obviously grow past this, but it’s affecting us now.
  • Jess went for groceries yesterday morning and the place was pretty empty for a Saturday morning. Lots of reminders to keep six feet apart. No one was using the self-checkout.
  • Various people at work who have the option (i.e., their work can be done remotely) have been working remotely.
  • Political chatter in the hallways and around offices has ticked up very noticeably. The vast majority of it is pro-Trump, which makes sense because most of my co-workers are right-wing.
  • A couple of my siblings are filing for unemployment benefits due to reduced or no pay from their jobs.
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On another note: a lot of celebrities seem to believe they can help us during these trying times by …being famous online from home. It’s getting old.

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Yesterday the Governor announced a “stay at home” order will be in place in Minnesota for 2 weeks starting Friday at midnight.

Many people are confusing this with a “shelter in place” order, which would be much more stringent. The stay-at-home order allows us to leave home for a number of reasons, such as to get groceries, exercise outside, work jobs in exempted/critical sectors, etc.

The last one is interesting. The guidance on exempt industries is very broad. According to MN’s Dept of Employment commissioner:

About 78 percent of the jobs in Minnesota are in critical industries as defined by the executive order, so it's just 22 percent that are not. (source)

There is also no enforcement, so companies can declare themselves exempt and require their workers to come in as usual. My own employer has taken this route. We sell desks and monitor walls, but since some of our customers are in exempt agencies they have decided we are exempt as well.

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Ways to improve employee engagement and retention strategies.

Disengagement in the workplace prompts higher absenteeism, lower quality, and reduced productivity. People decide to leave their current organization and start seeking new job avenues. Low employee engagement leads to a higher turnover rate, increases hiring and on boarding costs.

https://www.topchro.com/article/ways-to-improve-employee-engagement-and-retention-strategies

Tags: employee engagement, retention strategies, engage to retain, hiring costs, onboardings costs, workplace productivity, employee retention, disengagement at work, employee attrition, employee motivation, engaged employees, employee productivity,

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Counting the quiet ones: Why you must care for introverts

They may be quietly hammering away, but introverts bring a uniquely valuable set of skills and strengths to the workplace, which senior management would do well to play up.

https://www.topchro.com/article/counting-the-quiet-ones-why-you-must-care-for-introverts

Tags: employee motivation, workplace culture/culture at work, engaged employees, employee happiness, employee engagement, workplace discrimination

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Flexible work arrangement: pros and cons for employers and employees

Foster an organization of healthy and happy employees with flexitime concept in place!

https://www.topchro.com/article/Flexible-work-arrangement-pros-and-cons-for-employers-and-employees

Tags: workplace flexibility, employee happiness, culture at work/workplace culture, flexible time work, workforce management, remote work/work from home, employee wellness, happiness at workplace, employee motivation

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Coronavirus Immune: 4 HR Priorities to Protect Workplace

Coronavirus is halting businesses and scaring people. HR leaders have a big role to play in maintaining business stability amid this din. Here’s what HR leaders can do to protect their workplace.

Tags: hr leaders, hr leader roles, chro roles, employee wellness, paid leaves, covid 19, coronavirus hr roles, covid hr leader roles

https://medium.com/@shanmon.wilson/coronavirus-immune-4-hr-priorities-to-protect-workplace-a8fab54f9de3

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Top 8 Initiatives by CHROs this year

From boosting innovation and inclusion to offering better benefits such as flexible work, CHROs took a number of initiatives to boost their HR strategy in 2019.

https://www.topchro.com/article/top-8-initiatives-by-chros-this-year

Tags: chros, chief HR officer, chief human resource officer, hr leaders, chro roles, hr strategy, human resource leaders

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Happy holidays – why a break need not be stressful

Not just a break from everything, holidays also bring immense stress! Flexible work culture can boost workplace productivity and bring happiness at work.

https://www.topchro.com/article/happy-holidays-why-a-break-need-not-be-stressful

Tags:flexible work culture, workplace flexibility, work culture, workplace productivity, work from home/remote work culture, happiness at work, work-life balance

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Latest on Private Equity Industry

Stay updated on the latest global private equity trends. Read more about the private equity insights through our specially created blogs on private equity.

Check Here - https://www.pinterest.com/uspecinsights/latest-on-private-equity-industry/

Tags: private equity, latest on private equity, pe firms, private equity industry, private equity trends

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Gov. Walz dithers about a statewide shelter-in-place order

Gov. Walz is, I think, two steps behind the curve of what we actually need to happen right now. By his own account to WCCO this morning: A) today's numbers are going to jump way up, and B) the rate of growth is going to accelerate! Besides this, he knows that the ratio of tested cases to the actual number out there is abysmal. And yet: a shelter in place order is “not the situation we believe we're at.”

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Developments today:

  • Grocery store workers included in definition of “emergency workers” in MN, qualifying them for free healthcare.

  • Some more malls closing, following MoA’s closure yesterday.

  • Trump has invoked an act that gives him the authority to direct private production in times of war (ventilators? testing?) but is dithering about whether he will use it.

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Seems apparent that the lack of testing capacity is going to require blunt, blind quarantining measures, which have a heavy heavy economic toll, rather than targeted quarantining measures which would have a lighter economic touch.

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Top 3 Cyber Threats And Its Mitigation For Private Equity Firms

Private equity (PE) firms are becoming more dependent on outsourcing as they adopt novel technologies for operations. Though this is a welcoming task, it is a daunting task as well. The number of threats they expose themselves is bound to increase at an exponential rate. Tags: PE firms, private equity firms, private equity industry, cyber threat in PE firms, Read Here: https://www.nairaland.com/5733732/top-3-cyber-threats-mitigation

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Today I found out that a co-worker's son wired a house for someone who has now tested positive for COVID-19, and subsequently fell sick, missing a week of work. My co-worker, who is now working remotely, spent time at his son’s house while he was sick.

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You can see I’m on the side of the fork that says that the virus is real and serious, meaning there will be many thousands of deaths due to an overwhelmed healthcare system, and many thousands with permanent lung damage. I expect that my wife and I will get the virus, and am cautiously optimistic that we will not require medical attention to live through it.

The outcome that would pose an something of an ideological smack-up for me would be if less than 50 thousand people die from COVID-19 (i.e. fewer people than do from influenza in a typical flu season) or have permanent lung damage (and assuming SARS-CoV-2 spread doesn’t become a new seasonal event like H1N1). As dumb as it would make me feel, this would be my preferred outcome.

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Personal Prognostication Snapshot:

  • The crisis will increase in severity through at least July, driven by severe healthcare shortages and consequent too-late severe quarantine measures further braking the economy, as we have seen in Italy.
  • No measure big enough to offset major economic downturn will be able to pass in Congress.
  • So, lots of unemployment and almost no relief.
  • If we get the disease, and the public mood, under control before June, Trump is reelected in November. This is soon enough to avoid the worst economic pain, so that we all recalibrate our narratives and return to our baseline levels of (dis)satisfaction. Biden will be an ineffective nominee and, perhaps narrowly, end up as John Kerry 2.0.
  • If we get there between June and September, Trump loses in November, since by then it’s too late to prevent the massive economic pain’s effect on his already-bad approval numbers.
  • If the crisis drags on much of the way through September, the Trump admin attempts to use emergency powers big pressure in Congress from WH and some states to postpone an imminently disastrous election. Honestly not sure if SCOTUS upholds against the inevitable legal challenge. [edit 3/19/20: apparently the prevailing legal theory is that only Congress can change the date of the election. How exactly that plays out in a pandemic, I’m not sure. But even so, I think election-postponing is for sure going to be on the discourse table.]
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As with so many aspects of society, the US public’s model has done a “hard fork.”

It seems to me that one xor the other is going to run smack up against the painful difference between its model and reality. Maybe such a disillusioning event would be a silver lining for our society.

I'm not so sure about the exclusive-or though. Might we emerge from this with each side of the fork just as or more convinced than they were before? Or might both experience a smack-up? Maybe the forks themselves will fork?

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The USA’s neatly fractured view of the pandemic (along political lines) is something to behold, and will be fascinating to watch as the year progresses.

  • “Recall how, in the run-up to the Iraq war, the White House signaled preferred policy outcome so heavily that it skewed the analysis and advice it received. Can see similar alignment b/w preferences Trump and his team were signaling, and strategic posture of his crisis managers.” —Jeremy Konyndyk

Second one above seems to have played out among the public at large, not just among administration team members and support staff.

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My (at the time) half-serious Twitter thread started Jan 23. I felt comfortable tweeting about it because we weren’t yet inundated with the subject.

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I bookmarked the John Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard on January 25 2020, when there were 2k cases in China. I should have started a thoughtstream at that time as well, but I have been out of the habit.

Here I’m trying to capture the kinds of things that can get hard to recall after the fact: impressions of the present, and evolving guesses about the future impact of this virus on any area of life.

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Career at Private Equity vs Hedge Funds – A Full Comparison

You are interested in the buy-side of investing and looking for interesting and lucrative career opportunities (preferably with better working hours), what are the career paths that you can choose?

Tags: private equity careers, jobs in private equity, PE professionals, US private equity firms

Read More: https://www.thebaynet.com/community/education/career-at-private-equity-vs-hedge-funds-a-full-comparison.html

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What Career Options do I have after Private Equity?

Are you planning to move out of the field of private equity? Do you think that you are not cut out for your PE role and wish to explore your options? If yes, this is the right place for you to identify the sectors that you can enter after leaving your private equity job.

Read More: http://soft2share.com/what-career-options-do-i-have-after-private-equity/

Tags: careers in private equity, finance careers, private equity jobs, private equity careers, jobs in private equity

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Factors to Consider While Mapping the Crowded Private Equity Landscape

The two words that conjure jet setting globe-trotting careers and power business lunches with the high and mighty have a lot of sweat and toil behind the scenes. Not to mention the intense competition to deploy capital to the highest ROI generating assets and enterprises.

Reads here: https://www.uspec.org/blog/factors-to-consider-while-mapping-the-crowded-private-equity-landscape

Tags: Private Equity, Private Equity Players, Private Equity Landscape, Global Public Equities, Private Equity Industry, PE Firms, Private Equity Firms, PE Investors, Private Equity Careers, PE World, Global PE, Private Equity Certifications, Career in Private Equity, Private Equity Specialist

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Using Price-To-Earnings (PE) Ratio For Stock Assessments

Price-to-earnings or PE ratio helps investors in comparing stocks and selecting one with better success potential. Check this article for the right stock investment assessments and other useful tips.

Tags: private equity, private equity news, trends on private equity, PE ratio, price earning ratio, PE industry

https://www.uspec.org/blog/using-price-to-earnings-pe-ratio-for-stock-assessments

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The Private Equity-Franchising Industry Story

The kinship between private equity & global franchising industry goes back a long way and is soaring further. Here’s the story of what ties the two.

https://www.uspec.org/blog/the-private-equity-franchising-industry-story

Tags: Private Equity, Private Equity Industry, Private Equity Firm, Private Equity Investments, Private Equity Professionals, Private Equity in Franchising

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Private Equity Job vs Hedge Fund Job: An Overview

Hedge funds use pooled money and tactics to earn returns for the investors, whereas private equity funds invest directly in companies by purchasing or buying a controlling interest in publicly traded companies.

Read More: https://mynewsfit.com/private-equity-job-vs-hedge-fund-job-an-overview/

Tags: Private Equity Job, Private Equity Fund, Private Equity careers, Private Equity professionals

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Making a Private Equity Career – All you need to know!

They hire the cream and also compensate them well. In fact, they have the highest-paid employees in the financial world. A career in Private Equity firms often leaves even seasoned investment bankers feeling like pikers. Such is the sum of money private equity deals with. Do you love building value for companies, excel at deal management, and are into long-term relationship building? You can make a wager at the big daddy of financial world – Private Equity. Read more at https://yourstory.com/mystory/making-private-equity-career-need-know

Tags: private equity firms, Private Equity professionals, Private Equity Fund managers, private equity industry, career in Private Equity firms, career in Private Equity

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Find the Top Five Financial Certifications – 2020 Earning a finance certification helps the professionals to deal with the finance of an individual, a company, or an organization. As a person, one has to secure his finance to lead a tension-free life. As a company or an organization, it is crucial to have a financial plan for economic growth and business success. Read More: https://www.writersrecipe.com/find-the-top-five-financial-certifications-2020/

Tags: certification in private equity, finance certification, professionals at private equity, private equity firms, Financial Analyst

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UNDERSTANDING PRIVATE EQUITY PROFESSIONALS LIFE

Private equity is a promising field for young investment bankers and the best graduates in finance. The lifestyle varies based on the deal activity you get involved, location, team, and other factors.

Tags: PRIVATE EQUITY PROFESSIONALS, career in private equity, certification in private equity

https://www.appclonescript.com/private-equity-professionals-life/

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Significance of Private Equity Industry: An Overview

In 2018, the Private equity (PE) industry marked the first year to raise more capital through the private markets. Many new investors in fluxed into private equity investment because PE generated a strong history of returns when growth chances were feeble.

https://timebusinessnews.com/significance-of-private-equity-industry-an-overview/

Tags: private equity industry, PE industry, private equity professionals, PE professionals

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What Value Do I Have as a Private Equity Professional

Getting into a private equity firm is not easy. But when it comes to job employment and big fat money, private equity firms hold a good reputation.

Tags: Private equity professionals, pe career, Private equity qualifications, private equity career

https://recentlyheard.com/2019/11/23/what-value-do-i-have-as-a-private-equity-professional/#

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TOP FIVE PRIVATE EQUITY CERTIFICATIONS TO EXCEL IN YOUR FINANCE CAREER

Money matters a lot. A wise investment is crucial to lead a comfortable life. The personal, public or corporate finance keeps changing and it is essential to walk through the challenges efficiently. The personal finance deals with the upliftment and financial security of the individual and his family. People need assistance for financial resources, adequate protection, tax planning, investment, home, and retirement planning.

Tags: FINANCE CAREER, private equity certifications, PE operations, PE professionals, PE certifications, PR career https://www.losboquerones.com/top-five-private-equity-certifications-to-excel-in-your-finance-career/

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DEBUNKING THE COMMON MYTHS WHILE SECURING A JOB IN PE OR VC FIRM Securing a job in Private Equity (PE) or Venture Capital (VE) firms is an aspiration for several graduates and seasoned analysts as well. Landing in the best of Private Equity or Venture Capital job calls for a complete and professional knowledge in the domain. https://www.piczasso.com/debunking-the-common-myths-while-securing-a-job-in-pe-or-vc-firm/

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Trends in private equity The volatility of the capital market makes it an interesting field. It also keeps investors on their toes. Private equity shows a similar pattern. If you want to stay ahead in this sector you need to keep your head up and watch out for trends in this market. From hiring private equity professionals to the mainstream operations in the PE sector, a lot has been changing. Tags: private equity professionals, private equity, private equity trends, private equity certifications, private equity firms https://www.reddit.com/user/sharmaniti437/comments/d2n6fp/trends_in_private_equity/