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Mihai's Experience Working in Bloomberg Analytics

Mihai Stefanita reveals how the Bloomberg Analytics desk serves as the front line for client inquiries about terminal functionality.
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Mihai Stefanita reveals how the Bloomberg Analytics desk serves as the front line for client inquiries about terminal functionality.

Most Hiring Processes Are Ineffective and Worse, Insulting

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Writer Jeff Haden recently posted an article on LinkedIn that shared his thoughts on why most hiring processes are ineffective. The article is no longer available, but I thought it had great merit and his insights provide some food-for-thought for companies that are pulling out the stops to hire great people.

Here are some highlights from his post. Enjoy.

How some companies drive away some of the best candidates:

1. They haven’t decided what they truly need.

Female Veterans And Their Long Journey Home

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This press release came across my desk this morning and the title grabbed my attention. I thought I’d share the whole article with you today. It has some important information about the difficulties that women face when they transition out of the military.

Many Americans don’t realize it, but one out of every five new military recruits in the United States is a woman—and 2.5 million veterans are women.

Some Workplaces Find New Ways to Make the Office Family Friendly

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At many offices around the country, employees may get time off for the birth of their child. They may receive sick time for taking care of a little one under the weather.

But does your job send breast milk home for moms working on the road? Or help accommodate a busy home life with a flexible schedule that makes sense for both its employees and clients? 

Change The World For A Day: "What Matters"?

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World Merit Day 2014 sees global activist icon Malala Yousafzai headline a menu of truly inspirational speakers at the 'What Matters' conference.
 

#DardenDigest: Career Advice from our Chefs

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In recognition of National Culinary Arts Month in July, we asked our corporate chefs to share career advice for individuals looking to pursue culinary careers. Below are some of the tips they shared.

“Find the best chef in town and work for her or him. It will likely be very hard work, but it will be in this environment that you will learn the most. Spend the extra money you have on cookbooks that are written by chefs that interest you as well as going out to eat. Also, it is not always about you, but it is always about the guest.” -Chef Jim Neutzi, Olive Garden

#DardenDigest: Girl Power

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Recently I had the honor of joining more than 3,000 industry colleagues, including about 50 co-workers from Darden, at the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Annual Leadership Development Conference in Dallas. WFF is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, marking a quarter century of empowering, developing and advancing female leaders in the foodservice industry. The annual conference celebrates the accomplishments of women in our industry and provides numerous resources for our own professional development. 

#DardenDigest: Raising a Family and a Career

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March is Women’s History Month, an annual celebration of the contributions of women to history and society. At Darden, we love to celebrate all the unique people who make our company what it is today. Today we feature Jenny Hanson, who has been with Darden for more than 15 years.

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Recognizes Darden Restaurants' Commitment to Education and Professional Development

With $250,000 Philanthropic Gift, Darden Offers More than 75 Students and Educators Opportunities to Pursue Rewarding Careers through Scholarships
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today it received a $250,000 donation from Darden Restaurants and its charitable arm, the Darden Foundation. The donation includes $100,000 in scholarships for students enrolled in the NRAEF’s ProStart program, a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.

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