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Emily White talks DC Trident, ISL, and Collective Entertainment Special

Collective Entertainment talent manager Emily White chatted with Digital Journal about her background in music and sports, the DC Trident in the International Swimming League (ISL), and serving as an adjust instructor at NYU's Tisch School for the Arts.

Tesla executives jumping ship more often than at other companies

Tesla executives and other top leaders are leaving in droves amid a tumultuous year at Elon Musk's electric-car company. New research from Bernstein analysts quantified the exits, and found that they're higher than at any other comparable company.

New data: Who is interested in changing jobs right now?

A new data review finds that five percent of U.S. software engineers and 10 percent of CMOs are likely to be interested in changing jobs at any time. This means that businesses need to focus on retaining their top talent and attracting new talent.

Unskilled staff threaten banks' ability to digitally transform

This technological disruption has a large effect on how banks operate, and it seems unlikely that the pace of change will decelerate anytime soon.

Amazon worker tracking system can automatically fire people

Amazon employs a system that not only tracks warehouse workers productivity, but can automatically fire them for failing to meet expectations.

Talent manager Linda Rohe talks Coastal Entertainment, technology Special

Astoria - On March 11, veteran talent manager Linda Rohe chatted with Digital Journal about her career in the entertainment business and running Coastal Entertainment, one of the leading talent companies on the East Coast.

Google to ditch mandatory-arbitration policy after mass protest

Forced arbitration is a corporate practice whereby employees waive their right to take some employer disputes to court and instead must settle the matters privately.

Tesla is bleeding executives — experts say it may create problems

Tesla is known for its high rate of turnover among executive and senior-level employees. The level of turnover Tesla has experienced in its senior ranks is unusual in the auto industry and could make recruiting more difficult, Keller said.

Amazon minimum-wage hike barely made a dent in operating costs

Amazon announced in October that it was raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour. But the rise for hundreds of thousands of workers has barely made a dent in its operating expenses, which grew at a similar or slower rate than it did the rest of the year.

Reddit founder says 'hustle porn' is toxic to tech community

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian wants you to know that "hustle porn" — the fetishization of extremely long working hours — is bad.

Robotic automation can unleash reimagination

This story is sponsored content from Cognizant. Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) is dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses — helping them go from doing digital to being digital.

How digital collaboration lets humans be human

This story is sponsored content from Cognizant. Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) is dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses — helping them go from doing digital to being digital.

Elevate grows up — What's next for Canada’s tech week?

The Elevate Tech festival is only one year old, but after watching this week’s launch event at Shopify’s Toronto HQ, it appears that Canada’s largest tech festival has grown by leaps and bounds.

Tech workers are fleeing the United States to work in Canada

Canada's tech companies are receiving an increase in interest from U.S. applicants, a new study reports. The study found that 53% of 55 surveyed tech companies in Toronto experienced an uptick in interest from U.S. applicants in 2017.

Advertising companies facing talent shortfall

Publishers and brands are spending more on branded content in order to beat out competition. The main problem now facing advertisers is finding people with the right skills.

Tesla rolls out new policies to help keep factory workers safe

A new post on Tesla's blog outlines how its infamous Fremont, California, factory has become safer for its workers. Employees had previously described long hours and injuries that came from uncomfortable, repetitive movements.

A day in the life of Eric Simms: Wrestling booking agent Special

Farmingdale - Acclaimed agent Eric Simms is one of the biggest names in the wrestling entertainment world. He sat down and chatted with Digital Journal about his career.

Canada's opera stars of tomorrow shine at 'Centre Stage' Special

Toronto - Young opera talent was celebrated recently in Toronto at the Canadian Opera Company's annual vocal competition. Hometown favorites made up two of the three final winners, but the evening, overall, was a great showcase for Canada's impressive opera talent.

Big things ahead for 14-year-old singer who released new original Special

At the young age of 14, Portland's Anna Jane Bishop is already singing, acting, dancing and recording her own original music.

Madrid buskers must audition before being allowed to play (video)

Madrid - The Spanish capital's central district has been declared by the Madrid Town Hall to be an "acoustic protection zone." This is in a bid to protect residents and tourists from the sounds of amateur street musicians.

David Lynch's Transcendental Music label inspires new talent Special

David Lynch's Transcendental Music label is an outgrowth of the David Lynch Foundation. Here, musicians are happy to lend their talents to aid Lynch's charitable causes and gain some notoriety at the same time.

Is this hamster really dead?

Watch this cute little hamster become a film star in less than 17 seconds. He's already attracted thousands of viewers on YouTube for his outstanding talents.

British Intelligence Agency recruits hackers with top secret game Special

The British Intelligence Agency is recruiting talent in the hacker community via a code-cracking online game released on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Op-Ed: NBA - On-court talent fails in lockout talks

New York - With accusations of owners anchored in their positions and owners commending players for their solidarity, labor discussions between the two groups stalled this week and fans must consider the possibility of directing their attention to beauty pageants.

Armless pianist wins China's Got Talent

A musician who lost both arms in a childhood accident played the piano and sang to win the 2010 China’s Got Talent competition.

China to launch China's Got Talent

Shanghai - Shanghai-based Dragon TV is to launch a Chinese version of the popular British television show Britain's Got Talent, aiming to compete with other local TV stations in the country.

Best Talent Ever On American Idol: Only Four Contestants Remaining

In a show that embodies true singing talent geared for the mainstream American genre of music listeners, this season's American Idol has been Solid Gold as far as talent. With only four fantastic voices and performers remaining, who will it be?

Dancing With the Stars Alum Jerry Springer To Host Another Reality TV Show

TV talk show host Jerry Springer proved he could impress the judges on TV's hit reality show Dancing With the Stars. Now the tables are turned and he'll be the one to judge on America's Got Talent.

China suffers from the world's most severe brain drain

About two-thirds of Chinese who have studied abroad since the 1980s have chosen not to go back home, according to state media.

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