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In this weekly article Josie scours the deepest parts of the web in search of the most interesting career-related news, so you don’t have to. Every week we create a selection of three news articles about career development and present you with an excerpt of the article that we think is worth sharing. Click on the heading to read the whole article.

1. Employees Are More Likely To Pretend They’re Working When Employers Track Their Productivity: Here’s Why– Kristin Stoller, Forbes Magazine

“Our role as managers is to create an environment where people can do their best work. It’s really hard to do your best work if you feel like you are not trusted,” says Carol Cochran, vice president of people and culture at remote career site FlexJobs. “If I feel like someone doesn’t trust me enough to feel like I’m doing my work without monitoring through software, how do I trust them back? How do I build that physical safety?”

2. These Time Management Skills Can Make You a Better Employee—and Improve Your Work-Life Balance – Leah Campbell, The Muse

“People who aren’t great at managing their time often find their work cutting into their personal lives, either because they’re constantly staying at work late to play catch-up on tasks they’ve fallen behind on, because they’re always having to bring their work home, or because they’re worrying about work in their off time. The result is a lack of boundaries between work and home and an inability to truly disconnect and decompress from the workday.”

3.     Don’t let these 5 subtle career killers creep up on you – Anouare Abdou, The Ladders

“Someone who easily puts less important tasks on the back burner for a day or two may be in for career trouble down the line. In these cases of procrastination, ‘a day or two’ can snowball into a week or two. The more you avoid these responsibilities, no matter how small they seem, the more likely they are to pile up, which can lead to difficulty.”

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