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Negotiating a Raise: Best Practices for Software Engineers
By Pat Brans
Feb 17, 2016
If you've been working at a particular job for a while, you might be thinking that it's about time you got paid more for your efforts. But usually it's not as easy as just saying, 'Hey, Boss, can I have a raise?' How do you translate your desire to earn more into the reality of a larger paycheck? Pat Brans provides guidelines for putting together your negotiation strategy and preparing for success at the bargaining table.
How to Negotiate a Job Offer
By Pat Brans
Feb 2, 2016
Unless you're a professional athlete or a movie star, you're unlikely to get a job offer with payment expectations beyond your wildest dreams. But you also shouldn't approach a potential employer with hat in hand. If you want the job and you're qualified for it, you have something to offer in exchange. Pat Brans explains how to approach the bargaining table with confidence and walk away satisfied—and hired.
Central Role of Knowledge Update in the ERP Training
By Decision Sciences Institute, Merrill Warkentin
Jan 25, 2016
This study explores the mediating role of knowledge update in the context of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) simulation game, that is, a gamified ERP training.
Getting Started with Office Sway
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Jan 7, 2016
In this chapter from My Office Sway, you discover how to create a free Sway account, create and import Sways, and explore Sway navigation.
The Digital Revolution: Why You Should Care
By Inder Sidhu
Jan 7, 2016
Inder Sidhu explains that we are in the early stages of a full-fledged digital revolution that will impact every industry, organization, business function, and career.
The Future of Technology Management and the Business Environment: Technological Disruptions
By Alfred A. Marcus
Jan 6, 2016
Alfred Marcus explains how the next wave of innovation is giving birth to a post-industrial society that is less dependent on materials and force of things and more dependent on ideas.
Customizing a Pivot Table in Excel 2016
By Bill Jelen, Michael Alexander
Jan 5, 2016
This chapter from Excel 2016 Pivot Table Data Crunching covers how you can use many powerful settings to tweak pivot tables. These tweaks range from making cosmetic changes to changing the underlying calculation used in the pivot table.
The Next Step Beyond the Macro Recorder in VBA Programming
By Tracy Syrstad
Jan 5, 2016
Don’t rely solely on the macro recorder to teach you VBA programming; it’s meant only as an introduction, and you can’t rely on it for more advanced programming methods. Tracy Syrstad, co-author of Excel 2016 VBA and Macros, provides 10 macro recorder tips that will take your VBA programming skills up a level or two.
Using Digital Analytics to Drive Better Digital Experiences: Digital Meaning
By Gary Angel
Dec 31, 2015
In this chapter, you'll identify the basic challenge of digital measurement and analytics, and learn why common metrics and reports can’t easily answer the fundamental questions you’re likely to ask about the digital world.
Working with Pictures in PowerPoint 2016
By Echo Swinford
Dec 31, 2015
In this chapter from My PowerPoint 2016, learn how to insert and format pictures in PowerPoint 2016. Specific topics in this chapter include inserting pictures, cropping and resizing pictures, formatting pictures, compressing pictures, and creating a photo album.
Introduction to Project Management Analytics: A Data-Driven Approach to Making Rational and Effective Project Decisions
By Harjit Singh
Dec 29, 2015
Analytics-based project metrics can essentially enable the project managers to measure, observe, and analyze project performance objectively and make rational project decisions with analytical certainty rather than making vague decisions with subjective uncertainty. This chapter presents you an overview of the analytics-driven approach to project management.
Sports Analytics and Data Science: Understanding Sports Markets
By Thomas Miller
Dec 23, 2015
Thomas Miller discusses the unique features of sports markets and how successful sports analytics blends business and sports savvy, modern information technology, and sophisticated modeling techniques.
Working with Fields and Forms in Word 2016
By Faithe Wempen
Dec 22, 2015
This chapter from Word 2016 In Depth delves into the technical nitty-gritty details that govern fields and shows you how you can select, insert, modify, and format fields to accomplish a variety of document-creation and formatting tasks. Even if you don’t end up working manually with fields very often, this is not wasted study! The more you understand about how fields really work, the better you will be able to troubleshoot problems that may occur, or to tweak an individual field’s options to fit an unusual formatting need.
Introduction to Financial Intelligence for Supply Chain Managers: Understand the Link between Operations and Corporate Financial Performance
Dec 21, 2015
Financial terms can be overwhelming and somewhat confusing to a nonfinance person, but they don’t have to be. Steven M. Leon, the author of Financial Intelligence for Supply Chain Managers, introduces his book, which touches on financial and managerial accounting, corporate finance, valuation methods, and other financial topics for supply chain and operations professionals.
7 Steps to Follow When Someone Delegates Work to You
By Pat Brans
Dec 15, 2015
Whether your boss hands you a task, a co-worker asks you to share responsibilities, or one of your kids needs assistance with a school project, being available and willing to help is just part of everyday life. Knowing your powers as a delegate can make the process easier. Pat Brans explains how to accept (or refuse) tasks with aplomb. With his seven-step plan for delegate success, you can be sure of finishing any task well and on time.
Excel 2016 VBA and Macros: Referring to Ranges
By Bill Jelen, Tracy Syrstad
Dec 11, 2015
This chapter from Excel 2016 VBA and Macros shows you different ways of referring to ranges, such as specifying a row or column. You’ll also find out how to manipulate cells based on the active cell and how to create a new range from overlapping ranges.
Customizing Excel 2016
By Bill Jelen
Dec 9, 2015
This chapter from Excel 2016 In Depth walks you through examples of customizing the ribbon and discusses some of the important option settings available in Excel.
Working with Text in a Microsoft Office Application
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Dec 2, 2015
This chapter from Easy Office 2016 shows you how to add text to any Office application, including the option to select a font style and size; change text color; or apply bold, italic, and underlining to your text.
Sorting Data in Microsoft Excel 2016
By Tracy Syrstad
Nov 30, 2015
You’ll often need to sort your data in Excel, whether it be numerically, alphabetically, by color, or by icon. In this chapter from My Excel 2016, you’ll learn the various ways of sorting data, allowing you to view data from least to greatest, greatest to least, and even by color.
How to Transform Traditional Businesses into Digital Leaders: The Essence of Digital
By Jason Albanese, Brian Manning
Nov 25, 2015
Any technology that connects people and machines with information or each other is digital. The authors of Revive explore the concept of digital, which can impact business strategy, user experiences, marketing channels, technology platforms, product development, human resources, communications, customer services, and operations.

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