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Dotloop Adds 23 New Partnership Integrations in First Half of 2017

2017-08-10

Dotloop Dotloop announced 23 new integrations with partners that have gone live since January 2017. The company achieved this record pace of new integrations after introducing an improved application program interface (API) platform for developers in March 2017. These new partnership integrations create significant value for dotloop users by allowing a more seamless operation with external real estate applications and services that many dotloop users are already leveraging to do their day-to-day jobs. Each integration offers real estate professionals expanded features to increase efficiency while conducting deals - all of which help to elevate their productivity and the industry overall.

Defeat GBM Research Collaborative Is Searching for Treatment Breakthroughs

2017-08-10

Cure The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative, a project of the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), aims to overcome slow progress in the development of treatments for the brain cancer glioblastoma (GBM). Ludwig San Diego’s Paul Mischel, one of the collaborative’s leading researchers, says that cancer patients have not yet really benefited from the identification of the map of the genes that make proteins and their alterations. The collaborative aims to overcome this by stimulating teamwork among top brain cancer experts through funding collaborative, multi-institution programs at three institutions serving as contracted research partners: The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

It's Taking Longer Than Ever to Get Hired, Glassdoor Survey Shows

2017-08-09

USA Today Job seekers should prepare for a lengthy interview process — landing a new gig has never taken longer. Despite the low unemployment rate, which dropped from 4.4% to 4.3% last month, many would-be employees remain frustrated with longer-than-ever wait times throughout the hiring process. For the first half of 2017, the average hiring time (from start to finish of the interview process) has been 23.8 days, according to a new study by Glassdoor. “Hiring times for more sophisticated jobs always take longer than they do for lower-skilled jobs,” said Andrew Chamberlain Glassdoor’s chief economist. “They’re not as much on the line for lower-level jobs.”

How to Continue Making a Difference as You Make a Living

2017-08-09

Thrive Global Zillow’s Rebekah Bastian pens this byline in Thrive Global offering advice for recent grads looking to be socially responsible. She shares a few ideas for figuring out the right company to work for and becoming a change-maker once you’re there. For starters, ask yourself whether the company is a good fit for you. What are the company’s values, and do they align with my own? What is the company doing to ensure it’s making a positive impact on its community? On the world? What are its key initiatives? The causes it supports? Asking questions like these can help streamline and prepare for your job search.

Families bear the burden of this disease in silence. Pope Francis made us into a community

2017-08-08

STAT News In this heart wrenching piece from freelance writer Mona Gable, she tells the story of a group of Huntington’s Disease patients and advocates who traveled 6,000 miles from Latin America to be blessed by Pope Francis at the Vatican. HD causes a staggering array of mental and physical difficulties. There are few treatments and no cure. As if that weren’t enough, many people hide the disease and live in isolation fearing discrimination, rejection and condemnation. But on this day, Pope Francis spoke to the extraordinary difficulties these people face, lifting the shame and stigma associated with the disease and letting them know they are not alone. Offering his support and embracing each and every person with HD, Pope Francis declared that those suffering from HD are “Hidden no more!”

U.S. Companies Are Still Good at Making Money, Bad at Giving Raises

2017-08-04

VICE News Unemployment is down and readings of wages are slightly up. At the same time, companies are doing a pretty bang-up job of pocketing the economic expansions’ rewards as cold, hard profit. By comparison, U.S. hourly earnings have been growing about 2.5 percent each month this year. “Economic gains are not being distributed evenly among workers,” Glassdoor’s chief economist Andrew Chamberlain said in a recent announcement of the company’s own private study of wage trends. “Some of this weakness in pay growth can be attributed to automation, which is beginning to affect jobs that pay right around the median wage in the U.S., which are typical middle-class wages.”