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CT Launches Website To Attract Young Professional Workers

CONNECTICUT — In an effort to attract and retain young employment talent to the state, Connecticut has launched “CTForMe,” a new website (www.CTForMe.com) and Instagram account (@CTForMe), Gov. Ned Lamont announced this week.

The initiative, which is from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, features the “organic visual stories of young talent, entrepreneurs, and professionals who live and work in Connecticut.”

Officials said that content on CTForMe reflects key themes of interest to young professionals, shared in the first-person, including:

  • Employment and entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Walkable cities and open spaces
  • Arts and culture
  • The green
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Tech Workers Who Swore Off the Bay Area Are Coming Back

Rizal Wong, a junior associate at the tech and business communications firm Sard Verbinnen and Company, left the Bay Area in December, trading a studio apartment in Oakland for a cheaper one-bedroom in his hometown, Sacramento, close to his family. But after getting vaccinated, he moved to San Francisco in April.

“I felt like I was getting back to my life,” said Mr. Wong, 22. “Meeting up with co-workers who were also vaccinated and getting drinks after work, it definitely makes it feel more normal.”

Mr. Wong, like many who left the Bay Area, didn’t go very far. Of the

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Office Workers Don’t Want to Return and Microsoft Has Software for That

(Bloomberg) — Employees are resisting calls to return to the office, but Microsoft Corp. wants companies to know it has an answer for smoothing things out while some workers remain remote.

The software maker on Thursday showed off design changes to its Teams teleconference and collaboration software meant to ensure remote workers are just as involved in meetings as those seated in company conference rooms. Microsoft later this year will release “front row” in Teams, which moves the video gallery to the bottom of the screen so people calling in remotely are displayed face-to-face with those in the conference room.

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China’s tech workers pushed to their limits by surveillance software

Andy Wang, an IT engineer at a Shanghai-based gaming company, occasionally felt a pang of guilt about his job.

Most of his hours were spent on a piece of surveillance software called DiSanZhiYan, or “Third Eye”. The system was installed on the laptop of every colleague at his company to track their screens in real time, recording their chats, their browsing activity and every document edit they made.

Working from their floor in a downtown high-rise, the start-up’s hundreds of employees were constantly, uncomfortably aware of being under Third Eye’s intent gaze.

The software would also automatically flag “suspicious behaviour”

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Qatalog: Productivity software overload is killing workers’ productivity

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An overload of productivity tools is, ironically, killing workers’ productivity. That is the conclusion Cornell University’s Ellis Idea Lab researchers drew after a survey found that people were wasting 59 minutes of every working day trying to find information hidden within different apps and tools.

Qatalog, a digital work hub, partnered with Cornell researchers to research how people manage, access, share and create knowledge at work.

During the pandemic, newly-remote teams rushed to adopt software tools that promised to help them stay connected and work more effectively from home.

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China’s tech workers pushed to limits by surveillance software

HONG KONG — Andy Wang, an IT engineer at a Shanghai-based gaming company, occasionally felt a pang of guilt about his job.

Most of his hours were spent on a piece of surveillance software called DiSanZhiYan, or “Third Eye.” The system was installed on the laptop of every colleague at his company to track their screens in real time, recording their chats, their browsing activity and every document edit they made.

Working from their floor in a downtown high-rise, the startup’s hundreds of employees were constantly, uncomfortably aware of being under Third Eye’s intent gaze.

The software would also automatically

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