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The nature of work is changing. While we've seen increasing levels of automation in workplaces over the last 300 years or so, it's only been over the last decade where we've seen machine learning improve to the point where it can replace humans in tasks that go beyond the repetitive and mechanical. Greg Muller from Gooroo and Jarrad Skeen from Affix are seeing these changes first hand in their roles in recruitment and the development of high performance teams. And while they see different sides to this change, there's one thing they absolutely agree on; being able to adapt to the change will be critical if you want to keep working.

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According to research conducted by recruitment agency Greythorn, almost half of Australian tech workers are actively seeking for new jobs while another 40% are prepared to consider a change for the right offer. And they're saying lack of training and career development are major drivers. This is unsurprising when you consider that more and more roles are now contracted rather than permanent so employers can offload the need to deliver career advancement and skill development to individuals rather than doing it themselves.

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The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has announced that Yohan Ramasundara will take over as ACS President from 1 January 2018 for a two-year term. At 39 years old, Ramasundara is the youngest president to be elected at ACS for over two decades and is the current Vice President overseeing ACS Membership Advisory Board. Ramasundara was previously the organisation's National Treasurer for five years.

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You don't have to hate your job to consider quitting. Feeling only lukewarm about the work you do or the team you work with can be enough to get you thinking about sprucing up your resume and firing up a new job search. Before you put the energy into looking for a new job altogether, it might be worth identifying the problem at hand, and seeing if there are ways to improve your current situation.

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Performance reviews can be nerve-wracking, especially if you're not sure what you're going to hear from your boss. And if your manager has feedback for you that is more about your personality than your work, it can be tough to know how to respond. Here's how to handle personality-based feedback so you can move onto focusing on improving your work.