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New software knows when you'll quit your job before you do

New software knows when you'll quit your job before you do
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Are you getting a little fed up with your boss? Or maybe you're long-overdue for a raise. It could be time to start looking around for a new gig.

But before you start shopping around, I have a little information to give you pause. A company called Workday has developed software that can tell your boss you're going to quit before you even start looking around.

This big brother software could potentially identify people for the boot, but the developers insist that it's to retain the best employees. How in the world is this program supposed to help people?

The program works a lot like the algorithms used in Pandora or Netflix to suggest another song or movie. It combs through company data and identifies people, their jobs and the path others have taken, whether it's moving up in the company or moving on.

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