Are You Too Ambitious? How to Keep Your Employee Goals High Yet Attainable
Managers must walk a fine line when setting employee goals. Aggressive stretch goals can produce high rewards for both the company and the employee when achieved. When team members reach a goal into which they have all poured significant time and effort, they feel inspired and motivated to take on even more new challenges. The confidence boost unites the team, strengthening bonds between members and steeling their resolve to push …
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Politics and the Workplace: How to Hire and Get Hired in an Increasingly Polarized World
With the 2020 presidential election around the corner and campaign season in full swing, politics is all around us — even outside of political contests.
Consistent with empirical research from political science scholars, a 2014 Pew Research Center report found that the United States has become increasingly politically polarized over the last two decades. More disconcertingly, Pew also reports a substantial increase in feelings of animosity between Democrats and Republicans.
Believing that …
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Displaced Workers: 3 Ways to Attract and Retain This Unique Talent Pool
The 2018 “Displaced Workers Summary” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) confirms displacement has been a major issue for Americans in recent years.
The BLS defines “displaced workers” as “persons 20 years of age and over who lost or left jobs because their plant or company closed or moved, there was insufficient work for them to do, or their
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Ask These 4 Questions to Clarify Your Purpose in the World
Article by Barry Stiles
By the time I was diagnosed with stage 4 neck and throat cancer, I had thought I was done with life-changing experiences for a while. In fact, I had been running the company that my previous life-changing experience inspired me to found for only six months when I got the call.
What happened was this: Five years before my own diagnosis, my then 4-year-old son was battling a rare form of lymphoma. I was witness to …
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Science Says Do These 12 Things to Survive Your Toxic Workplace
With the World Health Organization now recognizing burnout as an official medical diagnosis, there’s no longer any excuse for working professionals not to take the issue seriously. Burnout can cause serious damage to your mental and physical health — plus it makes you a less productive employee to boot.
One of the key causes of burnout is a toxic work environment, in which
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The Unlimited PTO Policy Conundrum: How Much Vacation Should You Take When You Can Take All the Vacation You Want?
Just joined a company that boasts an unlimited PTO policy? It’s likely that such freedom and flexibility were major draws at first.
But now that you’re an official employee, chances are you’re not so sure how to handle unlimited vacation time. Should you take full advantage and book a month’s holiday in Portugal? Should you play it safe and stick to the traditional two or three weeks a year? Will …
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The Coolest Advances in Corporate Learning Might Come From the Cannabis Industry
A couple of Harvard grads kick around in finance for a few years before deciding to launch a hip new tech startup of their own.
On the surface, the story of Best in Grow cofounders Andrew Duffy (CEO) and Jake Levin (COO) might sound like the story of every tech startup ever. Dig a little deeper, though, and you’ll find the tale of this dispensary management software company has a lot …
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Telephone vs. In-Person Interviews: Advantages and Disadvantages
Hiring managers are often able to tell from the very first moments of an interview whether a candidate is the best person for the position. They know whether the work environment and team dynamics will suit the personality and working style of the job seeker who sits before them.
As a job seeker, it’s your duty to prove to the hiring manager that you will be a good fit. However, that is easier said than done. Interviews can be intimidating, and …
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Wealth Management for Tech Professionals: What You Need to Know About Restricted Stock and RSUs
Approximately 11.8 million people work in technology in the US today, and these professionals face financial issues and workplace pressures uncommon in other industries. They make unique, high-stakes financial decisions — for example, dealing with stock-based compensation.
In Personal Finance for Tech Professionals in …
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The Top 10 In-Demand Programming Languages Recruiters and Aspiring Developers Should Know
If you are an aspiring developer, you need to know which programming languages are worth your time. Of course, that depends on the kind of work you want to do and the kind of jobs you want to have.
Similarly, if you’re a recruiter who often handles reqs that call for programmers and developers, you need to keep your finger on the pulse of the market. Some languages are more …
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