I attended a meeting of HR executives not too long ago to talk about social media’s use in recruiting candidates. At lunch I had the chance to talk with several about “personal branding” and found that they all thought it was a load of garbage. Continue reading
Karen has a great a job. She was a VP of a small publishing house in Cambridge just outside Boston. “I had a great apartment and Cambridge is a great town for nightlife” she told me. So why, then, did she decide to quit and take a year off from work? Continue reading
It’s estimated that 85% of people are unhappy in their jobs. While a lot can be attributed to employers who continue to treat people like numbers on a balance sheet, you can actually do some homework and use your senses to help you if an opportunity is a step in the wrong direction. Continue reading
Jennifer was a smart, rising marketing product manager for a top consumer products company when she got an offer from a new brand to take over product promotional marketing. Although she liked what she was doing, she was having trouble with the cost of living in the Boston area where she could only afford a very small studio apartment, so she took the offer and relocated to a small town in the Midwest. Continue reading
How many of you were emailing work over the holiday? From what I have read and heard the number of people emailing work late at night or on weekends is over the top effecting both the quality and quantity of life. Continue reading
SUMMARY: If you want to retain great people, you should learn from people who leave your company. Aesthetics matter, but not in the way that you might assume. It’s cool and trendy to have an open, loft-style work environment with a ping pong table and a fancy espresso machine on the side. It’s even cooler if you let your employees work from home as needed and give them a dedicated and quiet space when they come into the office.
Stress is a common roadblock to productivity at work. But what exactly is stressing workers out?Wrike, a project management software provider, decided to find out by asking 1,500 knowledge workers in various positions and companies to rank a list of common work hurdles from the most to the least stressful. Continue reading