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Internship. Check. Job Offer. Check. Career That Is Fulfilling...?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.26.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

In high school, it was very clear of what to do to get to college. You get good grades. In college, it was very clear of what to do to get a job offer. You get good grades, internships and leadership positions in extracurricular activities. But what about pursuing a career that is fulfilling?

Bringing the Hiring Process Out of the Dark Ages

Laura Mather | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Laura Mather

The main thing about hiring that has stayed the same is this strange dichotomy: hiring is one of the most important parts of our jobs and, yet, it is also where we often have the least confidence, experience and preparation.

How Carrie Fisher Is Leading The Fight Against Ageism

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.09.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

It's illegal for employers to allow the age of their workers to influence decisions about hiring, promotion, and retention. There are laws banning discrimination in the workplace on the basis of age in the U.S. as well as the U.K. However, these laws don't mean that ageism doesn't exist in more subtle ways.

Six New Year's Resolutions for Employers

Robin Hardman | Posted 01.03.2016 | Business
Robin Hardman

Remember that fewer and fewer employees have someone at home taking care of home and family. Don't just give lip service to this fact, or throw in a pre-fab program or policy. Ask your employees what they need. Ask what they think would work. Changes don't have to be expensive. Just a modicum of true flexibility can make a huge difference.

A Legal Reason to Complain if You Are Mistreated at Work

Brad Reid | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Sometimes employees are either afraid to complain about mistreatment or believe that a complaint will be meaningless. However, this is a legal mistake...

Calling on All Employers to Make Workplaces Truly Safe for All--Domestic Violence Is a Workplace Issue

Legal Momentum | Posted 10.14.2015 | Women
Legal Momentum

Legal Momentum is calling on all employers, no matter how large or small, to adopt the "This Workplace Is a DV-Free Zone" Bill of Rights and put into place a policy that ensures that victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking are safe at work.

Can an Old Boss Sue Someone for Starting Their Own Company?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Most employers are, honestly, thrilled when their employees strike out on their own. Smule's founder has even invested in start-ups created by ex-Smule staff; though none overlap with Smule's market.

What Employers Can Learn From the NFL. And Ray Rice.

Sandi Timmins | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Sandi Timmins

Employers are in a unique position to address issues of violence and put policies in place to protect their workers both within and outside the workplace.

Americans Overwhelmingly Support A Vacation Mandate

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

There is no law guaranteeing U.S. workers paid vacation, but the vast majority of Americans think there should be one, according to a new HuffPost/Yo...

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

No-Vacation Nation: Does the U.S. Government Care About American Workers?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Marina Peña

Around summer time, many Americans look forward to a week off from work where they can unwind and spend time with their families. Yet, the reality of taking a vacation while employed is that one in four U.S. workers don't receive paid time off.

An Open Letter to Employers Hosting Summer Interns (Part Two)

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

It's up to you to provide the orientation, guidance and motivation to help them succeed. In turn, you gain some fresh perspectives and new skills, in addition to an extra set of hands to hopefully ease your workload this summer and advance your business objectives.

The Power of Leadership Presence

Ben Bowen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Ben Bowen

As I write this article there are millions of leaders around the world looking at their phone, tablet or PC while pretending to listen to a Co-worker. You might even be guilty of that right now.

What the NBA's MVP can Teach Us About Continuing Education

David Bradford | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
David Bradford

During the 2011 NBA lockout, many players headed overseas to play with foreign teams and keep their skills fresh. Stephen Curry, the star of the Golden State Warriors, took a different approach.

It's Time to End Discrimination in the Workplace

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni G. Atkins

This isn't an issue about choice or religion -- these are real people, losing their livelihoods, their sources of income, and they're more likely to become impoverished because we still have not extended protections to many LGBT people. Demanding the right to fair employment and fair workplace treatment is not demanding special treatment or advantages over others

Learn How to Sell Yourself to a Future Employer

Jill Jacinto | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Jill Jacinto

You can give anyone a rundown on the latest season of "24," Net Neutrality or the Amazon vs. Hachette showdown, but when it comes to talking about yourself, it's a much different story -- especially when asked about your professional experience, industry, desires and goals.

Dealing With Conflict in the Workplace

Tom Fox | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Tom Fox

Workplace conflicts can emerge in any number of forms, but there are some general, garden-variety types that I see on a repeated basis: conflicts with the boss, conflicts with peers and conflicts among a manager's direct reports or teammates.

What I've Learned About Autism and Us

Jay Ruderman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Jay Ruderman

Many employers have learned firsthand that including people with different minds is not a mere act of charity, but one of profound self-interest. In doing so, they empower people who see things differently than the average employee and bring value in surprising and even revolutionary ways.

Critics of Colleges Should Listen to What Employers Really Want From Students

John A. Tures | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
John A. Tures

When it comes to college costs, Victor Davis Hanson should check out where the money is actually spent.

Our Employer-Employee Marriages Need Counseling

Dov Seidman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

The quality of our employer-employee relationships is downright dysfunctional. The primary reason for this is that we're doing too much shifting and not enough elevating.

The Signs of a Bad Employer (Or How I Dodged a Bullet)

Alba Brunetti | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Alba Brunetti

Here are some things to keep in mind when interviewing for a job. Each of these raised a red flag for me in a potential future employer.

Who's the Boss? Why Republicans Are Missing the Point on Joint Employer

Catherine Ruckelshaus | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Catherine Ruckelshaus

What's striking about the stretch of Congressional activity is its almost complete lack of connection to the reality of labor and employment laws in our country and how they apply (or don't apply) to businesses.

If You Hate Your Job, Here's How to Make It Better

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Steve Rhode

But if you hate your job, maybe the reason you think your boss isn't meeting your expectations of what your job should be is because you don't understand the concept of what a job really is. To turn things around and start loving your job, maybe these life experience tips will help:

How Can We Empower the Millennials to Live their Dreams

Partha Iyengar | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Partha Iyengar

'You have to dream before your dreams can come true' - Abdul Kalam I live in India where more than half the population is below 35 years or what we...

Employers: How Good Employers of Parents Can Become Great Employers

Deborah A. Kahn | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Deborah A. Kahn

Employers who want to move from good to great need to understand and truly value parental efforts that do not fit neatly into clock hours.