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Why We Need a New Alliance Between Workers and Employers

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

With an increasing volatile economy, individuals don't feel the same loyalty to their companies that they did in past decades -- a rational response to an environment in which corporations have abandoned long-term commitments to their employees.

Black Women Still Suffer From Wage Gaps

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Here we are 50 years later, and if you're a woman of color, then you're still facing inequality in the workplace. According to a recent study, black women are making far less than their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts in the same jobs and positions.

Ann Brenoff

Forget First Loves, How About First Jobs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty

Before you know it, summer will be fading as fast as our tans and we'll all be planning our Labor Day barbecues. Labor Day is one of those holidays wh...

5 Reasons Why People Do Not Want to Help You (With Your Job Search)

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

Do you feel like you're banging your head against a wall trying to get people to respond to your requests for job search help or informational interviews?

Enthuse Your Way to Employee Buy-In

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

A primary challenge for supervisors is to encourage others within their organization to go the extra mile and get the job done in a timely manner. In ...

7 Ways To Actually Relax On Your Next Vacation

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's vacation season and the time of year to step away from work to recharge and refresh. Sadly, many people don't take all the vacation days they earn. Others who take vacation end up working during their time off which defeats the purpose entirely.

All Your Employee Needs Is Love

Chloe Sharfin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Chloe Sharfin

Employees, just like any other stakeholder group, have expectations for companies -- and particularly for those that employ them.

When Your Own College Wouldn't Want You Because You're Gay: Evangelical Leaders Ask for Right to Discriminate

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

After the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, conservative religionists tried seizing the opportunity to exclude people from their midst whose non-heterosexuality troubles them. The president of my own alma mater was one of them.

Doing vs. Thinking: Valuable PhD Transferable Skills

Sabine Kobayter | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Sabine Kobayter

PhD graduates come in different shapes and sizes; those passionate about an academic career, and those that are not. As it becomes clear that an academic career is not the ultimate goal - panic, dread and feelings of lack of accomplishment may start to reign.

The Key To Helping Veterans Thrive In The Civilian Job Market

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living

After risking their lives to defend our country, veterans return home to face what feels like an upward battle: Finding employment outside of their mi...

Here Comes an Influx of High-End Office Buildings

Toni Haber | Posted 06.30.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

In efforts to keep up with the growing demand for high-end amenities and services in residential new developments across Manhattan, office buildings have begun to provide similar luxury environments for their workers.

Here's How Older Generations Are Ruining the Workplace

Michael Price | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Michael Price

I achieved what many would consider impossible. If not impossible, most would say it was unlikely. I was a college dropout, yet I was able to earn hi...

The 10 Questions You Should Be Asking A Potential Employer

Next Avenue | Joe Konop | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joe Konop Many job seekers focus so hard on answering interview questions well that they forget something very impor...

How Four Cities in the Global South are Fighting Youth Unemployment

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

According to the International Labour Organization, over 70 million 15-24 year olds worldwide are unemployed. This issue is particularly prevalent in ...

Green Building -- The Path to High-Road Jobs

Denise Fairchild | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Denise Fairchild

The American Society of Civil Engineers' 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure defined energy efficiency/renewable energy as the "sweet spot" for immediate job creation. Multiple other studies foresee millions of new jobs in those sectors.

Should You Quit Your Job? Ask These Two Questions

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

Realize that there is no one-size-fits-all way to make a living. Society pushes everyone towards the same cookie-cutter working lifestyle: Work (at least) 40 hours a week, pay your bills, save the rest of your money for your later years -- if you even live that long. What the $@%&?

Free 21 Million

Michael Møller | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Michael Møller

It is estimated that forced labor generates over $150 billion a year worldwide in illegal profits. To put this amount into perspective, it is the same amount of money that the iPhone has generated in revenues since 2007! It's more than the annual GDP of Rwanda, Iceland, Kenya, Jamaica and Croatia combined!

To Court, or Not to Court

Jack Garson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Avoid litigation when you can. When you can't -- win. Is it worth it? Or, more importantly, when does it make sense to fight it out in court, and when should you do everything possible to avoid it?

THIS May Be America's Best Employer For Older Workers

Next Avenue | Richard Harris | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Harris These are the times that try older workers’ souls. If you're over 50 and have a job, you may be...

Oil Companies Eye Fracking Potential in St. Tammany Parish

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Within a few months, New Orleans-based Helis Oil & Gas Co. hopes to explore a deep part of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play by drilling down 13,000 feet near Mandeville, La. Other companies are fracking shallower parts of the TMS deposit to the northwest.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron on the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 5)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 06.13.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Though we alluded to it in last week's post, today we'll go into why Barbara and Keith, authors of Gender Intelligence, are so willing to share the core aspects of their business for the price of a book and how the technology industry's employment struggles provide us with an opportunity to revise the conversation.

Autism Without Fear: "Asperger Entrepreneurs"? Don't Entrepreneurs Have to Socialize with Potential Investors?

Michael John Carley | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business
Michael John Carley

Finally, a wave of companies are starting to see the benefits of employing individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), a form of autism that often yields incredible abilities alongside the more well-known social challenges.

Starting Up or Already Have a Small Business? Watch Out for Flying Monkeys

Mark Steber | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Rules related to small businesses are complicated and can be scary. Deductions, and credits and other tax benefits -- OH MY. Where do you start? Firs...

The litany of woes for government HR

Tom Fox | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

The federal HR community faces a litany of woes: limits placed on new hiring, inflexible hiring procedures that often discourage or rule out high-qual...

Why Organizations Thrive With Feminine Leadership

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.06.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

With the imminent arrival of the talent war, where companies will compete for the best of the best, it's an exciting time for women to make an impact as leaders in all career fields. So why do organizations thrive with women at the helm?