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When you’re looking for a new job, what tops the list of priorities? Salary? Location? Responsibilities? All of the above?
According to a new OfficeTeam survey, charitable activities rank high on the list in job seekers’ eyes. That is, more than four in 10 professionals surveyed mentioned an organization’s participation in charitable endeavors is at least somewhat a factor in their decision to pursue employment there.
Robert Hosking, executive director at OfficeTeam, explains, “Not all professionals care about working for employers that have philanthropy programs, but many individuals do appreciate companies that share their values and give back to the community.” Read more
Who’s feeling the pressure of the holidays as chaotic schedules reach a fever pitch? You’re not alone.
That’s why this piece in Psychology Today was much needed relief from an otherwise frenetic day. There are ways to slow down, check that — simple ways to slow down. You, too can take a deep breath, exhale and curtail the frenetic pace of a derailed day.
1. Make it a priority. You know how brushing your teeth is simply a matter of habit? Polly Campbell points out in her post that 10 minutes of quiet time packs a punch in terms of health benefits for your overall inner calm and peace. “This is not a luxury. It is part of taking care of your body and cultivating your spirit and it’s just as important as eating vegetables and working out.” Read more
Is this your worst nightmare? It’s certainly one of ours.
Picture it. You’re working late at the office and nobody’s there. Literally, the office is empty. You run to the restroom before you finally depart the building and bam! Just like that, the handle is not budging.
That’s just what happened to Karen Perrin last Friday night at around 10 p.m. in her Washington, D.C. office.
Per ABC News, Perrin called her husband to inform him she was heading home and then she clocked another 10 to 15 minutes on the job and went to the bathroom.
Well, after washing her hands, she soon realized the door was unable to open. She explained to ABC News, “I thought, ‘Ah! This cannot be.’ It sounds crazy, but I went back into the stall and then washed my hands again hoping to change something.” Read more
Yes, you read that right. Here’s how it works in the city of Amsterdam — alcoholics get paid in beer instead of money for picking up trash.
According to The New York Times, a unique government-funded program launched by the Rainbow Foundation, was intended to get alcoholics off the streets and working by picking up trash. In lieu of money, they get paid in their own currency: Beer.
But that’s not all. In addition to beer, cleaning team members earn half a packet of rolling tobacco along with free lunch and oh yeah, 10 euros each day. This particular Rainbow Foundation initiative is apparently pretty popular to the point there’s a waiting list for alcoholics to come on board. Read more
Right on the heels of Mary Barra being named the next CEO of General Motors, data from the Pew Research Center may seem pretty darn shocking regarding goals of women to become top executives.
First, we have to say that we long for the day when it’s not even news for a woman to be named CEO of a car giant. But we digress.
According to research, some young women have no aspirations to work in the C-suite. As per the data, 34 percent of 18 to 32 year-old women said they don’t have any interest in becoming a boss. This is in comparison to 24 percent of guys in the same age bracket. Read more
Pssst. Over here. If you want to boost your income, take these pointers from women who have been there, done that.
According to a DailyWorth piece, several women took on different approaches to boosting their income and they achieved it.
Want to wait until January to kick-start your job search and take a few weeks off to coast into the new year? Really?
It’s almost like a dieter who wants to wait three weeks to start watching his or her waistline when there’s at least 21 days left of this year to create a new habit (give or take a meal or two).
Sure, we’re in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the season but that doesn’t mean career dreams need to be put on pause. There are a few ways to rev up that search even when it’s tempting to convince yourself the holidays will stall it. Read more
Okay, we just felt like channeling our inner Richard Dawson a la Family Feud but when a new survey comes out, we’re always intrigued by its results. The latest one from CareerBuilder is no different; per their national survey conducted from mid-August to early September, workers and hiring managers revealed their holiday gift exchanging habits.
For starters, 45 percent of employers are planning on giving holiday bonuses. This is on track with the percentage of 46 from last year. To that point, 40 percent said they were planning on giving the same amount or larger this month.
As for company gifts, 35 percent of employers stated they’re going to give holiday presents to their employees. Again, this is parallel to last year’s percentage of 36. Read more
In the HR world, this topic comes up more often than you’d think. Boomerangs. That is, former employees who resign to pursue new endeavors only to find out the grass isn’t necessarily greener on the other side. In turn, they come back to a former employer.
According to a piece in The New York Post, it’s always key to leave a former employer on good terms.
And, keep it mind this depends on the situation. Some employers may walk employees out the door when they resign and if so, you’d probably be wise to stay away from returning to a company that exhibits such a practice. Read more
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