If you’ve ever hustled to meet deadline after deadline, submitted invoice after invoice or timesheet, you’re not alone. Who has time to create new content when you’re constantly cranking it out?
When we read this piece in today’s New York Post, we half-heartedly nodded our heads in agreement. A reader is concerned about moving from a windowed office into a cubicle.
She or he writes, “I hate it. I can’t concentrate with all the noise and activity and my productivity is going to suffer.”
Although the disgruntled employee is concerned this isn’t the environment they signed up for when accepting the job, he or she wants to claim that work conditions have changed. Better yet – the reader wants to negotiate unemployment benefits.
We feel some empathy to the employee. After all, we’ve been in situations where we’ve moved from swanky corporate real estate into a cubicle and it greatly reduced our productivity.
But to take it so far to ask about claiming unemployment? Really?! Read more
Greetings from the winter wonderland better known as New York City! We’ve gotten more than our fair share of snow this winter, that’s for sure. (And if you’re reading this from somewhere particularly sunny and warm, we’re a bit jealous.)
That’s why this piece by Amanda Augustine at TheLadders resonates. If you live in an area that’s been blasted by snowstorms, thundersnow or anything related to ice, chances are Mother Nature is impacting your plans. Here are three ways to ensure your job search doesn’t miss a beat. Read more
Vault Survey Dishes Office Romances: ‘Used to Have an Office Wife Until It Turned Romantic & Went South; Now I Have an Office Ex-Wife’
Happy Valentine’s Day, one and all!
With the spirit of the holiday in mind, we need to talk about office romances.
Put down that cup of coffee and set aside that early morning commute in favor of a rave.
What’s that, a rave you say? You bet.
Morning Glory provides a London-based monthly morning dance experience beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ending at 10:30 a.m. Offering super food, smoothies, coffee, yoga, massages and hula hooping, we wonder how we can sign up?
It sounds like a pavilion of sorts. Instead of a food market, there are ways to get your zen on between exercise and food.
Not sure what’s appropriate and gift for the office tomorrow? Does excessive gift giving result in unwelcome romantic gestures? Here’s a hint — avoid exchanges with co-workers altogether.
Temp labor is certainly here to stay. Need proof? Per ERE.net, last year employers across the country worked with 2.8 million temp employees. That’s an increase of 7.9 percent compared to 2012.
Plus, staffing firms beefed up their jobs to the tune of 16,875 per month last year. That’s the fastest pace since 2010! Although temp bill rates have remained flat, per the piece, rates will rise this year. Read more
Do you ever feel like you simply have too much stuff? That’s exactly how Joshua Fields Millburn felt.
Per a Business Insider piece, he was a director of operations at a large telecom company in the Midwest. Well, he had to devise a plan to terminate over three dozen employees. Among the names at the top of the list? His own. Read more
If you look around at executives and notice they may be a bit older than leadership in the past, you’re right. A new study shows that their age is on the rise. Perhaps we can attribute that to a delayed retirement courtesy of the recession.
According to The Wall Street Journal, research from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Madrid’s IE Business School shows executives’ ages are on the rise. Not only that, the time spent in each role is also increasing as they’re staying longer in their current roles. Read more