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Gotta Dance (at Work)! New Zumba TV Spot Showcases Conference Room Moves

Need a little pick me up? Here’s a video bringing new meaning to productivity boosters at work by shaking things up. And by that we mean dancing!

Whether or not you’re a Zumba fan, their new TV ad highlights their dance moves everywhere and we do mean everywhere, including the office. Yes, that means the conference room. Take a look…

Study: Majority of Employers Rally Around Minimum Wage Increase

moneyAccording to a new survey released by CareerBuilder, many employers support the notion of a minimum wage increase.

In fact, 62 percent of survey respondents think the minimum wage should be increased in their own state. We have to note that nine percent of respondents don’t think a minimum wage should be set at all. Read more

Derek Jeter Launches Simon & Schuster Imprint; Lessons Learned From the All-Star

baseballHere in New York City it’s been a major love fest for beloved Yankee, our captain Derek Jeter.

While all eyes are focused on accolades and wrapping up his baseball career, he’s already launched his very own children’s imprint at Simon & Schuster. The first book, The Contract, was released yesterday.

We were avoiding writing a trite “lessons learned from Derek Jeter’s career” blog post featuring tenacity, respect, dignity and class (yes, we’re die-hard fans but wanted to avoid that type of potentially cringeworthy post) but after hearing about the imprint, Jeter Publishing, in New York magazine we simply have to highlight ways we can learn from his career management. Read more

Want to Log Off Daily at 6 p.m. Sharp? Amsterdam Office Literally Disappears!

extra extraTalk about work-life balance. One office in Amsterdam literally does a disappearing act by 6 p.m.! Music to our ears.

Employees at the design studio Heldergroen are literally out the door by that time. As per a piece on Adweek, their desks, tables and work surfaces (with computers attached, mind you) are hoisted to the ceiling by steel cables! Yes, the type of cables typically used to haul theatrical production props. Read more

Five Ways to Deal With a Bully at Work

boxing glovesThere are many things we would love to eradicate from this world forever. Bullying is one of them, especially at work where it’s difficult to escape.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 28 percent of workers reported they felt bullied at work. In fact, one out of five actually left their jobs due to being bullied! The prevalence is unfortunately among certain minorities and employees with lower incomes, it turns out that employees in management as well as possessing post-secondary degrees were definitely not immune to bullying. Read more

Joe Cross Shares Content Tips: ‘If Your Content is Good, It Will Get Seen’

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Photo courtesy of fatsickandnearlydead2.com

Here’s the thing. So many of us are toiling away at day jobs with the dream of writing the great American novel at night. Or maybe you’re hoping to get more followers on your YouTube channel so you can stop juggling four freelance jobs and focus on just one or two.

Or maybe it’s a straightforward scenario: you don’t have a side job but you’re incredibly focused on your day job and getting content out there.

Whatever the case, one thing’s in common for sure: We’re all pretty darn passionate about the content we’re creating. That’s why Joe Cross says, “If your content is good, it will get seen.” Read more

Making the Case for Nixing a Generic Cover Letter

IFind a Jobf you typically address a cover letter “To Whom It May Concern,” listen up. Companies don’t like being addressed as “HR Manager” or another generic term. In this day and age it’s certainly easy enough to find someone’s real name to input onto that letter.

Per a piece in today’s New York Post, HR executive in the media industry Gregory Giangrande writes:

“It doesn’t take much sleuthing to find names of executives running different departments. Try to find someone in your network who is connected to someone at the company, and see if you can get a referral.” Read more

Lessons in What Not to Do: Reporter Resigns On-Air, Drops F-Bomb

We have to take a lesson from a reporter in Alaska on what not to do. Let’s vow to never resign like this, okay?

Not only did she drop the F-bomb on-air, she also revealed she’s the founder of an organization connecting Alaskans in need of medical marijuana to people who already have pot.

Kudos to the anchor for pulling it together. She seemed flustered at first but wouldn’t you be, too?

Communications Executive Resigns After Background Check Uncovers Red Flag

truthHere’s the deal: It always pays to tell the truth. Always.

Such was the case this week when David Tovar, Wal-Mart’s vice president of communications, admitted a snafu discovered during his background check was indeed correct.

“I was 100 percent transparent,” says Tovar after a third-party company red flagged his education based on a degree he never completed.

Even though he worked for the retail giant for eight years, prior to being promoted to senior vice president, he went under an assessment as part of protocol. Read more

Survey Shows Nearly One-Tenth of Employees Go to Work High

CommunityJournalismBLogFIThis just in…according to a new Mashable survey, almost ten percent of American workers show up to the office high on weed. We should add the survey wasn’t very large with a total of 534 participants as Americans shared their marijuana and prescription drug habits as they relate to the workplace.

There was a spike in numbers of prescription drug takers. That number of people taking prescribed drugs and then going to work hovered around 28 percent. Read more

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