Women in business have been asked to break through, lean in, and now to whip it, thanks to a new Pantene commercial from the Philippines that illustrates the blatant double standards that exist for women in the workplace. Let your hair down, ladies. It’s time to rock out as women take yet another giant leap toward closing the gender gap.
A little booze never hurt anyone, right? Well, if you’re talking about boozing at the company holiday party, then you’re absolutely wrong. We’ll show you what to do if you care to obliterate any chances you have at a thriving career … ever.
If you're like most of us, your social media feeds are infested with selfies. Let's call it like it is: social media is bringing out the narcissist in all of us – and, boy, is it ugly.
Social media can be a great escape for those times when work becomes overwhelming or downright boring. Not surprisingly, many companies are reluctant to encourage what they see as time-wasting on the part of their workers. Is it ever OK, then, for employers to limit their employees' use of social media at work?
Virtual interviews and teleconferences are growing in popularity in the business world, so it’s essential that professionals know how to properly present themselves on camera. Here are a few simple, yet vital tips on how not to look ugly on a webcam. No, seriously: take notes.
We all know that personal and professional don’t mix, but what happens when it accidentally does and it costs you your job? Find out how to keep your personal life from negatively affecting your career.
Proving yourself to your boss is hard enough. Add those manipulative co-workers to the mix and you have yourself an impossible situation – or do you? We’ll examine how to identify who those wheeler-dealer colleagues are and how to effectively deal with them so that you can shine bright in your career.
Learning from books is valuable but will only get you so far in life. The "school of hard knocks" is an effective teacher, and offers different lessons than in the halls of academia. Both sets of lessons are valuable and even necessary in the workplace. Here are some hard-knock lessons that universities should consider adding to the curriculum:
Working parents might be able to breathe a little easier the next time they need to take time off of work to make it to their kid’s soccer game, thanks to The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013.
Work isn't always easy. Difficult bosses, difficult clients, and feeling trapped at work may lead to depression and other health problems. Building resiliency helps you maintain both physical and psychological health.
We've all read the studies showing that machines are expected to take over millions of jobs from humans in the not-so-far future, suggesting that a terrifying I, Robot type of world awaits us. But do we really need to fear competition from robots?
Did you know that, even today, employers can legally fire or refuse to hire an person based on his or her sexual orientation in more than half the country? We’ll take a look at this shocking fact and discuss how workplace equality is, without a doubt, good for business.
How would you feel if the entire company knew your salary, and vice versa? Recently, many companies have jumped on the “transparency” bandwagon. But is being too open and honest more harmful than it is beneficial to employee confidence?
If having to give a presentation at work makes you feel a bit queasy, you might not be sick. Instead, you might be a bit shy. You, too, can become an effective speaker.
All the hype about open workspaces is finally being refuted, thanks to a little study that found open floorplans to be detrimental to productivity. We’ll examine the facts to see how workstation “openness” results in many employees feeling exposed, rather than liberated.
The next time you roam the aisles of your office, try to spot these ten types of “chair sitters” and see if the descriptions below tell you anything about your co-workers.