This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz: #cmgrchat, #SDCC, #TheBreakfastClub. Why should you, as a professional, keep hitting the refresh button on your Twitter feed? At first glance, it doesn't seem as though these trending Twitter topics have much to do with career advice. However, after taking a closer look, you may be pleasantly surprised at the wisdom trending Twitter hashtags have to offer.
This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz: #SFOCrash, #AmandaBynes, and #Hyperloop. Why should you, as a professional, keep hitting the refresh button on your Twitter feed? Well, somewhere among the snark and the manic updates, you might just find some timely lessons to apply to your career. Read on to find out how the above trending hashtags relate to having a career back-up plan, what is and isn't appropriate workplace attire, and eliminating the stress of your morning commute.
Millennials: the generation media love to hate. It seems like every day there's another hit piece on the "most selfish generation," the one that still lives with their parents, won't get married young enough, take endless selfies, post food pics on Instagram and can't decide on a career path. Relax, people. We're not as bad as you think.
This heartbreaking current event serves as a stark reminder: employees have the right to be pregnant. Pregnant employees have the right to accommodation. Don't let your employer bully you into risking the health and welfare of your unborn baby.
In a groundbreaking employment case reported by NBC News, a Manhattan Federal District Court Judge ruled in favor of two production interns who worked on the blockbuster film “Black Swan." The ruling comes after a great deal of controversy and concern by the greater human resource community over what constitutes paid vs. unpaid assignments. The judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs because, “that these internships did not foster an educational environment and that the studio received the benefits of the work.
In this week's Twitter trending recap, we will discover a new method candidates can use during interviews to land their dream jobs, check in to one of the biggest health and medical conventions to see how one woman entrepreneur is paving a new path for other females in her industry, and discuss how Lululemon's pants recall cost them mega-millions and left them feeling a bit ... exposed. Find out how these three trending topics touch on issues that can help improve your everyday work experience.
If you're tall, thin, gorgeous and make a living off those traits it's easier to get an American work visa than university-trained engineers. A puzzling 20-year-old decision by Congress allowed models to be included in the H-1B class of visas, an oversight that has led to relatively preferential treatment for foreign-born beauty over brain.
"Shark Tank" is that awesome reality television show on ABC in which entrepreneurs seeking investment in their small companies present themselves to potential investors. It's called "Shark Tank" for a reason.
Unemployment insurance is the social safety net that allows workers and families to survive job scarcity in a volatile economy. Know the laws in your state.
The Defense of Marriage Act, in addition to being a civil rights battle, has implications in the workplace, too. That's why some major companies like Disney, Amazon and Microsoft (to name a few) have submitted amicus briefs encouraging the U.S. Supreme Court to reform the meaning of federal marriage to include same-sex unions. Their argument: It's good for the country, but it's also good for business.
Airbnb, the popular online community marketplace that allows you to rent out your home to travelers, has been ruled illegal in New York City by an administrative law judge despite efforts from the web service to persuade the city not to do so. PayScale investigates why this happened to one of the Internet's biggest recent success stories and what it means for business travelers.
A big part of the president's healthcare reform plan is to extend coverage to those who need it most – the old, the poor and the young. To make it affordable, the program relies on young, presumably healthy, adults to opt in. If they don't, they pay a fine. But what if they opt to get penalized instead of sign on up? What would that do to the Affordable Care Act?
Coca-Cola is pledging to stop marketing to children under the age of 12, and to fund exercise programs in countries in which they do business. Will it do any good?
The Equal Pay Act outlawed employers from gender-discriminatory pay practices in 1963, but pay still isn't entirely equal. Now, legislation seeks to expand existing law to enact more protections against male-female pay disparities. Fed up, women are "leaning in" hard on this one, which means the Paycheck Fairness Act, twice rejected by Congress, might now stand a better chance of becoming law.
As the cost of college soars to unsustainable heights, its efficacy has been seriously called into question. Students now have direct access to employers, open-access online courses and a jaded outlook of "finding the right fit" when selecting a place to pursue their higher education. With so many colleges giving such a low return on investment, more people demand to know what they're actually paying for.
Remember the excitement you felt when you got your first summer job as a teen? It was that pivotal moment when you knew you had gone from being just a freewheeling kid to being part of the adult world. Whether you worked in a restaurant waiting tables, at a cash register helping customers, as a babysitter, lifeguard or camp counselor – the experiences you had as a teen earner may have made you the working professional you are today.
Back in the day, when life wasn't as ridiculously expensive, choosing a college meant considering the school's student life, culture, reputation and academics. With the sharply rising cost of education, that choice has come down to cold hard cash. The biggest question in the minds of students: How much debt will I graduate with?
The guy became an investor at 11 years old, paid his way through college with profits from his childhood business and later became one of the greatest billionaire moguls and philanthropists of all time. Warren Buffet knows what he's doing.
As government spending gets slashed post-sequester, publicly funded social science research has been put on the defensive by conservative lawmakers. Do we need taxpayer-funded projects on National Geographic animal photography, women's labor and economic performance in China and the Asian dairy industry? Inquiring minds want to know how important those are to our national interest.