Many of us have the opportunity to lead in our work lives. We may have an assistant who works with us, or be part of a team. Teams may have appointed leaders or operate collaboratively, but effective leadership and communication skills are always useful. Learn the difference between praise and feedback to become an effective leader.
We may think of large companies as being less personal to work for. When corporate headquarters are in another state, or you never meet the people in charge of making policy, you may feel like just another gear in the machine. These three giant companies, however, have not forgotten how vital the workers are and treat them well.
The College Board recently made an announcement about its plans to change the SAT starting spring of 2016. Many believe this news is in response to mounting pressure from critics of standardized testing. Yet, those who have been most critical about tests like the SAT seem to be missing the point.
Just because you’ve punched out for the evening, doesn’t mean you’re not at risk of getting fired. Many of the things that can land you in hot water at the office apply to when you’re off the clock as well. Phoenix Business Journal recently had employment law attorney and partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, Shayna Balch, detail some of the more common fireable offenses.
When it comes to hiring the right person for the job, HubSpot’s Chief Product Officer David Cancel has devised a way to evaluate a candidate’s intangible attributes. While the concept seemed unusual at first, it soon converted others -- and now he’s not the only one in the company who’s made the departure from traditional tests, questionnaires, and brainteasers.
If we all cranked up our music at work, everyone's productivity would suffer. But in small doses and at reasonable volumes, music can be extremely beneficial in the workplace. Different types of music have different influences on our behavior and productivity.
The days of unfettered CEO paychecks could be coming to an end, as global concern about pay inequality have begun to increase -- and it’s not just talk. From Germany to the United States, proposed legislation has been put in motion to limit massive payouts. In America, the main push is coming by way of financial reform, like the Dodd-Frank Act, which includes a provision that requires companies to disclose what the chief executive officer makes in comparison to the rest of the employees. This kind of public transparency has drawn much criticism as some businesses fear making such extreme differentials public.
We have so much advice to sift through, when it comes to achieving work-life balance. One expert says to get a hobby. Another advises us to stay positive, or to cultivate friendships. While the rest of us are focusing on these things, it seems the office grump is better at his job -- even though he probably doesn't care what any of the experts say.