Employment News

How to bond with your employees without compromising your authority 

Authority and power are complex issues that come with the task of being a manager. In the workplace, the ability to hire, fire, and give raises sets the power dynamic between employees and bosses. But while power and authority are clearly linked, authority is a bit murkier to define—it relies ...

How to handle anxiety and stress in the workplace 

The world of work offers many challenges. We get to learn more about our passions and interests, as well as our strengths and areas for improvement, and it gives us opportunities to mature as we take on new responsibilities, gain professional satisfaction, and chart a course for our lifelong ...

7 things to do if you want to work abroad

There are a number of ways to get a job overseas, but most of them require lots of planning. Before you hop a plane to Bali or Paris to scout local job opportunities on your own, there a few factors and opportunities to consider to help you get the most out of working abroad. 1. Start your job ...

How to negotiate maternity leave with your employer

Whether you’re pregnant or merely thinking about expanding your family, it’s important to know how to address the issue with your employer. We know it can be tricky to navigate the discussion, so we’ve compiled some tips on how to approach the topic with your boss. Know what kind of leave ...

4 mistakes bosses make when hiring new employees

By the time you’re ready to hire a new employee, it can feel like the end of a long and exhausting process. You’ve talked to lots of people, you’ve read countless resumes, and you could be under a time crunch just to get someone in and working. There’s probably pressure to wrap things ...

5 nursing career specialties to pursue in 2019

Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing fields right now—and nursing is at the heart of this growth. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing profession is expected to grow by at least 19% by 2026, much faster than average for all jobs. If you’re thinking about a ...

10 traits of a great manager, according to Google

There are many reasons that Google has been successful in its bid to become a globally dominant company. (Its onetime motto, “don’t be evil,” probably didn’t hurt.) But one of the most important factors is one you can’t see by going online and using one of their many tools, or asking ...

Can technology improve diversity in hiring?

Improving diversity in all aspects of our cultural and business environment is an ever-increasing concern in the twenty-first century. While certain strides have been made in ensuring that people of all genders, races, nationalities, religions, and orientations are better represented in our ...

7 New Year’s resolutions for career-oriented parents

Do you fall prey to the New Year’s resolution rollercoaster? In winter, most of us decide I will do better. By springtime, you already feel like a failure—or, you simply forget why it was so important to wake up every day at 5 a.m. to go to the gym. With kids, you’re not only navigating ...

Should you search for a job during the holiday season?

As the end of the year approaches, it gets easier to justify not doing things until later. “I’m awfully busy right now. I’ll start my diet/gym routine/job hunt in the new year, when things are calmer.” Is this reasonable logic? It is. But it may be costing you valuable job ...

Real Talk: Is grad school worth it?

It comes with a high price tag and time commitment, but lots of jobs seem to want a degree beyond a bachelor’s or associate’s. So, is grad school worth it? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the simple answer is yes. Those with doctoral degrees, professional degrees, or master’s ...

How to communicate with students through technology

Your students are on devices all day long, constantly texting, scrolling through social media, and checking email between classes (and sometimes during class). While many schools have technology policies and some teachers ban devices in their classroom, some are embracing tech to reach this ...

How to get your financial life in order before the new year

Are you finally ready to get your financial health in better shape? If so, then you’re thinking wisely, because it’s never too soon to start taking your relationship with money more seriously and plan for your future—like it or not, it’s going to come eventually, and those who prepare ...

How to communicate honestly with your boss

Those of us who have spent any time in the workforce—from newcomers to seasoned veterans and across all industries and positions—have learned the value and importance of maintaining a positive and effective working relationship with our bosses. It just makes good intuitive sense—for most ...

How to actually get a job using a recruiter

If you’re on the job hunt or soon expect to be, you’re undoubtedly aware that you’re entering an ultra-competitive job market. Regardless of whether you’re a recent graduate and new to the workforce or a seasoned industry veteran, the level of talent out there is both impressive and ...

How to choose between two really good job candidates

As a hiring manager, your reputation is built and bolstered by your ability to source top-tier candidates for positions across your organization. Chances are your performance goals are closely tied to how effective you are at stocking your company’s teams with the best available ...

9 customer service jobs to apply for this holiday season

The holiday season: hot chocolate, seasonal parties, family togetherness… and lots and lots of expenses that make the season as much of a drain as it is a joy. The good news is there are a host of job opportunities to help you actually pay for all those gifts you need to buy—most are ...

6 polite and professional ways to call out a lazy coworker

It’s not your job to motivate or police your coworkers. If it were, you would be their boss. But if you have a lazy coworker it can be a drag on your department or a team project—and in large and small ways, a coworker’s laziness can grate on you and affect your work life for the worse. ...

6 steps to dealing with a forgetful boss

Every job has a secret component that never appears on a job description or annual review: managing your relationship with your boss. Unless you’re at the very top of your company’s food chain, you have a manager who works above and with you to make sure you’re doing what you need to do. ...

Should you accept a counteroffer or leave your job?

So, you’re about to hand in your resignation letter to your (soon-to-be-ex) boss. You’ve done all the thinking you need to do about your exit, right? Not exactly. When you give notice, one of two things will likely happen: your boss will accept your resignation and wish you well; or your ...