Finding the ideal workplace can mean different things to different people. But there does seem to be consensus that work-schedule flexibility is paramount, according to a recent poll of U.S. job seekers conducted on Monster.com. Monster asked which “soft,” or non-financial, benefit is most important when considering a new job. Nearly 70 percent of the [...]
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This post is by Jenny Dearborn, chief learning officer for SAP’s Cloud Business Unit. Jenny is responsible for learning and development of internal employees as well as training and certification for external partners and customers. Jenny is also on the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Board of Directors. Early in my career I [...]
This post is by Diane Katz, who started her consulting company, The Working Circle, in 1995. The Working Circle provides organizational development, executive coaching, teambuilding, and training to organizations. The Working Circle, the process that Diane developed, assists groups and individuals in making decisions and resolving conflicts. Her book is, “Win at Work! The Everybody [...]
Last week, we offered tips on how to turn your temp job into a full-time occupation. But where you can you find a seasonal job? What options do you have? Which ones do you feel more confident about being accepted for? Learn the specifics of where you could be working and what you would be [...]
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Maren Hogan is a seasoned marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting industry. She leads Red Branch Media, an agency offering marketing strategy and content development. A consistent advocate of next generation marketing techniques, Hogan has built successful online communities, deployed brand strategies in both the B2B and B2C sectors, and been a prolific [...]
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David Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of the Ruby on Rails web development framework and a partner at the web-based software development firm 37signals. His new book, REMOTE, explores how remote work benefits both employees and employers. Heinemeier Hansson started working remotely for 37signals a decade ago. He was working in Denmark with a partner [...]
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It’s holiday season and that means it’s time for holiday hiring. If you’ve been on the job hunt for a while, the holidays could offer you just the opportunity you need to land a new job. They also offer a great chance to do some moonlighting and earn some extra money. This week’s 5 for [...]
This guest post is by Karin Cross, owner of Crosswalk. As I talk with job seekers in their 40s and older, the conversation frequently turns to fears and anxiety over the prospect of being interviewed by someone much younger. Is it feasible that “young” interviewers may have age biases? Of course. But while a few [...]
This post is by Antonio Neves, an executive coach, speaker and award-winning business journalist. He’s the founder of the consultancy THINQACTION and the co-founder of international accelerator, The Ignition Lab. Being able to communicate with confidence is a game changer. It’s the difference between getting people to believe in you, or causing people to forget about you. If your customers [...]
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A little more than half of U.S. employees say they “love” their job or “like it a lot.” That’s more than in the U.K., France and Germany, but less than in India, the Netherlands and Canada, according to a recent survey by Monster and GfK, an independent global market research company. The survey found 53 [...]