Employment News

Guaranteeing success with these four steps

Those of us in the workforce—from seasoned industry veterans to newbies who are just getting started on their career journeys and everyone in between—have learned a few inescapable facts, regardless of our industry or aspirations. Success is a fickle, tricky, thing, and a lot of variables ...

Preventing ageism in the workplace

Oftentimes, when we think of age discrimination, we assume it happens to workers who are near retirement age or already senior citizens. Or maybe we picture employees who were fired or demoted for being too slow, or “low energy.” But the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was ...

8 ways to teach empathy in the classroom

Primarily based on recognizing and learning to respond to other people’s emotions, empathy in the classroom can aid learning and help foster a more harmonious and respectful classroom. Students who exhibit empathy have been shown to have better test scores—but that’s not really the point. ...

Are you creating an apathetic work environment?

As an HR professional, you’re undoubtedly aware of the importance of maintaining a talent-rich pipeline of active and passive candidates for open and future positions at your company, and to keeping your organization’s departments stocked with employees best suited to support and advance ...

Managing a demanding manager: a workplace survival guide

When you’re applying and interviewing for a new job, everyone’s on their best behavior. You’re (professionally) dressed to kill and making eye contact like a boss while you talk about your many qualifications. The hiring manager is basically an ambassador, working on selling the ...

5 important questions to ask before starting a new job

You rocked the interview, you got the job offer, you quit your old job, and you’ve been in celebration mode for the past two weeks. Now you’re starting your new role, and it feels like you’ve done everything you need to do. But you really should resist that urge to coast as you get ...

The issues that older workers face in the job hunt

With age comes wisdom. That old proverb may very well be true, but with age and wisdom also come challenges during the job hunt process. The further along you get in your career, the more challenging it can be to find and chase the right opportunities. If you find yourself looking for the next ...

Saying “no” and other work productivity hacks

In today’s nonstop, hectic work culture, the lines between our professional and personal lives are blurred and intertwined like never before, which often means that we’re always operating at breakneck speeds to complete everything we need to get done in a given day. No one likes to end a ...

Are cover letters a thing of the past?

In the job hunt, some things have quietly started going away, like resumes on expensive paper or a “references available upon request” line. But what about the good old cover letter? Is that still a thing? Yes…but (and there’s always a but) it’s not the important application ...

3 reasons your team would benefit from a 6-hour work day

We all know the old saying about “all work and no play…,” and although it’s a well-worn cliché at this point, it’s hard to deny that there is an important truth contained within. Spending too much time of our time working is rarely a recipe for a happy and well-balanced life. In ...