If you’re like a lot of professionals, you start your career with a roar right out of college, full of energy and willing to put work first. But after several years -- and perhaps several different jobs, or promotions, or career changes -- your priorities shift. How does one strike an increasingly important balance between work life and personal life?
Workplace flexibility, whether in your current position or a new one, is essential to find that balance. Five steps can help you achieve that goal.Read More
If you're seeking to work from home, new research shows that you can make a compelling case when pitching the concept to superiors: that you'll increase your productivity.
A Stanford University study of 13,000 employees conducted over nine months shows that those working from home are 12% more efficient than their office-bound counterparts. The study also finds a 50% increase in satisfaction among those working at home.Read More
Politicians and pundits alike have been debating just when the job market "recovery" will finally pick up steam. They all have different theories, and they’re all wrong.
Recovery suggests that we will, at some point, return to an economy similar to the one we had before the Great Recession. We won’t. Why? Because of something I call the Economic Singularity.Read More
Do you have a sinking feeling that people are talking about you behind your back at work and making you look bad to your boss? If so, you are probably right. Workplace bullies are more common than people want to believe, and a majority of people experience workplace bullying firsthand at some point during their careers. You may be a victim of bullying and not even realize it.Read More
If you think you’ll be recognized at work or garner a promotion just because you work hard, you need to get a clue.
While you may believe you’re a diligent worker and deserve to be rewarded, others may not perceive you the same way. And it’s others’ perception of you that will determine your success, says Joel A. Garfinkle, a career coach.Read More
Just as there are many ways to skin a cat, according to the old saying, there are an equal number of ways in which to say no. When it’s your boss you want to say it to, it’s a little trickier, but that doesn’t mean you have to bite your tongue and take whatever he (or she!) dishes out for fear of losing your job or doing harm to your career.Read More