What We Don’t Miss at All About the Office

“Hell is other people.” Jean-Paul Sartre One benefit of working from home is being able to avoid contact with other humans. Pre-pandemic, coworkers spent more waking hours with each other than with their families. That much togetherness inevitably means we drive each other crazy. Quality Logo Products surveyed 1,902 employed Americans and asked what behaviors … Continue reading What We Don’t Miss at All About the Office

The Perfect Storm for the Gig Economy

I’ve been writing about the Gig Economy for over a decade and coached many workers on how to add gigs to their careers. It’s been exciting to watch people take control of their careers and financial security. I think we’ve hit the perfect storm for the Gig Economy, and a recent Forbes online interview with … Continue reading The Perfect Storm for the Gig Economy

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda. How Shame is Holding You Back.

Think about the last time you made a mistake. Just to make it interesting, make it a pretty big mistake. The kind that gives you a sick feeling in your stomach. The kind that costs you a night’s sleep before you have to tell your boss, or your team, or your spouse that you screwed … Continue reading Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda. How Shame is Holding You Back.

What Workers Want

Right now, in this very competitive labor market, there’s a lot of competition among companies to attract quality employees. One way an employer can stand out? Benefits and perks. That’s why the team at Deputy, a team scheduling software, decided to find out which benefits and perks American workers desire most, across industries. They surveyed 1,035 participants … Continue reading What Workers Want

Me and My Job? It’s Complicated.

I’ve been writing about ‘The Great Resignation,’ for a while, and now new research from TopResume, the world’s largest resume-writing service, proves that simply getting a paycheck doesn’t buy happiness. In honor of Valentine’s Day this year, TopResume asked 510 employed professionals, “What’s your relationship with your current job?” and today announced the results of its nationwide survey … Continue reading Me and My Job? It’s Complicated.

Do You Have What It Takes to Thrive in a 4-Day Work Week?

Since the pandemic has ripped up the 9 to 5 playbook, managers are finally realizing that work doesn’t have to mean face time in the office al day, every day. Workers are making it clear that flexible, remote, and work from home arrangements are the future of the workplace. The four-day workweek has been an … Continue reading Do You Have What It Takes to Thrive in a 4-Day Work Week?

Pushing Doesn’t Work. Pulling is Unreliable. Try Leading Instead.

Seth Godin writes: “Tugboats don’t usually tug. They push. That’s because pushing is more mechanically efficient than pulling. When we pull, there’s tension and slack in the ropes, and the attachment between the puller and the pushed keeps changing. But the metaphor gets far more interesting when we think about leading instead. One bird at … Continue reading Pushing Doesn’t Work. Pulling is Unreliable. Try Leading Instead.

How to Create Great HR and Recruitment Videos

(A gust post from VEED.io) Many businesses are turning to video recruitment in order to find the best employees, A well-made HR or recruitment video can help you attract top talent and show off your company culture. Jere are some tips for creating great HR and recruitment videos in this article. When creating your next … Continue reading How to Create Great HR and Recruitment Videos

How to Signal Your Social Distancing Comfort Zone

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a hugger. He proved that after an interview with Fox reporter Erin Andrews in December. After a socially-distanced interview, the two, who are friends, came in for a maskless hug while the cameras were still rolling. Predictably, Twitter blew up. If you’re a hugger, times are rough right now. … Continue reading How to Signal Your Social Distancing Comfort Zone

Where to Go for a Focused Industry Job Search

Many jobseekers are open to working in a variety of industries. For them the general job boards provide a smorgasbord of options. But if you’re a jobseeker who knows that you’re only interested in a specific industry, you’ll want a job board that as specialized as you are. There are plenty of advantages in posting … Continue reading Where to Go for a Focused Industry Job Search