Thinking of Taking a Career Break? How to Prepare your Finances for What’s Next

I’ve written before about what economists are calling “The Great Resignation.” A recent Wall Street Journal article says, “Employers are seeing a wave of sabbaticals, leaves of absence and job departures this year in what’s been dubbed “The Great Resignation.” In July, 2.7% of U.S. workers left their jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, … Continue reading Thinking of Taking a Career Break? How to Prepare your Finances for What’s Next

Guest Post: How to Quit Well

This is a guest post from our friends at Flexjobs.com. If this is your year to move on, here’s a step-bystep guide to quitting well. How to Quit a Job: Your Professional Exit Strategy 1. Give Notice The traditional two-week notice is still very much encouraged for anyone quitting their current job. If you can … Continue reading Guest Post: How to Quit Well

New Graduates Expect to Earn More in 2021

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was … Continue reading New Graduates Expect to Earn More in 2021

How and Why to Make the 4-Day Work Week Work for your Team

The 4-day work week is having a moment. The pandemic lockdown made employers rethink what work is going to look like going forward, and workers are clamoring for a major shift in how and when they work. Reducing the work week to 32 hours from 40 (without a pay cut) is not a new concept; … Continue reading How and Why to Make the 4-Day Work Week Work for your Team

FlexJobs Survey Says Workers Will Quit Rather Than Return to the Office

One thing is clear after the global pandemic: the way we work is probably not going to return to the 2019 model. FlexJobs, the online platform connecting workers with remote, contract, and flexible work, surveyed more than 2.100 workers who had worked remotely during the pandemic to find out how they viewed returning to the … Continue reading FlexJobs Survey Says Workers Will Quit Rather Than Return to the Office

Can My Employer Force Me to Get a Vaccination?

Question: I’ve been hearing about employers requiring a COVID vaccination in order to come back to work – or remain employed. Can they do that? Answer: The short answer is yes. Private employers can put conditions on workers that include mandating vaccines. With the exception of a disability or (doctor-proven) medical condition or religious exemption, … Continue reading Can My Employer Force Me to Get a Vaccination?

Letting Go of Old Patterns

One of the biggest challenges in developing emotional agility is letting go of thoughts and patterns of thinking that are no longer serving us. That’s one of the powerful messages in Susan David’s book Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. David says that our minds sometimes have, well, a … Continue reading Letting Go of Old Patterns

You Are Not a Chess Piece. You’re the Board.

That’s the message of emotional agility from author Susan David, Ph.D. “The broader view we gain by stepping out means learning to see yourself as the chessboard, filled with possibilities, rather than as any one piece on the board, confined to certain preordained moves.” Stepping out is one of the four moves the author and … Continue reading You Are Not a Chess Piece. You’re the Board.

The Great Power Shift

I wrote recently about The Great Resignation, or what I called The Big Quit. More than half of survey workers say they’re planning to leave their jobs over the next year. According to a recent WorkLife.com article, some of the resignations will be values-based. “For some workers, the pandemic precipitated a shift in priorities, encouraging … Continue reading The Great Power Shift

Study Smarter by Discovering Your Learning Style

We are more than halfway through 2021, and it’s safe to say that many people are spending time reflecting on their careers and life choices. 2020 was a year of reckoning for all of us. The disruption to life, work, movement, and plans caused us to re-evaluate almost every aspect of our careers and lives. … Continue reading Study Smarter by Discovering Your Learning Style