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With long summer evenings — and summer vacations — in the rearview mirror, how we spend our time at work may feel more important. Whether you work from home or away from home, making smart choices throughout your workday can help boost your creativity and productivity while reducing fatigue and minimizing stress. In turn, this can have a positive effect on your time away from work. Here are seven tips to get you started. READ MORE AT...
There are many positions that can be deeply rewarding, but every so often, a workplace becomes a toxic work environment. It could be caused by a bad manager, a new coworker, or a new company that seems just not to care about its employees. A toxic work environment can drastically reduce productivity, affect employees’ mental health, and actually cause physical health issues. READ MORE AT PHARMACY TIMES
At the age of 25, my career in cybersecurity started to take off. However, the farther I went up the leadership ladder, the fewer women I saw in the room. And the more men tried to advise me on what leadership looked like – sometimes literally. I was repeatedly told to work on my “executive presence,” which proved to be a rather elusive concept. It began when my male supervisor told me that I needed to cut my hair. He thought it looked...
Mental health affects every part of our lives and it's becoming an important topic in the workplace. Recent surveys suggest 76 percent of U.S. workers reported at least one symptom of a mental health condition. It's why companies are prioritizing mental well-being by adding mental health days, on-demand therapy, and wellness apps to support employee mental health. READ MORE AT FOX26 HOUSTON
No one wants to feel like they're in misery every time they show up to work. Unfortunately, too many people feel completely trapped at their jobs without the proper tools in place to create a happier outcome for themselves. One of the easiest ways to make your job more enjoyable is by making friends on the job. READ MORE AT GLAM
Over the past 100 years, the U.S. workforce has changed dramatically. While initially male-dominated as women took on more “traditional” roles within the home, the onset of World War II shifted this dynamic. Women began to file into the workplace and subsequently discovered that they were met with challenges in fair treatment and opportunities. As a result, new policies began arising to ensure that workplace rules and standards would be fair...
Perhaps no year has forced employers to re-examine their work environments more than 2020. While COVID-19 has thrust upon us a workplace that is physically amorphous, the Black Lives Matter movement has also created an unprecedented urgency for a more genuinely diverse and inclusive workforce. READ MORE AT JDSUPRA
When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), knowledge of the problem isn’t enough. In order to begin to see true change, we’ll have to roll up our sleeves and get to the messy, everyday work of inclusion. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY
Negotiating the salary when you’re being offered a job can feel uncomfortable. If you don’t, though, you may be leaving money on the table.  They key to understanding what kind of negotiating power you have is to take the emotion out of the process and focus on facts. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY
October 29th is Latina Equal Pay Day—a day designed to highlight pay disparities between Latina’s and white, non-Hispanic men. Latinas earn 55 cents for every dollar made by their white male counterparts. In order to close this gap, it will take awareness on the part of corporations as well as structural and systemic changes. Two Latina women shared their experiences in the workplace and offer advice for how we can begin to close the wage...