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Can Intellectual Property Laws Limit Career Mobility?

A law professor contends that non-compete contracts limit an employee’s freedom to change jobs. Adding a company’s ownership of intellectual property to the non-compete restriction imposes even stricter mobility limitation.

Publish date: 10/03/2018

More High-skilled Freelancers Earning Six Figure Incomes

A growing number of independent workers with in-demand skills earn six-figure incomes in a year. The most-often-requested skills are in IT, biotechnology and marketing.

Publish date: 10/03/2018

Is A Higher Level Degree Going to Help You?

While most recent grads don’t expect a corner office on their first day. But would they stay in school in pursuit of a higher degree knowing that without it, they may never get there?

Publish date: 09/26/2018

Being Gross at Work

In news likely to spoil your lunch, particularly if you eat lunch at your desk: the typical office desk is home to 400 times more germs than a standard toilet seat, according to research from the University of Arizona.

Publish date: 09/25/2018

New Job? Introvert? How Start Off Right

For introverts, starting a new job at a new company can be both exciting and overwhelming. This article offers some practical advice to help make this process successful and less stressful.

Publish date: 09/24/2018

Does Your Brain Run Better with a Treadmill Desk?

Using a treadmill desk – essentially walking while thinking – can impair working memory, according to University of Michigan researchers. Cognitive ability diminishes only slightly, however.

Publish date: 09/19/2018

Greenery Can Help You Do Your Job Better

Bringing something in from the outside can help you feel more connected to nature, reduce stress and boost your mood, among many other benefits.

Publish date: 09/19/2018

Banning Meat in the Workplace

Some workplaces have bans on attire such as flip flops while others might have a company-wide policy outlawing the use of social media at work. Now, one startup is actually telling its employees what they can eat.

Publish date: 09/19/2018

Changing Careers: What You Should Know

It is not all that uncommon for people to discover that they are ill-suited for their chosen profession.

Publish date: 09/19/2018

Onboarding Part 2: Retaining New Hires

Multiple studies of employees who quit jobs after a few weeks or months on the job reveal several often-neglected steps employers need to include in a comprehensive onboarding plan.

Publish date: 09/17/2018