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Being Creative at Work

Part 1 of Being Creative at Work

Publish date: 06/06/2018

Do Busy People Really Get More Done?

Conventional wisdom holds that the way to get something done is to give the job to a busy person. New research from Washington University in St. Louis calls at least part of this explanation into question.

Publish date: 06/04/2018

Now Hiring: Brand Manager … for You

Should an engineer have a personal brand? The purpose of branding any product, from breakfast cereal to legal services, is to clarify for a potential buyer what to expect from that box of Cheerios or that personal-injury law firm with the relentless TV ads. A consumer’s knowledge of different cereal brands helps the consumer make a choice between alternatives. The same should hold true for personal brands.

Publish date: 06/04/2018

Looking at Cat Videos at Work May Not Be So Bad

We’ve all had a slow afternoon at work and found ourselves scrolling through cat videos or the sale section of our favorite clothing store. This behavior can be seen as a bad thing in some workplaces, but new research says maybe not.

Publish date: 05/25/2018

U.S. Lags Behind the Rest of the World in Child Care and Maternity Leave

Despite evidence that suggests investments in child care and maternity leave lend to a more productive, healthy and creative workforce, the United States continues to trail other countries in terms of offering paid maternity leave and affordable child care.

Publish date: 05/23/2018

Telecommuters: Tips for Setting and Keeping Your Schedule

Telecommuters need to stick to a schedule. This article has some tips from an experienced telecommuter on how to do this.

Publish date: 05/23/2018

Report Uncovers Sexist Language in Chinese Tech Company Ads

A report from the campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has recently revealed that a number of Chinese tech firms have been using sexist recruitment language in job advertisements.

Publish date: 05/21/2018

Is STEAM Education an Improvement on STEM?

Can arts education enhance STEM? Can STEM enhance the arts?

Publish date: 05/17/2018

These Companies Will Pay Your Student Loans

We often hear of workplace benefits like free coffee, good insurance offerings and paid holidays. But a new trend in employee benefits could become the next big thing — student loan repayment.

Publish date: 05/16/2018

Mentoring 103: How to Find a Mentor

Anyone searching for a mentor who is willing to do some research can identify plenty of resources, virtual and actual.

Publish date: 05/16/2018