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Mentoring 101: What’s In It for Me?

What does workplace mentoring look like? Does mentoring make a difference for recipients – and their mentors and their organizations? This article and two that will follow over the next few weeks will talk about these questions and several others that are central to the mentoring experience, such as finding a mentor and getting the most from the experience.

Publish date: 03/29/2018

Can You Afford a Silicon Valley Job?

Does the high cost of living in tech hubs like the San Francisco Bay Area make these locations less desirable? What factors — other than the glamour of working where Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg and the Google founders made their fortunes — make locations like Silicon Valley and Seattle attractive to job seekers?

Publish date: 03/29/2018

Survey: One Third of Baby Boomers Have No Retirement Savings

The NHP Foundation, a group dedicated to preserving affordable housing in the U.S., conducted a survey of 1,000 non-retired Americans aged 50 and up to see where the status of their retirement plans, savings and expected dependence on government programs like Social Security lie.

Publish date: 03/28/2018

Workplace Bullying: Some Findings

The likelihood of experiencing workplace bullying increases if you are female, young, neurotic and if you had been bullied as a child, according to a recent investigation on the topic.

Publish date: 03/26/2018

Should Non-Smokers Get Extra Vacation Days Each Year?

According to a recent report, many nonsmokers in the workplace want to be compensated for the time smokers spend taking smoke breaks, which according to researchers roughly adds up to the equivalent of six work days’ worth of smoking each year.

Publish date: 03/26/2018

Staying Relevant in an Increasingly Automated World

A new surge of investment in automation could stimulate millions in investments in the US economy and lift interest rates by the 2020s, according to a recent report by Bain and Company. How do we stay competitive against the surge of automation? How do we stay relevant against the robots?

Publish date: 03/22/2018

The Reason You’re Out of Work Affects Interview Invitations

New research from the University of North Carolina indicates that the reason a person is unemployed affects the way the hiring manager evaluates her or his application. Specifically, the research indicates that employers prefer candidates who were laid off over those who opted to stay home with children.

Publish date: 03/22/2018

Hitting Rock Bottom After a Job Loss Could Be Good News, Study Says

Hitting rock bottom — in terms of losing a job — can actually be beneficial, possibly resulting in radical solutions that may lead to an entirely new work identity. So says research from the University of Notre Dame.

Publish date: 03/19/2018

An App to Report Harassment, Discrimination

As workplace harassment and discrimination continue to make headlines, developers have created an app to report such incidents.

Publish date: 03/19/2018

Yes, There are Benefits to Stabbing a Voodoo Doll of Your Boss

Many of us have had a boss that’s gotten under our skin or we didn’t see eye to eye with. Rather than letting resentment and anger build, new research says this form of “therapy” can help ease tensions. Get a voodoo doll.

Publish date: 03/14/2018