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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

Women in STEM(M): Some Numbers

Looking at the number of male and female authors listed on over 10 million academic papers, researchers from the University of Melbourne were able to calculate the gender gap among researchers across science and medicine.

Publish date: 05/14/2018