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Emojis: Suitable for Workplace Communications?

With a variety of emojis available to represent your every feeling—creeping in and out of our daily communications to express wonder, fear, relief, sadness, etc.—it should come as no surprise that their use in business communications has sparked debate.

Publish date: 09/25/2017

Fewer Millennial Women in STEM?

Several surprising and disturbing trends revealed in a recent Population Reference Bureau report indicate that young women in the United States no longer experience the improvements in well-being that baby-boom generation women experienced. This decline is affecting millennial participation in STEM-oriented careers.

Publish date: 09/21/2017

Gender Pay Equality … By When?

The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported good news: for the first time since 2007, women narrowed their income gap with men, achieving an increase of about one percent to 80 cents on the dollar. But with this good news, comes some bad news too. The wage gap may not go away anytime soon.

Publish date: 09/19/2017

I’m Not Qualified. Should I Apply Anyway?

Now that unemployment is the lowest it has been in 16 years, many employers are complaining about the dearth of qualified applicants. Why not take a stab at landing a dream job?

Publish date: 09/19/2017

Could Your Company Help You Pay Down Student Loans?

Recently, Fidelity Investments announced a program that will let employers make payments to their employees’ student loan account, just like they contribute to a retirement fund.

Publish date: 09/19/2017

Finding Meaning and Purpose in the Workplace

Today’s employees aren’t driven by salary as much as they are driven by meaning and purpose according to a recent study about work place benefits.

Publish date: 09/18/2017

Technology Changing the Workplace

The traditional workplace has changed at an accelerated pace thanks to technology, and evidence of what the future holds is just beginning to reveal itself in the technologies available today.

Publish date: 09/18/2017

Unlimited Vacation Policies, Do They Work?

People seem to think that paid time off is a deal breaker, but they aren’t taking enough of it. What are companies doing to make sure employees get some time away from the daily grind?

Publish date: 09/12/2017

METM Program Designed for Working Engineers

Beginning in fall 2018, a new online master’s degree will be offered at Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering. The Master of Engineering Technical Management (METM) is a 21-month, part-time program designed for working professionals.

Publish date: 09/12/2017

The Dangers of Prolonged Sitting

Prolonged sitting, such as the kind done while engaged at the workplace, can lead to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Publish date: 09/11/2017