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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

Highlighting Soft Skills

Personal attributes, also called soft skills, are becoming just as if not more valuable in the workplace as technical skills, according to recent research.

Publish date: 09/11/2017

A Shift in Regimented Vacation Policies, but How Come?

They say keeping money in the bank is a good thing, but what about time in your vacation bank? American workers are leaving a staggering amount of time off unused, and companies are responding.

Publish date: 09/06/2017

Flexible Full-Time Work for Mothers Returning to Work Force

One of the reasons for the headline-making gap in pay between men and women, according to recent research from the BBC, is due to the tendency of some women leaving full-time positions for part-time ones once they have children.

Publish date: 09/06/2017

The American Worker: Emotionally and Physically Taxed

The American workplace, with its sometimes hostile, inconsistent and inflexible environments, has become both physically and emotionally exhausting, according to a recent survey.

Publish date: 09/01/2017

Can Your Alma Mater Influence Lifetime Earnings?

What kind of influence does an individual’s alma mater have on earning potential, both for newly-minted graduates and midcareer professionals? We explore how much your school matters in the workforce.

Publish date: 08/31/2017

Please Don’t Involve Your Parents in Your Interview Process

Some surprising numbers were recently revealed about parents’ involvement in their adult children’s job searches. To some, it may seem obvious that parents should not be waiting in the lobby alongside a potential interview candidate. But that’s really happening, along with many other meddling mechanisms.

Publish date: 08/31/2017

Bad Press May Make it Impossible to Find Good Employees

Having the rumor mill churning typically doesn’t do anyone much good. But new research has found that it could actually be detrimental for attracting new hires and good talent in the workforce.

Publish date: 08/31/2017