career news

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

Dressing for the Workplace: Some Tips

Dressing for the office used to be a simple matter: Men wore button down shirts and ties. For women, it meant a blouse coupled with either a skirt (below the knee) or slacks.

Publish date: 08/28/2017

Attitudes About the Work-Life Balance

Attitudes about work-life balance are formed at an early age using our parents as examples and not through our own work–life experience, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Publish date: 08/24/2017

Increase Your Performance by Changing Your Seat?

Research recently reported in the Harvard Business Review indicates that an employee’s neighbors can have a big impact on work performance. Is it really as simple as where you sit?

Publish date: 08/24/2017

Apple is Using a Secret Web Page to Find the Best Talent

A hidden section of Apple’s website revealed a job description and a call for a talented engineer to work on the company’s infrastructure.

Publish date: 08/23/2017

A Large Number of Americans Find Their Workplace Hostile

The survey, which examined 3,066 U.S. workers ages 25-71, was conducted in 2015 by RAND Corp, Harvard Medical School and the University of California-Los Angeles. An alarming number of people responded with information about their workplaces being hostile, threatening or stressful overall.

Publish date: 08/16/2017

Ten Tips for a Productive Weekend

To live a successful Monday-Friday life, those weekend hours are crucial for our well-being. Striking the perfect balance of relaxation and productivity can be tricky, but luckily some incredibly successful people have shared how they do it.

Publish date: 08/16/2017

Gender Quotas in the Workplace

Always a polarizing topic, gender quotas can elicit different reactions depending on context, according to recent research.

Publish date: 08/16/2017