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Why Do Employees Quit?

I have always thought the reasons why employees quit are obvious.  All of us are, or at one time, have been employees and we know our reasons for departure likely mirror others.  A desire for more pay and a better boss are the commonly accused culprits for employees jumping ship but they aren’t the only […]

5 Ways To Be Happier At Work

Studies show a clear correlation between happiness and productivity at work.  A recent study from the University of Warwick of randomly selected individuals revealed that happy workers demonstrate 12% greater productivity.  In his book, “The Happiness Advantage”, author Shawn Achor explains that positivity fuels productivity, creativity and motivation leading him to suggest that happiness fuels […]

Are Your Employees Doping?

Barry Bonds’ office was the baseball diamond, Lance Armstrong’s the mountains, and Marion Jones’ the track.  Each sports star exceled at their place of business but what distinguishes Barry, Lance, Marion and scores of other athletes is not just how well they performed at work but why they performed so well.  All, and many like […]

The Beauty of Hiring for Skills Over Experience

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, discussed in a recent podcast the most valuable hiring lesson she learned.  In 2000, after serving as chief of staff to the US secretary of Treasury, Sandberg applied to eBay and interviewed with then CEO Meg Whitman, now CEO of HP.  Sandberg had no tech experience but Whitman explained she […]

Can We Not Discriminate Against Bad Habits?

A recent Gallup poll of Americans showed that 56% of smokers believe they are at least occasionally discriminated against in public or employment life with 13% of them claiming that they are discriminated against daily.  Smokers report the most common forms of discrimination come in the forms of bans at places such as beaches and […]

Workplace Incivility Is At An All Time High

According to Christine Porath, Associate Professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, 25% of employees surveyed in 1998 reported being treated rudely at work at least once a week.  That number rose to 55% in 2011 and increased further to 62% in 2016.  A second poll by Weber Shandwick, Powell Tate, and KRC Research showed […]

Are There “Men’s” Jobs and “Women’s Jobs”?

The US Department of Labor recently criticized Google suggesting that the tech giant was routinely underpaying its female employees.  Eileen Naughton, Google’s VP of people operations, refuted this claim, pointing out that Google conducts an annual gender blind pay equality analysis which reveals any pay discrepancies, and if any exist among any demographic group, their […]

Why Are Women Leaving the Workforce?

The labor force participation rate for women grew greatly between 1975 and 2000 to a point where 59.9% of women 16 and older were participating.  During the ten years that followed, the rate fell by 1.3% to 58.6% in 2010.  Not a substantial drop but in the five years that followed, the rate had dropped […]

The Benefits of Hiring Veterans!

Each year as many as 360,000 military men and women join the civilian workforce.  Programs such as the Veteran Jobs Mission and the White House Joining Forces have helped reduce high unemployment numbers for veterans in recent years, however former military personnel still face several challenges when trying to find civilian work. A stigma of […]

America’s Unemployed Youth Are Not Healthy. Here’s Why!

A Startling Statistic About the Health of Unemployed Youth in the U.S.“Thriving” well-being is defined by Gallup and Healthways as possessing consistently good health and enough energy to get things done during the day.  According to the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index, unemployed youth aged 15 to 29 enjoy slightly greater physical well-being compared with employed […]