Most of us have had minor setbacks at work. But how do you recover from a setback so big that it causes you to lose your job or completely derails your career? An up-to-date LinkedIn profile is not enough.
If there is one thing that makes the job hunt awkward, it’s money and how to handle the conversation of wages and salary. Fortunately, or perhaps, unfortunately, this is a shared awkwardness. While this means that we’re not alone in this struggle, it also may mean that learning to adequately market your abilities is also challenging. Here’s some advice for what to stop doing right now, and how to handle future conversations more effectively.
When you think of someone who is engaged with their work — who has a clear sense of purpose and feels safe and confident in their role — what do you picture? Someone who works on a team, or alone? Does the person have one job, or two? How often does she work remotely, if at all? And does having a pet somehow factor in?
Marcus Buckingham, the head of People + Performance research at the ADP Research Institute, and Ashley Goodall, the senior vice president of leadership and team intelligence at Cisco, have answers to these questions. They’re based on a survey of more than 19,000 workers across the globe.
This lighthearted video discusses the composite findings of a their study.. “Barbara,” their fictitious most-engaged-worker, is built up of all of the variables that the study found to be present in the most highly engaged workers. What can we learn from this “Engagement Wonder Woman?” It may surprise you…..
It certainly makes for a compelling title, yet when I read on, what I hear is that people responded poorly to a woman making a “joke” that essentially reiterated that same old thinking that women are not as smart or capable as men and that married women have to “ask their husbands” about everything they do.
To me, that’s not at all surprising. I’d have to see the rest of the questions and more detail about the research design to believe that this headline is really accurate.
We all have times when we wonder, “Am I working for the right organization? Am I in the right job? And is this all there is?” This Harvard Business Review article discusses how helpful tips on how to handle these kinds of thoughts and offers possible paths to take in understanding the answers, whether they are simply that you need a new outlook on your job, or more drastically, that you need to make a career change.
The importance of women in management positions can hardly be ignored. When studies began to show that women “tend to drop off the leadership track about 7-10 years into their careers,” several companies began to find a way to change that. Working with their current female employees to create meaningful and productive opportunities to grow within the companies, they focused on both growth during the programs, but also retainment after the programs had been completed.
In our shifting economy, startups and gig work are getting more and more common, but so are the misconceptions. David Jolley tackles some of these common misconceptions and myths about gig economy and how it relates to our culture of business and work, today.
The future of work is increasingly becoming today’s reality for millions of workers and companies around the world. The findings of our latest Future of Jobs Report look at the trends expected in the 2018-2022 period in 20 economies and 12 industry sectors. Here is what you need to know to be ready: