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FlexJobs Releases 3rd Annual List of Virtual Companies

Embed from Getty Images Highlights 125 That Embrace Remote Work Computer/IT, HR/Recruiting & Education the top three industries for fully virtual companies Boulder, CO, April 4, 2016—For the third year in a row, FlexJobs, a virtual company itself, has analyzed hundreds of companies to find those that operate with fully or heavily distributed workforces. These 125 virtual … Continue reading

Explaining the Wage Gap

very year on National Equal Pay Day, activists recognize the point in the year that women’s pay catches up with her male equivalent. In 2015, Equal Pay Day will fall on April 14. The PR gimmick is designed to bring attention to the fact that women still earn about 78 percent of what men earn, decades after entering the workforce in significant numbers. Continue reading

Birth Order and Success

Embed from Getty Images April 10 is national Siblings Day. Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman is credited with understanding why your little brother is so annoying and why your oldest sister is so bossy. His best seller The Birth Order Book, updated in 2009, gives insight into how being an oldest, middle, or youngest child influences … Continue reading

Designing Your Workday

Embed from Getty Images This post was inspired by a Fast Company article authored by Thomas Davies. Thomas Davies is a director of Google for Work  and a smart guy when it comes to time management. In his Fast Company article, in fact, he disdains the idea of time management. “..because “managing” time starts from the … Continue reading

The Online Learning Revolution

If your goal is to improve your technical skills in 2016, you have a variety of affordable options. Online learning platforms allow you to access high quality courses at work or at home.  Most offer plans for individuals and business, so companies can take advantage of training that might normally be out of reach for … Continue reading

Managing Generations in the Workplace

Thanks to Digital Third Coast and Professor Yorton Clark Jr, chair of the business administration department at MidAmerica Nazarene University for passing on this guide to the three most active generations in the workforce (millennials, gen x, baby boomers.) Great data on how each age group views themselves as well as how they view the … Continue reading

FlexJobs Warns of Work at Home Scams

Embed from Getty Images National Consumer Protection Week  was March 6-12,  and FlexJobs has detailed three new online scams that specifically target job seekers interested in work-from-home jobs.  These job scams include the reshipping scam, the Post Office scam, and the online interview scam.  According to a FlexJobs survey with over 2,600 respondents, 17 percent … Continue reading

The Cobra Effect

They go on to describe one of the worst effects of cultures that are low on motivation and managed by a team that believes in external (indirect) motivation. They call it the Cobra Effect, and it’s a classic (and hilarious) example of incenting the wrong thing. Continue reading