Personal Finance

admin August 22, 2018

Forty years ago, business leaders couldn’t imagine entire career paths in diversity management, let alone schools offering diversity and inclusion specialties. But now, chief diversity officers at Facebook, Google and other high-profile companies are taking deeper looks at how companies hire, promote and welcome employees from all backgrounds. The business world is finally paying attention […]

admin August 20, 2018

When was the last time you got at least seven hours of sleep? Can’t remember? That could be a problem. And your boss could offer a solution. Routinely getting less than seven to nine hours of sleep a night hurts workplace performance, according to Matthew Walker, professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of […]

admin August 20, 2018

Dreaming of handing in your notice at work and joining the ranks of the retired? Retirement can be wonderful — if you’re prepared for it. So before you put an end to your career, it’s essential to make sure you’re 100% ready. Not sure how to do that? Taking these five steps can put you […]

admin August 17, 2018

Chandra Kill had scheduled face-to-face interviews with 21 candidates to fill some job openings at her employment screening firm. Only 11 showed up. “About half flaked out,” said Kill. “They seem so excited and interested, and then they don’t show up or call and you are left wondering what happened. A year or two ago […]

admin August 15, 2018

Talking about money is hard for many people. Asking for more money is even harder. When you finally muster up the courage to ask your boss for a raise or give salary requirements to a potential employer, then you have to come up with a reasonable number. You don’t want to lowball yourself, but you […]

admin August 14, 2018

For decades, résumés have been the ticket to entry into the working world. But the one-page paper document has lost its dominance. While most workers still have one, companies and recruiters are putting less emphasis on résumés when searching for job candidates. “The résumé has probably gone from about 40-35% of the hiring process to […]

admin August 14, 2018

These days, a growing number of workers are leaving their jobs in favor of self-employment. There are numerous benefits of working for yourself, such as getting to set your own hours, accepting or declining projects based on your interests and preferences, and having the ability to do your job from home should you so choose. […]

admin August 13, 2018

Though there’s no telling when our next recession will hit, in a study released last month by the Nationwide Retirement Institute, most older Americans said they expect one in five years or less. Of course, recessions are a natural part of the economic cycle and they can even be mild in nature. But considering that […]

admin August 13, 2018

They. Them. Theirs. These pronouns are becoming increasingly important in the workplace. Some members of the LGBTQ+ community who identify as non-binary, gender non-conforming or genderqueer prefer “they/them” pronouns to reflect their identity and gender expression, rather than “he/him” or “she/her” pronouns that designate a person as male or female. “This is emerging territory for […]