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What type of woman should freeze her eggs?

Apple and Facebook announced that the companies will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs. It’s a great company policy. For one thing, it’s acknowledgment that the gap between women and men in the workplace is that women’s careers are controlled by their biological clock and men’s are not. Another thing this new policy does...

Why Is Purpose so Important to Your Happiness?

I recently read an article that said, don’t follow your passions. What? I almost passed out. That’s stuff from the 1950’s. Ignore how you feel and just do the work. You can just be happy after you retire. How well has that worked for...Show More Summary

10 Ways to Juice Up Your Job

When it comes to the topic of finding one’s passion, Curt Rosengren is the man with the plan. He’s been blogging on this issue longer than anyone else I know, and here’s what he had to say on Wild About...

Maria Popova on Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds

“Why put in the effort to explain why it isn’t a fit, if they haven’t done the homework to determine if it is a fit?” – Maria Popova [1:23:00] Maria Popova has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be Founded […]

Why You Need a Lifeguard to Get a Promotion

No matter where you live and where you want to work, there’s probably an ocean between you and what you want. No, I don’t mean the vast body of water that covers 71% of the planet. It’s not that you live in the UK and want to work in the US. Show More Summary

October 2014 Updates

Here are some updates regarding upcoming events and freebies that may interest you. Effortless Success Mindfest – Free The Effortless Success Mindfest runs this week. This is a free online event hosted by Learning Strategies and Jack Canfield. Show More Summary

Quality Isn't a Fluff Concept After All

According to a study covered in a recent Harvard Business Review article, companies with highly developed quality cultures spend, on average, $350 million less annually fixing mistakes than companies with poorly developed ones. The research, which was commissioned by CEB—an...

The $5,000 Secret Santa and Other Goodies

This is a housekeeping post with one time-sensitive update and smaller recommendations. It’s split into two parts: The $5,000 Secret Santa Bite-sized Recommendations: 2 Books, 2 Movies, 2 Tweets, and 2 Songs. The $5,000 Secret Santa The short version: I’ve decided to go crazy and do a one-time-only $5,000 Quarterly box. It’s limited to the […]

Personal Branding Weekly – Have Strings Attached Always

I’ll best illustrate this with the use of a listening-to-the-radio analogy. If you listen to the radio, you have a couple of (or more) stations you like to listen to, maybe for the music they play or the programs they feature. However,...Show More Summary

Stamp the Cynicism Out of Your Office Culture

One of my first managers used to say a bad attitude in the workplace is like cholera. Once one person gets it, unfortunately, it spreads like wildfire before taking down the original source. And over the years, I’ve seen one...

Is The Impact of Asian Diversity Undervalued in American Workplaces?

Of course it is. That's to be expected due to the narrative on race in America. I alluded to this in a post awhile back called "Thank God for Asians - Google Releases Workplace Diversity Numbers". Affirmative action plans pack...

Working Your Way Up the Career Ladder [infographic] – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry. Show More Summary

Fighting Inequality – Blog Action Day #BAD2014

Since 2007, Blog Action Day has organized bloggers from around the world for one day to talk about a single issue. I’ve participated in Blog Action Day (aka BAD) since I started HR Bartender and have written about subjects such as human rights, famine, water, climate change, and poverty. Show More Summary

Career Advice: How To Make Yourself Indispensable

In the current economic climate, people are always fighting for job roles. When jobs are scarce, you need to ensure that you can hold onto your role no matter what happens. Becoming lazy or complacent in a role won’t cut it. Right now, bosses have the luxury of choosing their staff from a huge pool [...]Show More Summary

How to Lead Like it Matters

Roxi Bahar Hewertson cites 4 ways managers, executives and CEOs can create a positive ‘ripple effect’ and make a real difference in their quest for success Whether you’re a manager, executive, or CEO, your leadership style matters. Whether you’re running a large global firm, a small project team or an entrepreneurial venture, it’s the way [...]Show More Summary

3 questions to ask yourself for more happiness at work

We gain much of our happiness at work (and in life) by appreciating the good things we have and do. Sure, you should also make sure to improve your circumstances and address any problems but it is just as important to be able to appreciate the things that work. This is hard. Negativity bias is one of the […]

Resume Tips for an Accountant Position

Accounting assistants are workers who are in charge of accounting in a company or business. They perform tasks such as inventory, bank movements, taxes, portfolio management, expense reports and receipts, etc. If you are an accounting assistant and are looking for a job, create a profile where you can display your most important skills. This [...]Show More Summary

How to Have A Thicker Skin for Negative Feedback

Everyone agrees that it’s a smart practice to ask for feedback. Don’t walk through life with blinders on. Show them that you’re proactive. Assume that you always have room to grow. But how do we actually get up the gumption to ask for criticism when deep down, we don’t want to hear the answer in any shape or [...]

When You Work Harder Than Everyone Else

Have a job where you aren't challenged or expected to work hard? Turns out, that can create even more dissatisfaction than overwork. Here's how to get the most out of an easy job, and prepare for the future.

6 Ways to Expand Your Personal Brand Beyond LinkedIn

“If you want to land a job, you need to be on LinkedIn. Period!” How many of you have heard this advice over and over again? I’m sure by now, everything you’ve heard about building your brand on LinkedIn seems like old news. Although...Show More Summary

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