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Research: Becoming a Manager Increases Men’s Job Satisfaction, But Not Women’s

Who wouldn’t want a promotion, particularly to a role with leadership responsibilities? It’s hard to argue against more power and more pay. And indeed, promotions to managerial roles are typically associated with an increase in job satisfaction. ...




The 3 key employer brand elements that attract and retain talent

Yes, pay, benefits and culture are critical when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent. But an employer’s brand also plays a vital role. Matt Handford, the SVP of People for Hootsuite, the world’s largest social media monitoring platform, explains the key elements of a company’s brand strategy — and how such a strategy can be an invaluable part of attracting and retaining talent. ...




Uber Report: Company's Diversity Effort a Work in Progress

The percentage of some underrepresented groups working in technology at Uber Technologies—the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company—has increased slightly since 2017, according to the company's second annual diversity report, released Tuesday.
 
But while the percentage of women in technology leadership roles grew to 15. ...




Apply These 3 Techniques to Address Addiction in the Workplace

It’s easy to look at drug and alcohol addiction as something “other” people deal with. If you’ve never struggled with it — and it hasn’t been an issue in your social circles — then you probably associate addiction with poverty, unemployment, homelessness and poor life decisions. ...




How to Handle Addiction in the Workplace

Your employee’s behavior seems strange, out of character. He’s started showing up late to work and seems unfocused and nervous while he’s there. Then he starts using sick days more often, forgetting to call in at all once or twice. Are these the signs of a drug or alcohol problem?
 
Unfortunately, it’s a very real possibility: 8. ...




How To Reduce Workplace Stress Levels: 9 Practical Tips

Stress is a perennial problem. While some stress in the workplace can be beneficial, as it can motivate you to perform under pressure, too much of it, or for too long, is a recipe for disaster.
 
The amount of stress that you are facing on a daily basis is growing, and it can be difficult to find ways to reduce it, even when you are away from your job. ...




IT Companies Are Most Remote-Work Friendly

Research finds telecommuting trend continues to grow nationwide
 
Information technology companies took many of the top spots on an annual list of employers offering the most remote work opportunities compiled by FlexJobs, a leading job site for flexible work. ...




How to Turn Your Worst Traits Into Your Best Assets

New thinking reveals there is an upside to your dark side. So instead of hiding your bad traits, learn how to turn your weakness into strength

If you claim you have no “worst” trait, you can probably add dishonesty to the list; almost everyone has wrestled with at least one challenging characteristic—think Barbra Streisand (debilitating stage fright), Robert De Niro and Kim Basinger (painful shyness), Sean Penn (temper), and Richard Branson (dyslexia). ...




Better Pay Is Top Reason Workers Are Quitting Jobs

Voluntary departures are at an all-time high 
 
The percentage of workers voluntarily quitting their jobs is at an all-time high, and the top reason they’re doing so is for more pay.
 
So says a survey by Glassdoor, the workplace review website.
 
The survey, Understanding the Impact of Quality Candidates, questioned 750 hiring decision-makers in the U. ...




The 3 Most Common -- and Costly -- Hiring Mistakes

The hiring process is a long and winding road. At any stage, a poor decision could result in a bad hire.
 
Most organizations are intimately familiar with their cost-to-hire metrics. With the job market in many sectors the most competitive it has been in years, human resources and hiring professionals understand the urgency that such intense competition creates. ...