Work-Life Balance Is Their Second Priority. Work Is Their First.

Young professionals pledge admiration for peers who carve out personal time, then fail to do the same for themselves By Callum Borchers May 11, 2023 12:01 am ET Early-career professionals prize work-life balance. Turns out many are bad at it. The youngest people in the office say the peers they most admire carve out personalRead More

When Leaders Show They Trust Their Workers, a Positive Culture Takes Root

Trust starts at the top and trickles down through the organization, not the other way around. Carl Livesay People are a manufacturing business’s greatest asset. They are also the only asset that appreciates in value in direct proportion to investment. We can purchase most anything our businesses need, provided we have the financial resources. AnythingRead More

Slack? Phone? Teams? Zoom? There Are Too Many Work Communications

Workplaces become saturated with ways to talk, often breeding mistakes and misunderstandings By Anne Marie Chaker Updated April 26, 2023 9:46 am ET Lisa Donovan was juggling pings from multiple Slack channels and email windows when she inadvertently sent a sensitive company document to the wrong person. The part-time accountant for a Virginia-based academic coachingRead More

Career Advice: My Biggest Mistake and What I Learned from It (Part 2)

Career Advice: My Biggest Mistake and What I Learned from It (Part 2) April 28, 2023 IndustryWeek's Talent Advisory Board answers April's question: What’s the biggest mistake you made early in your career, and what did you learn from that experience? Part 2 of 2. IW Staff What’s the biggest mistake you made early inRead More

Why It’s Important to Show Gratitude at Work—and What’s the Best Way to Do It

By Sara Algoe Updated April 16, 2023 5:30 am ET Research finds that even a simple thank-you can go a long way to making employees and colleagues feel valued and more collaborative There are two simple words that can increase productivity, enhance collaboration among employees, make managers more effective and improve corporate performance. “Thank you.” I haveRead More

How managers can best motivate top-performers

Top-performing employees are a critical force at your company, capable of 400 percent greater productivity than the average worker, according to research published in Personnel Psychology. Beyond their personal output, top talent inspire and motivate other employees to do their best work. But top performers need to be motivated, too, and this is largely theRead More

Local (Sacramento) startup Clapself wants to use AI to disrupt tech worker placement

By Mark Anderson - Staff Writer April 11, 2023, 06:52am PDT Sacramento startup Clapself Inc. is positioning itself as a placement firm for independent technology workers, powered by artificial intelligence that makes hiring more efficient for the workers and also for its client companies seeking technology support. Clapself will be the employer of consulting tech workers, findingRead More

How company benefits can motivate you to remain engaged

Did you know that 75 percent of employees prefer increased benefits rather than a raise? If you're someone who finds more value and motivation in things like employee development, tuition reimbursement and even wellness programs, these figures from the Employment Confidence Survey probably don't come as a surprise. However, if you are someone principally drivenRead More

What’s Happening to Remote Work

Author: Rosie Greaves, LaborIQ Staff Writer A recent article by Korn Ferry, a global consulting organization, suggests a significant drop in remote work opportunities, reporting just one in seven job postings offering remote work. According to a Korn Ferry vice president, this decline is due to growing concerns companies have over losing their office culture andRead More

How to stay motivated during times of change and uncertainty

Organizational and business strategy changes are an integral part of the working world. Revising workflows, modifying strategies and hiring new talent are all necessary adjustments that are parts of the ebb and flow of any successful company. Ultimately, change is the means by which organizations keep up with advancements in technology, variations in the jobRead More