Addressing On-The-Job Injuries as an Independent Contractor

In traditional nine-to-five jobs, workers’ compensation represents an essential part of the employee-employer relationship that supports injured workers and businesses alike. Employees have job security and apt time to recover from their injuries, but if you’re an independent contractor, what do you do when you have a work injury?

As a contractor, you’re not technically …

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Think Sustainable and Ethical Returns, Think Female Leaders

Guest Contributed by Lawler Kang, CEO, League of Allies Socially responsible and impact investing models have been around for decades (centuries, in fact). What has changed is the amount of money that is being managed to these ends. CalPERS and CalSTRS, two pension funds for the State of California employees that manage upwards of $550… Read More

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Working Without Vacation Drains Your Career

Summer is already here and soon employees will start thinking about vacation. However, according to Glassdoor’s recent study, 54% of Americans only used half of their vacation days during the past 12 months. Only 23% of them used all of their vacation days. Employees do not want to use all of their vacation days because …

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How to Be Productive Without Feeling Stressed

Guest Contributed by Anna Whitehouse Keen to be more productive? Constantly trying to squeeze every drop out of the day could leave you feeling incredibly stressed. So what’s the solution? Read on to discover how to achieve more without sacrificing your mental health. Learn to be present In 2005 Arianna Huffington founded the Huffington Post…. Read More

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Time for a Personal Re-Brand? Here’s What You Need to Know.

The 3 transformative steps every personal brand should follow

It’s no secret to any reader of this blog that an intentional, carefully-managed personal brand is critical to take control of your career in today’s professional landscape. As Mark Schaefer elaborates in his most recent book KNOWN, “You need to be known for SOMETHING in a …

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Voice of Experience: Melanie Tinto, Chief Human Resources Officer, WEX

By Cathie Ericson Early in her career, a mentor asked WEX’ Melanie Tinto what she would do differently if she was a vice president, and she named a couple of things on her mind. It was very eye opening when her mentor responded, “Why not operate like you’re already in the role that you want… Read More

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Can You Solve Amazon’s Hanging Cable Interview Question?

A version of part (b) was asked as an Amazon interview question. A cable of 80 meters (m) is hanging from the top of two poles that are both 50 m from the ground. What is the distance between the two poles, to one decimal place, if the center of the cable is: (a) 20 … Continue reading Can You Solve Amazon’s Hanging Cable Interview Question? Read more ›

Teamwork Never Fails – Stop Blaming Teamwork at Your Small Business

Five years ago facilitating a client’s leadership retreat I asked a simple question…

“What is teamwork?”

Of the 12 leaders in the organization, a small regional credit union, we heard the traditional answers and one that stood out.

The one that stood out was:

 

“Teamwork is a series of individual interdependent successful efforts.”

That definition…

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Tips for Finding a Job in the Hidden Job Market

In the current job market, it’s not unusual for people to be looking for jobs over many months. It’s a very competitive market, and job openings are few. This situation is amplified by the herd mentality whereby people deploy the job search strategies commonly used in the past. For example, asking people about their target …

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