Okay, new study comes out that says people who need to learn a lot tend to be less active than people who are currently happy with the state of their brains.
Okay, it doesn’t actually say that and there are some problems with the study, but overall it makes sense–if you are more focused on getting input into your brain, you’re less likely to be out jogging.
It didn’t say anything about eating brownies, which I suspect is also correlated with laziness because, mmmm, brownies.
The restaurant business can be super unpredictable. Sure, you can do models to predict how many people you’ll have each night, but sometimes it just goes wrong and there is not enough for everyone to do.
Before you start sending people home, you need to think through the consequences of that–Plus, you’ll want to get out your task list.
Massachusetts just passed a new law that, among other things, prohibits companies from asking how much you earned in previous jobs. That’s right–those salary history questions in MA will be illegal starting in January 2018.
While I generally dislike regulations placed on businesses, I can’t say I’m too worked up about this one. Basing current salary on a previous salary is a pretty dumb and lazy thing to do. To read more about it, including advice from an MA employment attorney click here:
Job interviewing is generally awful. Not only is it stressful, but many companies treat employees like they should be thanking their lucky stars that they even got an interview–and therefore, candidates shouldn’t expect to be treated like an actual human.
But, not all companies are evil interviewers. Glassdoor put together a list of the top 50 companies to interview at. Here are the first 5, and to see the rest of the list, follow the link below:
1. Sherwin-Williams: “They are friendly and honest.”
2. Grant Thornton: “They emphasize fit.”
3. Caterpiller. “It’s more than just an interview.”
4. BNY Mellon: “The process is transparent and comfortable.”
Sexual harassment is a real problem–it happens far too often. So, what should you do if you are harassed at work? Sue? Quit? Keep working and suffering?
People make all these choices and there are good reasons for all of them. But, when asked, the Donald suggested that if his daughter, Ivanka were harassed she should quit and move on. Here’s why that’s simultaneously good advice and bad advice.
My article last week about Megan Kelly’s spaghetti strap dress kind of went viral. And when something goes viral, the comments keep coming. Some were highly amusing, but others brought up some good points about the debate over dress codes in general. Are they sexist? If so, against men or women? Do we care what people wear? Should we?
When you hire people, you want people who are just like you–right? Someone with whom you could be best friends? Lots of people hire this way, but it’s not the right way to hire. While culture is important, what’s more important is that you find people who aren’t like you–people who have different knowledge, skills, abilities, and ideas. Otherwise, why hire anyone at all?
Having a cohesive team is critical to the success of your department–and your entire company. Why is this? And how can you do this?
To answer these questions, I interviewed Strayboots CEO Ido Rabiner over at Cornerstone, Inc.’s ReWork blog.
For my sharp-minded readers, I interviewed Ido once before, for a sponsored post on this blog. The people at Cornerstone thought his idea was so fabulous, that they asked me to interview him again. Happy to do so!
One of my readers had her boss announce that everyone would receive low ratings because there wasn’t money for raises. This is not how this should work. Unfortunately, not every company HR and/or Finance department has half a clue. (Hint: You should hire someone with a clue. It’s worth the cash.) Over at Inc, I explain what they were thinking and why they shouldn’t be thinking that.
I keep seeing articles supporting Megan Kelly’s spaghetti strap dress. It’s cute, and it doesn’t indicate anything negative about her morality or ability as a reporter. However, what it does indicate is either a complete lack of awareness about social norms or a desire to push against those norms. The latter is okay (if that’s what she really wants), the former is not.
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