Success Jan 26, 2021
How to Make Your Severance Last

Leaving a job isn't always easy — especially if it isn't by choice. With 54 percent of working adults worried they could be axed in the coming year, now is a good time for all of us to start thinking about what we'd do if placed in that position. A severance package can certainly help soften the blow of a sudden job loss. While severance pay can provide a much-needed financial cushion if...

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Success Jan 26, 2021
15 HARD (but Totally Doable, Totally Worth It) Resolutions You Haven't Tried and Won't Fail

Article by Lydia Sweatt Don't believe the hype: Setting a New Year's resolution is worth doing every year. With the right intent, chasing a goal or two promotes discipline, reinforces accountability, and encourages self-reflection. It makes you better. However, goals aren't always easy to reach. On January 1, you may be pumped up and ready to go, planning to tackle your resolutions with...

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Success Jan 25, 2021
The 5 Best Etiquette Rules for Video Conferences

In 2020, video conferencing was as ubiquitous as making bread and clapping for healthcare workers. But many have also struggled with the art perfecting video conferences. Today, we share tips on how to hold great video conferences that keep your team connected. 1. Be Punctual Treat your video conferences as you would any other meeting. Make sure you have everything set up in...

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Success Jan 19, 2021
How to Stay Motivated While Job Hunting During a Pandemic

Article by Isaiah Hankel The COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of Americans out of their jobs in March, and the layoffs have more or less continued since. If you're feeling stressed about your own job security or unmotivated as you look for work in today's highly competitive job market, this probably isn't what you want to hear. However, the good news is that employment opportunities...

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Success Jan 19, 2021
Working From Home: What Are Your Rights as an Employee?

In a time of unprecedented working styles, it is worth exploring the legal rights of an employee in this brand new context. We speak to Matthew Sullivan of litigation finance company Kramer Sullivan to share their insights into employee rights in 2021. Tax Relief According to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), a UK government department, some of the costs associated...

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Success Jan 15, 2021
How to Deal With a Personality Clash at Work — Without Losing Your Professionalism

All workplaces are prone to occasional disagreements, most of which are due to simple miscommunication. Some, however, are driven by personality clashes between people on the same team. Such clashes have the potential to cause serious disruptions. What can you do if you find yourself on one end of such a clash — or you are the manager dealing with opposing personalities on your...

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Success Jan 15, 2021
The Best Salary Finance Schemes for Employees

"Salary finance schemes" are a way for employees to withdraw their salaries in advance of payday. It is also a way for employers to provide financial assistance and increased financial security to their workforces. Though relatively new in the world of employee benefits, salary finance schemes have become an increasingly important incentive for today's job hunters. As working habits...

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Success Dec 22, 2020
3 Ways to Turn a Crisis Into a Career Upgrade

Article by Seth CasdenThe COVID-19 crisis has disrupted nearly every single facet of life on this planet in some way. Now, an entire generation of workers is coming to terms with new career trajectories, scrapping old goals and dreaming up new ones.These moments of change offer the unmatched potential for personal growth, but they can also feel paralyzing. Fear and courage are locked in a...

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Success Dec 16, 2020
Is Asking for Equity-Based Compensation a Good Idea? Here's What You Should Know.

As a job seeker, you'll find yourself negotiating compensation and benefits at some point during the interview process. While most zero in on things like salary, vacation time, and health insurance (with good reason!), there's another important piece to think about during contract negotiations: equity compensation.It may not help you afford rent in the present moment, but it could end up...

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Success Dec 15, 2020
3 Strategies to Help You Pivot Gracefully

Article by Simon T. BaileyThe COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every industry in the world. As many of us seek to realign ourselves and our businesses, we'll need to utilize a crucial skill: being able to pivot with grace.What do you value? What do you prioritize? What is the biggest dream you have for your life? Answering these questions — and then taking note of what your answers...

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Success Dec 10, 2020
Baby, There's COVID Outside! Tips for Workplace Holiday Celebrations: The 2020 Pandemic Edition

Let's face it: 2020 has been hard. We'd all like the year to be done. Good riddance. The US workforce has seen furloughs, layoffs, and pay cuts — plus the challenges to working parents posed by the lack of childcare and the stress of managing remote learning. It's the end of the year, we all hope we'll never have to do 2020 again, and employers are looking to celebrate with their...

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Success Dec 8, 2020
Keep an Open Mind: 5 Tips to Stay Receptive to New Possibilities in a Tumultuous World

Article by Cecilia Meis  In the wake of an economic recession, our natural response is to tighten the belt and wait for the worst to pass. However, open-mindedness — our ability to remain receptive to new ideas, perspectives, and solutions — is truly crucial at a time like this. The world is never riper for innovation than in times of uncertainty. Plus, those who see an abundance...

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Success Dec 4, 2020
Humor Is Fundamental to a Healthy Workplace — But Not Without Its Risks

"A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done." - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States It's not easy to define "humor." It has many facets. It can be a play on words, a joke, a story, or funny behavior. It can be lighthearted, ironic, good-natured, sarcastic, satirical, or cynical. For me, humor is much more than...

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Success Dec 2, 2020
Leadership vs. Management: Trust Makes All the Difference

Look online, and you'll find an abundance of memes comparing the traits of managers and leaders. Many show the manager sitting behind a desk with the whip to his people, while the leader is in front of the pack and leading the charge. But is it really that simple in our day-to-day work lives? I don't own a whip; am I automatically a leader? How must we act to distinguish ourselves as...

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Success Nov 17, 2020
4 Questions to Ask Before You Accept That Promotion

Article by David Gellar Asking for a raise can be challenging. How should you approach the conversation? What amount should you ask for? Should you go to HR or your manager? Because of how daunting the task can be, it can seem like a dream come true when management presents you with a promotion of their own volition. Sometimes, however, it's worth doing some soul-searching before you...

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Success Nov 10, 2020
Do You Have the Competitive Edge of Fortitude?

Article by Simon T. Bailey If you look up definitions of the word "fortitude," you'll find entries like "courage through adversity" or "resolute endurance." While I think those definitions are accurate, I don't believe they fully encapsulate what the term truly means. Fortitude, as I define it, is the strength of mind that enables a person to experience adversity with courage. The...

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Success Nov 5, 2020
The Landscape Might Look Different, but Virtual Work Experiences Will Benefit Students, Job Seekers

For students and recent graduates, the summer season has long been a time for gaining work experience between semesters or bridging the gap between completing a degree and securing that first job. Similarly, the fall semester is often a time for students to gain valuable work experience in addition to their studies. This year, however, lockdowns and the deployment of a remote workforce...

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Success Nov 3, 2020
Happiness Is ... Now a Career Path

Article by Tyler Hicks Amber Slone was on a mission. It was early May, a couple of months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and she and her coworkers had been working from home for 10 weeks. They were bored. She was bored. The last thing anyone wanted was another Zoom call. Nevertheless, Slone wanted to engage her colleagues, so the 33-year-old found herself driving around Dallas, darting...

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Success Oct 27, 2020
How to Create Job Security for Life

Article by Michael Pietrzak A lifetime ago, I worked with a woman we'll call Martha, who flew into a minor rage when she learned that a coworker from another department had been promoted over her. Martha's reaction surprised me — not because we were in the middle of a full staff meeting, but because she was the opposite of a model employee. Martha did the bare minimum, argued with the...

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Success Oct 26, 2020
The Ideal Worker in the Age of AI: Doing What the Machines Cannot

As technology continues to advance, humans will encounter new challenges that change the way we live and work. In our quest to leverage tech to make our lives easier, we sometimes fail to notice the negative impacts these innovations may have until it's too late. The very same advances that make our lives more comfortable often displace a lot of people from jobs, creating massive...

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Success Oct 23, 2020
The First 90 Days: 10 Steps to Help You Ace a New Role

The first 90 days in a new role are extremely important — in fact, they can determine your overall success or failure in that role. That's the basic premise of Michael D. Watkins' best-seller, The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter. In his book, Watkins talks about what transitions are and why they are extremely important from the perspective of...

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Success Oct 5, 2020
Should You Take a Pay Cut for Your Dream Job?

After nailing the interview, you receive the job offer of your dreams. It feels like all the pieces are falling into place — until you see the salary. It's no only less than you asked for, but less than what you're currently earning. Now you have a dilemma: Do you take the position with the pay cut, or continue earning the same salary at a job you don't really enjoy? According to a...

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Success Sep 30, 2020
6 Things You Need to Be Aware of When Terminating an Employee Remotely

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business landscape forever. Alongside the myriad other challenges companies are facing, HR representatives have a uniquely difficult task to tackle: terminating employees remotely. Terminating an employee under any circumstance is an uncomfortable and sometimes nasty affair. It's one thing to tell an employee to their face that they need to pack up;...

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Success Sep 29, 2020
How to Stay Productive Without Sacrificing Creativity

Article by Cecilia Meis In the modern workscape, creativity is a calculated act. Copywriters are hired to deliver a set number of words by a specific date. Designers work with a client on an incremented timeline. Performers must master the choreography before the curtain call. Developers must solve coding hiccups before the site launches. Anyone who has been involved in a creative...

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Success Sep 22, 2020
3 Ways Female Leaders Can Get Ahead

Article by Stefanie O'Connell Women comprise 50.8 percent of the United States population. They earn the majority of undergraduate and master's degrees. They hold 52 percent of all management and professional-level jobs. Yet when it comes to representation in executive leadership positions, women still lag substantially behind men. In the late 20th century, women ushered in an era of...

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Success Sep 18, 2020
Get Ready to Handle the 401(k) Enrollment Season Remotely

Conducting 401(k) enrollment meetings is often a challenge for HR professionals, but the stakes have never been higher than they are in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic will impact both the substance and the form of these meetings. Are you ready? In terms of substance, the pandemic has created legislative changes, erratic investment markets, and in many cases, reduced earnings for employees...

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Success Sep 15, 2020
3 Ways to Use Your Influence to Help Others

Article by Sonia Thompson I follow a few influencers on Instagram and Twitter. I have go-to people for a range of interests, including marketing, spirituality, cooking, fitness, and even entertainment. These people have earned the "influencer" title because they have amassed large numbers of followers who pay attention to them and take their advice. But being an influencer isn't...

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Success Sep 14, 2020
Transitioning From Freelance to Full-Time Work? How to Embrace the Change

Are you thinking about transitioning away from your freelance career into a full-time position? It's not an uncommon situation. While freelancing offers plenty of independence, the stability of full-time employment can be very alluring — especially at a time like this. Even so, you might be feeling nervous about the changes this transition could entail. Any career change is bound to...

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Success Sep 8, 2020
6 Simple Ways to Find Motivation in Your Everyday Life

Article by Tyler Hicks This was going to be my year. At the beginning of 2020, I was newly married, I had a new job, and for the first time in a while, I had a solid exercise routine that didn't zap all of my energy or leave me cursing the inventor of cardio. I had lofty goals for where I wanted to take my business, and I was optimistic. Most importantly, I was motivated. Then, of...

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Success Sep 2, 2020
How to Ask Your Employer to Cover Your Educational Costs

Expenses are tight for most companies these days, but continuing your education could still be valuable for your employer. After all, learning new skills and staying current on industry trends can only make you a better employee, which in turn means you can contribute more to your employer's bottom line. This reasoning might be why 92 percent of US employers offer some sort of educational...

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Success Sep 1, 2020
The Enneagram at Work: Which Number Are You?

Article by Sarah Paulk Personality tests are comforting because they give us instant gratification, telling us right away whether we're extraverted or introverted, logical or creative. But while these quick-results quizzes tell us how we behave, almost all fail to explain why we behave the way we do. That's why many business leaders are turning to the Enneagram, a personality tool with...

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Success Aug 25, 2020
Power Doesn't Always Corrupt: How to Use Your Influence as a Leader

Article by Karima Mariama-Arthur When English politician and historian John Dalberg-Acton said, "Power tends to corrupt," he was painting with a broad brush. There are many types of power, and while some are corrupting, others can bring out the best in people. When leaders leverage their power effectively, they can improve morale and increase productivity. The proper use of power is to...

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Success Aug 20, 2020
Question Your Scheduling Norms: How the Pandemic Changed Company Meetings

In addition to all the other challenges it has created, this pandemic has made it much harder to manage our time. People are juggling working from home and managing their families and personal responsibilities in the middle of a crisis. Distractions have practically quadrupled from what they were in the pre-pandemic days. On top of that, the way people meet has been drastically altered....

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Success Aug 13, 2020
5 Career Planning Myths Debunked

Nobody ever said career planning was easy, but here's a secret: Most of the hurdles you'll face are self-imposed. That means you have the power to break free from them and ultimately change your career trajectory for the better. All it takes is a mindset shift and the willingness to put in some work. Ready to breathe new life into your career? It's time to debunk these five common...

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Success Aug 4, 2020
5 Ways Women Can Support Each Other at Work

Article by Katherine Fusco We've all heard the narrative, the one about the senior woman who doesn't support women below her. (We hear quite a bit less about the battles that senior woman fought and the toll they have taken.) We know, too, about the mansplainers, the low-key harassers, and the underminers young women face at work. Some women might object to the premise of this article....

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Success Aug 3, 2020
Growth Mindset and the MBTI: Your Personality Type Is Not the Whole Story

Taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment to identify your personality type is an important self-awareness opportunity, but it doesn't tell the whole story of who you are. This is especially the case for people with growth mindsets. The concept of a growth mindset and its opposite, a fixed mindset, was developed by the psychologist Carol Dweck. According to Dweck's...

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Success Jul 28, 2020
6 Things to Do If You Feel Overwhelmed With Work

Article by Tyler Hicks It's one of the best problems an entrepreneur can have: too much work. You put in the time, you built your business, and now clients are clamoring for your talents. It can feel like staring down a daunting ski slope: You know it's going to be a fun ride, and it took a lot of time and effort to lug your skis up the mountain, but now you're worried about the...

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Success Jul 21, 2020
15 Tips for Channeling Your Passion Into Execution

Article by YEC Entrepreneurs tend to have a lot of big ideas they're truly passionate about. The challenge, of course, is buckling down and channeling that passion into an actionable plan to bring an idea to life. That's why we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council for some practical approaches to channeling passion into execution. Here's their advice: 1. Be...

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Success Jul 14, 2020
Unlocking the Power of Self-Awareness

Article by Christopher Cook As we begin to emerge from an unprecedentedly challenging time in global history, one of the best personal growth practices we should all pursue is cultivating a healthy amount of self-awareness in our everyday lives and our personal and professional pursuits. Put simply, without self-awareness, we are tricking ourselves into living out life through the...

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Success Jul 8, 2020
Job Scam or Legit Opportunity? 5 Red Flags to Look Out For

According to a report from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), job scams were the riskiest scams facing consumers in 2019. The BBB assesses scam risk along three dimensions: how prevalent a scam is, how likely consumers are to lose money to a scam, and the average amount of money lost to a scam. Along those lines, the BBB found that job scams account for 9.3 percent of the scams encountered...

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Success Jul 8, 2020
Negotiating During the Pandemic: 4 Keys to Success

These are shaky times for the US economy. In April, a record 20.5 million jobs were lost, driving the unemployment rate to 14.7 percent — numbers we haven't seen since the Great Depression. The economy received a boost from increasing employment numbers in May, but the job market is likely to need more time to fully recover from this pandemic. Unfortunately, people can't sit just...

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Success Jul 1, 2020
When Will Remote Workers Feel Safe Heading Back to the Office?

With states starting to lift lockdown restrictions amid fluctuating infection and hospitalization rates — and some localities even forced to pause reopenings in progress — the safety of heading back to the workplace is still very much in question. What will it take for the typical worker whose routine has shifted as a result of the pandemic to feel comfortable going back into the...

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Success May 21, 2020
4 Things You Shouldn't Tell Your Boss (and 3 Things You Should)

Getting along with your boss is one thing. Genuinely bonding with them is another. But it turns out that forging a strong relationship with your supervisor can be good for your career. Those who feel ambivalent about their relationships with their higher-ups are more likely to perform worse at work, according to one 2017 study. Fostering a real connection with your boss does require...

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Success May 21, 2020
How to Set Goals in Survival Mode: 3 Ways to Get it Right

We're all saying it these days: "I'm just in survival mode." Our personal and workplace routines have been turned upside down. No matter how soon life gets back to normal, this won't be the last time a crisis strikes and we find ourselves just trying to survive. All that being said, there is a slight upside to this situation. As an executive or manager, you have the opportunity to lead...

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Success Apr 30, 2020
Remote Persuasion: How to Be a Successful Communicator While Working From Home

As social distancing becomes the new normal throughout the world, professionals across industries have to make drastic and immediate changes to their work and presentation styles. With the total transition to working from home, business leaders, lawyers, and sales and marketing teams are navigating new terrain: effectively communicating to achieve a desired outcome while working...

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Success Apr 30, 2020
Embracing the New Normal: Survey Shows How Employees Are Adjusting to Remote Work

As the results of a survey of 2,000 US office workers conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Citrix reveal, work certainly has a new look. Beds have become desks, bathrooms serve as conference rooms, kids and pets crash virtual meetings, and video calls capture awkward moments when we think our cameras are off. The unprecedented blending of work and personal life has created some unwelcome...

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Success Apr 27, 2020
Despite the Memes, Drinking at Home Is No Joke for Employees

We've all seen the memes: shopping carts overflowing with "essentials" like beer and liquor, daily schedules that include an adult beverage every few hours, and "single serving" wineglasses that hold the entire bottle. For most, it's a joke, hyperbole meant to bring some levity to the difficult situation we've found ourselves in these past few months. But for the 1 in 10 Americans...

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Success Apr 23, 2020
What I've Learned Navigating Work and Kids as a Digital Exec

When I took the CMO role at my organization mere weeks after returning from maternity leave for my second child last July, I had the typical working-mom apprehensions about the time and energy necessary to fulfill the obligations required of a C-suite executive. Was it selfish to prioritize my own career when I had a newborn and a toddler? I ultimately decided that, while it's unrealistic...

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