Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Lelisa Desisa, an Ethiopian, won the 2015 Boston Marathon. 2015 Alan L. “One who runs alone cannot be outrun by another.”. Ethiopian Proverb. Yenane Dhane Tsegay, another Ethiopian runner, came in second in the Marathon.

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Tech Culture is in CTC’s DNA

Career Realism

NOTE: Be sure to watch the video above to learn more about the company and why it can help you find better gigs in Boston! Chase Technology Consultants (CTC) has a tech-centric culture that makes it easy for them to understand the needs of the talent they recruit.

Great Job Interview, Have You Said Thank You?

Career Alley

Thank You Letters – Boston College’s Career Center offers good advice on Thank You letters. This is the second article on Thank You letters (the first was “ Have you sent your Thank You letter ?”). ”).

2015 180

Envision. Create. Believe: Real Women Talk About Finding Your Work-Life Balance

Ms. Career Girl

Susan Harrison , a former teacher in Boston, MA who recently founded V?c The post Envision. Create. Believe: Real Women Talk About Finding Your Work-Life Balance appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2015 262

Why You Should Be Terrified of the Rising Millennial and Gen Z Work Force

Evil HR Lady

Peter Gray, PhD, a research professor at Boston College who studies how children learn and value play, writes about declining resilience in college students in Psychology Today. When a college student needs counseling because he’s scored a B on a report card, or worse, calls the police because there’s a mouse roaming the apartment, we can kind of laugh about it. I mean, how ridiculous!

2015 180

Eggs, Milk and Discrimination: Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Workology

It was hot news earlier this year that more and more companies are providing egg-freezing services for their employees and increasingly, millennial women are carefully planning the parenthood phase of their lives by taking these companies up on these services.

2015 141

Real Career Girls CEO Spotlight: Annbeth Eschbach, Exhale Spa

Ms. Career Girl

After opening our first 6 spa and fitness boutiques, in NYC, Boston, Dallas, and Chicago -the world changed and the winds shifted. The post Real Career Girls CEO Spotlight: Annbeth Eschbach, Exhale Spa appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2015 169

What Can Mad Men’s Joan and Peggy Teach Women About Their Career?

The Undercover Recruiter

Louis to San Francisco to Boston to Chicago for the company. When I was assistant regional manager at The Gillette Company in the early ’80s, I tried explaining to the president why I was not going to relocate across the country again when the step up position was available in my region. I had already moved from St. View Article What Can Mad Men’s Joan and Peggy Teach Women About Their Career? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Workology

It was hot news earlier this year that more and more companies are providing egg-freezing services for their employees and increasingly, millennial women are carefully planning the parenthood phase of their lives by taking these companies up on these services.

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Becoming a Shop Mechanic with NES Rentals

Career Realism

Open Position: Shop Mechanic (Union) in Boston, MA. Imagine a large company – with more than 80 locations – that has all the benefits of a corporation, but maintains the closeness of a family operation. It’s the best of both worlds, and NES Rentals captures this very feeling.

2015 111

Culture Showcase: Fashion, Fun, And Bagels With The CEO

Career Realism

Today’s culture showcase is Rue La La , an online retailer headquartered in Boston. Each week, we try to showcase amazing companies that have cool company cultures. Take a peek at Rue La La.

#1 Secret To Being A Savvy Recruiter

Career Realism

The Grommet , a company based in the Boston area, understands the importance of sharing their Tribal Story. In today’s world (a world where Google is a verb used daily), recruiters can’t just rely on job boards to find top talent.

2015 104

Rajon Rondo, Slurs In The Workplace and "Maim Tom Brady".

HR Capitalist

Rondo, a four-time All-Star, was ejected after receiving consecutive technical fouls during a losing effort against the Boston Celtics in Mexico City on Dec. Ever stop and think about all the things you heard/said as a kid, and how the world has changed?

2015 56

Building Business Within a Community

Water Cooler Wisdom

I asked three local business owners how they reinforce the strong community ties that can ultimately lead to more sales: James DiSabatino, owner of  Roxy’s Grilled Cheese  in Boston; Cheryl Munoz, co-owner of  Sugar Beet Food Co-op  in Chicago; and Janet Schultz, owner of Blue-J Eco-Friendly Small Office Cleaning  in North Carolina.

Balancing Business Realities with Employee Well-Being

Water Cooler Wisdom

According to a 2015  Ernst & Young  study, a third of full-time employees in some of the world’s largest economies say maintaining good work-life balance has become more difficult in the last five years. Here are the insights William Bauer, managing director of  Royce Leather Gifts  in New Jersey, Rob Biederman, co-founder of  Hourly Nerd  in Boston, and Mike Mannon, president at  WD Communications  in Philadelphia, shared with us.

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The Power of Community Outreach

Water Cooler Wisdom

OPEN Forum asked three local business owners how they reinforce the strong community ties that can ultimately lead to more sales: James DiSabatino, owner of Roxy’s Grilled Cheese in Boston; Cheryl Munoz, co-owner of Sugar Beet Food Co-op in Chicago; and Janet Schultz, owner of Blue-J Eco-Friendly Small Office Cleaning in North Carolina. AUGUST 21, 2015.

Entrepreneurs: How Work/Life Balance and Growth Can Mix

Water Cooler Wisdom

Here are the insights William Bauer, managing director of Royce Leather Gifts in New Jersey, Rob Biederman, co-founder of Hourly Nerd in Boston, and Mike Mannon, president at WD Communications in Philadelphia, shared with us. Those who believe starting a business means fewer hours will probably find themselves mistaken. In reality, small-business owners may be some of the hardest working people in the world, regardless of industry or sector.

being seen around town when I’m out sick, manager hasn’t acknowledged my resignation, and more

Ask A Manager

I work at a state university that works with/for the state transportation department in Boston. Without traffic, we are located about 90-ish plus minutes from Boston. They ended up rescheduling for the spring, and I still wasn’t able to go because I had a family thing that I was already committed to across the state in Boston, so I got an easy out for the reschedule. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go…. My manager hasn’t acknowledged my resignation.

2015 57

I’m trying to resign but it’s not working, client is deducting fees for quick payment, and more

Ask A Manager

I’m excited by the prospect of moving to Dallas for the job, but am about to have to decide whether or not to renew a lease here in Boston; while I of course don’t expect you to alter your timeline to accommodate that, I’d be grateful to get a sense of when I might hear from you about next steps.” It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I’m trying to resign but it’s not working.

2015 67

managing a heavy breather, rejected for getting frustrated with HR, and more

Ask A Manager

He is from Boston and a fast talking northeastern person. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Let’s revisit sending chocolate to an employer. I’m a recruiter in Chicago with about 10 years of experience. I started in financial and legal, and now all advertising agency searches. I had a lawyer candidate who was placed in a temp position. After the project ended successfully, the recruiter at a big search firm did not return his calls.

2015 58

Three Tips to Unleash the Creative Entrepreneurs in Your Community

Ms. Career Girl

From Boston to Bangladesh, creative entrepreneurs are building companies at the cutting edge of digital fabrication, augmented reality, design and entertainment. billion to investment firm TPG in 2015. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us.

Effective Onboarding: How to Introduce New Leadership to a Team

Workology

A 2015 Gallup poll found that roughly half of American employees don’t know what’s expected of them at work. Here are a few key steps: The Boston Consulting Group asked 20 CEOs for their tips on how to best tackle the first 100 days.

A New Book About HubSpot Reinforces The Truth About Your Culture.

HR Capitalist

Here’s how that guy describes HubSpot in his jaded tome of life at corporate HQ in Boston: . HubSpot is divided into “neighborhoods,” each named after a section of Boston: North End, South End, Charlestown. . We all like to think our culture is special.

2016 52

Occupational Therapy Jobs Are on the Rise

Corn on the Job

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics , as of May 2015, OTs made an average annual income of $81,690 or roughly $39.27 There are currently OT jobs in Boston , MA. Occupational Therapy jobs are on the rise!

2017 52

My Week at the NBA Summer League In Las Vegas, Part 1 (Featuring Lessons on Talent)

HR Capitalist

Holiday 88th in class of 2015. Danny Ainge, GM and President of the Boston Celtics plopped down next to us during the game after the Celtics played on Monday like he was a tourist from Des Moines who decided to pop over to the gym after growing tired of the games on the strip. Went to Vegas this week with a few bloggers of note - Steve Boese, Tim Sackett and Matt Stollak.

2014 was the end of the workplace revolution

Penelope Trunk

Like, I got a teaching position in Boston University’s writing program by submitting a story about being bulimic and using a blow job to make myself gag and then going to the bathroom for a quick, furtive throwing-up session before popping in my diaphragm to finish up.

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