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5 Ways to Improve as a Female Leader in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

Whether you’re a female entrepreneur, a small business owner, a team lead, or even a self-employed contractor, you still need to push the envelope to better yourself. As gender equality in the workplace moves forward, here are five ways you can become a strong female leader.

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Hiring Your First Employees: Making the Move from Small Business to Employer

Ms. Career Girl

In addition to budgeting for expenses like salaries and benefit contributions, you’ll also need to budget for employment taxes. When you advertise, you have the option to look for an actual employee, or you could advertise for an independent contractor.

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you’re exhausted and burned out because work is terrible

Ask a Manager

Excerpt from Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen, 2020. Part of the problem was misaligned expectations: when she was getting her master’s, her professors told her that she would graduate and find a full-time position, with a $45,000 minimum salary, benefits, and the ability to immediately enroll in a public service loan forgiveness program.

2020 31

boss gives us pop quizzes, random drug tests during quarantine, and more

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An alarming amount of workplace “training” happens without any real structure or method, and people without any training in training others are asked to train people all the time. I work as a third party contractor for a government agency. The pay was well below market rate and the benefits and the hours were bad as well. Company B paid significantly more and offered better benefits. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 28

it’s your Friday good news

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I left an extremely dysfunctional workplace in December of 2019 and started freelancing. The benefits are great and the biggest bonus of all is that he is aligned with the mission of the job and the organization. For the last few years, I have worked as a contractor for a company. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. Unfortunately, I never got up to a full-time freelancing load, so I decided to job search in February.

2020 24

coworker got obnoxiously drunk at a work event, can we tell people to wash their hands, and more

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I am an HR professional and know the risks associated with slandering someone at another workplace, but do I have any professional responsibility to warn these businesses? You’re probably eligible for unemployment benefits! This assumes, though, that you’re paid as an employee and not an independent contractor. If you’re a contractor, there’s no current mechanism for providing relief.). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 30

10 Surprising Statistics About the Contingent Worker and Your Contract Workforce


My work has placed me at an interesting intersection where I am working and consulting in the HR and recruiting industries while also being an independant contractor and member of the contingent workforce. Employers like this too as they can quickly cut expenses without having to offer outplace services, severance packages or pay out unused vacation benefits. By 2020, estimates are that 40% of the average company’s workforce will be composed of contingent workers. (HR