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. As a woman in the workplace, sometimes you need to be your most vocal advocate. The post 5 Ways to Improve as a Female Leader in the Workplace appeared first on Ms.

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How the #MeToo Movement Has Impacted the Average Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

The #MeToo movement even found its way into the American workplace, with 38% of supervisors reporting that after the movement began, they started to change how they interacted with employees. Is the #MeToo movement still impacting the average workplace? Women in the Workplace. Even before the #MeToo movement gained popularity, the face of the workplace was starting to shift. First, it’s caused some states to ban nondisclosure agreements in the workplace.

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

Ms. Career Girl

Make sure that you understand the details of your state’s employment law, including the minimum wage that you need to pay, how to avoid any potential discrimination in the workplace, and how to keep your employees’ schedules legal. When you advertise, you have the option to look for an actual employee, or you could advertise for an independent contractor.

2020 112

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. But as boomers were cultivating and optimizing their children for work, they were also further disassembling the sort of societal, economic, and workplace protections that could have made that life possible.

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

I left an extremely dysfunctional workplace in December of 2019 and started freelancing. 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.

2020 33

we got quizzed on our new boss’s horses, family, and vineyard

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m a contractor at a big company that has some ongoing labor disputes. In any case, as a contractor, I’d leave it alone. But as a contractor who’s currently dependent on your company’s good will to fix that end date mistake and not accidentally terminate you nine months early, it’s just not worth spending capital on. workplace practices

2020 31

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

Ask a Manager

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. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss gives us pop quizzes on our cross-training. My boss, Cersei, is a brand-new manager, and my coworker (Jon) and I are her guinea pigs for learning how to manage.

2020 29

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

Ask a Manager

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? 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…. Should I tell my new boss my coworker got obnoxiously drunk at a work event?

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it’s your Friday good news

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They systematically were letting go of the POC contractors as not being “good fits.” Your commitment to being an advocate of workplace equality helped me come out of a dark place after that racial incident. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

2020 27

my ex-husband hired his new girlfriend, office freezer is packed with personal groceries, and more

Ask a Manager

After about six months, he started dating a contractor at his workplace. You may also like: my new coworker is the contractor who I fired last year my coworker wants the company to pay for a week-long sex romp with his fired girlfriend can I ask my coworkers why they didn’t hire my daughter? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My ex-husband has hired his new girlfriend. I’m in a pickle. My ex-husband left me out of the blue, a little over a year ago.

2020 30

my manager over-uses “like,” is lunch included in an eight-hour day, and more

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We’re government contractors, so while our team generally skews young and is used to being casual with one another, our clients are typically more reserved and expect a higher degree of formality. At my workplace, a coworker in a different team (and reporting to a different direct supervisor) was recently let go. At my workplace, firing is rare (to my knowledge) so this was kind of a big deal. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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10 Surprising Statistics About the Contingent Worker and Your Contract Workforce

Workology

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. By 2020, estimates are that 40% of the average company’s workforce will be composed of contingent workers. (HR 86% of temporary/contractors say their current level of job satisfaction is very good/excellent compared to 73% of permanent workers.

update: how do I reconcile my heart and my brain when making big career decisions?

Ask a Manager

Due to the timing of baby’s birth and our life priorities, my husband and I decided to move back to the city (2 states away) where his company is based at the beginning of 2020 and buy a home. As it turns out, because I am highly valued at my workplace and am leaving a large hole in my practice area, my boss suggested I work from home after the move as a contractor for as long as I want – before and after baby is born. It’s “where are you now?”

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updates: the insulting gift, the employee born on Leap Day, and more

Ask a Manager

If she is still employed here in 2020 she will get a Monday off as the 29th of February is on a Saturday. Those are terrible odds though, so I feel like I’ve probably avoided making my toxic workplace even worse by clarifying the situation first. It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are five updates from past letter-writers.

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