How Women’s Influence Is Changing Dynamics In The Modern Workplace

In the modern workplace, women represent around 47 percent of the workforce; in some industries, that percentage is even higher. As women have specifically penetrated office jobs and career business positions, there has been a dramatic change in what companies are expected to provide to their employees. Flexibility in working environment and location, better insurance products, and better leave policies have all become more crucial to retain women in the workplace....more

IDENTIFYING STRESSED WORKERS IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

 Businesses don’t often equate lost revenue with workplace stress. But accidents, absenteeism, medical, legal and other expenses caused by work-related stress account for $300 billion dollars in annual losses in the United States alone, according to the American Stress Institute.So how can a business prevent workplace stress from becoming its own cost center? Let’s explore some options:...more

6 UNEXPECTED WAYS TO AUTOMATE YOUR WORKPLACE

 A new infographic from Samanage proves that automation is no longer IT-exclusive — it’s something businesses across all industries can and should embrace.Here are six ways automation can save you time and money, while allowing you to focus on the more important things: ...more

Confessions of a Mid-Level Manager

I enjoy my job in corporate America, but my day to day life at work is somewhat different than I would have imagined in college. As a mid-level manager, my role consists of two main tasks: 1) leading meetings with people about topics I don’t understand and 2) creating PowerPoint presentations....more

The Multiple Benefits Of A Pet-Friendly Workplace (INFOGRAPHIC)

Pet-friendly offices are becoming more and more popular nowadays. Although not everybody is on board with having pets roaming around the office, a lot of employees find it to be a great idea. Allowing pets to come to work may be extremely beneficial for workers as well as the boss....more

Honoring Mothers With the Time They – and the Country – Need

If you asked mothers what would really make their lives better this Mother's Day, many of their answers would likely be similar. As much as they enjoy flowers, chocolates and other gifts, many moms wish, more than anything, that they had more time with their kids and loved ones, and to focus on their health and well-being. Giving mothers this time might seem like a pipe dream, but there are real steps we can take as a country that would help....more

3 Tips for Throwing a Successful Baby Shower in the Office

Our office held a baby shower for one of the members of our team, Dana, who is about to head out on maternity leave. This isn’t our first rodeo when it comes to throwing baby showers for team members expecting either —not to toot my own horn too much, but we’ve got everything about hosting baby showers down to a science! But for many offices, and startups especially, holding a baby shower for a pregnant coworker for the first time can look like a daunting task. Where do you get started? The answer is a lot simpler than you think!...more
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Should You Look for Love at Work?

A new dating app called The League, currently in beta in San Francisco, allows you to log in via your LinkedIn account ... so it can block your colleagues from seeing your profile. I think it is genius—though you may work closely with people 40 hours a week, you might still want to keep your dating life private. If you are using Match.com or Tinder, your photos and dating profile are out there for the world to see....more
SHOULD we look for love at work? Well, some people have managed to pull it off. But, in ...more

5 Things You Don't Know About Sistah Girls In The Office

You probably can’t believe it but some folks really do scratch their heads at the end of the day wondering how we pull off the things that we do. Statistically, Sistah Girls are not even supposed to be on the scoreboard in many arenas but somehow we always manage to come out on top even when the odds are against us. It’s in our nature. We are fly, fabulous and full of potential. Here’s why Sistah Girls Rock in the Office:...more

How to Work From Home Without Becoming a Recluse

One of the BIGGEST challenges I face when working from home is staying social. It is so easy to just get lost in your work - before you know it your weekend is gone and you haven’t seen anyone outside of your immediate family for three days. And I know for a fact that this is an issue that a lot of businesswomen deal with. The National Women’s Business Council found that 88.3% of women-owned businesses were non-employer, so the owner is the only employee. And there’s nothing wrong with that!...more
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