It's possible to find a new job in another city before you move there, but make sure you plan for the move several months in advance, writes career coach Ashley Stahl. Leverage your contacts to make new connections, and think about which organizations and industries you might want to work for.
Starbucks has made official its policy that people can sit in its shops or use its bathrooms without making a purchase while banning sleeping and the use of drugs and alcohol. Staff members are able to call the police for a situation that "presents immediate danger," the company said.
A 15-year-old is among 10 female employees of McDonald's who have filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that allege sexual harassment at restaurants in nine cities. The employees say the company and franchisees have mocked or ignored them or have fired workers for reporting abuse.
Employers will have happier employees if they remember the three Ps of culture: purposeful, positive and productive, says S. Chris Edmonds in this blog post and video. Leadership needs to make clear that "values are as important as results," define expected behaviors and hold everyone to account for how they treat others, he says.
A study suggests puppies are most attractive to humans between six and eight weeks old, or around the time they are weaned. This determination was made after students studied pictures of puppies from birth to 7 months old.
Specific goals will give you something tangible to work toward and keep you inspired, Timothy Sykes writes. Larger goals that you can break down into smaller tasks can give you a sense of accomplishment and drive while giving your self-confidence a boost.
The Executive PayWatch database from AFL-CIO compiles ratio data of CEO to median worker compensation, with Mattel reporting the widest gap of proxies released so far in 2018, coming in at 4,987 to 1. McDonald's was next, with CEO Steve Easterbrook having made 3,101 as much as the company's median employee, but rankings could change as more companies report their data in upcoming filings.
A sinkhole has been growing on the North Lawn of the White House, spurring many "drain the swamp" jokes and political theories for its development. The National Park Service is monitoring the sinkhole, which now has its own Twitter account, but said it is common for sinkholes to appear in the Washington area after rains.
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has voted 2-1 to reject a request by California, Oregon and New York to reconsider a decision denying them intervention in a case regarding the legality of the Labor Department's fiduciary rule. The states' attorneys general said they wanted to join the case because the federal government is not defending the rule.
If members of the C-suite align their goals and teams with the company's vision, they reduce redundancy, saving time and improving profits, writes John Mattone. "When employees understand their individual and team goals and how they contribute to overall organizational success, they're more engaged with their work, and more productive," he writes.
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