The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued United Airlines for failing to protect a flight attendant who was stalked and allegedly sexually harassed for a decade by a pilot. The pilot, now in prison for the stalking, posted personal information and explicit photos of the flight attendant online but was not disciplined by the airline, according to the lawsuit.
Hot streaks in careers typically last between four and five years and can happen at any point in a person's career, according to a Northwestern University study of 30,000 people with careers in creative spaces. The study found that such streaks were indicative of higher-quality work, not necessarily more output.
Seek out board member positions or other ways to get involved at key organizations within your industry, Bridget Hrdlicka suggests. It's a great way to network and learn leadership skills.
Don't simply rehash your resume in chronological order when an interviewer says, "Tell me about yourself," Jim Joseph suggests. Tell short stories that show who you are as a person and that display your ability to do the job.
The best job opportunities are in scale-up companies -- those with at least $10 million in revenue by their fifth year in business, writes Ken Tencer, CEO of Spyder Works. Companies with strong growth are competitive and "they represent tomorrow's economy," he writes.
Following a path toward self-improvement is beneficial, but it can lead to anxiety for people who becomes obsessive, Charlotte Lieberman writes. Stress caused by the increased pressure to maintain a strict meditation or fitness schedule can affect wellness goals.
Training managers how to support worker mental health can improve morale and workplace safety, writes Sarah Greenberg, a licensed psychotherapist and a leadership coach. Research shows four hours of mental health training reduces employee sick leave by 18% and produces a $9.98 return on every dollar invested in training.
Design your work schedule around your natural biorhythm by scheduling mundane tasks for times of the day when you typically have low energy, Julie Winkle Giulioni writes. Another key productivity hack is monotasking, which forces you to focus on one task at a time by silencing notifications.
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