Facebook issued an apology last week after an anonymous blog post, written by a group of current and former employees, accused the company of fostering a racist culture. Facebook representative Bertie Thomson, in a statement to the media, said the company is "listening and working hard to do better."
Successful CEOs have daily routines they practice to increase their productivity and quality of life. Bloomreach CEO Raj De Datta ends each day by reviewing what went well to be positive and present even if he faced challenges at work.
Most workers are satisfied with the age ranges of their colleagues, and at least three-quarters said they'd take jobs at firms where ages skewed younger or older, according to a Addison Group survey. John Boitnott writes that successful companies hire employees from all generations and focus on helping them do their best work regardless of their age.
A long job search can be frustrating and tortuous, but career writer Kourtney Whitehead says don't get distracted by misconceptions about a long job search that don't hold true. Popular misconceptions include everyone else is finding a job faster and that a longer search means you're less valuable or unemployable.
Some younger workers -- millennials, GenZers and GenXers -- say they are struggling to advance because baby boomers are putting off retirement, writes executive recruiter Jack Kelly, citing data from a USA TODAY/LinkedIn survey. Kelly calls the argument flawed, saying it does not acknowledge the impact of the financial crises that wiped out many boomers' savings, leaving them unable to retire.
Economists are split on why hiring has fallen to a monthly average of 167,000 this year from 223,000 in 2018, potentially resulting in the lowest annual total since 2010. A survey finds 45.3% of economists cite a lack of qualified workers, while 37.7% of respondents say employers are uncertain of the economic outlook and therefore cautious about expanding wage bills.
Bosses micromanage people while leaders set vision and direction and let employees maximize their own talents, says leadership expert Scott Miller. Among the traits he cites in good leaders are emphatic listening and modeling the right way to treat people.
Finding a balance with good customer service is important, and columnist Joe Schultz explains how managers can better shape their culture. Stand behind the decisions of your team, remember that your employees crave appreciation, and be willing to join in and work alongside your team when there's tasks needing to be done.
By encouraging employees to add a 15-minute walk to their day, the global economy could see a boost of as much as $100 billion a year, according to a study by think tank RAND Europe and Vitality. The gains would be seen in increased longevity and reduced absenteeism.
To kick off her presentations, professional speaker Dana Brownlee uses the same ice breaker that she tailors for each audience. "A high impact successful opener generates a positive response from the group that sets a high energy tone for the presentation overall," she writes.
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