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How to Manage Your Time and Prioritize Your Workload

Are you the kind of person who struggles to get a handle on your to-do list? Are you sometimes scared to even start a list because there are too many things to capture? Whether you’re trying to be more efficient, trying to get more done, or trying to find a way to...

7 Common Remote Work Mistakes, and How to Recover

Looking for research? View PayScale’s Research and Strategy Guide on How to Set Pay for Remote Workers Millions of people around the globe are working from home right now in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Remote work under these kinds of circumstances comes with its own special challenges. Millions of...

How to Work With Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Millions of computer-bound professionals have suddenly found themselves working from home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, either by company mandate or through chosen social distancing. We’re all dealing with a “new normal” that can make our worries and anxieties go through the roof. So how do you find your focus, get things...

31 Pi Day Inspirational Quotes From Mathematicians, Physicists and Scientists

Over 30 years ago, physicist Larry Shaw celebrated the first Pi Day on March 14. The date, 3.14, was meant to signify the first three digits of pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. In a bit of serendipity, March 14 is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. notes: The...

The 1 Thing That’s Better For Your Career Than Passion, According to Harvard

AnnaMarie Houlis via Fairygodboss You know what they say. “Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life!” “Follow your passions!” “You only live once, so you might as well do what you love!” It’s ingrained in us from the time we’re kids. When we grow up, we...

7 Things You Can Do to Make Your Workplace Better for Women

Unless things change, it will take 208 years before the United States achieves gender parity, according to the World Economic Forum. Women are less represented in government, popular entertainment, board seats and Fortune-500 leadership. Women also earn less than men — only 79 cents on the dollar, according to PayScale’s report on...

You’ve Probably Already Guessed the Most Popular Employee Appreciation Gift

When it comes to employee appreciation gifts, according to a new survey from Robert Half, most workers would prefer that their companies say thank you with money. Per the survey, the most popular employee acknowledgement was cash, with 54% of respondents saying that’s how they’d prefer to be recognized. Next up: a...

I Just Found Out My Coworkers Have More PTO Than Me — What Do I Do?

AnnaMarie Houlis via Fairygodboss We all know how valuable that coveted paid time off is — it helps you recharge by giving you time to relax, spend some days with your friends and family, travel, focus on your mental or physical health and take care of all the things that have been...

Want to Be Happier at Work? Try These 5 Happiness Hacks

Want to be more successful? Aim to be happier at work. Joy can be a powerful driver of success in the workplace. It can help you achieve your goals and add to your company’s bottom line. But a recent survey reveals a pronounced “joy gap” at many employers. The global survey, which...

29 Things to Do on Leap Day to Boost Your Career

A calendar year is 365 days, but the earth’s orbit around the sun is a bit longer — 365.2421 days, according to Hence, the need for Leap Day, the extra 24 hours tacked on to the end of (nearly) every fourth February to keep the calendar on track. Of course, we...

7 Creative Ways to Get a Hiring Manager’s Attention, From People Who’ve Used Them

AnnaMarie Houlis via Fairygodboss Sometimes, you have to be willing to go the extra mile to get the attention you want from top companies. The unfortunate truth is that you’re not the only viable candidate in their pool and, if you want to get noticed, you may have to put yourself out...

How to Be a Compassionate Leader

Leaders face tremendous pressure. When you’re in charge, you’re often pulled in a multitude of conflicting directions. You have to answer to your own bosses, which may even include the board. And, you also have to attract and retain top talent. When it comes to how to respond to employees, you probably...

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