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Productivity

Majority of advertising/marketing hiring managers favor a ‘compressed schedule’

In addition, 52% of hiring managers feel that work-life balance is the responsibility of both the company and individuals.

Office Life

Survey: 72% of employees think their coworkers aren’t good communicators

34% of people surveyed think that GIFs and emojis "are appropriate for workplace communication," 66% would rather give them a hard pass.

Productivity

Why Jeff Bezos schedules all of his ‘high IQ’ meetings between 10 a.m. and noon

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a strategy for scheduling meetings – he takes important meetings around 10 a.m. and avoids meetings in the late afternoon.

Productivity

Productivity ninja: 5 powerful tips for getting more stuff done

Become a productivity ninja in five easy steps.

Office Life

70% of female executives feel bullied by women – Here’s how to stop it

"I can see how it is easy to fall into bullying roles themselves — often those who are bullied end up turning into bullies."

Product Reviews

These are the best laptops you can buy right now

Smartphones may have taken over much of people’s screen time, but you still need a “real” computer.

News

Men talk 92% of the time on conference calls

“One could surmise that male executives (on conference calls) are more prone to speaking simply to hear themselves speak.”

Humor

Twitter users explain how #HRInformedMe

"#HRInformedMe that they were aware i lied on my resume. Apparently, I'm too young to be the last living survivor of the titanic."

Leadership

3 signs you’re on track to being a strong leader

"Here are three tangible ways up and coming leaders can ensure you’re headed in the right direction. Let’s break them down one by one."

Salary

How to successfully negotiate by using silence

Those awkward silences you fear may help you navigate a negotiation with success. Here are five tips on using silence to negotiate.

How To

10 tips for being your own best advocate

Standing up for yourself is an important skill. Here, 10 career experts share how they developed an ability to advocate for themselves.

The Whole Human

This 1 habit will make Sunday less stressful, and Monday more productive

"If you’re not constantly auditing yourself, your habits, your schedule, and the way you approach your own life, you will never be in control."

Productivity

10 ways ridiculously successful people think differently

You can study how ridiculously successful people think and incorporate their approach into your repertoire.

Office Life

Survey: Employees say this type of music boosts productivity

While research has found that millennials who feel like their finances are secure are more likely to listen to classical music, a new survey from staffing firm Accountemps shows that among office workers who say listening to music at work helps them get more done, "pop" is the top genre that boosts their productivity.

Productivity

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative and get more done.

How To

3 ways to have a life when you spend hours commuting daily

There are things you can do to do improve your off-hours when traveling to and from the office takes up too much of your time.

Office Life

On obstacles, ‘the process’ and pivot points

Take chances, put yourself out there and watch what the market tells you. There’s a signal in all the noise, and if you listen closely you’ll find it.

How To

What you do is not why you do it – Finding your purpose at work

How to tell the difference between healthy and harmful ambition and why there’s no such thing as “winning” in work – or life.

Productivity

The disconnect between Baby Boomers and Millennials when it comes to work ethic

Millennials have entered a professional world where their realities are wildly different from the ones Boomers knew. They prioritize things that don’t make sense to Boomers because their environment has different demands.

Confidence

3 ways self-sabotage is holding you back

Somewhere along the line, it was determined that self-sabotage is humorous. When we actually experience it, however, it can leave us feeling victimized.

Leadership

This is why should you focus more on your top performers than your low ones

We naturally want to invest resources into helping underperforming employees, but sometimes, it can eat a disproportionate amount of time and energy.

Books

7 female CEOs share advice on how to surround yourself with supportive women

Whether it’s a working mom creating a revolutionary hands-free breast pump, a strong founder leading the #MeToo movement, or a woman working to change access to much-needed feminine products, the camaraderie and support of other females make a huge difference in the success of many amazing ideas and companies.

Communication

How to write an out-of-office email that works

The added bonuses of humor can sweeten the out-of-office message, but ultimately, all you need to do is let people know that you are alive yet unreachable.

News

More employees would pick natural light over childcare when it comes to work perks

We set our internal clocks to natural light. The study demonstrates that natural light is more of a basic need, less of a fun perk.

Productivity

Almost half of employees worldwide think they could do their job in 5 hours or less each day

The case is getting stronger for a shorter workweek. According to a global survey of nearly 3,000 employees across eight nations conducted by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, 78% of full-time workers say it would take less than seven hours each day to do their job.