Which Work Benefits Do Millennials Value Most?

When it comes to workplace benefits and perks, what tops your list? Some employees enjoy target-based cash bonuses while others cherish the freedom of flexible working hours. A survey originally conducted by PWC and recently republished inKPCB’s 2015 Internet Trends Report reveals that most millennials actually consider training and development opportunities the most valuable working benefit. Flexible hours […]

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The Science of Picking the Right Music at Work. Research proves it: Some songs help you concentrate, others make you chill.

Headphones at work are more than just a universal “Do Not Disturb” sign: They’re a must-have accessory for those squeezing as much productivity as possible out of the day. An extensive body of research shows what headphone wearers have known for years: When wielded the right way, music and noise can increase your output and make the workday […]

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Never eat alone

Ferrazzi attributes much of his professional success to the personal relationships he’s forged and diligently maintained. Years before he attended Yale or Harvard Business School, and before he was selected as one of Crain’s 40 under 40, Ferrazzi grew up in a small town, the son of a steelworker and a cleaning lady. In the […]

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What’s Your Type? Functional Workplace Application of MBTI.

MBTI or Meyers-Briggs Personality Theory started in the early 1900’s and evolved through the years into a self-analyzing tool that in some circles is cult-like. Originally started as a means to understand one’s affinities and abilities in their career, it still has yet to reach its potential in the workforce. MBTI geeks utilize the personality […]

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Here are the 5 things that stress people out the most at work

Stress is a common roadblock to productivity at work. But what exactly is stressing workers out? Wrike, a project management software provider, decided to find out by asking 1,500 knowledge workers in various positions and companies to rank a list of common work hurdles from the most to the least stressful. Below are the top […]

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Young Professionals and Stress

Young Professionals often experience persistent tension, also called stress. Research by the ArboNed (2015) showed that 33% of the long-term absence in the past year had to do with stress-related complaints such as heart palpitations, especially among workers between 25 and 34 years old. About ten years ago there was a similar trend in absence […]

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‘Find your passion’ is terrible career advice

Grand emotions tend to get a lot of play in the professional world: “Find your passion,” new graduates are told, as they sally forth into the job market, ready to try their hand at something that will hopefully pay them money. “Figure out where your bliss lies,” mid-career professionals are advised when they’re looking to […]

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Gender Bias at Work Turns Up in Feedback

If companies are looking for gender bias in their workplace, here’s one place they may want to start: feedback. Research suggests that men and women are assessed very differently at work. Specifically, managers are significantly more likely to critique female employees for coming on too strong, and their accomplishments are more likely than men’s to […]

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Six in 10 affected by bullying at work

Almost six people in 10 have witnessed or suffered bullying at work, according to a survey by law firm Slater and Gordon. More than one-third of respondents said they had been bullied themselves. However, more than half of those who had witnessed or experienced bullying did nothing about it. The poll of 2,000 workers found […]

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How Does Exercise Improve Work Productivity?

If you exercise regularly, you understand there are many more benefits other than just weight loss or staying in shape. Exercise helps improve all aspects of your life, including work productivity. Being productive and alert at work can help you get your job done faster and even make you more eligible for a promotion. If […]

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