The unspoken rules of unlimited vacation

New job, new salary, new…vacation policy? More and more, companies are using so-called ‘unlimited vacation’ as a recruitment strategy – but what does it really mean? Are you actually winning in this deal? In all likelihood, yes – you’ll be coming out ahead. Unlimited vacation policies signal a level of trust that few companies are […]

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Which perks work (and which hurt)

In the age of elaborate – and frankly extravagant – perks, it can be tempting to simply throw money at benefits. Funds permitting, you may be lured into following Google’s lead by offering on-site massages and chef-crafted lunches. But is that really the best use of your money? According to recent surveys, 60% of candidates […]

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Is Conscious Competence the Key to Success?

Is your company talking about ‘Unconscious Incompetence’ yet? This learning-related phenomenon is a growing concern for employers, and it’s likely impacting the long-term success of your career. The term refers to an invisible, creeping decline of skills and knowledge that occurs throughout every level of a company’s workforce. As technologies change, products and services evolve, […]

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Making the Salary History Ban Work For You

Everyone’s least favorite interview question has been banned in California. Last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed into legislation a law prohibiting Hiring Managers, Employers, and Recruiters from asking any questions pertaining to past salary or benefits. The law, AB-168, aims to narrow the wage gap in California by eliminating a well-known source of racial and […]

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Remote Work 101: For Employers

The trend is here to stay: according to Global Workplace Analytics, “regular telecommuting grew 115% in the past decade, nearly 10 times faster than the rest of the workforce.” As workers look to integrate their personal and professional goals, working from home emerges as an intriguing but potentially problematic option for employers and employees alike. […]

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Why Dogs at Work Make For Better Workers

In honor of National Dog Day (tomorrow!), we’d like to thank our four-legged friends for not only filling our lives with love, but for actually improving our emotional wellbeing. Turns out, bringing your dog to work can do wonders for your mental and emotional health – not to mention your productivity. Having your dog accompany you […]

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