My colleagues and friends will tell you that compromise has never been my strong suit; I’ve always believed in either doing something to the absolute best of my ability or not doing it at all. Throughout my career that has led to working 60+ hour weeks, never taking a full day off, and consistently pushing myself to be the best I can be.
After my first born, I continued to find success. I actually (shocking even myself!) had my highest earning year ever. All it took was an exhausting amount of dedication, sleepless months, a very careful balancing act, and a well-established support system. Simple enough, right?
Of course sacrifices had to be made, but I decided that neither my career nor my relationship with my daughter would be compromised. Instead of sacrificing my job, I expanded my life.
I’m now pregnant with my second child and struggling to prepare for the demands of two children, a challenging career, and a husband who travels 24/7. How can I best take care of my d...
How I hit a record performance in my first year as a working mom
The genius minds behind the world’s top publications put out some great articles this year. In fact they produced so many excellent insights that it is physically impossible to read and absorb everything published.
I’d love to say we’ve done all the heavy lifting for you, but even our editorial team can’t read that many articles (try as we might!). What we can do is provide you with the top articles that have come across our desks this year - the articles that made us rethink our assumptions, question our ‘common sense,’ and better understand our own biases. Which articles defined your year?
1. When it’s OK to trust your gut on a big decision (Harvard Business Review)
10 Articles That Will Make You Better in 2020
Apparently trusting your gut isn’t such a crazy idea, particularly in high-stakes situations. What ‘trusting your gut’ really means...
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is taking effect January 1st 2020. It promises to revolutionize the way businesses collect, store, and sell consumer data in California and beyond.
1. What is CCPA?
The California Consumer Privacy Act is an extra layer of protection afforded to consumers in California. It allows people to view, delete, and stop the sale of all personal data collected by for-profit companies that meet various conditions (see #2 for conditions).
The law further protects consumers from any discrimination based on their choice to opt-in or out of data collection and provides them with an avenue for legal recourse should their data be mistreated, hacked, or sold without their permission.
2. How to know if you’re impacted
CCPA applies to fo...
The data Death Star is coming – are you ready?
In true Los Angeles fashion, LA businesses have taken a concept that is by definition over the top - elaborate, out of the box office designs - to a whole new level. Think massive indoor murals, so-called ‘innovation centers,’ and office-wide skate parks.
We’re not just talking Fortune 500 companies; small and mid-sized businesses are making a serious play for this year’s trendiest office.
Which offices made the cut this year?
LA’s Trendiest Offices of 2019
1. HutchIn 2017 Hutch was forced to move offices, giving them the perfect opportunity to put their interior design app to the test. Could it help them to create a bright and inspiring office spac...
The last thing we want is to generalize a few statistics to an entire population. We’ve worked with enough millennials to know that a cherry-picked selection of trendy research does little in the way of describing their lived experience, capturing their desires, and painting an accurate picture of their values.
More than that, generational statistics are more often than not used as grounds to belittle or degrade the ‘offending’ generation - millennials are frivolous and ambitionless; Boomers are power-hungry and domineering. What we’ve done is collect key statistics that do the exact opposite; we’re showcasing what makes millennials excellent and innovative workers - and why you need more of them in your workforce.
1. Millennials love their work - so long as it loves them back
Millennials are unusually value-driven; they want a company that
5 unconventional ways to leverage your Millennial workforce
- Celebrates their hard work and success ...
Yes, marijuana will show up in your drug test. And yes, companies still care.
Surprise, surprise - just because you live in one of the states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana (10 states and 33 states, respectively), doesn’t mean you’re in the clear when it comes to pre-employment drug testing.
Despite tacit approval for recreational marijuana and widespread support for medical use, companies still rely on drug tests to validate their hiring processes.
As recruiters, we speak with hundreds of candidates every month, many of whom believe themselves ‘safe’ from discrimination based on marijuana use. This simply isn’t true. Don’t let your dream job slip away in the last stages: here’s everything you need to know about marijuana testing in today’s post-legalization world.
The basics: risks, rules, revelations.
A job seeker’s guide to marijuana testing
When a former president gives you leadership advice, you sit down with your pen and paper and take notes. Harry S. Truman observed “not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers” - and he was right.
Case in point:
Four books every salesperson should read
Warren Buffet claims that 500+ pages a day are necessary to hone your expertise and expand your mind. Buffet reports, "I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business."
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Only about 20% of New Year resolutions make it past January. Come March, that number plummets to near zero.
So how do you make key changes in your life, without succumbing to self-sabotage or - worse yet - without simply losing interest? For starters, consider committing to your resolutions a few days or weeks before January 1st; that way you avoid the gimmick and can actually focus on the work.
Beyond that, check out these little-known strategies to boost your resolution success:
How to make better, smarter, longer-lasting career resolutions.
Take the long-view: plan three years in advance.Try to imagine what you want your life to look like in 2021. Will you be at the same company? Will your role have drastically changed? How many children will you have, if any? How will that impact your work and available time? Orienting your resolutions around a larger image - a picture of your life in the future - will help you better understand the actions you need to take to meet your goals. What do you need to do today to make tha...
2018 saw record-breaking unemployment rates, the strongest economy in 20 years, and a big step toward more diverse and inclusive work spaces.
Yet amidst this good news, visa reforms, healthcare fiascos, and a rising fear of automation has lent a more ominous bent to the year. Will 2019 follow in the footsteps of 2018, or will it blaze its own path? Find out:
5 Must-Know Business Trends for 2019
1. Say goodbye to Bitcoin and hello to Blockchain.
Remember the Dot-com bubble? That’s how Bitcoin’s starting to feel - all hype and no substance. As of today, Bitcoin has dropped 82% since a high of almost $20,000 last December. But even though the Dot-com era was short lived and fraught with losses, out of it came a digital renaissance. The w...
The modern worker is no longer impressed by unlimited coffee and a window office. To stay competitive, smart companies are reimagining the traditional workspace, incorporating everything from pool tables and game rooms to outdoor work zones and full-sized restaurant replicas.
Check out these 10 innovative companies taking their offices to the next level:
The 10 Trendiest Offices in Dallas-Fort Worth
1. Raising Cane’s
Offbeat: that’s the word that comes to mind when describing Raising Cane’s Dallas headquarters.