Survey: Flexible Work Options Positively Impact Health

According to the results of a FlexJobs Work-Life-Relationship survey, 84% of the 2,100 respondents who have mental illnesses, such as anxiety or depression, said they thought that having a flexible job would help them better manage their mental illnesses. In addition, 35% of the overall pool of 3,900 respondents said they have had to take Read More …

Is “Burnout Hysteria” Perpetuating the Problem with Physicians?

Physician burnout is a huge topic right now. In both peer-reviewed literature and popular media, the subject has stormed our national consciousness, creating the perception that a burnout epidemic is threatening the very foundations of our healthcare system. But is that perception accurate? And is the uproar warranted? Yes and no, say Gary R. Simonds, Read More …

5 Coping Methods for Stress at Work

International Stress Awareness Week is November 4th through 8th. In honor of stress awareness, we’ll address a very serious and common problem: workplace stress. Almost everyone experiences stress in the workplace. There are a multitude of reasons employees might experience stress at work including a toxic company culture, a heavy workload or angry customers. Some Read More …

Don’t Be Pressured to Compromise Your Values

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels   I recently was presented with an opportunity to make money on a “sponsored” post. However, the company did not want me to disclose the sponsorship. If you are a blogger or content creator online, you know that FTC guidelines dictate that sponsorships must be clearly disclosed. This company pressured me to compromise.  Read More …

The Boss Effect: Choose Your Boss Wisely

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels   Job seekers often take considerable time to research jobs and the companies while taking very little time to evaluate the bosses they’d be working for. But it’s important to be intentional about the people you choose as your bosses. Choosing the right (or wrong) boss can have a lasting impact on your Read More …

Creating a Path for Solidarity in the Workplace

by Kami J. Anderson, PhD   In this article, I will frame a lot of questions for you to consider when examining your recruitment and retention efforts. We are not expecting you to immediately address all of these questions, but they are a good roadmap to help you along. Through my work with my co-author, Read More …

“Mean Girl” Myth BUSTED- Experts Examine Why Women Don’t Get Along at Work

A persistent cultural meme insists that the greatest threat to professional women is other women—backstabbing, conniving “queen bees” and “mean girls.” Hogwash, say the coauthors of IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S THE WORKPLACE: Women’s Conflict at Work and the Bias That Built It , who investigated these stereotypes using surveys, social science research, and interviews. Conclusion: there’s Read More …

Report: 159% Increase in Remote Work Since 2005

More workers are seeking flexibility and work-life balance. A recent report from Flexjobs and Global Workplace Analytics shows evidence of this trend. The report found an increase in remote work of 159% since 2005. This new data is based on a special analysis of the most current U.S. government data available (from 2017, released in Read More …

The Best and Worst Work Environments 2019

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels   Looking for a job can be stressful, especially when you’re fresh out of school. Pitching your capabilities to a potential employer, making a foolproof resume, and bargaining for a reasonable salary present a challenge even to the most academically accomplished graduates. In interviews, you may be asked loaded questions like “where do Read More …