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This Tech Startup Uses a Simple Formula to Decide How Much Stock to Give Employees

April 17, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Forget about having employees sign a non-disclosure agreement: the Full Monty of disclosure is actually what works best, according to Buffer, a social-sharing app and site. When Buffer disclosed every staff member’s salary in December, it spawned a discussion about transparency—and a few imitators. This time, it’s divulging how much ...

Americans Are Doing Less of This One Thing That Will Help You Get a Job

February 28, 2014 Volunteer work can be incredibly valuable to your career, whether you’re seeking your first professional job or a move into management. That message has been sent out by career bloggers and documented by Deloitte and LinkedIn among others. A 2013 study even found that volunteers are 27% more likely to ...

American Men Work From Home More Than Women

February 24, 2014 It’s time to get over the notion that most people working from home are moms who squeeze reports and conference calls in between children’s games and Cheerios. A new survey shows that men vastly outnumber women in remote work—either from home, a coffee shop, a co-working or business center. And ...

What Top Executives Can Learn From Career Setbacks in Major League Baseball

February 14, 2014 The higher up the ladder you climb, the more it hurts if you fall—and the harder it is to regain your standing. Based on three studies of university students and baseball players, researchers concluded that high achievers who hit a major career setback also “experience more self-threat and subsequent difficulty ...

Women Pay a Steep Price for Their More Flexible Work Schedules

February 10, 2014 One big reason women make less than men is because they tend to demand more flexible schedules. And new economic research shows that if more workplaces adopted a more team-oriented, job-sharing approach—like physicians in a group practice—the cost of flexible work would dissipate and the premium for long hours would ...

After Disclosing Employee Salaries, Buffer Was Inundated With Resumes

January 24, 2014 A funny thing happened after Buffer, a social-sharing app and site, decided to publish every single employee’s salaries on its website: Applications soared and the quality of candidates improved. “It kind of feels like this is somewhat of a movement bubbling up here. That’s kind of surprising,” CEO and co-founder ...

The Private Companies With the Most Telework Jobs

January 9, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A growing number of jobs that allow remote-working situations now show up at major companies, including American Express, Humana, Xerox, and General Electric. This, according to a list from FlexJobs of 100 companies that posted the most remote jobs last year on its site. FlexJobs says the list is drawn ...

Here’s How to Make It Through a Speech Without a Teleprompter

January 9, 2014 Even a famous Hollywood director can flub his lines when he has no clue what he’s supposed to say. But Michael Bay, who walked off the stage of the Consumer Electronics show this week after aborting his Samsung presentation, is not alone. Many leaders, including President Obama, rely on devices ...

Why You Should Move All Your Meetings to Jan. 7

December 17, 2013 If you’re trying to make every minute count, focus your efforts on Tuesdays. It turns out that is the most productive day of the week. That’s according to an Accountemps survey—a conclusion it has made four times before: 1987, 1998, 2002, and 2007. Yet again in this year’s survey by ...

The Most Overused Buzzwords on LinkedIn in 2013

December 11, 2013 It’s time to stop labeling yourself as “responsible,” “creative,” and “driven.” Those are the most overused words on LinkedIn profiles worldwide, according to a new list published by the company. LinkedIn checked the profile summaries of 259 million members for English and other languages, based on 81 buzzwords that were ...