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Is Ikigai the New Hygge?

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.<p>By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword <i>hygge</i>, the …

Ikigai

Bono And Thomas Friedman Reveal Three Skills American Workers Need Today

The business world is constantly changing and now it’s changing at an accelerated speed. American workers no longer have decades to adapt to new technologies or business advancements. People need to be able to adapt — and adapt quickly — if they want to thrive in the business world and not fall …

Leadership

It Took LinkedIn's CEO Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Any one of these practices will make you a better leader.<p>With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper …

7 Destructive Phrases You Need to Stop Saying At Work

Here are seven common phrases to eliminate from your work vocabulary if you want to succeed.<p>We pay a lot of attention to looking professional in the workplace, but we don't always give enough thought to <i>sounding</i> professional.<p>What you say and how you say it goes far in telling those around you how …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Google spent years studying successful teams and discovered insights that could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of their most interesting …

Leadership

The Job Interview Advice Everyone Needs to Hear, Says an HR Manager

After interviewing thousands of potential job candidates, it's safe to say that human resources professionals develop somewhat of a low tolerance for …

Employment

How Hiring Managers Expect You to Answer These Annoying Job Interview Questions

Job interviews are nerve-wracking enough as it is, then the hiring manager hits you with something like, “tell me about a time you dealt with a …

Employment

10 Questions To Ask In Your Interview That Will Impress Your Potential Employer

<b>Interviews have a way</b> of getting under the skin of an interviewee. What could be worse than sitting in front of your potential colleague, marketing …

Employment

10 Mistakes Most People Make During a Job Interview (and What to Do Instead)

Learn how to showcase your talents, get the job, and feel more confident.<p>Interviewing well is a vital component of a successful career and an art that few master. Most people get nervous when they have to face a panel of experts--higher powers--who decide whether you have what it takes to acquire …

Body Language

The 4 Best Reasons To Leave Your Job -- And The 1 Worst

“I’ve been at my current job for almost three years, but I’ve never really loved it. I don’t feel inspired; I feel like I’m chasing a paycheck. It might be time to throw in the towel—but how do I know for sure?” A young man, Noah, approached us after a speaking engagement wondering if we could give …

Careers

Here’s Why Your Gut Instinct Is Wrong at Work—and How to Know When It Isn’t

Let’s say you’re interviewing a new applicant for a job and you feel something is off. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but you’re a bit …

Behavior

5 Workplace Practices That Are on Their Way Out

A lot of change is coming in the future of work, but we can start by removing these five outdated work practices from our offices:<p>Some things, like hair scrunchies and jazzercise, simply run their course and go by the wayside. The same should be true for things in the workplace, but sometimes it …

The Workplace

8 Etiquette Rules That Still Apply to the Workplace, According to Experts

Believe it or not, proper etiquette is still important in today's workplace—even if we text, email, or Slack chat our bosses more than we talk to them in person.<p>As Diane Gottsman, etiquette expert and founder of The Protocol School of Texas, explains, "Our behavior leaves a lasting impression that …

Etiquette

How To Deal With That Coworker Who’s Acting Like Your Boss

You already have a boss, thank you very much. So here’s what to do, in this order.<p>You’ve got a coworker who, to put it diplomatically, has a hard time keeping their leadership tendencies in check. To tell it like it is: He treats you like he’s the boss. He provides tons of constructive feedback …

12 Things Successful People NEVER Reveal About Themselves At Work

You can't build a strong professional network if you don't open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career.<p>Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like …

Self-improvement

Job hopping can be a good strategy for young workers

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I am a millennial and just started a new job at a very small company. I really like the work I do and the leaders of the company. However, I don’t make enough to move out of my parents’ home and be financially secure. I live in the Washington, D.C., area and make $50,000. For an …

Social Security

7 Things You Do at Work That Make You Look Really Unprofessional

There are some things you just should not do at work. So stop already.<p>Do you sometimes feel like you're the person others are talking about when you enter a room--and not in a good way? Is there uncomfortable energy around your office at important times, like presentations or meetings, but you …

Business Casual

Goldman Sachs HR chief shares 5 tips for acing your job interview

Recruiting done right is not about filling seats, it's about building the future of a business. Over the past several years, companies across industries have evolved their approach to evaluating candidates.<p>When it comes to assessment techniques, we're seeing the use of machine learning and data …

Employment

The Science Of Gratitude And Why It’s Important In Your Workplace

Lack of gratitude is a major factor driving job dissatisfaction, turnover, absenteeism, and often, burnout.<p>This is the time of year when we focus on giving thanks, with many of us sharing our gratitude with friends and family. But when is the last time you thanked your employees? Coworkers? Or …

6 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Even if You Don't Feel Like it

Image Credit<p>You know that feeling where you have everything you need to have a productive day at work but for some reason you can't get yourself to move a muscle? Don't worry. You're not the only person who has felt that way.<p>You may have an ideal work space in the perfect location, furnished and …

Productivity

How To Negotiate For The Fees You Deserve

Design is often seen as a luxury. Convince clients of the value of your work with these six negotiation strategies.<p>When was the last time you went to your doctor or your lawyer or your dentist and negotiated the fee? Never, right?<p>You don’t do that, because these professions have established …

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Expert Tips For Making Your Workplace Less Stressful

Creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed and can be their authentic selves is important for the well-being of workers. According to the American Institute of Stress, “job stress is far and away the major source of stress for American adults and that it has escalated …

The Workplace

6 Genius Ways To Make Your Office A Better Place

Your 9-to-5 just got a whole lot better.<p>Picture this: Your office is actually a place you <i>look forward</i> to going to every day.<p>It would be beneficial to feel this way. Hating your workplace can be incredibly draining and can even contribute to a host of health problems, from gaining weight and losing …

The Workplace

Love who you work with? A Silicon Valley startup is offering to hire entire teams

People work best in teams. Companies mostly hire individuals. That mismatch drove the payments startup Stripe, which is struggling to fill almost 100 open positions, to start hiring the same way it works: in teams.<p>The company announced its Bring Your Own Team initiative on Monday (April 26). …

Silicon Valley

Amazon Tests Out 30-Hour Work Week

The Washington Post reports that Amazon is launching technical teams whose workers will only clock in for 30 hours a week. While plenty of employees …

5 Interview Questions Everyone Should Be Prepared To Answer

Some of the most difficult interview questions might appear to be easy. But if you are not prepared and ready with specific examples before you head …

Employment

9 Types of People Who Never Succeed At Work

Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace. Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from 1980 to the present day and found that those that emphasize social skills grew by a whopping 24%, while tasks requiring technical know-how and …

Self-improvement

6 Things Smart Employees Won't Bring Up In An Office Conversation

Disclosing information about yourself at work can be a double edged sword. While you have to open up to your colleagues in order to build a …

3 Ways to Deal With a Negative Employee at the Office

If you catch wind of negativity in the workplace, here are a few steps to help resolve the issue.<p><b>Q: How do you handle an employee that causes negativity at work?</b><p><b>A:</b> Whether you have thousands of employees or just one, a negative individual can cause damage to your whole operation.<p>At Vistaprint we …

Employment