Work-life Balance

This is the age we start hating our jobs

If you're still heading to work with a spring in your step, chances are you're in your early 30s at the oldest.<p>A new study suggests that by the time …

Why Your Job Isn’t Making You Happier

Life is too short to be unhappy at work. Yet many professionals who are free to shape their careers are just that: disengaged, unfulfilled, and miserable. Take “Sharon,” a vice president at a global energy firm and one of my consulting clients. She’s smart and hardworking and has risen through the …

Harvard Business Review

I Take a Vacation From My Business Every Year. Research Shows Why It's Good for Me -- and My Company.

Take a break. Your company will thank you,<p>“Work-life balance is easy,” said no one, ever.<p>The truth is, the mash-up of work and life has already happened. We are always on, always connected, always reachable. But, we don’t have to just live with this new reality. Instead, we can own it and make it …

The Workplace

8 Hardworking Moms Reveal Their Secrets to Finding Work-Life Balance

There's no denying that working moms are masters at multitasking. But between changing diapers, setting up playdates and juggling conference calls, …

Lifestyle

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Management

Help Your Team Achieve Work-Life Balance — Even When You Can’t

You block time on your calendar for a yoga class, lunch with a friend, or even a tech Shabbat. But how often do you cancel it due to what seems a more urgent work demand? Recent research from Boston University and Harvard Business School faculty shows that with the unrelenting pace and volume of …

Management

Will starting your own business make you happy?

Everyone wants to enjoy their job, but what underlying psychological factors increase your chances of being a happy worker? For some, becoming self-employed was the answer<p>Starting your own business can be a leap of faith, but freelance food photographer and stylist Jade Sarkhel says she’s never …

Happiness

Poll: Israelis among happiest employees

This survey also revealed that out of those 136 participating countries, Israel tied with the United States on overall happiness of employees at work.<p>…

The Workplace

My advice for the retiring class of 2017

Much has been said about the retiring class of 2017 and the quality of players leaving the game this year which is the strongest group of retirees …

Australian News

Overtime – diligence driver or stress signal?

To get ahead in life, we’re usually told we need to work hard. Be this at school to achieve the grades we want, university to secure a degree or at …

The Workplace

How to Leave Work at the Door

Sometimes it’s hard to make the switch from work life to home life. You’ll find yourself thinking about a big project while playing with your kids, …

Time Management

Why Employers Might Be Justified In Paying Mothers Less

Researchers now admit that the biggest pay gap isn’t between men and women, but between mothers and non-mothers. To many, especially liberal …

Conservative View

On the Google Memo Flap, Every Side is Right...

All of that might sound contradictory. But it's not: The dilemma of the Google memo is that all sides have a point.<p>One would have to be pretty …

Gender

7 Companies With Great Wellness Programs

<i>This piece originally appeared on Monster.com.</i><p>Remember that New Year’s resolution you made to get healthy? We’re guessing the majority of you haven’t …

Workplace Wellness

These 15 Companies Are Actively Hiring Working Parents

Having trouble juggling your work-life balance as a working parent? Don’t want to give up your career field or seniority just to have more flexible …

The Workplace

Why Work-Life Balance Starts at the Top - And How to Achieve It

When a company promotes work-life balance, but its executives are tethered to their smartphones at all hours, it simply won't work. Here's how I learned to disengage and recharge.<p>In our always-on culture, it can be tough to prioritize balance even if you know it's good for you. There are numerous …

The Workplace

How a 9-Year-Old Taught This Super Successful Entrepreneur About Taking Risks

After receiving a letter from a young fan asking to invest in his multi-billion dollar company, the founder and CEO of KIND learned to always ask for what you want.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s</i> <i>“20 Questions”</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of</i> …

Entrepreneurship

3 Career Tips From Our Happiest Workers

It's not uncommon to experience work-related woes from time to time. Maybe there's a colleague who gets under your skin or a project that keeps hitting snags. But there's a difference between the occasional bout of dissatisfaction and being downright miserable on the job. Unfortunately, more than …

Job Satisfaction

Top 10 benefits of cloud computing

Originally written by Nick Ismail on Information AgeGone are the days of the local server. Sure you may still have one as a backup. You may even have …

Cloud Computing

A career outside of the capital: has London lost its touch for creative agencies?

Since many of the world’s most famous advertising and creative agencies were founded in London during the 1960s and 70s, the city has been famed as a …

The Workplace

For the Sake of Productivity, Put a Woman in Charge

One Japanese company sees female managers as the key to fixing the country's deadening corporate culture.<p>If you’ve never tried a Japanese snack called Jagariko, I highly recommend it. When I visited the Tokyo offices of Japanese snackmaker Calbee Inc., I made sure to ask if I could have a free pack …

The Workplace

Stress is the reason 1 in 4 Canadians quit their job

According to a new report by Monster Canada, one-quarter of Canadian employees have felt so overworked that they felt quitting was their best option.

Canadian News

Beware of a Sense of Urgency

Renée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally recognized life balance coach/speaker, president of Austin-based Career Strategists, and the author of …

Lifestyle

'Most Professionals In India Curious About New Opportunities'

Most professionals in India (91 per cent) like hearing about new opportunities and mostly higher compensation lures them into switching to new job, …

Employment

Seven optimum conditions for happiness at work

Are you happy at work? Do you look forward to Mondays? How do you feel returning from vacation — refreshed and ready to get back into work, or …

Job Satisfaction

March on Google tries to distance itself from alt-right white supremacy

Members of the alt-right—a loose-knit group widely associated with white nationalism—who are planning a rally at Google headquarters this weekend …

Racism

How Hard is it (Really) to Be an Entrepreneur?: The Myth of Work/Life Balance

So there are all kinds of expressions about how hard it is to be an entrepreneur, such as, “You only have to work half the day as an entrepreneur and …

Happiness

Ep. 76: How to Find Your Work-Life Balance

Wilkerson gives three tips for a healthy work-life balance:<p>Know your core priorities.<br>• Share them with the people around you; get everyone on the same …

Happiness

Job Satisfaction Rates At Top I-Banks

Headed into a career in finance? Want to know where you’ll be happiest? Or maybe just where you’ll make the most money? (Can it be both? Read on … ) …

Job Satisfaction

5 Reasons a Great Side Hustle Is Worth All the Extra Work

Added income is only the tip of the iceberg.<p>That quirky girl who you always see crocheting on the train? Her side hustle is selling cute knits on Etsy. The graphic designer you sometimes sit at lunch with? He has his own freelance web design company. That woman you see at the park walking multiple …

Professional Development