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Are Flexible Hours Helping or Hurting Us?

For better or worse, we can now work anywhere. We carry smartphones and tablets with us everywhere. There's nowhere our employers and clients can't reach us. And there's nowhere we can't reach our employers and clients. Some of us like this arrangement. We can get home in time to have dinner with our children. We can meet our significant others and Tinder dates for happy hour. We can attend our daughter's basketball games, our friends' engagement parties. Read More >

Why I Work Like a Millennial

The term millennial is more than a buzz word; it's a complete culture.  Millennials are changing the way things are done, most notably the way we work. As the largest fraction of the U. S. workforce, it's surprising to see companies resisting the profound impact of millennials. Read More >

What Makes Big 3 Consultants Different?

The question of why you would choose one firm over another as an employer is something that greatly interests us here at Vault-so much so, that we put the question into our annual consulting industry survey, so that we can find out what makes consultants tick. Read More >

Citi Tries to Lure Millennials with Entire Year Off

First Wall Street told young bankers that they didn't have to work on weekends. Then they told them they'd never have to work past midnight. Now they're giving them an entire year off. Attitudes toward young bankers have shifted so strongly on Wall Street that Citigroup Inc. has a new plan to keep them happy: Give them a year off. Read More >

Want a Short Commute? Don't Live Here.

When it comes to commuting, there's a growing body of research that suggests that less is more. Not only are they an incredible time-suck, long commutes are bad for you in any number of ways: They're bad for your health. They're bad for your marriage. And they're worse for women than men. Read More >

The Mistakes I Made During Job Interviews

The job search is a stressful experience, especially if you don't currently have a job. One mistake - a spelling error, a poorly worded email - feels like your world is coming to an end.  So, when you should be happy that a company wants to invite you in for a job interview, you're actually terrified. What if I oversleep?  What if I answer a question wrong?  What if I say something stupid? Read More >

Could Justice Scalia's Death Affect Pay, Promotions, and Gender Bias Lawsuits?

One of the wildest developments in this very wild election year has been the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. And the question Who will succeed him? is one that's looking more and more like it will be heatedly debated right up until the final vote is cast on the first Tuesday this November. Of course, the importance of Scalia's successor is far reaching. With the SCOTUS now locked at 4 vs. Read More >

Oscar Shines on Investigative Journalism, Spits on Investment Banking

At Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony, the first two Oscars of the night were handed out to the perhaps most overlooked, under-appreciated, marginalized of all Hollywood talent: the writers. The first Oscar was given for original screenplay and went to the writers of Spotlight (which also won the last Oscar of the night for Best Picture). The second Oscar of the night was for adapted screenplay and went to the writers of The Big Short. Read More >

Should You Get Paid More for Working on Leap Day?

It's the rarest date on the Gregorian calendar, which raises an important issue: if you're a salaried employee, should you be getting paid more for dragging yourself to work for this extra day? (Especially when it's a Monday). So what's your take? Should we all be enjoying an extra day off? Banking an extra 366th of our salary (or whatever fraction would be relevant for the number of days we actually work in a normal year)? Or just grinning and bearing it? Read More >

Why Did You Go to College?

We are delighted to welcome a new contributor to Vault's careers blog. After a successful career as a Silicon Valley high-tech executive, Alan McMillan wanted to give something back to the generations coming behind him. Read More >

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