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Where the Tech Jobs Are and Aren't

The West Coast has Silicon Valley. The East Coast has Silicon Alley. So what would you call a tech hub on the Third Coast? The Silicon Freeway? Silicon Pot-holed Avenue? I ask because Amazon believes that Detroit-America's new favorite underdog-can become the next big technology hub. In fact, the company's moving several hundred jobs to the Motor City in the next year. Amazon, the online retailer, said it would establish a technology hub on several floors of the 150 W. Read More >

6 Creative Ways to Handle Workplace Stress

We can all agree that work is stressful. Even if you have the best position in the world, you're still susceptible to organizational stress. There are multiple ways to handle stress while you're at work, but like football, the best defense is a good offense. As far as I'm concerned, when it comes to stress, creativity is the best offense. Read More >

Who Will Burn for Volkswagen's Dirty Diesel Deeds?

I continue to follow the Volkswagen emission test cheating scandal with equal parts shock and disgust. I'm shocked and disgusted by how a supposed upstanding company like VW (at least, that's the image I had of the world's second largest automaker; perhaps I was brainwashed by one too many of its clever and quirky TV ads) could go to such lengths not to provide a better product but to cheat consumers and the world at large-pollution equal to that spewed from 90 coal plants annually? Read More >

5 Tips for Making it Through Your First Few Weeks on the Job

Starting a new job is bound to be a little intimidating no matter how long you've been in the game; you don't know anyone, you're not sure how things are done or what will be expected of you, and everything from the lunchroom to the photocopy machine is unfamiliar territory. If you want to make a good first impression and set the stage for the rest of your time with the company, though, it's important to come prepared and make the first few weeks count. Read More >

The Best Consulting Firms in Asia-Pacific

It's that time of year again: Vault's 2016 Consulting rankings for Asia-Pacific are here! As with our North America rankings, I'm delighted to point out that both the number of firms and the overall number of consultants participating in our survey in the Asia-Pacific region increased significantly from year to year. And, as with all our surveys, every response we received came from a verified employee of the firm being surveyed. Read More >

8 Biggest Time Sucks at Work

Below are the eight biggest time sucks at work, according to Tim Eisenhauer, a tech entrepreneur with more than 15 years of work experience and the co-founder of a company called Axero Solutions. Axero (which doesn't have offices, workspaces, or weekly meetings) provides companies with a social collaboration platform that's said to be more effective than email and traditional intranets. 1. Non-work-related social networking (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc.). Read More >

50 Best Banking Firms to Work For

Follow me on Twitter. Read More:Thanks to Goldman, Wall Street Work-Life Balance Is Better Than EverIs Wall Street Getting Less Diverse? Read More >

Why Sports are Worth Talking About at Work

Andrew Faircloth and Brent Macon were management consultants for three years (Andrew with Bain & Co., Brent with McKinsey & Co.). They started Primer Sports in August to help outgoing professionals use sports to connect with people in the workplace and beyond. Both are first-time entrepreneurs. Read More >

Is Wall Street Getting Less Diverse?

Recently, I wrote about the improving work/life balance and work hours on Wall Street. To recap: based on Vault's latest Banking Survey of 3,000 investment banking professionals, respondents rated their work/life balance and satisfaction with respect to work hours much better than they did last year. In fact, nearly across the board, in 19 of 20 quality of life categories in which we asked bankers to rate their own firms, scores were higher this year versus last. Read More >

Are Associate Cubicles the Next BigLaw Trend?

New associates at Paul Hastings' New York office are in for a novel seating arrangement when the firm moves into its new digs next year: cubicles.  Although newer associates at New York law firms often share offices with one of their peers, Paul Hastings' first- and second-year associates will be seated in pods of 12 in large areas on the ends of floors, separated from the rest of the office by glass dividers in what the firm is calling "end zones. Read More >


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