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Women: For Greater Productivity, Lean Away—From the Mirror

"Complete a pre-MBA course at Oxford Business School, become proficient at a musical instrument or learn another language." According to Tracey Spicer during her recent TED talk, that's what women could do with the 3,276 hours they currently spend grooming for work. Oh, and if they groom too much, they might need those extra hours for a second job: "If a woman doubles her grooming time, her earnings decrease on average 3.4 per cent," Spicer says. Read More >

Love Is In The Air: Vault's 2014 Office Romance Survey

While office romances are more accepted than ever in the workplace, men and women may be entering into these relationships for entirely different reasons. According to Vault.com's 2014 Office Romance Survey, 56% of business professionals surveyed say they have participated in some type of workplace relationship, but the types of behavior associated with these unique company connections differ significantly between the sexes. Read More >

Should We Be Working Less and Sleeping More?

The Congressional Budget Office predicted earlier this week that one of the side-effects of the Affordable Care Act would be to eliminate the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs, almost entirely as a result of "a net decline in the amount of labor that workers choose to supply. Read More >

Dinr L8R PLZ XOXO ;) – Is it Appropriate to Send Personal Texts at Work?

With Valentine's Day looming, many young lawyers and law students may feel panic motivating them to start upping their text game to lock down that compulsory romantic February 14th date (or going radio silent to avoid the impending awkward allusions to dinner plans). I can only assume this exchange will be conducted via text, because I don't think cell phones have the capability to actually make calls anymore. Read More >

CEO Tweets of the Week: Branson, Gross, Musk, and Allen

It's too bad that JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon isn't among the increasing number of CEOs who tweet, because I would've loved to have read his 140-character blast after he received an $8.5 million raise last week for his 2013 efforts (a/k/a cutting deals with the Feds, keeping his options in the money, etc.). In any case, below is a handful of other prominent CEOs who posted prominent tweets in the past week.  1. Read More >

Jobs and the SOTU: Does the President's Agenda Have a Chance?

President Obama's State of the Union speech last night focused to a large degree on jobs and, specifically, on two key planks related to labor: the need to create more jobs, and raising wages for those at the bottom of the compensation ladder. Here are the main takeaways from the speech on those issues:   Setting the scene  No State of the Union speech would be complete without a progress check. Read More >

A Day in the Life: Provider Administration Manager, Humana

Karen Ball is a Provider Administration Manager for the South Florida Network Management team at Humana. Here, she shares her experiences of a typical day in her life on the job. Working at Humana for nearly five years has proven to be an exciting journey. When I first joined the organization as a Provider Contracting Representative for Medicare Service Operations, in October of 2008, I felt blessed to be part of a company that was so close to my heart. Read More >

Challenge Yourself to Mindfulness at Work

It's midday Monday. Your coffee buzz is either just kicking in or it's already wearing off. Your inbox is filling up faster than you can say, "Is it the weekend yet?" The to-do list you had been so intent on plowing through is now your last priority after unexpected "emergencies" have come across your desk. Never mind Friday's deadline-you won't be able to think about that until at least Wednesday. Read More >

Take Vault’s Office Romance Survey!

As Valentine's Day approaches, are longer hours turning into late night trysts? Have you ever had an office fling? Or a crush on a co-worker? Did you meet your significant other at work? Should office romances be prohibited, or encouraged? Take five minutes to tell us your thoughts! Vault's Office Romance Survey is our most popular study, and previous installments have been featured in prominent outlets including Forbes, the Daily News, The Takeaway, Newsweek and NBC. Read More >

The Power of Workplace Diversity

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." When Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote these words he lived in a society that struggled to embrace and encourage differences. Indeed, Dr. King had a vision of inclusion that's taken several decades to become a part of America, including the American workplace. Read More >

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