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How to Survive Friday the 13th at Work

Some superstitions are born for a reason. Breaking a mirror was thought to give you seven years of bad luck because Romans thought reflections showed souls...and also because mirrors used to be very expensive and difficult to make. Walking under ladders is bad luck because they could fall on you. But no one is sure how Friday the 13th got its start and how it came to mean a day of bad luck. For most employees, any Friday can be bad luck with traffic ruining evening plans, surprise overtime [h

8 Ways Companies Scare Good Employees Away

Recite the first brand that comes to mind when I say mosquito repellent? Was Off! Lotion the first thing that breezed by? Though it is a popular brand in the country, this is not a post endorsing the product. Surprisingly (and funny) but in as much as there are mosquito repellents in the market, there is also what Human Workplace CEO and Founder Liz Ryan refers to as “talent repellents”, defined in this article as “ways employers drive brilliant people away from their doors” [http://www.forbes.

4 Ways To Spend The Summer After College

You made it through college. You made it through all the term papers and mid-terms and finals. You got through all those sleepless nights — the presentations, the internships,the thesis defense. You should definitely pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Congratulations! Now what?Bum around Graduating from college is a big deal and should be commemorated accordingly. Take the summer to decompress, catch up on sleep, and detox from all that coffee and Red Bull you probably consumed. Give

4 Things To Consider Before Accepting Your First Job

When you’re fresh out of college, it’s tempting to say yes to the very first offer you get after sending out your CV to every possible company. But before you sign on the dotted line and commit to your very first 9 to 5, here are a few things you may want to consider: Find an environment that nurtures you A big part of being able to last at a job is making sure that your personality will fit with the culture of the company you will be joining. Different jobs require different working environme

How to Survive Friday the 13th at Work

Some superstitions are born for a reason. Breaking a mirror was thought to give you seven years of bad luck because Romans thought reflections showed souls...and also because mirrors used to be very expensive and difficult to make. Walking under ladders is bad luck because they could fall on you. But no one is sure how Friday the 13th got its start and how it came to mean a day of bad luck. For most employees, any Friday can be bad luck with traffic ruining evening plans, surprise overtime [h

8 Ways Companies Scare Good Employees Away

Recite the first brand that comes to mind when I say mosquito repellent? Was Off! Lotion the first thing that breezed by? Though it is a popular brand in the country, this is not a post endorsing the product. Surprisingly (and funny) but in as much as there are mosquito repellents in the market, there is also what Human Workplace CEO and Founder Liz Ryan refers to as “talent repellents”, defined in this article as “ways employers drive brilliant people away from their doors” [http://www.forbes.

4 Ways To Spend The Summer After College

You made it through college. You made it through all the term papers and mid-terms and finals. You got through all those sleepless nights — the presentations, the internships,the thesis defense. You should definitely pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Congratulations! Now what?Bum around Graduating from college is a big deal and should be commemorated accordingly. Take the summer to decompress, catch up on sleep, and detox from all that coffee and Red Bull you probably consumed. Give

4 Things To Consider Before Accepting Your First Job

When you’re fresh out of college, it’s tempting to say yes to the very first offer you get after sending out your CV to every possible company. But before you sign on the dotted line and commit to your very first 9 to 5, here are a few things you may want to consider: Find an environment that nurtures you A big part of being able to last at a job is making sure that your personality will fit with the culture of the company you will be joining. Different jobs require different working environme

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