This weekend in The New York Times Magazine Judith Warner, known for her book Perfect Madness Motherhood in an Age of Anxiety writes about a generation of women who want back into the workforce after leaving it a decade ago. Read the rest of this entry »
Didn’t get the job even though you were qualified? Wonder what happened? Perhaps someone else was more qualified. It could just be a case of “ fundamental attribution error. ” The hiring manager may have used erroneous information based on attribution to give the candidate an edge. Read the rest of this entry »
With all the attention being paid in the last week to the value of unpaid internships, NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers set about to determine what the relative value of each is. Read the rest of this entry »
The ruling of a solemn federal district judge may herald the end of what some consider the objectionable practice of unpaid internships.
The decision by Judge William H. Pauley III ruled that Fox Searchlight, the movie studio responsible for Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Descendants had erred in its decision not to pay two interns on the set of the movie “Black Swan.” They were essentially regular employees. Read the rest of this entry »
The manicured academic oasis of the Columbia University campus on Morningside Heights may be an unlikely place for tips about car buying, or any negotiation. A caravan of busses regularly splutters up Broadway. For those going downtown the 1 train offers newish Wi-Fi access below 96th Street. And then, there are car or bike-sharing options. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: negotiating skills
Business does not necessarily come with a crystal ball. Managers use intuition, data and other resources to try to plot a course of action. At times journalists, instead of reporting the story, try to get a glimpse of the future too. Read the rest of this entry »
Now, Jody Foster, chair of the psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia talks to Knowledge at Wharton about the impact of disruptive behavior in the workplace. Knowledge at Wharton about the impact of disruptive behavior in the workplace and what can be done about it.
When Hanna Rosin first raised the issue of ”The End of Men” in The Atlantic in the summer of 2010, it certainly seemed that way. The Great Recession of 2008, was also being called the “Mancession” because of the loss of typically male jobs from construction work to finance. Read the rest of this entry »
Regulars readers of this blog will recall late last year we ran a post entitled the best person for the job.
In it we discussed a recent finding that managers tend to hire people like themselves.
Since then, some anecdotal evidence points to the idea that managers aren’t just hiring employees with whom they would like to spend time. They are also hiring subordinates who dress like them and perhaps even resemble them. Thus we have birds of a feather management
If you are in doubt about the influence of food on negotiations, Lakshmi Batachandra of Babson College has amassed new evidence.
Being served in a conference room or restaurant during the give and take increases the value of a deal.