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What Price–Opting Out

August 7th, 2013 by admin in Careers, employment, jobs skills, Uncategorized, Volunteering, women

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 »


Why Did She Get Hired?

July 31st, 2013 by admin in colleagues, corporate culture, jobs skills, Uncategorized

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 »


What’s an Unpaid Internship Worth Anyway?

June 19th, 2013 by admin in Careers, compensation, education, employment, internships

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 Beginning of the End of Unpaid Internships?

June 12th, 2013 by admin in Careers, corporate culture, internships

 

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 »


In the Spirit of Negotiation

June 7th, 2013 by admin in education, negotiating

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 »


Can You Anticipate the Future?

April 10th, 2013 by admin in colleagues

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 »


What’s the Solution to Bullying in the Workplace?

March 27th, 2013 by admin in colleagues, corporate culture, Uncategorized

Certainly there has been no shortage of new books about bullying as Leslie Kaufman recently pointed out in The New York Times . Emily Bazelon’s Sticks and Stones is among them.

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.

 


The End of Men, The Rise of Women, Not So Clear Cut

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 »


Birds of a Feather Management

February 13th, 2013 by admin in corporate culture, employment, management

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

 


The Power of Lunch

January 30th, 2013 by admin in corporate culture, negotiating

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.


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