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You didn’t forget again, did you? Forget that today is Employee Appreciation Day?
It comes around every year, and even though every HR professional will tell you showing appreciation should not be a once-a-year thing, woe to the boss who ignores the opportunity today to say thank you.
Companies that think ahead, hold some sort of party. The most common are pizza parties, hosted lunches, ice cream socials, and similar activities held on premises. Another common means of showing appreciation is gift cards. For the tardy, a Starbucks is just around the corner and it takes minutes to get a coffee card for each team member. Gas and grocery cards are a better choice, but you’ll need to pony up a little more. Read the rest of this entry »
Widely consulted for its top 100 lists, the publication recently announced its “100 Best Jobs,” and at the very top was software developer. It’s the first time a tech job ranked #1. It earned the vaunted position based on multiple factors, not the least of which is salary and job growth over the next several years. Read the rest of this entry »
For FiercePharma editors Eric Palmer and Carly Helfand, they used earnings and revenue to rank their list. By that measure, not much changed among the top firms. The big loser was Abbot Laboratories, which fell of the list after the spinoff of AbbVie. That let Eli Lilly make the list and helped Bayer move up to 8th place. Read the rest of this entry »
“Professional assistants are some of the brightest, most organized and resourceful people on the planet. That is why not everyone is cut out for this demanding work,” says Bonnie Low-Kramen.
For 25 years she was the personal assistant to Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis, cousin of former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis. Today, the author of Be the Ultimate Assistant: A celebrity assistant’s secrets to working with any high-powered employer trains professional assistants globally. Read the rest of this entry »
There are some surprising revelations about telework in a survey from a consulting group with the tongue-twisting name Flex+Strategy Group / Work+Life Fit, Inc.:
- 31% of full-time employees work remotely, meaning they work elsewhere than their employer’s office or premises;
- 71% of these teleworkers are male;
- Neither kids nor age make any difference in who teleworks.
Unlike a worker who starts taking days off in the middle of the week, or who prowls job boards, or inadvertently leaves a resume in the copier, the signs of a serious job seeker are more subtle. Those overt actions can mean exactly what they seem. Or, they can have perfectly innocent explanations. Read the rest of this entry »
Even that super achieving, highly organized CEO will put off a task that really needs to get done. The difference between those people and the rest of us is that for the them, pprocratination is a rare event. They have what psychologists refer to as high conscientiousness. They will self-correct. Read the rest of this entry »
In collaboration with Latham & Watkins, the Managed Funds Association, trade group for the hedge fund and alternative assets industry, is out with a new hedge fund glossary. The MFA is offering the law firm’s Book of Jargon – Hedge Funds on its website. With some 900 terms, the glossary is a complete set of key terms, phrases, and definitions specific to all aspects of the global hedge fund industry. The Book of Jargon – Hedge Funds is also available as a free app that allows users to access the information on Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices.
“Climbing behavior is common among crocodilians,” write three researchers in the most recent issue of Herpetology Notes. (Alligators are part of the crocodile family.) “… they are virtually never thought of as animals capable of climbing. Their non-arboreality is often taken for granted…” Read the rest of this entry »