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Get a Side Job: Moonlighting Boosts Your Career Skills

For many employees, the workday doesn't end when they're done with their 9 to 5. A new study revealed that nearly 30 percent of employees are working side jobs.
 
Whether it's because they want to make some extra money or pursue another field, moonlighting is common, especially among younger workers. ...




5 Tips Before Implementing Your Wellness Program

With large companies, like Google and Facebook, taking wellness programs to extremes - and spending a large chunk of money in the process -- it can be difficult to understand how the costs balance out for smaller businesses. With just a little digging, though, it’s clear that employee wellness is a sound investment for even the smallest of businesses. ...




5 Ways to Use Your Skills to Start a Side Business

One of the best ways to increase your income and give yourself a solid foundation by which to grow into self-employment in the future, is to start a side business of your own.
 
If you choose the right business opportunity, there's room for you to keep growing your customer base on the side, while keeping your day job. ...




10 Reasons Why Women Kick Butt in Business

Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint of heart. It brings endless challenges and demands a whole host of diverse strengths and skills. Although not all that long ago viewed as “the weaker sex,” women are kicking some serious butt in the business world.
As a female entrepreneur, I’ve always believed that women have what it takes to succeed. ...




Why The Best Leaders Struggle To Fire People

There’s something about Susan…just not in a good way. Every day, she arrives at work on time to get cracking on the day’s agenda. She gets along with her coworkers and performs pretty well on assignments. She even stays late on days when she needs to do some catching up. ...




5 Rules for Celebrating Halloween at Work

Costume do's and don'ts so you don't scare off your co-workers.
 
Halloween can be scary at work, and not just because of the sugar-induced behavioral changes in colleagues who overdo it on the candy. It’s the one day of the year when the normal rules about what to wear to work don’t apply, and all too often, people end up inadvertently crossing lines that offend, embarrass or gross out their colleagues. ...




17 Reasons Women Make Great Leaders

Gender shouldn't be a factor in whether or not a person can be a great leader — a person's leadership abilities should depend on their individual strengths and personality traits. However, in many cases, women aren't encouraged to take on leadership roles as often as their male counterparts, contributing to an imbalance of who's in power. ...




5 Tips to Improve Your Career Development

You Owe Yourself a Career Development Action Plan
 
Career management isn't just a nice-to, it's a must do if you expect to gain maximum success and happiness from the hours you invest in work. Face it, you are likely going to work 40 hours a week for your adult life. ...




7 Ways to Make the First Day Perfect for New Hires

The first day of any new job can be overwhelming. Trying to navigate a new company, meet everyone in the office and learn the ropes of a new role is a lot for new hires.
 
First impressions are important. New hires know just how important it is to make a good first impression early in their tenure, but it’s also important for companies to put their best foot forward for their newest team members. ...




Integrity and Fairness Matter Most in a Leader

Employees and executives agree that integrity and fairness are the most important qualities in a corporate leader, finds a new study from Robert Half Management Resources.
 
"Leaders who act with integrity and treat people well help maximize the contributions of their employees and build goodwill for their organization," Tim Hird, executive director of Robert Half Management Resources, said in a statement. ...