Size Matters? How Big is your Ideal Company?

20 March 2012

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  Here are interesting insights into where people would want to work if they considered only the size of the company. Interestingly, while it’s pretty ev Related Posts:Layoffs and Restructure at GoogleHow is the Economy and Recession Affecting *YOU*?Utah Jobs GrowingFive Factors Affecting Your FutureNew Feature: Apply For Jobs with Your LinkedIn Profile

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Still Sending Out Resumes? You’re Doing it Wrong

25 January 2012

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Yesterday on Marketplace, Kai Ryssdal interviewed Jai Damian, a hard-working American working part-time though she wants a full-time job.  The article was about her predictions on the State of the Union Address from President Obama that aired later in the evening (Damian shared her comments after hearing the SOTU address in this follow-up piece). The [...]

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Five Reasons Leaving Novell is A Tough Move

29 December 2011

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After two great years, it’s time for me to move on to a new opportunity*. This has been nothing short of a very challenging decision for me as I have loved the time I have had at Novell, even though the ride has been a little, ah, tumultuous, it has been an excellent experience… one [...]

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Telecommuters Gain 2.5 Days Productivity Over Office Workers

3 June 2010

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Conventional wisdom suggests that having employees in the office means they will be more focused and more productive, but recent research from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management suggests that Telecommuters – people who work from home one or several days per week – and those who have flextime available to them from their [...]

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Why Do You Work Where You Work?

28 May 2010

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Someone recently asked Robert Scoble if he would continue working at his current employer, Rackspace, if he won the lottery. His gut answer was ‘Yes’, though he didn’t know why until he saw this video from Dan Pink: I wrote a lot more about this including notes on the subject on my ConnectedWell blog, but [...]

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BTW, Txting in Mtgs is Rude

17 May 2010

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(From Lifehacker and NYTimes) Solution? Have breaks during your meetings (or, you’re really not as important as you think you are) A professor of business surveyed more than 9,000 managers and workers and found a familiar paradox: nearly everyone considers email checking and texting during face-to-face meetings rude, but most people still do it But, [...]

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Job Hunting? Sleep Through Thursdays

24 November 2009

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THURSDAY – it just bites. You realize – Holy crabgrass, Batman! – another week has escaped you. You’re still unemployed and while you’ve learned a whole bunch – that doesn’t pay the mortgage. The conversations you’ve been having all week haven’t materialized in any booked meetings for next week and you’re not sure how this is going to play out. Thursday is the day it becomes all too real. You’re frustrated, scared and sad.

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New Office Policy

23 March 2009

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY NEW OFFICE POLICY Dress Code: 1) You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary. 2) If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise. 3) If you dress poorly, you need to [...]

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How is the Economy and Recession Affecting *YOU*?

18 November 2008

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Utah’s economy continues to outpace the United States, though we’re losing ground on key economic indicators, we’re losing that ground more slowly than the nation as a whole and many states around the country. September 2008 Unemployment Rate Utah VS. USA Click for latest employment situation report Utah: 3.5% U.S.: 6.1% Year-Over Nonfarm Growth Utah: [...]

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What Are The Best Companies to Work For in America?

10 November 2008

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Annually, Fortune Magazine highlights the 100 best companies to work for in the US. Thanks to the economic downturn, many people are looking to recession-proof their jobs, and part of that includes changing jobs. Here’s the latest list (below), from the February 4, 2008 edition.  Find the full Fortune 100 list online. It’s worth noting [...]

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