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  • Job Search Discrimination Against the Unemployed
    by Lisa Rangel - November 8, 2016
    I had a year-long Triber ask me what I thought of an article about discrimination towards the unemployed. He is a skilled, experienced tech person who has been unemployed for a year and curious as to what I thought about President Obama’s efforts to make the unemployed a protected class (which was successful in some capacity in some states in the US). My answer? I don’t pay attention to it and I think focu...
  • Are Your Performance Evaluations Unfair To Women?
    by Alexandra Levit - November 7, 2016
    I recently conducted some research on gender differences in the workplace and learned that the same behaviors that were praised in men were often criticized in women. In particular, women who were more assertive, or confident in expressing their views, were often perceived negatively. Assertive men, on the other hand, were viewed as strong and competent. A colleague pointed me in the direction of this Fortune piece by Kiera...
  • Not All Millennials Are Middle Class
    by Lindsey Pollak - November 4, 2016
    As you know if you’re a frequent reader, I often hear complaints that members of the millennial generation are entitled, lazy and narcissistic. The pervasive stereotype, often perpetuated by the media and late-night TV, is that young people today are all coddled trust fund kids with nothing better to do than whine while posting selfies to Instagram. While there are some millennials who conform to this stereotype, they...
  • Women Leaders Are Changing the World
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - October 28, 2016
    Women are paving the way for a new style of leadership that is confident, authentic, and highly effective. And yet, CNN Money reports that only 25 out of 500 companies in the S&P 500 have women CEO’s. Thankfully, the comprehensive picture looks more promising. The presence of women in C-Suite roles is certainly important but I am encouraged that more women are leading in other transformative ways. Leader is not just a...
  • Lead With The 'Why': How To Emphasize Purpose To Attact Millennials
    by Lindsey Pollak - October 20, 2016
    What is your company’s mission? If you said it was to sell widgets or provide advice, you’re not going to be in the best position to attract millennial employees. That’s because many millennials are inspired to work when they know their company has a purpose beyond profits. In fact, more than half of college-educated millennials cite a “sense of purpose,” as part of the reason they chose to wor...
  • The Hidden Reasons Why Gen-Xers Career Prospects Are Rising
    by Alexandra Levit - October 17, 2016
    I got into Northwestern University despite far-from-perfect SAT scores and missing the valedictorian spot by one grade. If I were a millennial, I would have had much longer odds. Born in 1976, I’m a late Generation X-er and have had less competition for everything pretty much all my life. You’ve heard of Generation X. Due to plummeting fertility rates, the media called our birth years the 'baby bust.' Gen X incl...
  • Should Work Be 'Fun'? The Concept Is More Retro Than You Think
    by Lindsey Pollak - October 14, 2016
    “Work isn’t supposed to be fun. It’s called ‘work’ for a reason!” Sound familiar? I’ve certainly heard comments like this from curmudgeonly colleagues over the years. I frequently hear people criticize millennials for wanting work to be “fun.” And the media likes to bombard us with millennial-bashing images of immature young people who expect a party every day, schemi...
  • Selecting Long Term Care Policies
    with Mark Stratis and Tim Muma - October 3, 2016
    With greater numbers of individuals living longer, long term care is becomingly an increasingly vital consideration. Mapping out a way to afford the cost is another important action as well. Mark Stratis, senior financial planner for Szarka Financial explains to Tim Muma the different types of Long Term Care Policies that can help you and your loved ones. The information is not intended to be a substitute for specific ind...
  • Turning An Everyday Moment Into Interactive Magic
    by Mark Gorkin - September 26, 2016
    You never know when an everyday encounter can turn into a magical – “play it forward, sideways, as well as up-and-down” – moment…like yesterday. I had just completed a first-time exploratory business meeting with a counselor colleague at a Panera’s restaurant. We were discussing the possibility of developing training and workshop and retreat programs. The meeting was pretty lively; a mutual sharing of experience and skills....
  • What Do 1st Graders Think About Work and Their Future Jobs?
    Tim Muma - September 25, 2016
    Take yourself back to the age of 6 or 7...what did you think work was all about? What did you want to be? It's tough to remember much from back then, so LJNRadio went to the kids themselves. Tim Muma interviewed a group of 1st grade students from St. Jacobi Lutheran School in Greenfield, Wisconsin. He collected all sorts of insight from the kids, including concepts of work, skewed versions of what their parents do, and the typ...