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Women in the Workplace: Overeducated, Underestimated, and Underpaid?

  
  
  
Workplace

Last month, we celebrated Women’s History Month, with International Women’s Day on March 8. Thousands of blog posts, articles, and infographics were shared, taking a wide variety of angles on the topic of women in the workplace, and the passionate topic of “The Gender Pay Gap.” Some bloggers and authors shared how women are more educated but underestimated in the workplace. Some people celebrated Equal Pay Day last week. I asked my network (colleagues, friends, and Facebook friends) for their opinion on the matter. Was this a mistake? Some responses shocked me.

High-Potential Posture: How Body Language Changes Everything

  
  
  
High-power pose

It takes approximately eleven one-hundredths of a second to recognize a face. When you walk into an interview for the first time, that’s about how long it takes for the interviewer to make an assessment of you. There are tons of articles about optimizing sales, productivity, and your online presence, but what about optimizing yourself? I’m not talking about spiritually, but superficially—literally nothing below the skin. Not only will improving your posture improve how people immediately perceive you, but you will begin to feel what you are presenting.

Facebook’s Onboarding Bootcamp: Pushing “Codes” Instead of “Ups”

  
  
  
Onboarding

You and I have the same number of friends on Facebook: 150 (give or take). Sure, my profile says I have 484—you probably have close to double that number—but the fact of the matter is, we both have about 150 friends. It’s called Dunbar’s number: a theoretical limit to the number of people with whom any individual is able to sustain a stable or meaningful social relationship (usually considered to be roughly 150).

How Charismatic Leadership Drives Success

  
  
  
Leadership

Deiric McCann, co-author or Leadership Charisma, was interviewed recently for major Slovenian newspaper, Dnevik. Today, he shares with us the importance of leadership charisma in business.

Interviewer: In your opinion, from a marketing perspective, why is it so important that industry leaders are charismatic?

Deiric McCann: In our research (400,000 employees rating 40,000 leaders worldwide), more than 40 percent of what we- as employees, shareholders or readers- perceive as charisma is good communication.  Think of any truly charismatic leader you know or have ever read– what do you remember? Their extraordinary communication ability (think ML King, JFK, Gandhi, Steve Jobs, etc.). 

Misconceptions About Introverts in the Workplace

  
  
  
Workplace

“I believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward.” -Susan Cain (American writer and lecturer)

70% of Workers Are Paid to Waste Time—Every Day.

  
  
  
productivity

The median weekly wage for workers in the U.S. is $786—are employers getting what they’re paying for? The odds are stacked against them, as a Gallup study found that only 30 percent of the American workforce is engaged, and the rest is costing companies up to $550 billion annually. Whether you know it or not, you’re probably paying your employees to socialize with coworkers, make personal phone calls, and even shop online. Recent survey results by Salary.com revealed pretty much everything there is to know about wasting time at work, and if you value productivity and performance, you’ll probably want to know what they found. Prepare yourself, the numbers might be shocking.

All Aboard: Save Your People From Drowning with Strategic Onboarding

  
  
  
Onboarding

Effective employee onboarding can have a tremendous effect on the success of a new hire. Strategic onboarding processes are just as pertinent for the employee as they are for the organization. Businesses can reap the benefits of confident, organized, and prepared employees. The statistics in the infographic below share why it's crucial for your business to focus on strategic onboarding to save your employees from "drowning."

10 Important Questions to Help Identify High Potentials

  
  
  
Potential

According to a study by the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), as many as 25% of high-potential employees plan on leaving their jobs within a year. Many organizations make the mistake of only looking at ability when assessing an employee’s potential for managing a job.

Drug Screening in the Pre-Hire Process

  
  
  
Pre-employment

So, you just interviewed the most spectacular applicant for that job that’s been open for two and a half months. He was highly-recommended by one of your best employees. He was charming, had an answer for every question you threw at him, and has already passed the background check. The problem is, he didn’t tell you about that methamphetamine addiction he’s had since he was sixteen. How disappointed are you going to be when that mandatory drug test comes back positive, and the hunt for an employee resumes?

What to Learn From America’s Favorite Leader

  
  
  
leadership

Earning the loyalty and respect of your employees can be a difficult task on its own, so how can you build a leadership they’ll love? An employee review website recently released a ranking of the highest-rated CEO’s in America, and we can learn a thing or two from one of the most loved leaders of today.

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