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What Employees Want More Than a Four-Day Workweek

Conversations about the four-day workweek have been steadily gaining traction. Adam Grant recently made his case for its’ productivity but polls have found there is something employees value even mor – flexibility in their schedules aka the ability to choose which hours they work.

Job Hiring Fraud On The Rise

With the rise in applying for jobs online, job hiring fraud has become frustratingly common. Some common red flags of hiring scams include asking for payment or personal information and a rushed, very informal hiring process. Trust your instincts and do your research during your job search.

Freelancers are Becoming More Highly Skilled

Freelance work has been picking up steam lately. In 2021, Americans opened a record number of new businesses and freelance sites like Upwork and Fiverr saw big leaps in engagement. Furthermore, the freelance workforce is becoming more highly skilled, with 26% of freelancers having postgraduate degrees.

Is Remote Work the New Baseline Standard?

In a rapidly-evolving pandemic, many employees’ work environments changed overnight to digitally connected remote work. Many of these workers would like to see these conditions stay and increasingly value flexibility in their schedules. Inc. argues that this is the new baseline standard for work and leaders need to catch up.

Warren Buffett’s Advice For Your Career Growth During Inflation

Sometimes the best advice is straightforward and to the point. Legendary investor Warren Buffett recently gave words of wisdom on dealing with the current inflation and your overall career objectives. The gist of it? Invest in yourself and your talents.

10 Signs You Shouldn’t Take a Job Offer

Are you considering taking on a new role? Situations like a too-long interview process or unclear job expectations might point to future trouble. Look out for these red flags during the interview process as signs you shouldn’t take the job.

New Studies Find Pretending to be Extroverted at Work Doesn’t Help Introverts Succeed

Many aspects of the modern workforce benefit extraversion over introversion – networking, the hiring process and promotion criteria to name a few. However, a recent study has shown that feigning extraversion if you are introverted may actually hinder your career development.

How to Make the Most of Pay Transparency When Job Hunting

Salary transparency laws have been gaining momentum, signaling a larger trend of workers seeking pay information and equity. With inflation sticking around, pay has become even more of a hot-button issue for job seekers. Here’s how to make the most of pay transparency when job hunting.

The Rise Of Boomerang Employees During 2022

What is a “boomerang” employee? It’s a person who quit their job in the midst of The Great Resignation and is now looking to return to their prior company. These situations might be on the rise.