Miscellaneous

Hope 4-Day Workweeks Are Coming Soon? This Is the Only Way a 4-Day Work Schedule Will Actually Work

I once worked with a guy who didn’t take vacation weeks. Instead, he took vacation days.  Just Fridays. Twenty a year. Counting certain holidays, he worked four-day weeks for nearly half the year.  Unusual? Sure. But here’s where it gets interesting: On his five-day weeks, he worked at a normal pace. On four-day weeks, his Wednesdays and Thursdays were […]

Miscellaneous

Want to Attract and Hire the Best Candidate? 81 Different Studies Say Stop Listing Years of Experience As a Job Requirement

Skim any list of job postings and nearly all will expect candidates to meet an experience requirement. For example, one study of over 95,000 job listings found that 61 percent required three or more years of experience–even though those jobs were entry-level positions. (Kinda hard to have experience when you’re looking for your first real job.) Say you create a job […]

Miscellaneous

A Single Mom Who Saved $750,000 in 4 Years Shares the Biggest Mistakes She Made on Her Journey to Financial Independence

April 5, 2021 6 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider Lakisha Simmons, an associate professor of analytics at Belmont University and author of “The Unlikely AchieveHer,” had always taken advantage of her workplace retirement accounts. When she got her first job out of college, she began contributing up to the employer’s match on […]

Miscellaneous

People Who Use These 3 Controversial Words Have Very High Emotional Intelligence

I realized recently, while updating my free ebook, Emotional Intelligence 2021 (download here) that I might have made a mistake. It has to do with a simple, three-word phrase that some people use instinctively, and that other people are quick to criticize as a result. While I was once among the critics, I’ve come to believe that this phrase might actually […]