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  • Update: DOL Raises Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors for 2018
    by Dara L. DeHaven - January 17, 2018
    On September 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced an increase in the minimum wage rate to be paid to workers performing on or in connection with federal contracts covered by Executive Order 13658, 'Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.' Beginning January 1, 2018, the minimum wage covered contractors are required to pay covered workers under the Executive Order will be raised from $10.20 per hour to...
  • Courage
    by Carole Kanchier - January 16, 2018
    'I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.' Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela was a nonviolence anti-apartheid activist, politician and philanthropist who became South Africa’s first black president from 1994 to 1999. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the Af...
  • The Evolution of Human Professions
    by Alexandra Levit - January 12, 2018
    Until recently, professional service consisted of human providers having real-time, face to face interactions with customers that were rewarded according to the amount of time spent. In this traditional model, advice or products are highly customized, focusing on the needs of individuals. But in the near future, disruptive new models for the production and distribution of expertise are emerging thanks to advances in digital...
  • Motivate Your Colleagues by Creating Memorable Moments
    by Beverly Jones - January 10, 2018
    People like to be appreciated. In fact, we need it. If a friend or colleague offers us a warm and sincere “thank you,” we tend to feel acknowledged and validated. And each little expression of gratitude might help create a sense of connection between those giving and receiving thanks. Psychologists say that feeling appreciated promotes a healthy sense that we are valuable and that our life has meaning. And good...
  • Relocation May Soon Be a Thing of the Past
    by Alexandra Levit - January 5, 2018
    In a research paper, Understanding the Long-Run Decline in Interstate Migration, Greg Kaplan and Sam Schulhofer-Wohl of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis analyzed the secular decline in interstate migration in the United States between the early 90s and the early aughts. They found that while gross flows of people across states are about 10 times larger than net flows, they declined by around 50 percent over the study&rs...
  • Don't Get Lost in Logic - Let Creativity Soar!
    by Marshall Goldsmith - December 27, 2017
    In a recent interview with my good friend Alisa Cohn, entrepreneurial coach, I asked her for her thoughts on the biggest leadership challenges for CEOs and founders of startups. Alisa, voted one of Boston’s Top 10 coaches by Women’s Business, executive coach and Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coach, taught me quite a bit! Below are learnings from our conversation that I think will help you too. Marshall: I’ve foun...
  • Are You on Top of HR Disruption?
    by Alexandra Levit - December 22, 2017
    HR used to be easy. Hand out cut-and-dry information, and make sure said employees consumed said information. But today, technology innovations impacting HR business processes have professionals simultaneously looking for ways to uplevel the function, and fearing that machines will take their jobs. Specifically, HR pros have had to contend with the following transformations, as the field moves from: Transactional HR to...
  • Are You a Manager or a Leader?
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - December 20, 2017
    Administrators have the greatest impact on employees’ careers and well-being, as work remains a significant aspect of people’s lives. Administrators determine whether employees enjoy or detest what they do. They’re also responsible for the organization’s prosperity. A flood of content cites two broad administrative categories: manager and leader. Is there a distinction, or are the terms one and the s...
  • The Revival of the Integrated Life
    by Steve Farber - December 19, 2017
    There’s this idea of late that the younger generations place a higher priority on living an integrated life than older generations. But I’m not so sure this is a generational concept. Instead, I suspect it’s more of a trend of our times, a trend that involves most of the workforce regardless of age. The belief that we should strive for balance in our work lives has been gaining momentum for a couple of dec...
  • Why Finance Pros are Turning to Automation
    by Alexandra Levit - December 15, 2017
    Are financial experts afraid of automation? Not exactly. If you talk to many of them, you’ll hear that technology has actually changed their jobs for the better and has positively impacted how they work in their organization by eliminating manual processes, increasing accuracy and efficiency, and facilitating valuable customer interactions. I rounded up some of the best thoughts on automation from big timers in the in...