Background Checks Becoming Part of Your Job Search – False Resumes Need Not Apply

Background Checks Becoming Part of Your Job Search – False Resumes Need Not Apply

By Suzanne Stanford If you are a searching for a career in the Data and Analytic field you may be surprised to find that many more staffing agencies are asking potential candidates to agree to a background check. It is best not to feel insulted, rather understand your candidacy is being taken into serious consideration. Reputable agencies are always at risk for presenting a candidate who has misrepresented themselves on […]

Why 90-Day Goals Are Better Than Year-Long Ones

Why 90-Day Goals Are Better Than Year-Long Ones

Trade shorter goals for year-long ones, for greater success in keeping new habits. Most people who set New Year’s resolutions don’t follow through on them. Annual business goals often fall by the wayside as well. Consequently, late December brings a crush of articles on why we fail, and how we might reform the process to boost success. Among the best suggestions I’ve heard lately? Forget year-long resolutions and focus on […]

The Top 3 Daily Time Wasters & How To Tame Them

The Top 3 Daily Time Wasters & How To Tame Them

If you removed Email, Social Media, and Meetings from your life, how much time would you have for the rest of your work? Are you envisioning an expansive vista of focused, productive time opening up before you? Or are you already feeling the painful twinges of information withdrawal? If you’re anything like the typical creative professional, it’s probably a bit of both. All three of the above elements are work […]

The Door Is Opening and People Are Leaving

The Door Is Opening and People Are Leaving

There is going to be an exodus of workers soon from businesses all across the U.S. It seems that for all the work recruiters do at the front end, organizations are undoing it at the backend. Frustrated employees are seeking new opportunities in record numbers, but if you are prepared, your talent shortages may be over. Earlier this week, Mercer released its What’s Working survey that found that “one in […]

Ten Reasons Winners Keep Winning, Aside from Skill

Ten Reasons Winners Keep Winning, Aside from Skill

Whether the game involves competing every four years in the Olympics or every day in a business, winning brings advantages that make it easier to keep winning. To understand sustainable success, I compared perpetual winners with long-term losers in professional and amateur sports and then matched the findings to business case studies for my book Confidence. The sports were a comprehensive mix including women’s soccer, men’s and women’s college basketball, […]

The Origin of the 8 Hour Work Day and Why We Should Rethink It

One of the most unchanged elements of our life today is our optimal work time or how long we should work — generally, every person I’ve spoken to quotes me something close to 8 hours a day. And data seems to confirm that: The average American works 8.8 hours every day. At least, those are the official statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: And yet, for most of us […]