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Why 'Gen Z' May Be More Entrepreneurial Than 'Gen Y'

We've heard that Gen Y, born between 1982 and 1993, is the most entrepreneurial generation, but the next generation is even more ambitious than them. Let me introduce you to Gen Z, those born between 1994 and 2010 -- a group that's comprised of high school students and younger, and is poised to become the most entrepreneurial generation we've ever seen. ...




‘Bob, you smell’: What to say to employees about embarrassing personal issues

Everybody dreads having those “difficult conversations” with employees about personal issues. Here are some examples of how they can be handled gracefully — including the actual words to use.
 
Paul Falcone, VP of Employee Relations for Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles and a respected author on employee management, gave an in-depth presentation on the topic at a SHRM conference in San Diego. ...




4 Ways to Be a Better Communicator and More Present in Conversations

Following this advice will not only prevent you from coming off like a jerk, but actually make you memorable.

What do you get when you cross a smartphone with the act of snubbing someone? “Phubbing.”
That’s not just a punchline -- the word is defined in multiple dictionaries, and close to 44 percent of people do it more than twice a day, according to research from the University of Kent. ...




Every Starbucks in the U.S. Is Closed This Afternoon. Here’s Why

There’s a reason why you won’t be able to get your afternoon pick-me-up from Starbucks on Tuesday.
But why are Starbucks closed on Tuesday, May 29? Starbucks said it is shutting down all its U.S. locations — more than 8,000 stores across the country — in the afternoon for a company-wide racial bias education day. ...




When Headphones Get in the Way of Office Communication

A new colleague needs to communicate with the team throughout the workday. Unfortunately, she’s always wearing headphones, making simple interactions awkward. How can you break the sound barrier?
 
 
Headphones and earbuds have of course become exponentially more popular at work as the so-called “open plan” office has spread. ...




Tweet About ‘Stolen Lunch’ Hits a Nerve

Twitter thread goes viral, highlights a common workplace problem 
There's a good reason that a Los Angeles comedian's recent tweet about a co-worker's stolen lunch went viral: People could relate—because employees get their lunches stolen all the time. ...




Companies addressing workplace stress with compassion

We’ve all seen it in the news. Major corporations – Aetna, Google and Nike, to name a few – have jumped on the mindfulness bandwagon. On first glance, this seems like a good thing. Mindfulness is good for the heart, in more ways than one. ...




Work stress can be contagious: Here's how to fight back

Co-workers stressing you out? Try these tactics to stay calm and cool on the job.
According to a study from the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, in coordination with the Technische Universitat in Dresden, being around someone who’s currently stressed can increase your own stress levels. ...




7 Habits To Win In Office Politics

Office politics – a taboo word for some people. It’s a pervasive thing at the workplace. In it’s simplest form, office politics is simply about the differences between people at work; differences in opinions, conflicts of interests are often manifested as office politics. ...




Military Families Struggle to Find Work-Life Balance

A survey also finds that most don't recommend service to their children
One-third of the veterans spent at least 25 percent of the last 16 years away from their families, survey finds.
 
 
It’s not just working women who struggle to balance careers and home life. ...