Archive: June 2008
Last month I wrote post about employers that allow babies in the workplace. The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce is one such organization. The Chamber's babies-in-the-workplace policy dates back to the nineties, says Vice President of People Programs Evelyn Lemoine....
There was a great piece on NPR Friday morning about how U.S. Cellular, a company based in Chicago, has instituted email-free Fridays. According to one veep at the company, the staff loves it--even those who initially balked or said it...
Been burning the midnight oil lately? Then you may be at risk for anxiety or depression. So says a Norwegian study published in the current issue of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (though based on my own quasi-scientific experimentation...
Want to know what workers at Amazon, Getty Images, Google, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Real Networks, and a host of other heavy hitters in the region have to say about their employers? A brand spanking new website - Glassdoor.com - makes that...
In today's P-I, reporter Paul Nyhan (aka Working Dad) writes about how despite sharing the parenting load, modern dads can have a hard time finding flexible options in the workplace. As Nyhan reports, there's still a stigma attached to a...
Father's Day is approaching fast, which means the media is going hog wild with stories on parental leave. But to keep things simple, today let's talk about moms taking time off when the baby comes; I'll get to dads tomorrow....
In my first post on this blog, I mused about what motivates us to do the work we do. Conveniently, employment agency Randstad USA just released its annual World of Work study, which analyzes what drives employee satisfaction. The number...
Karen Burns is the author of The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl, a career guide based on her 59 jobs over 40 years in 22 cities.
Kristen Fife is a senior recruiter, career mentor, blogger and resume consultant based in the Seattle area.
Lisa Quast is a certified career coach, mentor, business consultant, former corporate executive and author based in the Seattle area.
Randy Woods writes about job-search tools, networking techniques and other tips to help you land your dream job.
Matt Youngquist is the president of Career Horizons, a career counseling firm.
Natalie Singer is a Seattle writer, editor and small-business owner.
Michelle Goodman is the author of "My So-Called Freelance Life" and "The Anti 9-to-5 Guide."
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