Progress for Women on Boards Takes a Step Back

Heidrick & Struggles’ 2017 Board Monitor shows decline in percentage of women directors appointed to Fortune 500 boards Gender parity in an incoming class of directors not expected until 2032 Technology sector provides an unexpected bright spot for gender diversity Hispanics make sharp gains vs. previous year but still far underrepresented Progress toward gender parity [read more] …

So Much for Journalism – Facebook Emerges As Leading News Source

Facebook Emerges As Leading News Source According To Annual Global Ogilvy Media Influence Survey Traditional print media most successful in adapting to digital world; New platform opportunities such as virtual reality and AI yet to be realized Survey findings released today from Ogilvy Media Influence’s annual global survey of over 250 reporters and editors identified [read more] …

98% of Brands Miss the Mark on Social Media

Lithium Technologies today released the State of Social Engagement 2017, its annual study that examines whether brands are using social to engage effectively with consumers. Among the key findings, 98 percent of brands are stuck in broadcast mode, relying largely on push tactics rather than proactively listening and responding to their customers across social channels. [read more] …

Russia’s Largest Online Retailer Will Accept Bitcoin

Ulmart, Russia’s largest online retailer accepts bitcoin as a form of payment from 1 September, 2017 as technology has continued to evolve and blockchain has arguably become even more important than the currency it created. Currently, Ulmart sells close to 150,000 SKU in its “first-party seller” format. With the launch of marketplace, the company is [read more] …

Physician Compensation is Affected by Gender, Specialty, Age and Productivity

Gender, Specialty, Age And Productivity Among Factors in Physicians’ Compensation Annual survey reveals trends in medical practice compensation, with age and productivity influencing gender disparity in physicians’ compensation Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) released their 2017 Physician Compensation and Production Survey which revealed that age and productivity are contributing factors that impact gender disparity in physicians’ [read more] …

Business Questions Plaguing New Graduates to Workforce

Burning Questions Facing The Class Of 2017 Not Meeting All Job Requirements, Negotiation, Rejection Among Top Concerns; Recruiting Expert Gives Tips With graduation season upon us, members of the Class of 2017 are planning their entry into professional careers. Many resources exist to help new grads craft a resume or prepare for an interview, but [read more] …

Carhartt Honors Hardworking Women and Moms

Carhartt, America’s premium workwear brand since 1889, today launched a commercial exclusively featuring hardworking women in honor of Mother’s Day. The commercial combines the heritage of Rosie the Riveter with the growing legacy of the Carhartt Woman. This film is a continuation of Carhartt’s overall spring marketing campaign, which features women’s imagery and storytelling across [read more] …

Making Ideas Happen at CompTIA ChannelCon 2017

Taking great ideas and turning them into reality will be the focus of the keynote speech at ChannelCon 2017, the information technology (IT) channel’s premier education, networking and partnering event. CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, announced today that tech entrepreneur, author and investor Scott Belsky will deliver keynote remarks at ChannelCon 2017. The conference [read more] …

Experts Prove Most Financial Advisors Aren’t Giving the Best Retirement Advice

William Reichenstein and William Meyer, founders of Retiree Income, share their research on where financial advisors go wrong with their retirement advice. In their article “How to Beat the Conventional Wisdom: Part 1” published in Financial Advisor Magazine, retirement planning experts William Reichenstein, PhD, Principal, Retiree Income, and William Meyer, CEO, Retiree Income, discuss their [read more] …

Jockey New Campaign Features War Orphan Turned Ballerina

Jockey International, Inc. (Jockey), a 140-year-old brand recognized around the world for its premium underwear and apparel, today announced an addition to its inspiring brand campaign “Show ‘Em What’s Underneath, Show ‘Em Your Jockey.” The newest hero, war orphan turned ballerina, Michaela DePrince, demonstrates that with hope, anything is possible. The #ShowEm campaign introduces Michaela [read more] …

America’s 2017 “Best-of-the-Best” Corporations for Inclusion Named by NGLCC and Partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, in collaboration with its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), has named the second annual Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all communities. “The Best-of-the-Best designation is the top corporate honor [read more] …

3 Out of 4 Women Never Had a Career Conversation on Developing Leadership Skills

Women, We Have a Problem: Why It’s Time for Employers to Get Talking Right Management Provides Practical Steps for Employers to Accelerate Progress to Gender Parity, Starting With Effective Career Conversations Women are disproportionately impacted by a lack of Career Conversations, according to a report released today from Right Management, part of ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN). [read more] …

Teachers Value Independent Reading Time

New Research Reveals Teachers Value Independent Reading Time, but Only 36% Can Set Aside Time Daily National Survey Provides Insights into Teachers’ and Principals’ Views on the State of Independent Reading in School, Making the Home-to-School Connection, and the Importance of Summer Reading Scholastic released the new Teacher & Principal School Report: Focus on Literacy, [read more] …

Burnout Needs Talking About

Talking Talent, the innovative coaching and consulting company, has today 24 April 2017 published new research that shows how pressures and expectations at work are taking their toll on employees, increasing their risk of burning out. The research shows that: More than half (57%) of all professionals feel worn out by work; This number rises [read more] …

How to Talk About Race, Religion and Politics at Work

Politics, religion, race—we can’t talk about topics like these at work, right? But in fact, these conversations are happening all the time, either in real life or virtually via social media. And if they aren’t handled effectively, they can become more polarizing and divisive, impacting productivity, engagement, retention, teamwork, and even employees’ sense of safety [read more] …

Stop CC’ing the Boss on Emails

Do you ever loop your boss when having a conversation with a colleague when his or her presence in the thread wasn’t really necessary? Turns out, many people do this, and your colleague doesn’t find it helpful at all. “Rampant cc’ing leads workers and managers to squander precious time sorting through unnecessary messages. My research [read more] …

Lands’ End Celebrates Earth Day By Planting Trees

Company Continues More Than 50 Years of Commitment to Sustainability As part of Lands’ End’s sustainability commitment spanning more than 50 years, the company is continuing to educate and engage employees and consumers in sustainable practices this Earth Day. Lands’ End is kicking off the #PlantATreeLE campaign, a tree planting initiative that will involve Lands’ [read more] …

Scout It Out Creative Venue Booking Site Now Live

Three NYC-based artists have launched Scout It Out, an easy-to-use, mobile friendly, online marketplace providing real-time booking of creative arts venues. After a year of testing a beta version, the site is fully functional, with access to nearly 100 unique spaces. WHO WE ARE: Kendra Curtis, CEO, former Technology Manager at Google, Inc. and producer [read more] …

65% Losing Sleep Over Health Care Costs

65% Losing Sleep Over Money; Health Care Costs Lead List of Worries for First Time Americans Losing Sleep Over Finances Hits Post-Recession Peak 65% of Americans are losing sleep because of money, according to a new CreditCards.com report. The most common worry – expressed by 38% of Americans – is health care or insurance bills. [read more] …

Book Offers Roadmap for Mid-Career Employees to Launch Their Own Business

Whether the casualty of corporate downsizing, tired of working for “the man,” or simply unfulfilled, many employees in mid-life yearn to own their own business, but are hesitant to make the leap. William R. Seagraves, the “Mid-Career Entrepreneur Expert,” assures mid-career employees that they are perfectly positioned to successfully fund and benefit from the American [read more] …

Five Tips For a Fresh Financial Start

For those looking to get ahead financially, Leon LaBrecque, managing partner of LJPR Financial Advisors, has a few tips to get started on the right foot. Making small good choices now can set the tone for grander gestures later in the year, like saving for a child’s college fund or preparing for retirement. LaBrecque suggests [read more] …

Google Chrome Cheat Sheet

Receive Your Complimentary Tips and Tricks Guide NOW! “Google Chrome Cheat Sheet“ With this cheat sheet you will receive daily updates in your email for free, courtesy of Make Tech Easier. If you’re a regular Chrome user, chances are you know your way around the program by using your keyboard. By now, you might hit [read more] …

Share-A-Haircut Campaign to Support Victims of Domestic Violence

Hair Cuttery Partners with the National Network to End Domestic Violence for the 4th Year May Share-A-Haircut Campaign to Support Victims of Domestic Violence Hair Cuttery and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) are teaming up to raise awareness about domestic violence through the Share-A-Haircut program on Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2. [read more] …

RBmedia’s World Is Expanding

RBmedia, a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology has acquired Audiobooks.com Through the company’s technology platform, consumers around the world can access premium digital media titles from their smartphones, tablets, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, Apple Watch®, connected homes, and computers. RBmedia can now reach more consumers than any competitor. Uniting [read more] …

14 Common Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

The 14 Common Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs They are visionaries. They see well beyond what’s happening today, and they seek to impact the future. They have passion. There’s a fire within them that allows them to confidently say, “This is what I’m meant to do, and I am going to see it through.” Passion keeps [read more] …

Why Do Rich Athletes Go Broke?

Why Do Rich Athletes Go Broke? Certified Financial Planner Don Padilla Knows Why – and Wants to Help The average professional athlete will make more money in one season than most Americans will make in their entire lives – but many of them will blow their fortunes. “Despite those amazing salaries, 78 percent of NFL [read more] …

Employment Program for People with Autism by Learning Programming Skills

“Coding Autism” Launches to Train Adults with Autism How to Code Program Aims to Combat Unemployment and Underemployment Rates Among People with Autism; Crowdfunding Campaign Launches to Help Fund Program and Provide Scholarships Every year, the number of people diagnosed with autism rises, however there are simply not enough quality programs designed towards training adults [read more] …

Women Friendly Business Spotlight :: Evite

At Evite Women Make Up Over Half of Executive Team Evite, the leading digital platform for bringing people together, today announced that the company has reached an important milestone: women now make up over half of the members of its executive team. Women currently make up 59% of Evite’s total employees and 52% of its [read more] …