Van Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

02/06/15

Now that job-hopping has lost its stigma ...

Thanks to seemingly irreversible workforce trends, job-hopping doesn’t carry the stigma it once did, and that’s a dilemma for employers who are virtually compelled to reduce the phenomenon.

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01/04/15

The undeniable power of the emerging workforce

In San Francisco, employers with 20 or more workers are now required to state why they deny employee requests to work different hours, to telecommute, or even to share job duties. You heard that right — such work-life balance considerations are becoming a legally protected right, at least on the West Coast. But even if Madison employers never have to provide the government with such a note, they might want to make note of Spherion’s latest Emerging Workforce Study.

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12/02/14

Embracing their inner braud

I once was admonished by a younger co-worker for using the term “broad.” She assumed it was a pejorative term, and I assumed there was too much of a generation gap to explain why it isn’t. I wish Joanna Burish had been there at that moment because she has started a networking movement of smaller, more intimate professional groups that goes by the same name, different spelling.

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11/05/14

Entrepreneurs can SCORE one for business

Networking at the annual Madison Chamber of Commerce dinner, I met a young entrepreneur named Matthew Starr, who has an interesting startup business called Rally Energy LLC. He makes caffeinated mints that provide a boost, especially in the early afternoon when we’re otherwise tempted to load up on coffee or soda to restore full powers of concentration.

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10/01/14

An ode to October, the most gorgeous month

Every year at this time, I vow to enjoy the month of October and not let those beautiful, cool, and crisp 31 days pass me by, and every year I allow myself to be buried inside with work and not take full advantage of the colorful splendor this month offers. This time, it will be different.

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