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Millennials want to be the boss; boomers don’t

Quentin Fottrell at MarketWatch writes, “Just 32% of men ages 49 to 67 and 21% of women in that age group say they want to eventually occupy the corner office versus, according to a new workplace survey of 2,000 adults by the Pew Research Center. By comparison, 70% of millennial men and 61% of millennial women [...]

Tips for Surviving Office Holiday Parties

Robert McGarvey writes for MainSt, “An employee threw a co-worker into a lagoon. Another employee rode a Ferris wheel naked. Yet another was caught going through co-workers’ desks while the others were partying. Call those scenes from office holiday parties gone desperately wrong. And you better believe those incidents actually occurred, according to research assembled by staffing [...]

7 Things to Avoid in a Thank You Note

According to Steve Langerud, a workplace consultant and director of professional opportunities at DePauw University, “Not sending a thank you says, ‘I just don’t care.’” 1. Start with ‘Hey.’ It’s too informal. “Any thank you that starts with ‘Hey…’ is doomed,” Langerud says. Other informal phrases to avoid: “thanks in advance,” and “hope to see you soon.” Read the [...]