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4 Ways to Prevent Data Loss in Your Workplace

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 9:15 am

Although security applications have been around for a long time, data loss remains a serious threat to businesses online and offline. According to IBM’s 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average cost of lost data was $221 in the U.S. 48 percent of…

Business

3 Ways to Nurture the Professional Development of Millennial Employees

By | Dec 15, 2016 at 10:30 am

Countless stories have been written on studies of millennials as if they are their own species, trying to understand them and figure out how they work. As a millennial, entrepreneur and business owner, I know what it means to be a millennial in the…

Business

3 Tried-and-True Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm

While there’s no need for many companies to be based in the same location any longer, good management skills are still important. After ending a 10-year career in the trading pits in Chicago, I set out to start an online stock and options market education business. I didn’t have…

Culture

The Pros & Cons of BYOD

By | Aug 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm

For a modern-day workplace, a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy is becoming commonplace. Since many organizations are now assigning corporate devices, such as company-issued smartphones and tablets, in order to help employees keep up with work and email, it’s natural that some people may want to…

Productivity

The Data on Staying Focused at Work [Infographic]

By | May 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm

You’re in Writing 101. College or high school, it doesn’t matter. What’s the first icebreaker you pick when you turn the student next to you? If you’re me, it’s a joke about how you wrote the entire essay you’re holding now over the last hour and…

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Opinion/Analysis

‘Soft Skills’ Are Driving the Digital Workplace

By | May 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Is there an organization that doesn’t rely on technology to make the entire workplace more efficient? Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decades, you know that every business needs the support of technology. As any other smart business owner, you…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Meditating At Work: It’s Not Just For Hippies

By | May 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Traditional team building activities often make employees feel awkward and uncomfortable. They put people on the spot and create unsettling tensions between people who have never even spoken to each other. They’re awkward, they’re a waste of time and something about them just feels wrong. But some team…

Entrepreneur

How Workplace Fitness Improves Employee Productivity

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm

No matter how big your business is or how many employees you have under one roof, nothing impacts your bottom line more than falling employee productivity. Your employees can be the best and brightest in the business and can produce results that stand head…

Trends

Study: Most People Okay with Robots in the Workplace

By | Jul 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Would you be cool with having a robot as a coworker? Well, it may soon be time to start considering such a reality. According to a recent survey conducted by the U.K.-based Expert Market, 70 percent of managers would consider using a robot on…

Security

The Good, the Bad, and the Who-Knows About BYOD

By | Jul 15, 2015 at 11:00 am

The heated discussions around the recent Kaspersky Lab cyber-attack and the major OPM data breach have again brought the information security issue under the spotlight. This time, the discussion doesn’t only focus on how to fortify the external protection shield, but also emphasizes on…

Jobs

3 Takeaways from the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Recently, Fortune.com published a list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. The Millennial generation encompasses those born between 1980 and 2004, and according to a Pew Research Center study, Millennials are now the largest generation in the American workforce. Below are three takeaways…

Culture

John Oliver’s Funny, Yet Sad Look at the Parental Leave System

By | May 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

HBO’s late night host John Oliver offers viewers reality checks on a weekly basis. During this week’s show, Oliver brought up a serious issue silently plaguing corporate America: Our country’s archaic parental leave system and its shortcomings. Supportive parental leave policies are important if we want to keep women…

Culture

Why Tech Founders Should Always Put Family First

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

I recently read an interesting post by Devon McDonald of OpenView on how tech companies should help employees find a healthy work-family balance. McDonald has been able to find a balance thanks to OpenView’s work culture of always putting family first. In fact, companies should encourage both women and men…

Communication

Slack Attack: the Workplace Messaging App is Going Social

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

Slack is taking over my social life. This morning, when I woke up, I rooted around under my pillow for my phone. While in the past I would have checked my e-mail first, or my Twitter mentions, the first thing I did was check…

Business

Connect and Be Productive: 5 Ways to Improve Teamwork

By | Oct 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

Did you know that on any given day of business it is estimated that you and your colleagues spend approximately 74 minutes attempting to contact each other? Or that you spend almost an hour looking over duplicated content and communications. These are just but…

Business

Chicago

If You Want to Learn About Creating Great Company Culture, Come to Ethos 3.0

By | Jul 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

When attempting to build a great company culture, it’s important to recognize that the work environment – the actual space in which people perform (or, at least, attempt to perform) their  jobs – can have a significant effect on the success or failure of creating…

Business

‘Tis The Season… To Be Stressed! 9 Tips For Combating Stress

By | Dec 21, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Stress happens. Take a look at these stats: Three out of every four American workers describe their work as stressful. Workplace stress costs U.S. employers an estimated $300 billion annually in absenteeism, lower productivity, medical insurance, and other health-related expenses. The Bureau of Labor…