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    Moving Up the Ladder - The Gaming Industry: Sexism and Death Threats
by Brianna Wu and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
The gender gap remains wide in the gaming industry and that is contributing to many unfortunate and often-disturbing cases of sexism. In some scenarios, serious threats of bodily harm and even death have become regular occurrences for women who are speaking out and trying to counteract the inequalities. Brianna Wu, video game developer and co-founder of Giant Spacekat, talks to Tim Muma about her experiences in the industry, w...
 
    Moving Up the Ladder - Being the First Female Athletic Director at a Division I College
by Mary Alice Hill and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
Being the first - anything - has tremendous uncertainty and challenges to overcome. For Mary Alice Hill, she jumped headlong into an arena created, driven and ruled by men: Division I collegiate athletics. Mary talks with Tim Muma about her ascent in the sports world, eventually becoming the first female to hold the position of Athletic Director at a major university. Mary shares the stories of the hurdles she faced, how she e...
 
    Community Concepts - Nonprofit HR
by Lisa Brown Morton and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
Most of the attention in human resources tends to be focused on the for-profit sector; however, there's a potentially greater need in the non-profit world to put money and training into effective HR strategies, recruiting and hiring. Lisa Brown Morton, president and CEO of Nonprofit HR, tells Tim Muma about the variety of challenges that exist in relation to human resources and non-profits. Lisa also gives some insight into wh...
 
    Volunteering At - The Birthday Party Project
by Lara Gaither and Cady Chesney - Feb, 2015
The Birthday Party Project’s mission is to bring joy to homeless children through the magic of birthdays. With over 120 birthday parties hosted in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2014 alone, there are many opportunities to get involved with this magical organization. Monthly birthday parties are themed and come complete with activities, decorations, games, and cupcakes for children living in a partnered agency. If this sounds li...
 
  The Secret's Out! Women In The Workplace
by Mi'Shon Landry - Jan, 2016
It probably comes as no surprise to know that... But did you also know? Although women represent more than half of the total workforce, however their share of employment varies considerably across occupational groups. The female wage gap still presents lots of opportunity for improvement, with a key factor contributing to the gap is GENDER DIFFERENCES ACROSS OCCUPATIONS. Today, more Black wo...
 
  May the Force Be With You as a Seasoned Woman at Work
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jan, 2016
The double standard for men and women continues in the workplace. The recent media debate about whether Carrie Fisher is aging well or not in the blockbuster, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie, is an example of women facing scrutiny about looks and appearance in the workplace that does not equally apply to men. It’s a given that the Hollywood lens is more critical for actresses in the film industry with unrealistic Fount...
 
  Top 4 Mediator Skills for HR Professionals
by Kenzi Bisbing - Jan, 2016
It is inevitable that HR professionals at one point in time will have to deal with workplace conflict. An easy way to combat that conflict is to mediate disputes with the parties involved in a neutral manner. Turns out, HR professionals can really learn a few things from mediators; skills that can even make them become better professionals. 1. Negotiation skills HR professionals can negotiate everything from contracts...
 
  The Happiest And Most Successful Professionals - 8 Ways They Think Differently
by Kathy Caprino - Jan, 2016
In my work as a career success coach, I regularly survey thousands of professionals each year. These surveys and studies allow me a special lens into the deepest thoughts and beliefs of people who are building careers that excite and inspire them, as well as those who are despairing and disillusioned, and desperately want a change but can’t figure out how to create it. These clients and respondents communicate in many differen...
 
  Small Businesses: The Three Things You Need To Know About Millenials
by Lindsey Pollak - Dec, 2015
They’re here! The millennials, that is. If you don’t have one working for you now, you probably will soon. That’s because millennials, also known as Generation Y, now comprise the largest share of the American workforce, according to the Pew Research Center, and by 2025, a full 75 percent of the U.S. workforce will be millennials. These numbers present a huge opportunity for small business owners. Millennial employees as a...
 
  How Veterans Can Find Civilian Jobs
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2015
Making a career change isn’t easy, and it’s especially challenging when you’re transitioning from a military to a civilian environment. You need to showcase why you are qualified for the targeted job, even if your past experiences do not identically match the employer’s requirements. Adding to the complexity, most employers are not familiar with military service, positions, jargon or acronyms, so it can be even more challengin...
 
  Over 50? How To Find Job Satisfaction
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2015
Job satisfaction isn’t a typical state of mind for most U.S. workers, according to the The Conference Board’s 2015 Job Satisfaction survey. They found 48.3 percent of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs. While that is an increase of 0.6 percentage points from 2014, it still leaves the majority (51.7) of U.S. workers dissatisfied with their work. If you’re over 50 and seeking a more satisfying work experience, you’re...
 
  Are Recruiters and Hiring Managers Really Using Your Age Against You?
by Louise Garver - Nov, 2015
I’ve had many mature executive clients tell me they have experienced some form of age discrimination in their careers. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stated that record levels of age-discrimination lawsuits have been filed in the last five years. One contributing factor: millennials are moving into junior executive or executive positions and some may not recognize an older worker’s value to an organization. The...
 
  Are You Properly Leveraging Your Retiring Boomers?
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2015
I've observed an interesting phenomenon. Condo sales in the town where my in laws live, West Palm Beach, were picking up. As someone who studies workforce trends, this is the opposite of what I expected to happen. The baby boomer generation, I thought, does not want to retire to Florida and play golf and mahjong all day. They want to stick around and keep contributing. It turns out I had only part of that right. Boomers wan...
 
  Job Search & Career Resources for the 55+ Crowd
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2015
Whether you’re in the 55+ job seeker category yet or not, the job search and career resources available for that group will undoubtedly become important to you at some point. That’s especially true if the tendency of too many companies to base their hiring decisions on perceived age-related drawbacks stays as active as it has been in the past. Job Search Challenges for 55+ Job Seekers According to Experience Works (formerl...
 
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