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Fact: Working in the typical modern office is hazardous to your health . Hunching over a keyboard for a third of the day makes employees fatter, sicker and more stressed than less sedentary occupations do. And here's the rub: The health damage inflicted by desk-bound drudgery cycles back and hurts the companies you work for. How? The high cost of obese employees for businesses .
Let's get one thing straight: Freelancing is not easy. While it offers fantastic benefits — flexible hours, more control and creative independence — there are still plenty of risks involved with striking out on your own and running your own business. And while the economy struggles to recover, freelancing poses pitfalls.
Majority of the people who log on to social networks in the course of a work day do it once or twice a day. They visit the social media sites via mobile phones or from their office computers in order to keep current with their networks. Those who do access social networking sites while at work are happier and more motivated to work. Of course, Facebook is the number one social network people access at work. They log on to check their profiles.
Planning on hiring a hotshot kid straight out of college? Here's a checklist for you: Make sure she can tweet or update Facebook while on the clock. Let her get work email on whatever device she wants. Allow her to work from home on her own schedule, even though she's unlikely to really think it makes her more productive. And by the way, an increasing number of your employees don't think they need to be in the office either. These are all the results of a Cisco survey of 2,800 college students and young professionals worldwide.
Thomas Edison once said that "genius" is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. In the world of technology startups, that 99% involves a heck of a lot of coding and wireframing. If you've got an idea for a startup, that's great — but odds are that an idea is all you have.
Ronald Brown is a successful startup CEO with an extensive background in technology and consumer marketing. His new book, Anticipate. The Architecture of Small Team Innovation and Product Success is available via iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Who drives product innovation?
Are you a techie looking for work? We recently offered some tips on landing jobs at Google , Apple and Facebook , but there are more companies in the Valley than those three. And you might be wondering what the culture is like at each of these companies, as well as at LinkedIn , Twitter , Eventbrite , Gaia and Tagged.
The productivity of the average worker has skyrocketed thanks to technology, but it comes at the price of a sedentary lifestyle. And mounting research suggests that sitting at your desk for eight hours a day can have a dramatic impact on your health. Don’t get me wrong.
The majority of employed American adults (68%) with work email accounts check their messages during traditional family holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Among those checking their email, 27% do so multiple times each day. Those checking their accounts are not likely to find empty inboxes as 79% of those polled say they receive emails from clients or colleagues during the holidays. The below infographic, published by email and contact management company Xobni, takes a look at how and why so many Americans are on their work email during their time off.
You don't have to be running for president to care about your online reputation. Almost everything you do online is easy to track, especially when you're using social media sites. This infographic shows you how to manage your "e-reputation," perhaps saving you some embarrassment, or even your career. Gathered by digital marketing firm KBSD , it's a treasure trove of tips, techniques and information about what companies and individuals are looking for inside your personal profiles and social information, and what you can do to show off your best side to those who might want to find out unflattering things about you. It's not too late to protect yourself and polish up your online image .
What would it take for you to give up your personal contacts? How about your business ones? With each of us putting a different dollar amount on what we’d accept to rebuild from scratch, contextual email plugin Smartr, from Xobni (of which we covered the launch , last week) thought it might be interesting to get a broad-scale overview. You can see the full infographic below, but here are some of the more interesting take-aways:
Ronald Brown is a successful startup CEO with an extensive background in technology and consumer marketing. His new book, Anticipate. The Architecture of Small Team Innovation and Product Success is available via iTunes, Amazon , Barnes & Noble , and Kobo . Creativity is the main prerequisite for innovation.
Working from home is awesome. But it can also be highly distracting. One recent study found that more than 40% of employees who work from home pull double-duty watching TV or a movie. More than a quarter nap or cook dinner while on the clock, and 20% play video games on the company dime, according to a Citrix survey. So it's no wonder many bosses still oppose the work-from-home concept.
Your desk job can kill you. At the very least, it will likely make you fatter, sicker and more stressed out than a job that doesn't require sitting down and hunching over a keyboard for a third of the day. Studies have shown that the amount of time American's spend sitting increased by 8% between 1980 and 2000, while obesity rates doubled. Other factors played roles in fostering flab, but consider these numbers — nearly 300 million Americans don't get the minimum level of exercise required for good health.
Mardi 10 mai 2011 | Politique , Portrait du sup. Alors que s’ouvre demain à Toulouse le colloque annuel de la CPU nous avons souhaité faire le point sur les Présidents des universités. Ils sont 81 en France à piloter des établissements qui accueillent plus d’1,4 millions d’étudiants. La LRU a fait évoluer le pilotage des universités et leur rôle. Alors que 2012 sera également une année « présidentielle » dans les universités, qui sont ces hommes et ces (quelques) femmes sur qui reposent beaucoup de responsabilités (formation, recherche, insertion professionnelle, développement des territoires…) ? Pour publier l’infographie sur votre site, n’oubliez pas d’insérer la mention suivante :