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May 24, 2017

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How to Spot a Bad Boss

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Harvard and Stanford researchers have found that the stress bad bosses cause can be as damaging as second hand smoke and that they can also make you sad, lazy and fat. Red flag No. 1 — do they lack basic respect and manners — is an obvious sign of a bad bops but there are five others, according to this piece in Fast Company. 

 

Use Correct English Not Slang At Work

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We can argue about whether using the word bigly at work is a bigly mistake or a big league mistake, but this piece says it has no place at work. Conversate and six other words or phrases also make the list.

 

Yellen: Make It Easier For Women To Work

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Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen says that obstacles to women’s participation in the work force damage productivity in the United States and she thinks its time for us do something about it. The New York Times reports that in a speech at Brown University, Yellen noted that women transitioning from the home to the workplace after World War II was a “major factor in America’s prosperity.” But that progress stalled in recent decades, she said, leaving women less likely than men to hold paying jobs. Expanding the availability of paid leave, affordable childcare and flexible work schedules, Yellen said, could help to lift the American economy from a long stretch of slow growth.

The Arise Platform – Not All Work-From-Home Opportunities are Created Equal

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If it wasn’t already apparent, one only needs to read recent headlines to understand just how much the demand for work-from-home opportunities has increased. Case in point: Amazon recently announced the addition of 5,000 part-time, work-from-home customer service jobs.

In addition, workforce expectations are changing, and those changes are fueling home-based business growth. In a recent study by Fidelity Investments, 58% of Millennials and 53% of Gen-Xers indicated they value improved quality of work-life balance as more important than financial benefits.

However, it is extremely important to make the distinction that the majority of these work from home opportunities are still jobs – with all the limitations that the word implies. These, mostly part-time, jobs still require you to report to a supervisor, to adhere to a set schedule and do not provide the true flexibility and freedom that come from owning your own home-based business and being your own boss.

Arise provides a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial individuals to launch their own virtual call centers and be their own boss without a huge investment in equipment. The Arise Platform has been connecting a network of virtual call centers capable of providing customer service, sales and technical support to impressive brand name clients opportunities since 1994.

When you’re the boss, you get to set your own hours, select the client projects that match your skills and earnings expectations, hire agents and grow your business and work from any location. You control your earning potential based on how large you grow your business, the frequency you work and the results your company produces.

To choose what you do, when you work, and for how long – that is the only way to truly achieve work life balance. For more information on how one can use the Arise Platform to launch their home-based business and get started, click here!

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Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Morning Routine

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If your morning routine has become routine, it might be time to shake it up. In this piece, Stacey Lastoe gives five practices and behaviors to motivate you to face the upcoming challenges of the day.

The Power of Women

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Only one lesson matters in the ousting of Bill O’Reilly, which follows the firing of his former boss Roger Ailes, the man who built Fox News: women have a voice. A mighty voice.

Gretchen Carlson had the courage to speak up with her allegations of sexual harassment against her old boss. By refusing to suffer in silence, Gretchen paved the way for other women to come out of hiding with their experiences, too. That led to firings, settlements and a federal investigation of Fox News.

While it’s often scary to speak out against powerful people, especially when they exert control over your career or your paycheck, it’s sometimes more beneficial — albeit difficult — than allowing improper behavior to flourish at the expense of the innocent.

Women have so much power, a lot of which is untapped, so are we so scared? What do we fear — and why do we have so much fear — when we possess this enormous power?

How do we tap that reserve and start putting our clout to work? That’s the question we want to ask — and act on — as we reflect on the mess that’s unfolded at Fox.

Think Before You Leap To Self-Employment

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Being your own boss may sound enticing, but self-employment brings with it certain financial challenges, U.S. News reports. If you’re thinking about leaving a full-time salaried position to work for yourself, think about these seven issues before you make the leap.