Does your company have plenty of women board members? Having women there is good for business, writes Dana Theus. A 2011 Catalyst study found companies with a high percentage of women board members did better than those with none by an 84% return on sales, 60% return on invested capital and 46% return on equity. “It means… we have become a critical ingredient for economic success,” Theus says.
If a recruiter asked what was the last thing you read, would it draw a blank? How about: “What would you change about what we do?” or “Want to play a game of tic-tac-toe?” Recruiters here divulge their motives behind favorite questions and tactics – valuable insight into what you might get asked and the thinking behind it.
Young women worry about finances, relationships, and ability to effectively manage their time while men are mostly stressed about work, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association. But women (49%) say their stress levels have increased more than men (39%). Women are more likely than men (28 verses 20%) to report having a great deal of stress.
When’s the last time you called in sick? Can’t recall? Check out what you have in common with workers who never do it. The Wall Street Journal reports that Elena Griffing, 85, hasn’t taken a sick day at an Oakland, Calif., hospital since 1948. Stacey Taylor, 50, has worked nonstop for 25 years at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital. “If I wake up not feeling well, I just figure I’ll soon feel better.” What’s your story on sick days? If you have ‘em, take ‘em – or only if you’re sick?