As reported by Kimberly Weisul in BNET, salaries are on the increase, back up to the levels before the great recession, according to a WorldatWork study. There are some reasons for reserved optimism. (Weisul bills herself as an optimist. And it’s tough to be a small business writer and an optimist at the same time these days. . .) Here are some key points on the 2011 … [Read more...]
Why Women Execs are Twice as Likely to Leave Their Jobs
Recently I blogged about research indicating that women executives are more than twice as likely to leave their jobs as men. As reported in U.S. News, the researchers determined that 7.2% of women executives in the survey left their jobs, compared to 3.8% of men. This consisted of both voluntary and involuntary departures. Read the entire article here. The researchers … [Read more...]
Can You Be Successful In Your Business’s Culture?
Are you having a difficult time excelling in your business’s corporate culture? Are you in an environment where you can succeed? Whether you work for a Fortune 500, small business, or a start-up, the question remains the same. This question is about much more than fitting in. I’m not talking about getting along with others and doing what you need to do get your job done. I’m … [Read more...]
Inc Magazine’s 10 Tips on How to Research Your Competition
Inc. Magazine recently ran a piece titled, "10 Tips on How to Research Your Competition." If Tweets, Likes and LinkedIn Shares are any indication, this piece by Darren Dahl, has generated quite an online buzz. Must be a compelling topic... The interest and importance of researching your competition is a no-brainer. Obviously it's important, no matter what industry you're … [Read more...]
Women Executives More than Twice as Likely to Leave Jobs
Female executives are more than twice as likely to leave their jobs as men. This includes both voluntarily and involuntarily departures. Yesterday I was interviewed by a reporter writing for CareerBuilder on negotiating for women in business, and the data from a study by John Becker-Blease of Oregon State University, and his colleagues from Loyola Marymount University and … [Read more...]
Is the Male-Female Wage Gap a Myth? You Decide….
Stirred. That’s the best word I can use to describe how I feel after seeing the very recent findings from the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) about the gender wage gap. I’m even more . . . stirred . . . by IWF’s Carrie Lukas’ Op-Ed, “There Is No Male-Female Wage Gap" in the Wall Street Journal. Boy, is she going to get some hate mail! Carrie and her group draw some … [Read more...]
Thanks for the Women on Business Welcome!
It’s my pleasure to join the writing team of Women on Business. This is a great community of writers who share excellent and practical business tips. Many writers also raise important questions for women in business. With my posts, I’ll be sharing some best practices advice for marketing, public relations, communications, copywriting and even general business strategy. I’ll … [Read more...]