Thank you for registering.

Start reading the best of Ladders News' workplace reporting right now.

More employees would pick natural light over childcare when it comes to work perks

Today's Top Stories September 19, 2018

How to

3 ways to make planning a vacation a little easier for you

Time to get away, take a break from the stresses of work, and provide yourself with a little vacation time? Here are three ways to take the edge off.

News

Men talk 92% of the time on conference calls

“One could surmise that male executives (on conference calls) are more prone to speaking simply to hear themselves speak.”

News

Survey: These are the most (and least) diverse states in the country

The list of diverse states is literally all over the map, but the Northeast stands out as one of the least diverse sections of America.

Humor

Twitter users explain how #HRInformedMe

"#HRInformedMe that they were aware i lied on my resume. Apparently, I'm too young to be the last living survivor of the titanic."

Personal Finance

76% of young adults believe they’ll be better off financially than their parents

According to a recent survey, 76% of millennials and gen Z between the ages of 16 and 25 believe they’ll be better off financially than their parents.

Highest Paying Jobs

15 companies in Los Angeles this month hiring for $100K positions like crazy

Ladders compiled a list of the top 15 companies hiring for $100K jobs right now in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

Leadership

6 questions to ask before you let go

You have reached that pivotal moment where you are ready to take action though you aren’t sure what to do. These are the questions you need to ask.

Personal Finance

Here’s how I became a six-figure freelancer

The most important thing is to listen to your gut, be true to yourself, and be passionate about what you’re doing – that will never fail you.

Leadership

3 signs you’re on track to being a strong leader

"Here are three tangible ways up and coming leaders can ensure you’re headed in the right direction. Let’s break them down one by one."

Salary

How to successfully negotiate by using silence

Those awkward silences you fear may help you navigate a negotiation with success. Here are five tips on using silence to negotiate.

How To

10 tips for being your own best advocate

Standing up for yourself is an important skill. Here, 10 career experts share how they developed an ability to advocate for themselves.

The Whole Human

This 1 habit will make Sunday less stressful, and Monday more productive

"If you’re not constantly auditing yourself, your habits, your schedule, and the way you approach your own life, you will never be in control."

Productivity

10 ways ridiculously successful people think differently

You can study how ridiculously successful people think and incorporate their approach into your repertoire.

Job search

How to negotiate a job offer during the interview

It's an all-too-common negotiation challenge: How to handle the mid-interview salary question. It’s such a sticky sitch!

The Whole Human

The Teflon Mind: How to let go of the past

"Remember, when there’s nothing to attach to, there’s nothing to let go of. That’s the beauty of building a non-stick mind."

Productivity

This is how to survive in a toxic workplace: 3 secrets from research

Do you deal with some awful people at work? Do they annoy you beyond belief at times Actually, it’s a lot worse than that — whether you realize it or not.

News

ACLU says Facebook allowed employers to post job ads that excluded women

The ACLU complaint argues that Facebook is not just a middleman for jobs, but acts as an employment agency and is therefore liable.

News

Women in STEM more likely to drop out if they are only female in class

"Women pioneers were not only more likely not to finish their [STEM] degree in time, but they were also more likely not to get it at all."

Office Life

Survey: Employees say this type of music boosts productivity

While research has found that millennials who feel like their finances are secure are more likely to listen to classical music, a new survey from staffing firm Accountemps shows that among office workers who say listening to music at work helps them get more done, "pop" is the top genre that boosts their productivity.

Success

According to a new study, first impressions may not be as important as we thought

According to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science, people tend to underestimate how much another person likes them.

News

How the language in letters of recommendation can hold women back

"It's a reminder of how bias can creep into language with even well-intentioned efforts and can still cause lasting harm to careers."

News

Survey: This is the best city to raise your family in this year

While obviously not perfect, the findings will hopefully give people a sense of the areas that offer the greatest opportunity to raise a family.

Job search

How to ‘sell yourself’ in an interview without being an egomaniac

There's a fine line between under- and over-selling yourself to a potential employer and kill your chances of being considered for the job.

Job search

Make your resume more like a blockbuster movie

So, how can you make your resume more tempting at first glance? Catch their interest from the first minute. We're here to help.

Productivity

Eliminate failure with mental simulations

The pain of failing is a result of a poor match between our subjective preferences and the objective reality. It’s not an easy thing to deal with.

In case you missed it:

Salary

Study finds that ‘very unattractive’ people make more money

A study from the Journal of Business and Psychology of 20,000 young Americans, interviewed the subjects at home at age 16 and then three more times before they turned 29-years-old. The researchers looked at the correlation between attractiveness and income of the participants based on a five-point scale of physical attractiveness from "very unattractive" to "very attractive." They found something very interesting when it came to looks and earnings...

coffee

This is the surprising benefit of going for that third cup of coffee

That first cup of coffee in the morning is absolutely needed to wake you up. The second cup of coffee a bit later keeps the momentum up. The third cup is when you start to feel a bit guilty and doubt your sense of self. But this new study will help get rid of that guilt.

wellness

Stanford professor: The workplace is literally killing us

No good employer is going to outright say that they kill you, but new research finds that too many modern workplaces are grim reapers inflicting a fatal amount of stress on our bodies and minds.

You must meet one-on-one with your new hire in the first week … or else