Pay attention to introverted co-workers to gain an appreciation of the importance of thinking before you speak and sharing the limelight, Robin Madell writes. Also, introverts often have a knack for gaining valuable insights by listening.
Purple Squirrel has launched a platform that allows job seekers to communicate with employees at companies they'd like to work for. Users can pay for 30-minute phone consultations with current employees who can act as mentors.
An "invisible wall" makes it difficult for qualified job seekers and hiring managers to find one another, with many professionals getting no results from online job boards and automated hiring processes, Liz Ryan writes. She advises job seekers to contact hiring managers directly.
Longer work hours, increased stress and low pay raises are creating an employee-burnout crisis, according to a recent study. Employers can ease burnout, which accounts for as much as 50% of attrition, by implementing flexible schedules, encouraging employees to take vacations and promoting wellness.
St. Louis was part of France when the Louisiana Purchase was completed, but the Spanish were still managing the city. In March 1804, when American troops arrived in the frontier city, they first had to transfer power from Spain to France, with the official handover to the US occurring the following day.