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Past articles by Shana:

How to start 'career cushioning' so you aren't screwed if you lose your job

There are a few key ways to make sure you're ready — for a recession, for layoffs, or for anything else that might affect your professional success. → Read More

Alphabet CEO's memo announcing layoffs does exactly what it should: address the remaining workers

Sundar Pichai wrote that after cutting 12,000 Googlers, he's confident that he's kept the right people to help the company achieve its ambitions. → Read More

A former Netflix exec shares 3 simple questions to ask yourself if you're thinking about leaving your job

Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings stepped down from the job. How do you know when to quit yours? Use an algorithm from Netflix's first HR chief. → Read More

Here's a list of major companies requiring employees to return to the office

Starbucks and Disney issued return-to-office mandates in January. They follow several other big-name companies in calling workers back to the office. → Read More

We asked 5 recruiters what they'd fact-check on George Santos' résumé. The answer: everything.

The New York congressman's résumé contained enough red flags that recruiters said they would be suspicious. → Read More

6 reasons to change jobs now

Feeling stuck in your career? Changing jobs can be risky — but can also come with a pay bump and exciting new challenges. → Read More

George Santos' deceit shows why you shouldn't lie on your résumé

You shouldn't embellish your experience, education, or background because you're likely to be found out, especially in the age of social media. → Read More

Marc Benioff may be right that Salesforce's young, remote employees are hurting the company's productivity. But it's not their fault.

Benioff dismissed remote workers as less productive, but experts in remote work say the way workers are trained and managed can affect that. → Read More

The most transformative CEOs of 2022

Learn how Rosalind Brewer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Amy Howe of FanDuel, and Brian Niccol of Chipotle are leading innovation in their industries. → Read More

CNN gave its staff 24 hours to worry and stress about looming layoffs. Some experts say it's actually the right thing to do.

Advance layoffs gives employees time to emotionally prepare for the possibility of losing their job. It can also create a lot of anxiety. → Read More

Out with the new and in with the old: Why companies from Starbucks to Disney are bringing back their old CEOs to run the companies again

Disney is reinstating Bob Iger as CEO amid financial and political challenges. A familiar face can seem reassuring — and practical — during a crisis. → Read More

Bob Iger is back at Disney. He can't rely on the same old script.

Returning CEOs tend to perform worse than new ones. It helps to approach the job as though they're coming in from outside. → Read More

It's not just Elon Musk. Your boss probably wants you to put in 'long hours at high intensity' too.

Musk gave Twitter employees a choice between dedicating their lives to work or leaving. It's a more explicit version of what many employers demand. → Read More

Elon Musk is whipping up chaos at Twitter. It's a terrible playbook for leadership following an acquisition.

Musk told his staff to work around the clock, introduced stack ranking, and named himself CEO. Few leaders could risk losing workers' trust this way. → Read More

Returning to an old employer can be a solid move. Use this script from an HR exec to ask for your job back.

If you joined the Great Resignation and regret it, here's an HR-approved script for approaching your former employer and asking to be rehired. → Read More

How to return to your old employer so you can make more money and advance your career

Some workers who left their jobs during the pandemic are returning — often to salaries that are 25% higher. Here's how, and whether, to do the same. → Read More

If you're considering a career switch, don't let your company change your mind by dangling a promotion in your face

If you accept the title bump, you might wake up in 10 or 15 years and realize that this isn't what you want to be doing, one professor said. → Read More

Remote work didn't erase the risk of sexual harassment in corporate America. It made it more difficult to police, HR leaders say.

In a survey, 26% of workers reported experiencing increased harassment based on their gender while working remotely. → Read More

How to improve your workday without quitting your job — and how to know when it's time to leave

Learn how to feel happier at work — and to realize when it's time to quit — from career coaches, psychologists, and seasoned HR chiefs. → Read More

Productivity metrics are often unfair and inaccurate measures of worker performance. But in the remote era, more employers are keeping score.

Studies show these tracking tools often incentivize the wrong behaviors, increase inequities among workers, and hurt business performance. → Read More