Monthly Archive for June, 2015

: June, 2015

Glassdoor names highest-rated female CEOs of 2015

When Glassdoor named the 50 highest-rated CEOs of 2015 in early June, we noticed something lacking from the list: women. Google CEO Larry Page topped the list, with an approval rating of 97 percent out of 100. Other Bay Area execs like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Tim Cook of Apple and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn

A look at some pros and cons of a 32-hour work week

One day can make a difference. Companies are looking to shave a day off the work week in exchange for happier and more productive employees. The concept of the “compressed work week,” aka a 32-hour week, is slowly gaining traction in the United States. The practice is tried and true in countries like the Netherlands, Denmark

Celebrating your canine colleagues on ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’

Maybe you work from home, spend your days at a local startup or do something in between. No matter your office style, many of you are sharing your 9-to-5 with your canine companion. To celebrate “Take Your Dog to Work Day” on Friday, we asked SFGate readers to send in photos of their dogs enjoying an

What to do when your boss won’t stay in his or her lane

Ever wish your supervisor would stay in his or her lane? Rather than empowering you to do your job, does he or she sometimes do it for you? Government employee Cheryl, whose name has been changed for this post, says she is extremely frustrated with her supervisor, Sally, whose name has also been changed. Cheryl said

Finding a good mentor is one of the best career strategies

If you have ever found yourself struggling with a  decision and questioning what direction to take, you could need a mentor. Behind almost every successful person, chances are there’s a mentor. In fact, finding a good mentor is one of the best career strategies you can make, and it is worth your time to start […]

Show us your office dog to celebrate ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’

You may have some new co-workers this Friday. While they’re sure to lighten the mood, don’t expect these fresh recruits to hit deadlines or think too far outside the box. Pet Sitters International is marking its 17th annual “Take Your Dog to Work Day” on June 26. The event, also known as TYDTWDay, celebrates canine companionship and

Millennials are not as different as companies think, study shows

Millennial workers are misunderstood, according to SAP’s recently released Workforce2020 study. The San Francisco-based tech company surveyed 2,700 executives and 2,700 employees in 27 countries. Half of employees surveyed were millennials. The study found similarities between millennial and non-millennial workers. “We learned millennials are not as different as we think they are,” said Karie Willyerd,

12 most dog-friendly offices in the U.S.

Most of us aren’t able to bring our best friends to work regularly — unless the friend happens to be a dog and you happen to work at a pet-friendly employer. In honor of the upcoming Canine Co-Worker Day, on June 26, dog-sitting website Rover.com highlighted offices across the U.S. that are exceptionally open to our

Why caring about my job worked for me

Occasionally, I like to share my personal experiences with my “Get to Work” readers. Last night, I read an interesting article for the Financial Times called “Why not giving a D— at Work is No Bad Thing.” The title immediately grabbed my attention and reeled me in for a quick read. The author Lucy Kellaway

Can you over-practice for a job interview?

As a job interview draws near too many candidates, often take the view that an interview is a competition of sorts. Instead of focusing on the questions and building rapport, they often try to memorize the “right” answers and think their interview performance will generate a job offer. While there is truth in needing to […]