Category Careers

Free Food Is Nice But Not Enough: The Key To Retaining Millennial (And All Other) Employees

Dan Lyons’ recent book about his misadventures at HubSpot describes the culture clash that ensued when Lyons, a 50-something journalist, tried working at a tech company staffed largely by 20-something Millennials. Looked at another way, though, the story is also about the lengths to which companies will go to keep Millennials from leaving their jobs. Scene from […]

Avoiding The Career Obsolescence Trap

Four years ago, I had a conversation about career obsolescence I’ll never forget. I was catching up with a friend and former colleague who had left her job at an advertising agency around 2008 to be a stay-at-home mom. This woman is the best account director I’ve ever known. She is tough, comfortable defending her […]

Downsizing’s Silver Linings

I joined Microsoft about three months ago as a result of its acquisition of Nokia’s devices business. Last week, Microsoft announced a restructuring that will result in the loss of thousands of jobs, including many previously held by friends of mine. When I include my years at Nokia, I have survived layoffs, including last week’s, […]