4 Things You Didn’t Know About The Gender Pay Gap

Originally Published in ForbesAshley Stahl

Did you know that there are more CEO’s named John than there are female CEOs combined? This article is about gender pay gaps, but this piece of information just says it all. The gender pay gap is still alive and well as we go into 2017, unfortunately. Some reports show that it’s slowly shrinking, but other analysts claim the change is so small (mere tenths of a percentage point) that the shrink the gap is negligible. The hard truth either way is that women still make about20% less than men for doing the same jobs. That adds up to a whopping $10,470 less per year than men make for doing the exact same work. That’s more than $840 billion that women lose in wages every year. Here are four facts about the gender pay gap that … Read More

5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Getting A New Job

Originally Published in ForbesAshley Stahl

I once had a client, Ann, who came to me in a panic right after starting a new job. Prior to our initial meeting, the company had been aggressively recruiting her for a position that sounded exciting. However, a few weeks after she accepted the job, her hours, her work location, and title were not what she and the employer had discussed during negotiations. …Sound familiar? I hear about workplace minefields like this all the time. Ann was devastated. And rightfully so—there’s nothing worse than starting a job that turns out to be completely different than you discussed with the employer. You may even be questioning whether you should have left your last job or whether you can get your old job back. Not a fun … Read More

5 Tips to Decrease Stress in the Workplace NOW

Originally Published in ForbesAshley Stahl

Burnout doesn’t just affect your work life—it can have a detrimental effect on your health, your personal relationships, and your family. It’s a particularly important topic in my world, as many of my clients have come to me after being hit by the burnout train. Stress and burnout have become an epidemic in our society. In one study, 80% of respondents said they experience stress at work and need help managing it. A recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association revealed that stress levels rose from one year to the next, with a sharp increase in those reporting that they experience extreme stress. I was so inspired by Arianna Huffington’s intention to change this during a recent conversation I had with her about her new company, Thrive … Read More

8 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Job Search

Originally Published in ForbesAshley Stahl

Following certain best practices can make or break you in your quest for the right job. Some bad habits are obvious, where as others are more subtle– and even the subtle ones can have a detrimental effect on your chances of landing the right job. Here are eight common job search blunders with advice on how to avoid them. 1. Not networking. You’ve heard me tout before that 80% of available jobs never get posted. So how are those positions getting filled if they’re not posted? Hiring managers are keen to encourage referrals among their networks so as to spare themselves the time and money required to post openings. Networking is a way of life—it’s not something that needs to happen at networking events. It can … Read More