Leaving it at work: Preventing burnout before it begins
Posted on 01-07-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

5…4…3…2…1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! As you ring in the New Year, you’ll toast to countless things such as good health, happiness and success. Another popular thing many will toast to is to having the ability to Leave it at work! What are you leaving at work exactly... Read More

The Interviewing Process: 9 “Intangibles” That Can Help You Stand Out
Posted on 11-16-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The interviewing process can be challenging for everyone involved. Advice about interviews can take on many forms, but much of it places the focus on the conduct of interviewee and how they can distinguish themselves from other candidates, including what they should say and how they should conduct themselves... Read More

The Do's and Don'ts of Negotiating a Higher Salary
Posted on 05-15-2015 by Kushal Shah

Do you feel like you should be making more money? Don't be afraid to ask for it. Many women are hesitant to ask for a higher salary due to the fear of being branded as a troublemaker, but this is a good way to languish for years at a lower salary level than what you deserve. Use these tips to make... Read More

Saying Goodbye to A Great Leader
Posted on 04-11-2015 by gaythri raman

I originally planned for this piece to be about farewells but I somehow think it is more appropriately one about leadership. All of us here in LexisNexis Asia will be saying goodbye to our CEO, Shawn Clark this month. He will soon move back to the US and take on an exciting role in the BIS business.... Read More

Friday Distraction: 5 Employee Recognition Myths Busted [Infographic]
Posted on 09-05-2014 by Christina Alge

Much debate arises on the topic of employee motivation and employee recognition. While companies agree with the old adage that a happy employee = a happy company, the authenticity in employee recognition is oftentimes lacking. The employees at Global Force, created this Infographic, 5 Recognition Mythbusters... Read More

How to take a tech timeout: And you thought parental controls were just for children.
Posted on 08-29-2014 by Christina Alge

The last weekend of summer is upon us. If you are anything like me, 2 questions are floating through your mind right now: Doesn’t it feel like Memorial Day weekend just occurred? What did I do with my time during the best months of the year? My answer to the latter question: I took a... Read More

Friday Distraction: The Obstacles Facing Women's Career Success [Infographic]
Posted on 08-29-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Having it all is a question that has plagued women for decades as they balance the strains of the workplace with the demands of motherhood and marriage. While it appears that progress has been made (in perception at least), a 2013 LinkedIn survey revealed 77 percent of women worldwide consider their... Read More

10 Famous Law School Dropouts
Posted on 06-27-2014 by rheamalhotra

For those of you are already stressed about beginning law school next year – here is some motivational information you may not know. Here’s a list of 10 Law School dropouts who went on to lead their lives. So if you can get through law school – think about what you are capable of. ... Read More

No Paternity in Baseball? The Debate Continues...
Posted on 04-08-2014 by Ted Zwayer

By now you have probably heard the news about New York Mets' Daniel Murphy’s decision to take a short paternity leave for the birth of his son using Major League Baseball's paternity leave policy, and as a result, Murphy missed 2 games. While experts suggest Murphy’s decision is a... Read More

Can lawyers stand up for their free time?
Posted on 04-06-2014 by Doug Esten

A law student doesn't get a job because he asked about work/life balance; a 25-year practitioner lets everyone know he's not to be disturbed on Friday evenings. As the author of the article " Determine Your Work-Life Balance " writes, “It makes sense to take stock of how what... Read More

Is there a gender pay gap? Most surveyed law firms wouldn't provide the data - ABA Journal
Posted on 03-06-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Gender pay gap at law firms ? When firms conceal the numbers, the question's hard to answer. The latest survey on the progress of women in law firms shows little has changed, though some law firms were reluctant to provide data. Only 17 percent of equity partners in 2013 were women, compared... Read More

Make Room For Daddy…With Pay
Posted on 12-11-2013 by Steve Berstler

When my children were born, I took a week off each time to help out at home. I took it as paid vacation time as there was no policy then as to “paid time off for new dads.” I think about that as I read an article in the Tennessean that looks at whether more men are taking paternity leave... Read More

Extinguishing Burnout - 4 Signs You Are Headed For Disaster
Posted on 11-12-2013 by Steve Berstler

We’ve all felt it. That feeling of, “I’ve had enough. I can’t do this anymore. I don’t want to do this anymore.” Call it job stress, fatigue, or whatever, many of us have experienced it and, as a result, may even have thought about a change in careers. (I’ve... Read More

How do you separate your "home" and "work" spaces?
Posted on 09-23-2013 by LexTalk Community Manager

You're mobile, you're connected and you work hard. If you do work from home - part or all of the time - how do you separate your "home" and "work" spaces? Finding Work-Life Balance: How To Keep Your Job And Home Lives Separate And Healthy � Read More

Working Late vs. Working Out
Posted on 09-19-2013 by Tracie Morris

Late night cheeseburger delivery, unused gym memberships, sitting in one chair for hours on end - not the ingredients for a healthy lifestyle. Here are some simple tips for staying healthy - do you think any of these can fit into your busy day? Skip the Gym: 10 Gadgets for Getting Fit at Work Read More