Welcome to the You & Them stream of conscious. Where you’ll find everything from profiles of our favorite jobs and companies to random inspiration. And even a few pieces of sage advice about work, life and the that all-important balance of the two.

Work it smarter, not harder


3 Steps to Hacking Your Productivity by Mark Miller What makes us more productive? Is it when we narrow in on a task in the one particular way we work best, or is it when we open ourselves up to multiple ways of thinking to tackle a problem—maybe with outside help? It’s an interesting question because it’s…

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Job of the Week! – September 16th


AE with a passion for PR   YOU: You are an entrepreneurial, self-starter with a can-do attitude. You love to explore possibilities, so you thrive on new projects and challenges. You have an enthusiasm for PR and would love to work in an integrated environment.   THEM:  A creative advertising agency that has a stellar…

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Rethinking Work By Barry Schwartz HOW satisfied are we with our jobs? Gallup regularly polls workers around the world to find out. Its survey last year found that almost 90 percent of workers were either “not engaged” with or “actively disengaged” from their jobs. Think about that: Nine out of 10 workers spend half their…

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Managing Yourself: A Smarter Way to Network By Rob Cross & Robert J. Thomas One of the happiest, most successful executives we know is a woman named Deb. She works at a major technology company and runs a global business unit that has more than 7,000 employees. When you ask her how she rose to the top and…

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Job of the Week! – September 8th


Brand Strategy and design blackbelt   YOU: You are a charismatic mover and shaker with an enthusiasm and deep understanding for brands, design culture and thinking. You also have a healthy disdain for Seth Godin, Faith Popcorn, and brand value sets that include words like human, authentic and accessible.   THEM: A brand consultancy with…

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Engage for Success


Engage Employees Emotionally in These 5 Ways by Zoltan Szalas   When a startup closes its latest round of funding, three words usually flash in a founder’s mind: hire, hire, hire! But, once you take a second to catch your breath, shouldn’t the mantra instead be engage, engage, engage? Employee turnover takes a huge toll on…

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The Instant-Gratification Guide to Being Happier at Work


Sick Of Your Job? Here Are 7 Ways To Make It Better Today. By Gwen Moran We’ve all seen the reports about how much American employees hate their jobs. In April, Gallup released “The State of the American Manager,” which found that just 35% of managers and 30% of employees are engaged in their jobs. The…

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Job of the Week! – September 2nd


AM with all bases covered and is in it to win it!   YOU You are a born leader, someone with the tenacity, resourcefulness, business sense, curiosity, emotional intelligence and cool-headedness to behave like the leader of his or her account, brand or project. The account person is the only person in the agency who…

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Six Months, 200 Applications, No Interviews: What Now?


We saw this piece published by Forbes and wanted to spread the word- Recruiters are here to help both candidates and companies! Dear Liz, I got laid off in December which was not the best timing because of the holidays, but I dug into my job search seriously in January. Since then I’ve filled out over…

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Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings


By Jennifer Moss Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you. We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you…

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