News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Author: Convene Editors       

From smart career advice to job trends making headlines, Convene editors here bring you a roundup of what not to miss in the career arena.

Men Are Less Likely to Mentor Women. What’s up With That?

Sixty percent of male managers say they are uncomfortable mentoring women, Lean In reports. One expert says women should mentor themselves. Here’s how. Read more at Forbes.

Who’s Banning Salary-History Questions?

In an effort to remedy gender-pay disparity, some states and localities — including North Carolina last month — have banned questions about a job applicant’s salary history. Before your next turn as an interviewer or interviewee, find out your state’s policy. Read more at HR Dive.

Brain Freeze

A new study finds that, unlike men, women have a harder time concentrating when the office temperature is too chilly. Read more at Martha Stewart Living.

Working From Home

Increasing numbers of employees around the world are working remotely, according to new research from Condeco Software, which found that 41 percent of employers surveyed offer remote work options while 60 percent let employees set flexible hours. Download the report from Condeco Software.