If he had thought about it longer, Braden Wallake might not have posted a picture of himself crying on LinkedIn. But Wallake, the 32-year-old chief executive of HyperSocial, a marketing start-up, had just laid off employees for the first time, he said in an interview with The Washington Post. He had tried to avoid making his small team smaller. He had cut his paycheck and made other business adjustments. In the end, though, he had decided to let two of his 17 employees go. "This will be the most vulnerable thing I'll ever share," he began in a long post paired with a photo of himself with tears visible. Wallake wanted to own his mistakes, he said, and reach out to other business owners who might be "feeling the pain" behind their tough decisions. He wanted them to feel less alone. "I just want people to see," he wrote, "that not every CEO out there is cold-hearted and doesn't care when he/she have to lay people off." The post quickly went viral on LinkedIn and beyond, with … [Read more...] about This CEO posted a crying selfie on LinkedIn. It didn’t go over well.
When Ginsey Stephenson moved to San Francisco for work in February, she finally met and mixed with her colleagues for the first time. It was something the 23-year-old had longed for since entering the professional world out of college seven months prior. The boutique public relations firm she works for follows a hybrid schedule of three days in the office per week, meaning she no longer has to nervously message people on Slack she had never met in person. Most importantly, being in the office has helped her transition from working from her parents' Virginia home - much like she did in school - to life as a working adult. "I actually love going into the office - it feels more organic," Stephenson said. "But I don't know how anyone went into the office every day. I don't know if we were cut out to work in a pre-covid world." Stephenson represents a generation entering the labor market at a time when businesses and employees are redefining work and the workplace after the … [Read more...] about What does Gen Z want? Tips on hiring and working with the demographic
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 JACKSON, Wyo. -- The two-minute video, meant ostensibly as the closing appeal to voters here, likely served much more as the launching point of a campaign that will last for years to come. "No matter how long we must fight, this is a battle we will win," Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., says to the camera, promising to lead "millions of Americans" of all ideological stripes "united in the cause of freedom." "This is our great task and we will prevail. I hope you will join me in this fight," Cheney concludes. Cheney is looking far beyond Tuesday's Republican primary for this state's at-large seat in the U.S. House, a race that she is likely to lose, barring an unprecedented surge of non-Republican voters into the GOP contest. She entered Congress six years ago as a relative celebrity, the daughter of the former vice president who spent several years using Fox News appearances to deliver … [Read more...] about Liz Cheney’s political life is likely ending – and just beginning