Salary and Benefits
It's felt for a while like we're on the verge of a major step forward in how education is designed and delivered to students—and it seems like the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) may well be the future we've been waiting for.
More specifically, Georgia Institute of Technology has partnered with Udacity, an online education platform, and AT&T to deliver a masters in computer science that will be available online for just $7,000—less than a fifth of the cost of taking the course on campus.[...] Read More >>
Can women have it all? Do women want it all? What do women have to sacrifice to have it all? If women could do it all over again, would they stay at home after having children? Stay at their jobs? Work less? More? Are working mothers happy with their employers? Ticked off at them? If so, why? And what can and should employers do differently to accommodate working mothers?
These are just a few of the questions Vault aimed to address last month when surveying more than 1,000 professionals in our first[...] Read More >>
It’s the eternal question. Should I do what I love, money be darned, or should I go for the big bucks, idealism be darned? Just how much should money factor into your career decision? It’s a big question, one that you can’t be expected to have a ready answer for right out of school. And it’s an ever-evolving question, the answer to which will likely change throughout different stages of your life. The answer isn’t easy, but, as always, there are both practical and personal things to consider.
Choose[...] Read More >>
From December 2012 through February 2013, more than 7,900 accounting professionals took the Vault Accounting Survey, the results of which are used to compile our annual accounting rankings. And this year, New York-based PricewaterhouseCoopers was the big winner, as it ranked No. 1 in the top two categories: the Vault Accounting 50 (a ranking of the firms deemed the "best to work for") and Prestige (the most prestigious firms to work for).
This year marked the first time that PwC took the top spot[...] Read More >>
This coming Monday, on Tax Day—which is either your least favorite day of the year or your favorite, depending upon how many deductions you take, how many dependents you have, and which tax bracket you fall into—Vault will be releasing its annual ranking of the top accounting firms in North America. We’ll be unveiling which firms topped the latest Vault Accounting 50 (a ranking of the “best accounting employers to work for”), which firms topped the Vault Prestige Rankings (“the most prestigious firms”),[...] Read More >>
In article after article in the aftermath of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer ending working-from-home options, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg publishing Lean In, about the only related subject I haven’t read much if anything about is children. That is, I’ve came across little about children whose parents' work/life balance tips more toward work than life. In fact, there’s such a void on the subject that I decided to hit the street, which is to say playground, where I came across two kids whose parents[...] Read More >>
Quick, without spending more than two seconds to think about it, answer this yes-or-no question: Do you love your job?
If you answered no, then you're in the majority (a recent study showed that more than half of U.S. workers hate their jobs). In addition, if you answered no, there's a good chance the following statements are true: 1) your employer couldn't care less about your happiness, 2) you feel no loyalty to your employer, and 3) your employer is likely not very innovative, nor is it very profitable—or,[...] Read More >>
Do you know what it takes (and how much Leaning In is necessary) to rise to the C-suite of the Catholic Church? Or why the Church always elects popes with more than six decades of experience? Or what the heck the Pope actually does all day?
Although I don’t know the answer to the first two questions, I do know the answer to the third. And so below is a summary of a day in the life of the Pope (which, while perhaps not as busy as a day in the life of a certain CEO of a certain Wall Street bank doing[...] Read More >>
When Hillary Clinton stepped down as the U.S. Secretary of State earlier this year, it only increased speculation that she would run for president in 2016. It seemed probable, even likely, that the reason Clinton, who is now 65, relinquished her post was to test the waters for another attempt at the presidency and/or rest up for a race that will unofficially begin in less than two years. Clinton, as you may recall, back in 2008, was barely edged out by Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential[...] Read More >>
Do you feel like you’re always getting volun-told for things? I’m talking about those sneaky things that appear “voluntary” but are laced with all kinds of underlying expectations. It could be a fundraiser at work you’re “strongly encouraged” to participate in, something friends expect like going to every birthday party or shower, or even something society expects like how you’re supposed to live your life.
Usually, they come out of nowhere. You have no idea how it happened or how to possibly get[...] Read More >>
Currently Viewing page 1 out of 12