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How much can crying during job reviews impact career?


Men who cry during a negative performance review at work are more likely to receive lower performance evaluations, decreased assessments of leadership ability and more negative written recommendations, according to a new study by researchers with the University of Arizona Eller College of Management. The study, entitled “Boys, Don’t Cry: Gender and Reactions to Negative… Read More →

New co-working space opening at SkySong


A new co-working space will be unveiled on October 19 at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center — and will feature some incredible pieces of old-time Americana. The space is located on the ground floor in SkySong 1, and is named 1951@SkySong for the year Scottsdale was incorporated. The space is a next step in… Read More →

ARIZONA@WORK earns $3 million for youth programs

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ARIZONA@WORK received more than $3 million for its youth programs thanks to a near-perfect performance rating. ARIZONA@WORK is a network that develops the state’s workforce and matches employers with job seekers to strengthen Arizona’s economy. “In the final metrics for Phoenix Youth 2015, we exceeded all youth performance measures except for one, which was attainment… Read More →

Nextiva named one of the country’s best workplaces


Nextiva, an industry-leading cloud communications company, today announced that it has earned a place among the country’s Best Small and Medium Workplaces recently announced by consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune. Nextiva won this accolade based on employees’ anonymous responses to an extensive survey about their levels of trust, pride and camaraderie at… Read More →

How do you meet demand to fill tech-related jobs in AZ? Get kids interested

Dietrich Bappe (left), Cougar Waller (upper right) and Michael Colonica (right) work on projects in art class at Phoenix Coding Academy in the Phoenix Union High School District. (Photo by Ally Carr/Cronkite News)

When you imagine what class at Phoenix Coding Academy might look like, maybe you think of students staring at endless rows of characters and symbols on computer screens. And sure, sometimes that happens. But you’re just as likely to find students hunched over their desks with colored pencils and markers in their hands. On a… Read More →

GoDaddy plans open house and culture tour for veterans


BestCompaniesAZ is hosting an open house and culture tour at GoDaddy for Arizona veterans and their spouses.  The event takes place Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the GoDaddy Global Technology Center, 2150 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284. Attendance is free, but registration is required at GoDaddyCultureTour, or This is an opportunity for… Read More →

Care1st Health Plan signs pledge in support of equality

Care1st joins over 2,000 businesses and organizations in supporting a fully inclusive Arizona. (Photo courtesy of Care1st Health Plan Arizona)

This month, Care1st Health Plan Arizona signed the UNITY Pledge in support of fully inclusive non-discrimination policies in the workplace, housing, and public accommodations for all Arizonans, including gay and transgender people. Care1st joins over 2,000 businesses and organizations including GoDaddy, Fry’s Food Stores, Yelp, Uber, Professional Firefighters of Arizona, PetSmart and Coca-Cola in supporting a… Read More →

FlexJobs identifies 10 high-paying part-time jobs


As more employers adopt flexible work options, interest and opportunities for high paying, part-time jobs have increased as well. According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, 20.5 million, or 77 percent, of part-time workers in the U.S. are currently working part-time for non-economic reasons. To demonstrate that jobs requiring advanced education, skills… Read More →

Tempe unveils entrepreneur’s dream: BRIC (photos)


Small businesses and emerging entrepreneurs in Tempe have a new business resource center and coworking space in the community. Located in the Tempe Public Library, which is at 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) will host workshops to help small business owners as well as those considering starting new ones, provide… Read More →

Some tips to handle the federal overtime rule change

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Barring any sudden changes, a significant change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is scheduled to go into effect on December 1, making an estimated 4.2 million additional salaried white collar American workers eligible for overtime pay. In approximately three months, the federal minimum salary level for overtime pay for FLSA-covered workers will increase… Read More →

Tempe tech center to add 400 jobs


Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) will bring more than 400 jobs to its new 92,000-square-foot technology hub and service center located at 1144 W. Washington St., Tempe. Willis Towers Watson is hiring over 400 professionals, including software engineers, licensed benefit advisors, and other service experts. The center is designed to eventually house up to 800… Read More →

Arizona’s Children Association hosting job fair

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The Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) is hiring a range of case managers, physicians and clinicians in the East Valley to join its existing team of 600 full-time, part-time on-call and relief staff. Employees of AzCA help serve more than 42,000 foster children, individuals and families in all 15 counties in the state via a variety of programs.… Read More →

VincentBenjamin named one of nation’s top staffing firms


VincentBenjamin, a leader in providing workforce solutions in finance, accounting and IT workplaces, announced it has been named to the 2016 Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest Growing Staffing Firms. VincentBenjamin ranks No. 17 out of 112 firms on the list of nationwide staffing companies. “All of us here at VincentBenjamin are honored and proud of this particular award,”… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ will host diversity and inclusion career event

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BestCompaniesAZ is hosting its annual Diversity & Inclusion Career Event in partnership with Career Connectors on Sept. 26 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 North Second St., Phoenix, AZ,  85004, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.  The event is free to job seekers but advance registration is required at A roster of award-winning companies will… Read More →