Fewer Women Than Men Asked For Raises During COVID-19, Especially in Marketing [New Research]

Asking for a raise or promotion can be scary, especially when your company is going through shifts related to world events. In early 2021, Fishbowl conducted a survey that shed some light on the gender wage gap, which continued if not grew in 2020. The survey of nearly 17,000 professionals revealed that 63% of respondents have avoided asking for a raise following “changes related to the pandemic.” When splitting the whopping number of respondents by gender, 42.4% of them were women, while just 31.79% were men. Image Source When diving into the industries that saw the least raise or promotion requests,…

34 of the Best Office Pranks & Practical Jokes to Use at Work

If you’ve watched the TV show “The Office” as religiously as I have, the classic “stapler in Jell-O” trick surely sounds familiar. It’s pretty much what the name describes: Simply make a batch of Jell-O, but make sure your colleague’s stapler is hidden inside the mold. It’s a classic prank. But what other, less conventional pranks are out there to add some kicks to an otherwise average day at the office? We asked our friends and combed the internet for more examples of some of the funniest office pranks, and pulled together this list to serve as inspiration for your…

Nowadays, significant career shifts are as prevalent as they’ve ever been. Some people want to assume a different degree of responsibility. Some want to pursue a passion they’ve put on hold for too long. And some flat-out need a change of pace. It’s a popular course that comes with a host of challenges, several potential pitfalls, plenty of barriers of entry, and a lot of requisite hard work — especially when it comes to transitioning to a role in marketing. And if you’re making that leap, you’ll need all the help and insight you can get, so we’ve provided some…

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we think about a lot of things. From the size of our weddings and special events to the comfort level of our pajamas and stay-at-home clothes, we’ve reconsidered the size, shape, and necessity of many, many elements in our lives. Work is one of these elements, if not the main one. We’ve asked ourselves (and our employers) questions like: “Can I get as much done at home as I would in the office?” “How do I stay connected to my team if we’re all remote?”, and “Is it really necessary to have as…

Throughout my career, I’ve worked at a company that was fully remote, a company that was partially remote, and several fully in-person organizations. Each company approached holiday parties differently. In fact, most of the remote organizations didn’t even offer team bonding activities. While we’ve all probably participated in various holiday parties and team bonding events, those might not have been virtual. Hosting a virtual team bonding or holiday party can seem daunting. How can you plan activities online? What logistics are involved? If you’re planning a virtual holiday party this year, don’t stress. Let’s review some tips from HubSpot’s remote…

When I went to college, it was the first time I truly interacted with a bunch of people who were completely different from me. I grew up in Orange County, an almost infamously undiverse, homogeneous place. It was during college that I was able to broaden my horizons and I quickly realized how important diversity is to every area of life whether it be education, or even business. In fact, did you know that companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns greater than their industry mean? Additionally, findings show…

When working remotely, you’ll likely notice some unique challenges arise that aren’t necessarily roadblocks you’d experience in a shared office. Additionally, as a career-minded professional, you might also have fears related to being isolated or unseen. For example, you might ask yourself, “Am I missing something important?”, “Do people think I’m actually working?” or “Is it even possible to move up the ladder in a remote position?” If you’re worried about your visibility, you’re not alone. A lack of visibility is a common hurdle that those in the remote workforce worry about. In fact, a 2018 survey from Indeed found…

Why do people really quit their jobs? Before you say “salary,” “benefits,” or “workload,” take a second to think about the worst boss you’ve ever had. Were they bad at giving feedback, not helpful, or just plain mean? Did they have you feeling unmotivated, too nervous to offer ideas, or fearing that you’d lose your job with the slightest miss-step? Once you let those memories sink in, you probably won’t second guess the statement: “People quit their managers, not their jobs.” Over the years, this fact hasn’t changed. Study after study has emphasized that companies need good managers to retain…

25 Stats That Prove Why Workplaces Need to Embrace Diversity

As a legally blind person who’s held roles that involve editing, design, and highly visual tasks, I thought I had it easier than a lot of other visually impaired people in my field. I’d never been blatantly discriminated against or felt like I didn’t receive an offer due to my vision. In fact, I’ve been lucky enough to work on teams run by women or diverse leaders. However, as I got older, I realized that I hadn’t completely evaded misjudgments related to my eyesight. While I’ve had a handful of great experiences, I’ve run into a few subtle job interview…

40 Remote Work Stats to Know in 2020

In 2020, workplaces are embracing remote work options more than ever before. This is definitely apparent at HubSpot, where we have a quickly growing fleet of more than 300 full-time remote employees as well as partial remote options for those who work in our offices. As someone who’d never really understood the perks of remote work, my time at HubSpot has allowed me to embrace this work style. While I primarily work in office, I usually spend one or two days a week working from home. During this time, I’m able to build out content strategies, take time for analytics…