3 signs that your coworker may be struggling with mental health issues

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A clinical psychologist notes that when we no longer encounter people in the office, we need to be more proactive to detect the red flags that indicate mental health issues. The COVID-19 outbreak and its implications are causing an increase in employees’ stress levels and symptoms of depression and anxiety . The lack of social interactions coupled with financial and professional uncertainty is difficult for most people, resulting in work-related stress. Read Full Story

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Webinar: Don’t let the downturn stop you from making a financial plan

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Betterment founder and CEO Jon Stein will offer practical advice on financial planning, even in a middle of an economic crisis. It may seem counterintuitive to launch or revise your financial plan in the middle of a major economic downturn, but experts say now is a perfect time for young professionals to assess their financial goals. Indeed, money management company Betterment has seen growth in customers since March, when the slowdown started, and more people are depositing funds than withdrawing them, says Jon Stein, the company’s founder and CEO. Stein will share his insights on saving, investing, dealing with debt, and more during a special Fast Company webinar on Wednesday, May 6, at 11 a.m. EST. (You may register here for the free session, a Fast Company Innovation Festival virtual event.) Stein knows a thing or two about managing in a downturn. He founded the robo-advisor (a new breed of …

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How to Choose the Most Link-Worthy Data Source for Your Content

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Posted by Domenica Fractl has produced thousands of content marketing campaigns across every topic, and for the past seven years, we’ve been keeping track of each and every campaign in order to refine and improve the content we produce on behalf of our clients. In my last post for Moz, I explained how to set realistic digital PR expectations for your content based on your niche. In this topic, I want to dive a little bit deeper into the data and share insights about how the source of your content can be just as important in determining how your content will perform. In this analysis, I looked at 1,474 client content campaigns across six different data source categories: Client data Social media Participatory methods Publicly available data Survey Germ swab It’s important to note that there are countless other data sources that we use for content campaigns every day at …

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Fidelity executive: Young investors are engaged, but women remain risk-averse

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Kathleen Murphy, president of personal investing at Fidelity Investments, describes her efforts to bring more young women into the fold. Early-career professionals are defying the conventional wisdom that young people aren’t thinking about financial planning. Kathleen Murphy, president of personal investing at financial services giant Fidelity Investments, says investors in their 20s and early 30s generally have a proactive attitude about money—though young women still lag their male counterparts when it comes to confidence in investing. Murphy recently spoke with Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta about the role of technology in financial planning and her efforts to bring more young women into the fold. The following interview has been edited for length and clarity. Read Full Story

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How Your Local Business Can Be a Helper

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Posted by MiriamEllis “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.” — Fred Rogers This quote is one I find myself turning to frequently these days as a local SEO. It calls to mind my irreplaceable neighborhood grocer. On my last essential run to their store, they not only shared a stashed 4-pack of bath tissue with me, but also stocked their market with local distillery-produced hand sanitizer which I was warned will reek of bourbon, but will get the job done. When times are hard, finding helpers comes as such …

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