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Lessons in Leadership

Have you ever heard women in the workplace use phrases like “I feel” or “I don’t know much about this, but…” to preface a thought? Or, maybe you’ve used language like this yourself?

The truth is, such subtle preluding clauses are common among female employees, but self-effacing behaviors like this could be holding women back as they strive to claim positions of power in the workplace.

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Why Women Role Models Are Important

Female role models are important because they’re inspiring – to so many people and for so many reasons.

When you think about the people who inspire you, you probably think first about what makes them inspiring, not what gender they are, how old they are or what they look like.

Just like their male counterparts, female role models – which by definition, regardless of gender, refer to those who are exemplary with behaviors worthy of being emulated – have shaped history and changed lives.

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How Can Companies Attract Top Female Talent?

What do top female job candidates want when searching for a job?

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Four T.I.P.S. To Becoming a Successful Woman

Want to know the secrets behind some of today’s most successful women? The Huffington Post recently uncovered 8 Success Secrets From Female Leaders and found these surprising answers:

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Are Women Better Leaders Than Men?

Are women better leaders than men?

Harvard Business Review explored this topic in a recent study that examined more than 7,000 men and women leaders, measuring 16 different attributes.

The study found that in measuring the attributes – which included taking initiative, developing strategic perspective, driving for results and developing others – women outperformed men in all but one of the areas and significantly outperformed them in four.

So why are there so few women in high leadership roles? In Harvard Business Review’s study, which compiled data from some of the most successful and progressive organizations in the world, the majority of leaders (64%) are still men.

Women leaders provided an inside look at the challenges women face in rising to the top and how their professional journeys may different from that of their male colleagues during Randstad’s Women Powering Business breakfast and panel discussion.

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Meeting The Needs of Working Women

What do women want at work?

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What Women Want: The Importance of Workplace Flexibility

As the job market continues to recover and employee confidence increases, more employees will be keeping their options open for other job opportunities. In this competitive market, it takes more than salary and other traditional benefits to lure potential employees – especially when it comes to women workers.

With women making up more than half of the U.S. work force, employers are playing close attention to what motivates women to choose one employer over another. Randstad took a closer look at what women want in a recent Employer Branding survey conducted by Randstad US.

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Why Is There A Lack of Women At The Top?

In the U.S., more women than men are graduating from college and women constitute the largest consumer base for many organizations. So why do women hold only 15.7% of board seats of Fortune 500 companies?

The lack of women present in top leadership positions was the topic of discussion during Randstad’s Women Powering Business breakfast and panel discussion.

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My Best Boss Ever

In honor of National Boss's Day, five Randstad women leaders shared memories of outstanding bosses who have helped shape their careers. Read their stories and find out how a great boss can make a real difference in the lives of employees. Also, check out Four Ways to Be a Better Boss, based on our recent Randstad Engagement Study!

The Power of Thank You
Rebecca L. Harrell, Regional Vice President, Randstad US

I had one boss from early in my career who taught me so much and was truly a great mentor. He was the president of the company I worked for, and I managed his operations. He had many great qualities as a leader, but three really come to mind: character, competence and commitment. Although he had a great sense of humor, his character really stood out to me. He was always open and honest, but most of all, he was trustworthy. He believed you had to have a strong foundation of trust or the relationship could not be sustainable. In regards to his competency, he knew how to lead his division to the next level through his vision and strategy. He knew when to take calculated risks or when to stay the course. Last, he had strong commitment not only to the company, but also specifically to his employees. He believed your commitment was the backbone, and it was what gave you the focus and strength to do your job.

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The "Not Sorry" Campaign: Randstad Women Leaders Weigh In

Is it time for women to stop apologizing so much?

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