Mandatory mentorship could help keep poor performers on the job

Voluntary mentorship programs tend to reward those who are already primed for success — eager to learn, engaged, good collaborators. But what if companies required mentorship for new employees? The Eccles School's Nathan Seegert and his colleagues recently studied this question at a call center and found that those who were voluntarily in mentorship programs did not see a huge difference in success levels. [...]

2021-10-26T15:45:32-06:00October 26th, 2021|

Sara Laschever to give women negotiation tips at Eccles School

By neglecting to negotiate her starting salary for her first job, a woman may sacrifice over half a million dollars in earnings by the end of her career. Yet, as research reveals, men are four times more likely to ask for higher pay than are women with the same qualifications. Whether they want higher salaries, better career opportunities, or more help at home, women [...]

2015-11-18T11:04:04-07:00November 18th, 2015|

3 ways to help LGBT youth in Utah

The Eccles School is inclusive of people from all walks of life, all backgrounds and all lifestyles. Recently we hosted a conversation about how to make sure LGBT young people — from homeless youths to seniors in college — are getting the support they need to overcome challenges they face in finding jobs, education and careers. At the event, Sen. Jim Dabakis, Riverton Police [...]