Weekend Reading: Guest Posts 7/9 - 7/13

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Each week, I contribute dozens of management articles to a variety of Web properties. Here are some of my favorite posts from this week.

  • At first glance, the idea of paying employees a $7,500 bonus for going completely off the company grid while on vacation might seem crazy, but there's definitely a method behind FullContact's madness. [PayScale]
  • Over the past five months, the U.S. economy has generated 1 million jobs. Find out who is most likely to leave his or her current job for a better one. [PayScale]
  • Google executives are putting their money where their mouth is to support gay employees and their ability to take care of their family. [PayScale]
  • You might be a fan of "The Brady Bunch," but you probably don't want to reflect that on your resume. Check out these 10 outrageous resume fails to avoid. [PayScale]
  • Being fully present and focusing on breath are just two of the many beneficial principles behind yoga. So why was a yoga instructor fired for asking a class participant to put away her phone? [PayScale]
  • You're definitely going to want to read this before hiring your next employee. It could save you $50,000. [PayScale]
  • Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit that isn't conducive to college or the heavy loans that come with it? Then [E]nstitute might be the place for you. [PayScale]
  • Even in a bad economy, nobody wants to walk around with a rat's nest on their head. Discover why hairdressers could have the most secure jobs in America. [PayScale]
  • Times have changed drastically since the 1400s. Check out this fun evolution of the job application process. [PayScale]

Marissa Brassfield

Marissa Brassfield is a productivity expert, branding consultant and communication efficiency specialist who helps entrepreneurs and high-performance teams become ridiculously efficient.

Marissa has worked with some of the most visionary entrepreneurs on the planet. She’s dialed in to the frustrations these results-oriented, interrupt-driven individuals have with bureaucracy and suboptimal team performance. Her coaching helps entrepreneurs counteract growth-killing practices and unlock unparalleled performance from their support staff.