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Finding Stability in the Gig Economy

Maggie Mertens November 15, 2016

Many people find the idea of working as a contractor, putting together income from various projects and sources, to sound freeing and flexible—and it can be! But not knowing when your next check will arrive, or whether a new...

Operation Screw-Up, and How to Recover

Pam Mandel September 28, 2016

It’s inevitable, maybe even part and parcel, of being a hired gun: when you drop in to a project mid-stream, or make a play to learn something new, or maybe you’re just under-caffeinated, you’re going to do something wrong...

Why You Should Ditch Generational Stereotypes in the Workplace

Maggie Mertens September 28, 2016

Diversity in the workplace has been proven time and again to be a good thing, and countless publications these days devote digital and real ink to how a new generation of workers, the Millennials, are shaking things up at the...

How to Nurture Your Artistic Soul in a High-Tech Workplace

Anne Hurley September 12, 2016

I know just how you feel. You didn’t go into writing/editing/designing just to end up posting “content” in a series of tools all day long. You wanted to express yourself! Think of big ideas and blast them from the...

How to Build Trust with your Manager as a Remote Worker

Chelsea Lin August 15, 2016

For the last six years, I’ve been working remotely; I’ve now logged more hours working from home than I did in a traditional office setting. I’ve noticed that along with the benefits of remote working—hello, sweatpants Fridays!—come a number of challenges....

A Day in the Life of a Technical Project Manager

Carolyn Higgins August 5, 2016

At 5:45 a.m., just ahead of the alarm, I’m in a familiar place. I’m already in typical technical project manager assessment mode: is there time for the gym before my 7:30 breakfast meeting? How much time do I need...

Dear Recruiter: My Job Just Radically Changed Without My Permission!

Marybeth Redmond April 27, 2016

Editor’s Note: Dear Recruiter is an advice column in which our Director of Talent, Marybeth Redmond, answers your burning recruiting questions with all the expertise of her 20+ years in recruiting behind her. Email with your questions, and include “Dear Recruiter”...

Why Crowd-Sourced Technical Content Isn’t The End-All Solution

Teresa Goertz December 1, 2015

Editor’s note: As contributor and tech comm newcomer Leigh Anderson explores the world of technical writing with her essays on, we’ve asked frequent Steyer consultant and senior tech writer Teresa Goertz to follow along with Leigh’s installments and...

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