By Greg Willard

The internet can be a distraction.

60% of companies report that they have needed to discipline employees because of their browsing habits, and more than 30% have actually had to fire people because of it.

The majority of organizations surveyed consider employee internet use to be a serious issue. About 60% have policies restricting internet use, while the remaining 40% actually block employees from accessing websites they see as “time-wasters.” Among the commonly blocked sites are Facebook, T...

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By Patty Manko

Special Needs Trusts resized 600The establishment of a special needs trust can provide a false sense of security that you are all set. 

The money that funds the trust will secure the resources for your loved one to be cared for.


What is a special needs trust?

A Special Needs Trust (SNT) is a legal document and a very important part of your child's long-term financial plan.

The trust may be used to hold money:

  • that you save
  • that others give your child as gifts
  • that you receive from an insurance settlement

Funds in the SNT



Each year, more than 95 percent of Bentley seniors have jobs or are in graduate schools within six months of commencement. And Bentley’s Career Services Office is ranked third in the nation by the Princeton Review.

And somehow they felt they had to do better.


By  Vic Schlitzer

There are lies, damn lies, and then there are opinion surveys. Well, it’s not really that bad. After all, Bentley’s Preparedness Study revealed some remarkable insights, including employers’ sizeable concerns over how unprepared the millennial generation is for the workforce.

But sometimes things may not be what they appear to be. Take, for example, the Preparedness Study’s findings about men being better suited for business success than women.

There appears to be little doubt until you stop and...


By  Patty Solberg

There’s no set formula or clear-cut “solve-for-X” equation that can propel recent female college graduates to success in their careers, even though more than half of the corporate recruiters surveyed in Bentley University’s PreparedU research say that women are better job candidates than men.

In the end, I believe that moving ahead depends on the individual, and on so many other variables — like mentors, timing, opportunities and company culture.


By  April Lane

As we reported a few weeks ago, millennials now account for more of a third of the workforce, and are projected to comprise nearly half of all working Americans by 2020. Still, 66 percent feel misunderstood by older generations, according to our PreparedU survey.



Companies Where Women Thrive:

July 24, 2014


By  Melissa Massello

As the 11th employee of Waltham-based startup, reporting directly to CEO Sheila Marcelo, I had a front-row seat to the company’s early history and its mission to create a bias-free, progressive corporate culture where every single employee — regardless of gender, age or diversity — could thrive.




July 24, 2014


By Don Kleiner

An interesting week here, fishing on fresh and saltwater. Stripers, mackerel, bass and even a few pickerel in the mix. I enjoy showing all of my clients parts of the area that they would never see on their own and enjoying being outdoors with their friends and family.  

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Quartzite Q & A

July 24, 2014


By Gian Luca Fiori

Quartzite is a decorative stone that makes an exceptional countertop material. Noted for its resistance to abrasions, heat, and stains, quartzite is a pretty popular material. It’s marble-like in appearance but has many of the properties of granite. However, since most consumers hear more about granite and marble than they do about quartzite, we get a lot of questions about this particular material. Here are answers to some of the most prevalent questions we hear— a primer for anyone unfamiliar...


The changing competitive landscape for talent in emerging and mature markets is forcing global companies to be more thoughtful about how they source and pay their executives around the world. In particular, the mix of pay and how long-term incentives are adjusted regionally and/or by country warrants special attention.

James Matthews and David Seitz

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