Susan Johnston Taylor

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Susan Johnston Taylor

Susan Johnston Taylor has written about business and lifestyle topics for The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Fast Company and Entrepreneur. Her first-ever job was at a taco stand. She's also worked as a singing princess for children's parties and in nonprofit communications.

ageism-in-the-workforce

October 15, 2018

Even as Labor Market Tightens, Experts Say Ageism Holding Small Businesses Back

Russell Sinclair says he knows what ageism looks like. The 46-year-old has worked at several tech startups, and when he interviewed for a senior-level role at a New York City startup, he noticed that “everyone there was young, in their twenties.” The age of the interviewers didn’t faze him until he heard several people use […]

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social-media-business-policy

September 20, 2018

Small Businesses Find Fine Line to Walk When Workers Tweet

Social media might provide a bullhorn for sharing opinions, whether from celebrities, presidents or everyday people. But Earl White knows what can happen when an employee’s social media presence becomes a business challenge. White, co-founder and vice president of Miami-based real estate company House Heroes, LLC, was in the middle of a deal last summer […]

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minimum_pay_threshold

June 27, 2018

More Businesses are Instituting Minimum Pay Thresholds. Is It About Good Policy or Publicity?

On a plane ride from a conference in Orlando to Boston, Megan Driscoll was mulling over the future of her workforce — and her company. Driscoll, CEO of PharmaLogics Recruiting outside of Boston, was returning from the Inc. 5000 conference in 2015. One of the speakers was Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments, which […]

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