Stop Sitting and Stand For Health and ProductivityBy now you've heard that sitting is bad for your health. Remarkably, some studies suggest an hour of sitting cuts your lifespan by twice that of a single cigarette.Read the rest of this entry »
The place where we do the most sitting is, as you might have guessed, at work. Office workers are especially at risk, since they do the most sitting, around 10 hours a day. That includes sitting at the office, sitting ...
Employment Growth Is SlowingEvery month, usually on the first Friday of the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issues what it calls the Employment Situation Summary. It's a data-rich snapshot of hiring, pay, and civilian employment -- and unemployment -- for the previous month. It's a closely watched report by economists, policymakers, investors and analysts, among others; it has the power to move the financial markets.Read the rest of this entry »
As headline making as the monthly reports ...
HR Jobs Are Getting Harder to FillFilling human resources positions may not be as challenging as recruiting software developers or nurses, but with the changing nature of the job, employers are discovering that they have to work harder to find professionals with the right combination of skills and experience.Read the rest of this entry »
A Randstad study found that five HR specialties had the largest increase in openings between 2015 and 2016, and are most in demand:
- Recruiter +10%
- HR Generalist ...
How to Recognize Emotional IntelligenceEmployees with strong emotional intelligence tend to be more successful and make better leaders, which is why smart companies make an effort to seek them out when hiring.Read the rest of this entry »
Since the term was first coined in 1964, emotional intelligence -- or EQ, as it is often shorthanded -- has become the subject of numerous papers and books, especially the 1995 bestselling Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.
Adele Lynn, author ...
Strong Q2 Accounting and Finance Hiring ForecastHiring for accounting and finance jobs continues to grow, with the next quarter of the year expected to see even more competition to fill positions.Read the rest of this entry »
The quarterly hiring forecast from Brilliant, based on a survey of some 650 HR professionals and hiring managers, found nearly half of them had at least one opening they wanted to fill.
“For accounting / finance positions, 46% of human resources professionals and hiring managers reported ...
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What Are Your Odds of Landing an Interview? A New Report Has the AnswersLanding a new job is never easy. The competition for the most desirable positions at the most respected companies can be intense. Google, for one, gets 2 million applications a year.Read the rest of this entry »
Now comes a report that provides some perspective on this competition. According to the report described in an article on the Society for Human Resource Management website, technology, media, education and e-commerce positions are the most competitive. Some companies ...
What Will Work Look Like When Robots Take Over?One of LinkedIn's "Top 10 Voices in Technology" is in the midst of writing a series of blog posts about the coming revolution in robotics. It's a grim, almost alarmist view of a world in the very near future where automation will displace workers in jobs ranging from truck and taxi drivers (already happening) to doctors, accountants and middle managers.Read the rest of this entry »
Shelly Palmer's series, which began with the ...
Happy Pi Day. (Yes, We Spelled that Right.)Happy 3.14159... Day.Read the rest of this entry »
Sounds better when we say, Happy Pi Day!
Who knew there's a day to celebrate one of the best known constants in all of mathematics? Every school child knows that Pi represents the ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference. And most know that even a super computer has calculated Pi to more than a trillion places without finding a pattern or a ...
A Woman's View of 10 Years In TechThere's plenty of cause for a woman entering the male dominated world of high tech. Locker room talk, sexual harassment, having their talent belittled and their opinions ignored are the most widely reported challenges women in tech confront.Read the rest of this entry »
If you have any doubt, just read former Uber engineer Susan Fowler's blog post, the one that set off a firestorm for the ride-sharing company, which is still blazing.