The "Gig Economy" Is A Mystery to MostEnter the phrase "gig economy" into Google and you get almost half a million results. And many of those references are new just in the last two and a-half years.Read the rest of this entry »
Since 2014, searches for "gig economy" have taken off. So it's surprising that almost 75% of the American public haven't heard of the gig economy, and 29% can't explain what it means. Yet, that's the finding ...
The Case Against A Happy WorkforceRead the rest of this entry »
"Happy workers are more productive workers."That's been said so often it has become an article of faith among human resource professionals and the occupational psychologists who study such things.And there's certainly no shortage of studies purporting to show the relationship between happiness and bottom line yields. One of the newest was published last month in IZA — Journal of European Labor. It confirmed a correlation between worker ...
Your Career Needs a Plan BLucky is the person who found their life's work early and loved it -- if not every employer -- until the end of their career.Read the rest of this entry »
Most of us aren't so lucky. Sometimes we fall into a career because we need a job to pay the bills. Sometimes we chose a career because jobs were plentiful and the pay was good. And sometimes a job we loved at the beginning grew ...
They Are Watching You More (and Less) Than You ThinkRemember that time you wore mismatched earrings to a party? Or had a stain on that tie you grabbed from the closet in the dark?Read the rest of this entry »
Embarrassing, sure, but nowhere near what you might have thought. It turns out far fewer people notice such things. Social psychologists long ago showed that we overestimate the noticeability of our flaws and faux pas.
We go wrong, though, when we think no one is ...
Hedge Fund Founder: Global Economy Headed for DisruptionThe global economy is chugging along "at or near its best" right now. But the longer term "looks scary," writes Ray Dalio, founder, chairman and chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, one of the largest hedge funds in the world.Read the rest of this entry »
He's fretted in the past over the potential for social upheaval caused by national financial policies and economic disruption. In his latest article, Dalio argues that while the outlook ...
Starting Pay for Class of 2017 Hits New HighThe class of 2017 is graduating into the best job market in a decade.Read the rest of this entry »
With unemployment at pre-Recession levels, and employers scrambling to fill jobs that are now staying vacant for a near-record average of almost 6 weeks, this first class of Gen Z college grads can expect an average starting salary of $49,785. That's 3% higher than last year, and, even adjusting for inflation, is almost a ...
Top CEOs Are Not the People You Think They AreWhat's your idea of a top performing CEO? Very likely it's someone who is highly self-confident, outgoing, charismatic graduate of the best schools who adroitly climbed the corporate ladder.Read the rest of this entry »
New research says that's mostly wrong. The 10 year study of thousands of top executives found, if not the exact opposite, close to it in many cases. The CEO Genome Project, as the study was called, found only ...
Star Trek's Medical Tricorder Is a RealityAs any Trekkie (Star Trek fan for those not in the know) can tell you, a tricorder is a medical diagnostic device from the far future that, with a wave of a wand, can tell the doctor exactly what ails the patient.Read the rest of this entry »
Now that technology may soon be available to all of us.
A Philadelphia ER doctor, his engineer brother, and a handful of family have developed a device that ...
Women Leaders Are Good For BusinessWomen in the U.S. have made great strides in the quest for equality with men. Title IX leveled the playing field for women in school sports. Diversity efforts, spurred by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, brought increasing numbers of women into the workforce. Equal pay laws have improved the disparity between what men and women are paid, though we have yet to reach parity.Read the rest of this entry »
While the U.S ...
Talent Hoarding Is Bad For BusinessTalent hoarding isn't a new business problem, but in today's supercharged competition to hire and keep the best people, smart companies are making an effort to discourage the practice.Read the rest of this entry »
When managers hold on to their best performers by failing to encourage their ambitions and advocate on their behalf, the consequences to the company of this talent hoarding can be significant.
“Hoarding inevitably results in key people leaving — a ...