HR & Management Tips
Your LinkedIn Post Can Get You Into Legal TroubleRead the rest of this entry »
As practically everyone of working age in the U.S. knows, LinkedIn is the place to be if you're serious about your career. Having an active presence there is a critical -- some might say -- indispensable part of building your personal brand.
But, as Liz Vevea and her current employer, Citi-Cargo & Storage Co., discovered to their dismay, what you post on LinkedIn about your new job can get you ...
To Avoid Being Bossy, Are You Being Unclear?Read the rest of this entry »
You're the type of manager who doesn't want to come across as "bossy." That's good, but the way you do it may be leaving your team members confused about just what it is you want.
When you use phrases like "I kind of suspect" or "I'm not sure, but" and when you toss in qualifiers such as "hopefully" and "possibly" simply to avoid sounding controlling, you ...
Employment Index Predicts Continued Job GrowthRead the rest of this entry »
The Conference Board's venerable Employment Trends Index for August came in at 134.62, the highest ever recorded for the 4 decade old measure of future job growth.
Released Tuesday, the index is 5.6% higher than it was in August a year ago, and well above the 91.27 it reached in May 2009 at the height of the Great Recession.
“The rapid growth in the Employment Trends ...
Lying On Resumes Is Becoming CommonRead the rest of this entry »
Nearly half of all workers know someone who's fudged their resume. The younger the worker, the more likely they are to know of a resume lie.
An OfficeTeam survey found 55% of the millennials workers saying they know someone who lied. That compares to just 36% of boomer workers, and 41% of those between 35 and 54. There's also a gender difference with 51% of men saying they ...
5 'Must Have' Benefits to Attract and Retain MillennialsRead the rest of this entry »
Attracting and retaining millennials is a major headache for employers and rightly so, any number of surveys show more than any other generation, these younger workers are choosy about where to work and quick to change jobs.
With the cost of turnover running into the thousands -- into the tens of thousands for many types of jobs -- employers are offering all types of perks and benefits to attract and keep workers ...
It's Taking Longer to Fill a Job This yearRead the rest of this entry »
It took an average of 27.6 working days to fill a job opening in May, the most recent month available.
The good news for employers and recruiters is that the average was off by nearly 3 days from April. The bad news is that the average for the first five months of this year is above last year. And well above for nearly all the service sectors.
The DHI ...
Employers Rein-In Work at Home ProgramsRead the rest of this entry »
Flexible work schedules are among the most popular of employer perks. In fact, after considering a company's health coverage, flexible schedules are the next highest influencer among candidates weighing an offer. And work from home options are nearly as important.
Yet now we hear that some of the largest companies are reining-in their remote work programs.
A Dow Jones article cited several companies, among them IBM and Bank of ...
Turnover Rates Continue to ClimbRead the rest of this entry »
Turnover is on the rise, reaching an average across all industries of 18.1% last year.
A report released by Compdata Surveys shows that 2016 had the highest turnover rate in at least three years, coming in 1.7 percentage points above the 16.4% rate in 2015.
Compdata's state-by-state report puts Montana at the top of the list with a 23% turnover rate. Vermont had the lowest at ...
Google Unlocks the Secret to Effective TeamsRead the rest of this entry »
One of the many puzzles in corporate America has been trying to understand why some teams are more effective than others.
Common sense -- gut feeling, really -- would say it's the teams with the sharpest, smartest people. But the evidence is strong that those teams don't always come out as winners. So a few years back, Google pulled together a team of its own smartest and brightest to crack ...
Don't Be Too Quick to Abandon Liberal ArtsRead the rest of this entry »
In a matter of weeks some 18 million students will fill the lecture halls and classrooms of colleges and universities around the country. Still ringing in their ears will be the admonition of well-meaning family to "study something that will get you a job."
In this age where Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are celebrities, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen's famous warning about college majors has taken on the aura of career ...