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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
You Can be Fired For What You Post
5 Traits Of Great LeadersBeing a manager doesn't mean you're a leader.Read the rest of this entry »
The Wall Street Journal explains the difference this way: "The manager’s job is to plan, organize and coordinate. The leader’s job is to inspire and motivate."
A good manager can also be a good leader, but only if they possess the rightr combination of traits. Inc.com columnist Peter Economy says, "Great teams are led by great leaders ...
The "Tells" That Workers Likely to Quit Give OffIt's accepted wisdom among managers -- and workers, too -- that when someone suddenly starts taking off work for "doctor appointments," taking long lunches, coming in late or, the gold standard, accidentally leaving a resume in the printer, they're job hunting.Read the rest of this entry »
There's some truth to that, though there are plenty of other explanations for all those behaviors. Even when they do mean someone is job hunting, by that time ...
It's Taking More Than a Month to Fill a JobThe time it takes to fill a job has declined significantly since hitting an all-time high of almost 30 working days in April 2016. In November, the most recent month available, the national average was 27.1 working days.Read the rest of this entry »
But that by no means implies recruiting talent is getting easier. As the monthly hiring report from the Society for Human Resources says, "Many HR professionals are still having challenges with ...
We're Planning to Get Fit and Job Hunt In 2017Losing weight and its companion, getting fit and healthy, are the two most common resolutions people make. They are, also, among the most common resolutions that get broken.Read the rest of this entry »
In fact, according to Statistic Brain, fewer than two-thirds of us who make any resolution at all keep them past the first month. Six months after New Year's Day, only 46% of the resolution makers have kept them.
It's easier ...
Planning to Hire Globally? Start the H-1B Process NowIn less than five months the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B visa applications. If that seems a long way off, immigration and labor experts say it's not.Read the rest of this entry »
For companies needing to hire workers with skills and backgrounds they can't find in the U.S., now is the time to begin the process, according to the VISANOW blog. The company specializes in consulting with ...