Tools to Help Admins Manage the Office Social MediaRead the rest of this entry »
"After you get done with the PowerPoint, be sure to get something up about the presentation on our social media."
How many times have you heard that? It's one of those "it-will-just-take-a-minute" jobs every office support professional is asked to take on that never take just a minute. Except for the lucky admins who work for a company with a person tasked to handle social media, keeping Facebook, Twitter ...
12-Steps to Hiring Great PeopleRead the rest of this entry »
Most recruiters and managers begin the hiring process with a job description that lists the skills and experience they want in the candidates for the role. What if, instead, the job description defined the nature of the job? Rather than a list of skills, your job posting described the work that needed to be done and the key projects the successful candidate will tackle.
It's not as radical an idea ...
Who Knew Russians Love Pizza So Much?Read the rest of this entry »
Who knew Russians love pizza as much as Americans? Maybe even more, as Domino's Pizza in Russia discovered this month when it offered 100 free pizzas for 100 years to everyone in that country who tattooed the chain's logo on visible parts of their body.
So many customers got tattooed that the franchise owner cut off the promotion at 350 participants. So many Russians tattooed the logo on legs, shoulders ...
'Stupid' Rules That Kill MoraleRead the rest of this entry »
Company policies are an important part of good business practices. They establish organizational norms, letting employees know the behavior that's expected of them. Encapsulated in a handbook, they reflect -- or should -- the culture of the organization.
As cultures evolve -- and they do -- policies and rules that made sense in the past, may now be not only out-of-date, but can alienate workers. And alienated workers disengage, which impacts productivity. Layer on ...
The Government Will Help Pay Off Those Nursing Student LoansRead the rest of this entry »
Nursing is one of the most in-demand professions in the U.S. We've blogged about this many times over the years, most recently last fall when the government listed it among the 10 fastest growing jobs over the last decade.But the training can be costly. A 4-year B.S., which is what many employers now want, can leave a new nursing graduate with $30,000 or more in student ...
Target-Date Funds Could Get Better Returns by Including AlternativesRead the rest of this entry »
Increasing diversification of investments in target-date retirement funds significantly improves the overall performance yielding greater retirement income over a longer period of time.
The Georgetown University Center for Retirement Initiatives and Willis Towers Watson studied target-date funds concluding that by increasing their diversification including alternative assets such as hedge funds and private equity, retirement income could be increased by 7% to as much as 11%.
Most target-date funds are invested ...
Slow Hiring Is Costing You Great TalentRead the rest of this entry »
When you see "Now Hiring" signs everywhere you look, that's a clue the employment market has changed, and not in favor of employers. Yet despite all the reports of record low unemployment, worker shortages and the hotter than ever war for talent, hiring managers are still surprised when candidates turn them down.
This is far more common than you might expect. A June 2017 survey found 90% of the recruiters ...
When Looking for a Job, Work With a HumanRead the rest of this entry »
Technology is great, except when it isn't. One of those times is when you're looking for a job.
Technology makes it possible for you to blast your resume out to 100 employers, but it does nothing to get your resume in front of a hiring manager. That's why 3 out of 4 job seekers say they prefer to work with a human. Having that personal contact is more valuable than ...
Smaller Seats + Fewer Flights = MiseryRead the rest of this entry »
It's hardly news that airplanes have gotten more crowded. When you hear the TV people talk about the crowded conditions one of the more frequently cited statistics is that commercial flights now fill just over 85% of their seats. A decade ago, it was just under 80% and 15 years ago it was under 73%.
What those percentages tell us is that airlines have gotten good at filling more seats ...
Market for Clinical Trial Services to Grow 20%Read the rest of this entry »
Clinical trial services are projected to grow at an annual rate of 12% over the next three years, according to a projection from The Business Research Company. That's a 20% increase over the previous few years.
The report says the growth in outsourcing to contract research organizations (CROs) is the result of cost-cutting by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, which has led many of them to outsource parts of their drug ...