A Resume QR Code Will Make You Stand OutRead the rest of this entry »
QR codes have been around since not long after the first smartphones came out. Now they're everywhere. Everywhere except on resumes.
Resumes -- and business cards -- are an ideal place for QR codes. LinkedIn thought it such a good idea the company added a unique QR code for every member last June. (Find yours by using the mobile app. From the home tab, tap the QR icon in the search box ...
Q1 Hiring Plans Are Strongest In YearsRead the rest of this entry »
The stock market may be seesawing, but employers are still bullish on hiring. Two recent surveys of hiring intention both pointed to strong plans by employers to add staff in the first quarter of this new year.
Manpower's long running Employment Outlook, based on a survey of 12,500 employers, shows 23% expect to add headcount between now and the end of March. Seasonally adjusted basis that comes out to ...
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Healthy Eating Resolutions You Should Never MakeRead the rest of this entry »
Making your resolutions for the New Year? We'll bet that eating healthier and exercising more are on that list.
They are two of the perennial favorites for everyone who makes resolutions. Saving more or spending less (so you can save more) also make the top of the list.
Figuring out how to spend less and exercise more isn't rocket science. Cut out that daily latte and go for a 2 ...
Quitting Without Giving Notice Is Becoming CommonRead the rest of this entry »
In greater numbers than ever, workers are quitting jobs without giving their employer the customary two week notice and increasingly, many are walking out the door without any notice at all.
A pair of articles in The Washington Post this month quoted a number of recruiting executives who estimated that job "ghosting" has increased by 10 or 20% just in the last year.
"It’s absolutely being directly impacted by ...
Where Do Managers Fit In An Agile Workplace?Read the rest of this entry »
Workplace agility, once mostly just discussed in articles in business journals, is becoming a reality in all kinds of industries. While just 4% of respondents to a McKinsey survey this year said their companies have completely transformed, 37% reported being in the midst of becoming more agile.
In an agile workplace the bureaucracy is flattened, decisions are made more quickly in response to customer demands and market opportunities. Employees assemble ...
Happy Holidays To All!
Tight Labor Is Forcing Business to ChangeRead the rest of this entry »
Small businesses have long struggled to hire and keep talented workers. Long before unemployment fell so low that almost anyone who wants a job can find one, small businesses have seen their best people snatched away by large employers offering better pay and benefits.
Now they're taking a page out of big guys' playbook and are beginning to change their culture to be more flexible and accommodating of their workers ...
What the World Searched For In 2018Read the rest of this entry »
Now that the days are numbered for the endless loops of Christmas music, get ready for the coming glut of "year in review" retrospectives.
Google kicked off this annual tradition posting its list of the top trending searches of the year. At the top of all searches globally and in the U.S. was the World Cup. Searches for this 64 game soccer tournament peaked in late June, and continued ...
No Raise For Most Workers This YearRead the rest of this entry »
Didn't get a raise this year? You've got plenty of company. A survey by the personal finance site Bankrate found 62% of workers did not get a raise or better paying job in the last 12 months.
That's a big jump from the 2017 survey when 52% of full- and part-time workers got no raise.
It's not entirely clear why so many workers are seeing their wages flatline. Greg McBride ...