Think Twice Before Turning Down a Banking JobRead the rest of this entry »
If you're eager for a job in finance, now might not be the time to be picky.
Despite what you've heard about this being a job hunter's market (true enough), the banking industry may soon be tightening its hiring. eFinancialCareers editor Sarah Butcher advises, " Next time you receive an offer for a new banking job, even if it's not exactly the sort of thing you had in mind, you ...
Failure Now Can Mean Success LaterRead the rest of this entry »
So you didn't get into the college you wanted. You didn't get the job. You missed out on the promotion. Don't despair. There's solid evidence that you'll be better off in the long run.
A trio of researchers at Northwestern University found that setbacks early in your career can be just the motivation you need to shine later. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, the team found, "Despite an early ...
Costume Ideas HR Will LikeRead the rest of this entry »
This is the time of year that sends shivers up the back of HR managers everywhere. Just thinking of what kinds of costumes some people might wear to work on Halloween is enough to tempt HR to take the advice of attorney Karen Michael and cancel the whole day.
And then deal with the Grinch who stole Halloween fallout for weeks.
We write about this HR dilemma every year. Last ...
Labor Department Schedules Webinars to Explain New Overtime RulesRead the rest of this entry »
Beginning New Year's Day, employers will have to start paying overtime to an estimated 1.3 million more workers.
Under rules announced last month by the Department of Labor, employees earning less than $684 a week will be entitled to time-and-a-half after 40 hours in a workweek. Some workers who are paid above the threshold may also be eligible for overtime pay, depending on their specific duties.
Applying the salary ...
Accounting Mysteries For Small BusinessesRead the rest of this entry »
Of every 10 businesses that first opened their doors Monday, 5 will be gone by 2024.
The reasons for the failure of startups are as varied as the businesses themselves, but high up among the causes is a lack of understanding of basic finance. Too little capital and miscalculating pricing are two of the most common causes of small business failure.
Besides these two serious problems are those rooted in ...
Pharma Execs See Digitalization As Changing EverythingRead the rest of this entry »
A year ago, when pharma and life sciences CEOs were asked about the disruptions in their industry, by far they said technology was the only significant one.
What a difference a year makes. Now by a percentage rivaling last year's these executives say the opposite. 70% of the life sciences CEOs KPMG surveyed agreed that "Fast advancing technology is not the only significant disruption my business faces." In 2018 ...
Offshoring Legal Work Is a Fast Growing TrendRead the rest of this entry »
Outsourcing legal work has been around for so long now that calling it a trend seems a stretch. Even some of the largest law firms will farm out document review and litigation support.
Offshoring this work is, however, legitimately called a trend.
Outsourcing administrative and routine legal paperwork to paralegals is not an uncommon practice. Nor is outsourcing research and legal analysis. Temp firms with a legal specialty division routinely ...
4 Reference Checks Make For Better HiringRead the rest of this entry »
Reference checking is one of the checkbox tasks HR people do because they're supposed to, yet expect little. In our litigious society, many company policies allow only dates of employment, title and last pay.
Checking the references a candidate provides is considered next to worthless. The reasonable belief is that they're only going to give you the names of people they are sure will be positive.
A whitepaper from the ...
Most In-Demand Programming LanguagesRead the rest of this entry »
Python is the programming language most in demand by employers, according to an analysis of job listings by IEEE.
Close behind, says the professional association for tech workers, are Java and C. The three received IEEE scores of 96 or better. The next closest language was C++ scoring 85.7.
IEEE Spectrum, the online magazine of the organization, analyzed 11 metrics from 8 sources to come up with a variety ...
Add a Little Theater to Your Employee ExperienceRead the rest of this entry »
The employee experience is one of today's HR hot button issues. The Society for Human Resource Management has an entire resource center devoted to the topic. And there's more than 1,000 articles and references to "employee experience" on that one site alone.
A whitepaper with fresh research into the significance of the employee experience for business was released just last week by the HR news site TLNT.com.