Uninspired? Get Help From InspiroBotRead the rest of this entry »
Feeling uninspired? Lacking in creativity? There's no shortage of self-help advice to get you going again: take a walk; write out how you're feeling in longhand; meditate; do yoga; exercise; take a nap.
Or you could just turn to InspiroBot.
In seconds you'll have snapped back, attempting to deduce the meaning of such inspirations as:
- "If we can't understand the macarena, what is there left to understand?"
- "A wish ...
An Easy Way to Increase Your Value 50%Read the rest of this entry »
If there was one thing you could do improve your employment value by 50% would you do it?
Of course you would. So take a writing class.
“The one easy way to become worth 50% more than you are now — at least — is to hone your communication skills — both written and verbal." That bit of advice comes from none other than the Oracle of Omaha himself, Warren Buffet.
Starting Pay For Grads Little Changed Since 2015Read the rest of this entry »
Last year's college graduates earned an average starting salary of $50,944.
That's a healthy bump above the average personal income for all workers, which was $46,550 when last measured in 2016. However, the National Association of Colleges and Employers says starting pay for college grads has barely budged over the last three years,. The 1.4% increase from 2015 to 2018 is a "further illustration of the sluggish ...
Business Casual Is Becoming Business UsualRead the rest of this entry »
Business dress codes have loosened so much in the last five years that Friday casual may soon lose all meaning. Over the last five years, the percentage of companies allowing employees to dress casually every day has risen from a third to a half. Meanwhile, the "once a week" casual percentage has remained stuck at 62%.
The percentages, from the annual benefits survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource ...
How to Answer Interview Questions That Cross the LineRead the rest of this entry »
Monster recently posted an article listing 5 illegal interview questions so obvious only a hiring manager living in a cave for the last 50 years would ever ask.
Is there an interviewer who doesn't know that asking something like “When are you planning to have children?” will all but guarantee hearing from the EEOC? Ditto for asking about a military commitment. Asking “How often are you deployed for Army Reserve ...
Study Finds Employees Don't Understand Supplemental BenefitsRead the rest of this entry »
With the benefits open enrollment season coming up, a timely report from Cigna finds that employees don't understand the voluntary medical-related benefits employers offer.
For example, despite knowing that even with employer-provided medical insurance they'll have other expenses, only 34% of workers would rely on supplemental benefits to pay non-medical bills. Instead, 49% would dip into savings; 32% would put them on their credit card; and 22% would borrow from ...
Job Growth 'Slow, But Steady'Read the rest of this entry »
Solid, but slow job growth through the end of the year, is the prediction of the non-profit business group, The Conference Board.
The Board released its monthly Employment Trends Index Monday, which showed a rise of 1.68 from June's 109.3 reading. The Index now stands at 110.98.
“The Employment Trends Index increased in July but continues to hover around a flat trend since the summer of 2018 ...
8/2(2+2)=?Read the rest of this entry »
Here's a simple math question that befuddled the Twitterverse last week: 8/2(2+2)=?
If you came up with 1, you did the addition first, then multiplied the result by two before finally dividing. And you are wrong.
The correct answer is 16. Why? Well, because Cornell math professor Steven Strogatz says so in The New York Times. And because of PEMDAS.
Remember PEMDAS from junior high? It's the ...
You'll Be Surprised Where the Hardest Workers AreRead the rest of this entry »
Who doesn't read those "Top 10" lists? Sure, a lot of them are just click bait. And most of them have no real value. But darn, we're so addicted to these lists there are entire websites dedicated to them; Listverse and TheTopTens are just two.
Today we're featuring a top 10 from Kempler Industries, a used machinery seller. Given their business, you might expect a list of the top 10 ...
Hire a Veteran Day Is a Good Day to Do MoreRead the rest of this entry »
A decade ago, before "Hire A Veteran Day" was established, the unemployment rate for vets was in double digits. For civilians, it was under 9%.
It's fitting that as we celebrate Hire a Veteran Day today, the situation is reversed. Veteran unemployment is 3.2%, a full half a point lower than the national unemployment rate.
Credit is due to the thousands of employers who made an effort to recruit ...