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 ...
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 ...
Google, Amazon Plan Major NYC CampusesRead the rest of this entry »
San Francisco and Silicon Valley have the most tech jobs in the nation, but New York City is making a run at the title.
Already the city holds the Number 2 spot, with 254,000 tech employees as of 2017. Now, that number is likely to soar. With Amazon choosing the city as it's second headquarters, and Google's announcement yesterday that it will more than double it's New York workforce ...
Desperate Companies Are Hiring Sight UnseenRead the rest of this entry »
In a sign of just how desperate employers are becoming to fill jobs, more than a few are hiring workers they've never met.
Most of these jobs are seasonal, but The Wall Street Journal says an increasing number are for such in-demand positions as engineers, IT professionals and teachers.
Boeing has filled more than a few entry-level technical and engineering jobs sight unseen, offering jobs after a phone interview.
Your Grades Do Not Predict SuccessRead the rest of this entry »
Just how important are grades in hiring? Not as important as you might think.
Except for fresh graduates, Google stopped asking for transcripts years ago, after discovering academic excellence bore little relationship to job performance. “We found that they don’t predict anything," the company's top talent leader said in a 2013 interview.
A recent opinion article in The New York Times makes the argument that students should spend ...
Companies Giving Few Holiday PerksRead the rest of this entry »
It appears the Grinch is stealing more than Christmas.
More than anything, employees want a holiday bonus. Alas, only a little over half of them may get one, and for those that do, it will most likely be less than $500.
A survey conducted by Research Now SSI found the number one holiday perk, favored by 41% of the 1,000 respondents, was a holiday bonus. Yet, 46% said their ...
Your Phone Is a Brain DrainRead the rest of this entry »
Your smartphone is making you less productive.
How can that be, you may wonder. After all, you can use it to look up a fact, check spelling and keep track of meetings. It can do all of that. And it can do one more thing you're not even aware of: It can be a brain drain. That's what the
Journal of the Association for Consumer Research says. We know this ...