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Employment Data Suggests Tighter Labor Market AheadRead the rest of this entry »
The employment numbers in the latest government reports paint a picture of a continuing tough labor market for employers.
Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the number of job openings stood at 7.49 million at the end of March, the most since the government began tracking openings in 2000. Meanwhile, from a report the week prior, the number of unemployed fell to 5.8 million, yielding an ...
Autism @ Work Is Showing the Value of NeurodiversityRead the rest of this entry »
As the worker shortage grows ever more dire, companies are beginning to discover the untapped, yet talented group of workers on the autism spectrum.
The Autism @ Work network is still small, but it has several large partners. Microsoft, EY, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase and SAP have all hired autistic workers. Dell started with three hires last summer and, according to a Reuters report, will double that number this summer.
SAP, one ...
Doing This At Home Can Hurt Your CareerRead the rest of this entry »
It should go without saying (but, alas, it doesn't) that paying more attention to your mobile device than to your family is bad for the relationship. Turns out, it's also bad for your career.
A team of researchers interviewed 344 employed couples who use their phone or other device at home for work. They found that trouble erupts when one partner uses the device during what's supposed to be family ...
It's the Soft Skills That Decide Who Gets HiredRead the rest of this entry »
"Hard skills will get you the interview — soft skills will get you the job," starts an article on the increasing focus recruiters and hiring managers are placing on communication, teamwork and the personality traits summarized as emotional intelligence.
Published on the Society of Human Resource Management website, the article explains the importance of soft skills as a hiring differentiator from the perspective of five recruiters. "In these discussions, two ...
22 Years of Business Wisdom From the Bezos LettersRead the rest of this entry »
If you wanted to build a business or grow an existing one, you could do worse than to take advice from Jeff Bezos.
The founder and CEO of Amazon, he built the company from an online bookseller to the largest retailer in the world and one of the most valuable companies of any kind. Since going public in 1997, Bezos has shared his business philosophy and management principles in his ...
Admin Professionals Week Is Coming UpRead the rest of this entry »
Today's post is a reminder for all the managers, bosses and anyone else who depends on that group of workers who are the administrative professionals of the office. Next week is Administrative Professionals Week and Wednesday is the special day set aside to recognize the work they do.
You may know them as the receptionist, administrative assistant, clerk, office manager or the old school title secretary. Whatever the title, they ...
HR's 10 Most Common Legal MistakesRead the rest of this entry »
As employment laws become more complex (not to mention more numerous), it's easier than ever for costly mistakes to occur. Penalties can run into the thousands of dollars for simple mistakes (mishandled I-9s can be as high as $1,100 for each violation). More serious violations could bankrupt a small business.
Business Management Daily has compiled a list of 10 most common mistakes managers and HR make. Not each will ...
Turnover Is At Highest Level In YearsRead the rest of this entry »
Seems like every other week we see another survey declaring that some big percentage of employees is looking for a new job. In January, The Muse said 58% of its mostly under 34 survey takers were plan to change employers this year. Another survey said two-thirds of workers would outright quit if their work became less flexible. We've even seen more than one survey with clickbait headlines predicting three-quarters of ...
Make March Madness a Bonding TimeRead the rest of this entry »
Basketball crazy fans will be filling out their brackets and keeping up with developments to the tune of about 25 minutes a day during the 15 work days leading up to the NCAA finals on April 8. Collectively, all this March Madness will cost employers $13.3 billion in lost work time, says global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
With the help of HR, managers will ...
Healthy Conflict Is Key to GrowthRead the rest of this entry »
As we all know, teamwork depends on, well, teamwork --working together cooperatively to achieve a common goal. That doesn't mean great teams are conflict free. The truth is, a team or a workplace without conflict is a place where innovation and change have a hard time taking root.
Amy Gallo made that point in her SXSW (South by Southwest) talk last week in Austin.
"It’s possible to be too ...