Sometimes employees get sick. Sometimes employees have babies. Sometimes employees' babies get sick. Such illnesses, life events and family crises are an inevitable part of adulthood. So why do 43 million Americans working in the private sector still lack the paid time off necessary to deal with them?
That's a question the Obama administration has mulled since a working families summit in June. And the president recently …Continue
Added by Kim Peters on February 3, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
1) If your boss doesn’t know you want to move up in the company you are unlikely to get a promotion or even recognition for doing good work. Bosses annot read your mind. Our attention is split all over in this time of electronic communications, and the same is true of your supervisor;The bosses attention is focused on their team, politics, performance, paperwork, compliance, strategy, competition, profile building, hiring and firing, and many other items. If you don’t get feedback…Continue
Added by Donald Sonn on January 29, 2015 at 1:35pm — No Comments
The reason is that the sheer volume of data needs to be tamed and organized in order to deliver tangible and usable information. I
Is your organization…Continue
Added by Dave on January 29, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments
The ability to say “no” is almost a talent which can save you from a lot of troubles. But sometimes there are situations when you should say “no” not to someone else, but to yourself. If you can do this, you will spare yourself some stressful moments, improve your self-esteem and learn to better interact with your colleagues.
Added by Jana Rookard on January 22, 2015 at 10:08am — No Comments
Easy. They have each won recognition in 2014 for not only creating a great work environment but translating that commitment to the treatment of their candidates – even the ones they don’t hire.
They’ll also be…Continue
Most job interviews are for positions that will pay at least several thousand more than you are currently earning. Successful job interviews can vault your career forward. Yet, most applicants leave the process to chance. That also explains why they lose out most of the time. Don't let that happen to you! Prepare by studying these simple steps toward success:
Added by Donald Sonn on January 6, 2015 at 8:25pm — No Comments
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A business coach who often coaches top executives told me this tale:
It happens quite often that when I coach top leaders, they end up realizing…Continue
Added by Donald Sonn on December 22, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments
There are problems in using “predictors” of suitability for open positions within a company. Hunter and Hunter (1984) showed that interviewing is one of the worst predictors of future job performance. Using reference checks (.26), education (.22) or biographical data (.37) did not improve the odds too favorably. In fact, even the best predictor, test scores, came out at .57. We could make the…Continue
Added by Donald Sonn on December 10, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments
Whether you were let go from your previous job for unsatisfactory performance or you have social media skeletons in the closet, starting a new job with a clean slate is the best…Continue
Added by Dave on November 16, 2014 at 11:12pm — No Comments
Sometimes, no matter how hard an employer or recruiter works to find good, long-term employees or no matter how great the company they work for is, employees are going to leave outside of reasons the employer or recruiter can control.
People relocate, people have babies, and people decide to work for…Continue
Added by Dave on November 13, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments
News flash –word of mouth marketing about HR isn’t so good. Most people don’t know what you do or why you do it, especially your marketing team. They have no idea just how much your jobs align. (Lucky for you, we won’t tell them if you didn’t know either).
Think about it. Your…Continue
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Added by Jade Hadden on August 20, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments
The introduction of a national minimum wage in the UK in 1999 is widely thought to have brought about massive improvements in the fortunes of many people at the lower end of the pay scale.
According to a wide-ranging report compiled by the British government's official statistical compiler, the Office for National Statistics, it has contributed to workers who started their careers during that decade being paid an average of 40 per cent more than someone who took their first job in the…Continue
Added by Jade Hadden on July 17, 2014 at 3:31am — No Comments
I want to start this post by saying that I’m so proud and excited about the response to my first post – Coming Out At Work. It’s really cool to know there are so many people who recognize that…Continue
Trace – Guide to Flexible Working changes
From the 30th June 2014 every employee has the statutory right to request flexible working after 26 weeks of continuous service.
What does this mean?
- Pre 30th June the right to request flexible working only applied to the parents of children under the age of 17 or 18 in the case of parents with disabled children or those caring for an adult. Now any eligible employee can…Continue
Added by Andy Lee on July 6, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
The big “secret” you have to reveal to everyone you meet. But they can look at you and tell, right? Not necessarily. Well, at least I can say I used…Continue
Tomorrow is a day of celebration for me...I was declared "cancer free" on May 1, 2012. My battle with cancer has had a profound impact on me personally and has changed me in many ways. Some in my behaviors, but mostly in my motivations and drivers.
To give you a brief history, I was diagnosed with…Continue
Baby boomers, those born between Jan 1, 1946 and Dec 31st, 1964, have started to retire a couple of years ago. Sounds crazy? Well just add 65 to 1946 and presto…it’s 2011. Everyday more than 10,000 baby boomers will…Continue
Added by Vera Gavizon on March 3, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments
In his work life, the average worker will change career between 3 and 7 times: that is not counting the number of times he or she will change jobs within the same career trend. Is this due to a generational trait, where workers put a high value on new opportunities, variety (Flexible jobs) or is it the result of the evolution of companies’ needs following globalization? Are those two as conflicting as they may seem at first glance?
Right now, doing a simple Google search about…Continue
Added by Vera Gavizon on February 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
We’ve all heard the bad news about the state of today’s workplace. Years of economic recession,…Continue