Employee engagement can be a workplace differentiator, according to a survey of large employers in the Minneapolis area. “Employees want a sense of control and autonomy. They don’t want to be micromanaged. They want a sense of competence and that they are making progress on their goals,” said Theresa Glomb of the University of Minnesota’s […]
Enterprise startups are all the rage.
Marketing in its traditional sense no longer works in the competitive restaurant industry, said Greg Creed, chief executive of Taco Bell. Creed, speaking Thursday at the People Report Summer Brand Camp conference in Dallas, said the term “marketing” is dying out and, in its place, brands are becoming “publishers” and telling their own stories.
Employers are required to notify workers of their insurance options under Obamacare by Oct. 1. Will you be ready?
JPMorgan Chase last Friday announced a nationwide 1,800 new job cuts in its mortgage unit, CNBC has learned.
InternMatch has raised a $4 million Series A funding round led by ARTIS Ventures and Subtraction Capital, as well as follow-on investors including Kapor Capital and 500 Startups. The company will use the money to expand its engineering and marketing teams and build data-based technology to help ma..
More and more companies are discriminating against smokers, either by not hiring them at all (in states where that’s allowed) or making every effort to get them to stop. It’s not particularly nice. But financially, it makes sense.Smokers cost employers a lot of money–$5,816 a year compared to someone who has never smoked, to be […]
More than half of U.S. workers don’t feel fully engaged in their work, and 18% are “actively disengaged,” according to a Gallup survey. Companies experiencing growth tended to have the most engaged workers, the survey found.
So-called robotic telepresence allows people to communicate remotely. Will it take off?
Nine percent of employers allow employees to cash out unused vacation time, a Society for Human Resource Management survey says. The benefit gives employees more flexibility and when “times are a little tight, this benefit really doesn’t cost a lot of extra money to employers to provide,” says Julie Stich, research director for the International […]
News of growth in the U.S. job market is tempered by the fact that most of the jobs created in May were low-paying, extending a trend that may weigh on an already weak economic recovery. “We need to see more broad-based and even growth in the economy to see better jobs return. We’re still relying […]
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to moderate job growth despite slowing economic activity.Initial claims for state unemployment
An employee laid-off from the San Francisco office of Zynga has taken to Reddit to trash the company.
A source tells Garrett Sloane of Post that Mayer has created a “Haves and Have-Nots” situation at the company.