A key measure of U.S. job creation came in well short of expectations for May, suggesting a slowdown in employment growth as the effect of government budget cuts spills over into the private sector. The monthly report by payroll processing firm ADP showed growth of 135,000 jobs, a figure suggesting only slow progress in paring […]
It’s a painful conundrum of the job search process: rejected candidates want to understand why they didn’t get hired, but employers, fearing discrimination complaints, keep silent. And those who do speak up offer little more than platitudes.
Employee of the month and “spot award”-type bonuses leave it to managers to decide who’s doing a good job. If they like a particular employee, lucky them; if not, tough luck.
A worker’s smoke breaks cost an employer even more than the increased costs of health care. Some employers charge higher health insurance premiums to employees who smoke or refuse to hire them altogether.
Small business owners continue to struggle to provide traditional health care benefits to their workers, but some are providing other unusual perks as an alternative to help attract and retain employees.
Less than a month after it introduced multimedia content to user profile pages, LinkedIn has rolled out similar functionality today for status updates posted from the homepage.
The Wall Street Journal is expected to launch a social network in the coming months that will compete with LinkedIn as a platform for “like-minded people” to meet online and share ideas.
So how do you motivate unmotivated employees? One way is to offer traditional financial incentives such as annual bonuses or employee-of-the-month awards.
Jobless claims rose 10,000 to 354,000 in the latest week, above economistsâ expectations. The four-week moving average rose to its highest level in a month.
Six in 10 American workers say they’ve found aspects of a new job different from what they expected, indicating they may have felt misled during the interview process.
The Associated Press found something amazing: a note, addressed to an underperforming jihadist, berating him for a laundry list of failures.
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Jobless rates were lower in April than a year earlier in 276 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 78, and unchanged in 18. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 274 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 88, and unchanged in 10.