On Monday, we looked at common and unique challenges facing job seekers over 50. Today we return to teach over-50 job seekers how they can reframe their age and experience as an advantage.
In our feature, Thinking the Unthinkable, John Sumser writes: The C Suite is going to hunt for and embrace data visualization companies who can help see what we’ve refused to see: HR builds processes that emphasize sameness. The business requires processes that produce differences. It’s actually that simple. Steve Smith from The Starr Conspiracy searches […]
Employee stock ownership plans are appealing for some company founders, but setting up these plans can be costly and complicated, writes Josh Patrick, principal at Stage 2 Planning Partners. And they might not be a good fit for the smallest businesses, he cautions. For an ESOP to be successful, it’s important to implement managerial training […]
The increase in the use of temporary workers is a “worrying trend” because such jobs offer few benefits or opportunities for advancement, Margaret Heffernan writes. The results don’t necessarily help companies either, she writes. “A highly casualized workforce may cut costs, but it will never increase productivity or profits,” Heffernan writes.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased to a two-month high last week. Swings in jobless applications are typical in July as auto plants close for annual retooling.
Success means different things to different individuals, departments and organizations. Regardless of how success is measured, advancing business goals requires a high-performing workforce that is focused, motivated and achievement-oriented. Taking a systematic approach to employee performance management – powered by technology and alignment of the workforce with business objectives – can ensure the workforce concentrates […]
People are sharing a lot of information these days. They share their daily activities with their friends on Facebook, post photos of their latest vacation on TripAdvisor, rate their latest dining experience on Yelp and now, theyâre reviewing their jobs and companies on Glassdoor.
Infographic showing distribution of jobs in July 2013 (UK).
A number of local companies are adopting flexible time-off policies. Generally, the “honor system” policies allow employees to take off an unlimited amount of vacation time, sick time or both as long as the employee’s duties are covered.
Are your B players standing in the way of your future leaders?
Procter & Gamble recently replaced CEO Robert McDonald with his retired predecessor, A.G. Lafley. J.C. Penney Co ditched Ron Johnson, the CEO it poached from Apple Inc., and brought back his predecessor Myron Ulman. Before you jump on the bandwagon and hire an employee who […]
Over the last 90 days or so, I have had several clients and prospects who want to have conversations around refreshing the collateral and brochures that they hand out to candidates. In this digital age, it made me think. Was what was once an old school approach getting attention again?
Instragram, the popular photo application that was purchased by Facebook for $1 billion, very recently added video to its service. Likely motivated by the growth of Twitter-owned Vine, the primary…
The tail end of job interviews is an afterthought for many candidates. They ask a couple of generic questions, thank the hiring manager for the opportunity to interview, offer a handshake, and leav…