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US job openings at 14-year high
www.chron.com

U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Employers have been slow to fill their openings for most of the recovery, but that started to change last year as companies ramped up their overall hiring.

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2 really insulting interview questions
corcodilos.com

What headhunters do with your boss’s name, and how to answer when the interviewer asks how loyal an employee you would be.

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How Brands Can Attract Millennials Looking For Meaningful Work
www.fastcoexist.com

Young, idealistic workers are now the majority of the workforce. That means big opportunities for nonprofits and social-driven businesses.

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SHERYL SANDBERG: Here’s Why Women Don’t Speak Out Enough In The Workplace
www.businessinsider.com

There are two main reasons some women may feel reluctant to voice their opinions at work.

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Small businesses added a million workers in 2014 — and they’re not slowing down
www.washingtonpost.com

Small businesses are not flocking to health insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act in the same way individual consumers are, brokers and business owners say. Though certain small businesses can get tax credits for offering employees coverage through the Small Business Health Options Program, some say choices are too limited and the […]

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Employee incentive platform incorporates online store
www.inc.com

An incentive platform called Encore lets workers award points to colleagues that can then be redeemed at an online store with gift cards, electronics and other items, Christina Desmarais writes. Each employee that uses the platform has a profile page that lists the number of recognitions sent or received.

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6 Rules for Effective Peer-to-Peer Communication
www.entrepreneur.com

Want more employee engagement, higher morale and job satisfaction? Aim to set up your workplace to foster better relationships between employees.

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Update on Linkedin’s job aggregation strategy
www.jobboardsecrets.com

Last year Linkedin announced it would begin aggregating job listings just like Indeed does. It was a sign that job aggregation is going mainstream.

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How I Got My Job in SEO
www.careercloud.com

Last year we did a few interviews with people about how they got their job. And in 2015 we are continuing that popular series with the first of many articles and podcasts that profile successful job seekers. Today Al Ruggie details how he got his job in SEO (search engine optimization).

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Trade, employment data boost U.S. economy’s fundamentals
www.reuters.com

The U.S. trade deficit fell to an 11-month low in November as declining crude oil prices curbed the import bill, prompting economists to sharply raise their growth estimates.

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Here’s what is most important in today’s employment market
www.ocregister.com

In the past year, the job market continued to roar back, but some older workers still struggled to find employment. More local companies told employees to go home and stay home to work. People looked for yet more ways to be productive in that never-ending quest to balance the demands of the office with the […]

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It’s a dirty job trying to unravel the fed’s employment report
nypost.com

Let’s start with the unemployment rate. It’s a nonsense number. It’s a figure that should be written on what is euphemistically called “bathroom tissue.”

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My First 90 Days: Why Your Boss Wants to Hear “Let Me Try”
www.linkedin.com

Many companies will hire you on contract for that time — think of it as a “make or break” trial period to see if you have what it takes. It can determine the length of your career at that company, the expectations your managers have of you and even how high you rise.

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Tax Time Checklist: How to Send 1099s
www.score.org

A guide on how to send these important tax forms.

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