There are five leadership styles upon which executives depend, according to a recent study. Some bosses have a gruff, “tough love” approach; others are nurturing mentors, hard-working single-minded leaders or “country clubbers” who get things done by networking and charming those around them. Whatever your natural style, you’ll achieve more if you’re able to borrow […]
Different generations differ in their preferred method of communication, which means that in many workplaces, at least one age group must regularly interact using a mode of communication that they’re uncomfortable with, writes Dana Brownlee, president of Professionalism Matters. Situations such as this can give rise to perceived slights and deep levels of mistrust, Brownlee […]
Angela Mackey says she struggled to land a job, even with a master’s degree earned with top grades, as employers focused on her cerebral palsy instead of her qualifications.
Reebok ramped up its hiring in 2012 with the help of recruiting software that collects data about existing employees, and uses it to gauge the behavioral attributes of potential hires, write Bill Holmes of Reebok and Ira Grossman of PeopleAnswers. The turnover rate among workers who completed the assessment before being hired was 32% lower […]
So much for a dream job. Only 14 percent of U.S. workers believe they have the perfect job and more than half want to change careers, according to a new poll released on Monday.
Corporate videos have a tendency to be really boring. Before you make your next corporate video, consult this list of ideas. If you set up the right premise, it’s easy to make them surprising and tell a good story.
Employees join an organization but they leave a supervisor. Supervisors have a tremendous impact on employee job satisfaction and productivity, setting the tone and creating and maintaining the eve…
To compile our 2013 list of unusual jobs that pay surprisingly well, I combed through BLS data and scanned the pages of Odd Jobs: How to Have Fun and Make Money in a Bad Economy, a book by Abigail Gehring. Here are the top 10.
Here’s how it works: Anyone from a company can sign up and create public or private groups, but you need to have a company email address in order to do so. From there, you simply invite co-workers to the group. You can also create smaller social circles for things like events, lunch ideas, work out […]
When faced with a tough call Todd Defren of Shift Communications started an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Now he believes it will make his company…
Meetings around the watercooler or over lunch are as traditional as the workplace suit and tie. But today, companies are looking for more innovative ways to bring employees together. Connecting people with different kinds of knowledge fosters new services and ideas, says Paul Leonardi, a professor of communication at Northwestern University.
If you’re so unhappy with your job that you plan to look for a new position this year, you’re not alone.
Employers in the U.S. probably created almost as many jobs in June as in the prior month as businesses grew more confident the economy will overcome the tax increases and government cutbacks that have restrained growth, economists said before reports this week.
Only people who don’t understand statistics would question the value of an English degree.