Rather than fire their worst workers, some Japanese companies are allegedly sending them to “banishment rooms,” where they’re given meaningless tasks such as staring at a TV monitor for 10 hours a day. The practice — reportedly in place at Hitachi, Sony, Toshiba and Panasonic — is meant to drive workers to quit of their […]
Oregon lawmakers have approved a bill that would protect unpaid interns from workplace harassment and discrimination and would make it easier for them to pursue legal action against employers. The bill is expected to be signed by Gov. John Kitzhaber.
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 […]
any companies loaded their employees with extra responsibilities to survive the recession, but this strategy could cause problems in the future, Wensdy Von Buskirk writes. You might need to re-evaluate your approach if operational bottlenecks have appeared, customers are unhappy or employees are feeling burned out, she writes.
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I’ve been part of 7 or so layoffs/buyouts over the years and the one constant indicator as to how the companies financials were doing was the snacks, and if you went from getting those kick ass gel glide pens, and the next week, it’s a simple stick bic. Yup, time to update the CV.
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.
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Qandidate.com, the free recruitment system announced today it has welcomed its 1000th unique customer in little more than 3 months since the introduction of the public beta version.
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.
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