Employment

Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling. Here Are 8 Ways to Get it Right Every Time

A framework will help you avoid these common (and sometimes fatal) errors.<p>As a leader, nothing is more important than hiring great people. Great hires impact virtually every facet of your organization, from culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere over time. When we hire …

Recruitment

Just the job? When interviews go wrong

<b>Ever had a job interview that seemed to have nothing to do with your ability to do the job? It appears that plenty of people can answer "yes" to that question.</b><p>Katherine Irvine was 37 when she went for a job as a recruitment consultant in Cornwall. She was shocked to find her interviewer was …

UK News

More than half of US workers didn’t use up their time off last year, sacrificing 662 million vacation days

Americans, famously, take far less vacation time than their European counterparts: less than 17 days, on average, compared to 30 days in France, for example. But for many Americans, that’s apparently all the time they need.<p>More than half of all US employees (54%) didn’t use all their days off last …

The Workplace

How to Actually Use Your Network to Get Your Dream Job

Making connections is one thing, learning to leverage them is another.<p>You can take graduate program after program, and work long hours in an entry-level position in hopes that someone will notice how hard working you are.<p>But neither of these things are as effective for getting ahead than leveraging …

Business

World Bank report says India can clock double-digit growth if women share in total labour force increases

India's economy could achieve double-digit growth if New Delhi pushes reforms to increase women's participation in the country's workforce, a World …

Labor Economics

5 Things to Never Do at the Office

Open offices, more casual dress codes, and smartphones -- giving everyone access to social media, friends and family, and everything else on the internet -- sometimes leads people to being less proper in the office than they may have been in the past.<p>Many workplaces have loosened up. That means …

The Workplace

Japan's tight labour market offers hope for consumer spending

| TOKYO<p>Labour demand in Japan rose to its strongest in more than 40 years while the unemployment rate held steady at a two-decade low in April, offering hope that a tight labour market will eventually spark a turnaround in weak consumer spending.<p>Separate data showed household spending fell more …

Labor Economics

Is working from home making you miserable?

Working from home is becoming an increasingly popular choice — both in terms of the number of people who desire the opportunity, and the number of …

The Workplace

How to Get 99+ Endorsements on All Your LinkedIn Skills

“I got 99+ endorsements, and they all help prove my proficiency in key areas.”<p>That’s what Jay Z might say if he was optimizing his LinkedIn …

Web Analytics

Forex - Risk aversion pushes yen higher, euro broadly lower

Investing.com - The yen rose against the other major currencies on Tuesday as European geopolitical fears contributed to a cautious tone in markets …

Labor Economics

What should say and do when conducting your first performance review

Love or hate them, performance reviews are ubiquitous in the working world.<p>And as a boss, their outcome is up to you.<p>"As an effective leader, choose …

Management

Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in UK For 2017

<b>“</b>What are the highest paying jobs in UK<b>”</b> is the evergreen question we usually see on the web. To answer that question, we have created a list of …

Job Satisfaction

How Margaret Found Her Mojo -- And Doubled Her Salary

Margaret was the Executive Director for a large animal shelter, but she had to leave her job.<p>Margaret moved cross-country to take care of her sister, who was in poor health.<p>Margaret needed to be close to her sister, but she also needed an income.<p>She started applying for jobs at animal shelters …

How Robots Can Help a Slowing Labor Force

Japan and Germany may be sitting on a ticking demographic time bomb where aging populations begin to drag down economic growth. Good thing they're …

Labor Economics

Why You’re Reading Work Emails Right Now

First, the good news: More Americans are taking advantage of the vacation time granted to them by their employers. The bad news: They're spending more of that supposedly off-the-clock time working.<p>A new annual report from the U.S. Travel Association found that, after dropping to an all-time low of …

The Workplace

Outrageous job interview questions

What strange questions have you been asked in a job interview?<p>From inappropriate questions about pregnancy to unusual activities, could you beat any of these?<p>Video journalists Greg Brosnan and Dhruti Shah

Job Interviews

To those who claim Australia's unemployment data is dishonest – please stop

Journalists should be wary of arguing that government data is lying. They risk falling down the rabbit hole of making up facts<p>In an era where fake news is like a virus, media organisations need to be very careful that they are not adding fuel to the bonfire of fantasies. Even with the best of …

Unemployment

Veterans have a tough transition from military to office

For anyone who has recently left the military, it can be a tough moment when it’s time to take off the uniform. It feels as if part of your identity …

The Workplace

Hybrid projects help bleeding road builders

Mumbai: The policy shift towards awarding more highway projects under hybrid annuity model (HAM) and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) …

Four-Day Work Week Sounds Great But May Be Bad for Your Health

Compressing five days of work into four has physical and mental health effects while increasing stress and fatigue.

Workplace Wellness

Get Found by Making Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out!

Rating:<p>LinkedIn is loved by over 300 million users because it is a business-friendly social media platform but used right it can be so much more than …

Social Media Marketing

Dublin vet offering £24k a year for a 'professional cat cuddler'

Jobseekers will be purring when they spot the online posting.<p>A job advert in Dublin has gone viral after offering a rather lucrative job – if you are …

Cats

Japan’s Unemployment Rate Holds at Two-Decade Low in April - Bloomberg

Japan’s jobless rate remained at the lowest in more than two decades last month, and retail sales rose from March, climbing for a fourth …

Unemployment

Ten Signs Your Talent Is Being Wasted

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve been in my job for 18 months, and I’m concerned.<p>I don’t think it was a mistake to take the job, but it might be a mistake to stay here much longer.<p>I was hired to create the PR function for my company, which produces arts and theatrical events.<p>I thought the job sounded so exciting, and …

18 Months

ITC Q4 gross revenue up 6.2% at Rs 150 million

Indian conglomerate ITC Ltd has registered 6.2 percent year-on-year growth in its fourth quarter gross revenue and stood at Rs 150 billion, slightly …

Markets

B.C. NDP and Greens hint at shared vision during surprise announcement

What do you get when you mix green and orange? A potential end to the BC Liberals’ 16-year dynastic rule of Canada’s Pacific province.<p>In a surprise …

Canada

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/29/2017

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's latest Classifieds listings as of 5/29/2017. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed and to visit the …

It's Not Your Job, It's You: The Real Reasons You're Unhappy At Work

Look, there are plenty of reasons you may be miserable in your job. Horrible bosses tend to top the list, but boredom, burnout and busywork that knows no bounds are also viable reasons.<p>Let’s say it’s not any of the above, and, in fact, you can’t pinpoint the source of your discontent on any one …

Work-life Balance

How to Give Your Employees Real Benefits, Not Just Cheap Perks

Fancy perks don't solve the work-life balance problem.<p>As any entrepreneur will attest, perhaps the most difficult tasks in running a business are attracting, retaining and supporting a strong workforce.<p>Common solutions to this problem come in the form of sweet perks, designed to showcase a …

The Workplace

When You're Tapped Before Age 30: 5 Behaviors That Burn Us Out

<i>A version of this article was originally published on</i> Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox.<p>In all likelihood, you know what burnout feels like: Exhaustion, disinterest, poor performance, irritability, lack of empathy.<p>The media often claims it’s …

Job Satisfaction