Employment

The 1 question you should always ask at a job interview, according to Wharton's top professor

A positive workplace culture is an important factor in job satisfaction, and a toxic environment can be detrimental to your health and productivity. …

Job Interviews

Asking Your Best Employees These 5 Simple Questions Will Keep Them From Ever Quitting

These questions should be asked as early as the first week on the job.<p>If you're in any type of management role, I have an important question for you: Do you have an onboarding process for new employees?<p>I ask because having effective onboarding is crucial to the success of new hires. For so many …

Employee Engagement

Career expert: Do these 3 things to your resume right away to help you land a job

If you're looking for a job, it's important to ensure your resume stands out above the rest, especially if you're just out of college and trying to …

Recruitment

4 Tips for a Stronger Employee Benefits Program in a Multigenerational Workplace

Knowing your workforce demographic -- including what they appreciate and need -- is vital to recruiting and retaining talent across a workplace that can now employ up to five generations.<p>The world of employee benefits is changing. In addition to controlling ever-rising costs and keeping up with …

The Workplace

Seven reasons why home working is the future

Commuters using South West Trains this morning faced major delays following a loss of all signalling in south-west London.<p>Train services are expected to be cancelled, revised or delayed by up to 90 minutes, until at least 2pm this afternoon. The firm has subsequently urged passengers not to travel …

The Workplace

9 Harsh Realities of What Motivates Millennial Workers

46 percent of employees in the workplace will be Millennials by 2020.<p>Millennials. Millennials. Millennials.<p>You're probably tired of all the talk regarding this generation. The thing is, they kind of deserve our attention.<p>They're not only the largest age demographic, they're starting to come into …

The Workplace

Wisconsin company to implant microchips in its employees in August

A Wisconsin tech company says they are about to become the first business in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees.<p>Three Square Market (32M), a River Falls-based software design company, says starting August 1st, it will be offering microchips to all their employees. The chips will …

United States

3 Touch Points to Better Engage a Multigenerational Workforce

Smart HCM technology can help organizations create compelling work environments that make employees feel valued and treated fairly - regardless of their generation, employment status, or position.<p>Many workplaces today are in the unprecedented position of having five generations working together, …

Employee Engagement

Job Searching Sucks. Here Are 5 New Ways the Smartest Millennials Are Doing It

These five tips will help you lay out a strategy before you get started on a job hunt.<p>Everything about how we find work has changed over the last few years. The internet offers in-depth information about prospective employers, often including inside intel on culture and first-person accounts of …

Business

The CEO’s guide to competing through HR

Technological tools provide a new opportunity for the function to reach its potential and drive real business value.<p><b>A leading US healthcare</b> company …

Human Resources

Quirky Questions You May Hear in Your Next Job Interview

Some job interviews aren't as straightforward as we'd like them to be. Employers want to see how quickly you can think on your feet.<p>MSNBC's JJ Ramberg discovers some of the quirkiest questions that job candidates are being asked. Glassdoor compiled a list of them, which can help explain whether or …

You Don't Need Your CEO's Approval To Build A Better Work Culture

What does it take to improve an organization’s work culture? “You don’t need to wait for your boss or the CEO to do something,” says consultant Vanessa Shaw, who will be hosting San Francisco’s Culture Week and Culture Summit in August.<p>Instead, Shaw argues, frontline managers and individual …

The Workplace

New York City Goes Back to Work

Until 20 years ago, the U.S.'s largest city was a jobs laggard. After a remarkable turnaround, it faces new challenges.<p>In June 1976, just 48.7 percent of New York City residents aged 16 and older had jobs. Only one state in the nation, West Virginia, had a lower employment-to-population ratio. The …

Unemployment

Homegrown P2P start-up offers unemployment insurance

Bandboo’s founders say the sign-up rate has been “relatively slow”, with consumers in Singapore being unfamiliar with its peer-to-peer (P2P) …

Unemployment Benefits

Career advice: 5 simple steps to find the best job for your personality

You’re unusually lucky if you know exactly what you want to do in life — or feel like your current job is perfect for you. Most people need a little …

Personal Finance

The public sector workers losing £6,000 a year in 'free' overtime - your rights explained

Over 1.8 million public sector workers including midwives, social workers and police officers are regularly working unpaid overtime to the tune of …

The Workplace

The Three Things Today's Job Seekers Want According To LinkedIn

If you’re looking to hire the best in this competitive landscape for top talent, a recent LinkedIn survey reveals some important and surprising facts. In the study, researchers surveyed over 14,000 professionals from around the globe about their job-search attitudes and habits. The study showed how …

8 Data-Driven Steps to Hiring the Best Salespeople

Finding top salespeople is too important to leave to chance. Use data to drive your search, and take the guesswork out of hiring.<p>This post comes from the perspective of Dave Darsch & Sol Jeewa.<p>Your sales team can make or break your company - so it's no surprise that businesses put time and energy …

Recruitment

Tried and Tested Ways of Improving Employee Performance & Productivity

It is not the buildings or the products and services you offer that make your organization successful; more than anything else, it is your most …

Employee Engagement

Has racial bias in the workplace harmed your career? Share your story

Recent studies show there is much still to be done to negate the effects of racial bias at work and improve diversity levels. We’d like to hear your experiences<p>While reactions to the BBC’s release of star salaries have concentrated on the gender pay gap, there is also a major disparity between the …

Labor Economics

Kate, William and Harry want to connect with you on LinkedIn

Most of us mere mortals have made peace with the fact we'll never live in a palace. But, that doesn't mean you can't get a job at the palace.<p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are hiring a senior communications officer with a "particular focus on the activity of their Royal …

Royal Family

How Peers Are A Job-Hunter's Best Friend

If you’re in the job market and trying to figure out the best way to go about your search, it turns out that poring over on-line job postings and spending hours trolling LinkedIn may not be the best way to land that dream job. Employee referrals remain the top source of new hires, according to a …

Silk Road

100+ Common Data Science Interview Questions

Preparing for an interview is not easy – naturally there is a large amount of uncertainty regarding the data science interview questions you will be …

Data Science

Laws against asking prospective hires about their criminal history are hurting black applicants

Over the past decade, laws that limit the ability of employers to ask about a job applicant’s criminal record have become popular across the United States. More than half of US states have now implemented some form of this rule. These “ban the box” policies, named after the tick-box on many job …

What Are 4 Actions You Can Take to Reduce Employee Time Theft?

You may have heard of wage theft, where an employer doesn't pay an employee what they owe—whether through an illegal withholding or inadvertently …

Personal Finance

‘Watson is junk’: Waterloo’s OpenText hops on the AI bandwagon with Magellan

Waterloo-based OpenText is throwing down the gauntlet with the announcement of a new AI platform, which is vying for a piece of the US$12.5 billion …

Canadian News

Expense check: Answer these 3 questions to determine whether to reimburse an employee's claimed work expense

Since 1872, California employers have been required fully to reimburse their employees for “necessary” expenses employees incurred “in “direct” …

Employee Engagement

It's Time to Rethink Your Talent Strategy (According to New Study) and Design Thinking Can Help

New research shows power of leveraging Design Thinking in recruiting and talent processes at world-class companies<p>I have written about why your HR department should embrace design thinking in a previous column and now a study on <b>"</b>Designing and Refining Talent Acquisition" reinforces the important …

Design Thinking

For all the latest recruitment jobs from Harrison Sands...

Regardless of which sector or profession you work in, it’s a fact of life that most of us will be on either the receiving or delivering end of a …

Extreme Commuting and Online Education | Technology and Learning

How long is your commute?<p>Do you think that educators involved in online education think differently about commuting - including telecommuting?<p>Might …

The Workplace