Employment

The Top Corporate Wellness Trends To Watch For In 2017

Chances are you know a few co-workers, family members or friends who have made their New Year’s resolution all about their health and wellness. It turns out, your company’s goal for 2017 may be the same.<p>Corporate wellness programs have come a long way in the recent years. With growing popularity, …

Workplace Wellness

Use This Formula To Dial Up The Soft Skills On Your Resume

Here's a straightforward way to make sure your interpersonal and problem-solving chops shine through.<p>First things first: Soft skills play an important role in hiring. Employers aren’t looking for robots that can only execute on a job description. They need people who can positively impact the …

The Free Resource for Recruiting Top Talent

This inbound recruiting technique helps build a remarkable candidate experience by ensuring strong alignment between the candidate's values and your company values.<p><b>Q: As a CEO at a startup, one of the biggest areas we're struggling with is talent acquisition. How do you best recommend attracting</b> …

Recruitment

7 Ways to Create the Perfect Home Office

As millennials in or entering the work force, we value a healthy work-life balance. Flexibility and time are seen as some of the most important …

Productivity

What a Study of 33 Countries Found About Aging Populations and Innovation

The populations of almost all Western countries are getting older, as the Baby Boomers, born in the 1950s and 1960s, live longer and have fewer children than previous generations. Population aging of this dimension is possibly unique in world history. No surprise, then, that it poses serious …

Labor Economics

2017 Highest Paying Jobs, Best Companies and Fastest Growing Industries

Want a new job? A new career filled with purpose, job growth and a beefy paycheck? According to a recent article published on Money.com, Why 2017 is Going to be the Best Job Market in Years, now is the time to land your dream job.<p>With the unemployment rate hovering near a low 5 percent, companies …

Business

Revealed: 21 of the most annoying office bugbears

Moaning colleagues, pointless meetings and co-workers who eat too loudly are some of the most frustrating aspects of modern office life, according to new research.<p>Other office bugbears on the list include a slow internet connection, other employees ‘pulling a sickie’ and the office being either too …

The Workplace

The skills your kids should cultivate to be competitive in the age of automation

We’re all getting used to the thought that in a not-so-distant future, competition for jobs won’t just be other humans, it will also be an intelligent robot, self-driving car, or other artificial agent. But in our gut, we know this can’t be the full truth, that there’s a more nuanced story. We at …

Automation

How to Solve a Conflict Between Two Employees

... and four other tricky work questions<p><i>Editor's note: Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues -- everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor.</i><p>Here's a roundup of answers to five questions …

Business

4 Top Leadership Trends for HR Managers in 2017

What's the biggest threat to building an engaged workforce in 2017? A recent study concludes: employee burnout.<p>The study, by Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace, found that 95 percent of human resource executives think that burnout is what stands in the way of employee retention. What's worse, …

Employee Engagement

Top Management Myths

There are many people who don't understand what managers do. Unfortunately, that includes some managers. Listed below are the top ten myths that …

Leadership

Ten Things You Deserve From Your Job -- Besides A Paycheck

Dear Liz,<p>I started my job a year ago and I’ve been waiting for the job to improve — to become more rewarding and interesting.<p>At first my manager “Allie” told me that she was moving me into the position slowly because I was new and she wanted to make sure I learned the procedures perfectly.<p>After …

Leadership

7 tips to land a job straight out of school

Graduating college without a plan feels a lot like the old cliché of jumping out of an airplane without a parachute.<p>That's why getting recruited to a job straight from senior year can sound like an appealing option to a lot of college students.<p>But that's easier said than done.<p>Here's how to position …

Career Development

Can Artificial Intelligence Wipe Unconscious Bias From Your Workday?

There's a plethora of tech meant to make recruiting fairer. Joonko wants to help ordinary workers pinpoint bias throughout the workday.<p>Unconscious bias is exactly what it sounds like: The associations we make whenever we face a decision are buried so deep (literally—the gland responsible for this, …

Recruitment

Oracle sued by Labor Department for paying white men more, hiring more Asians in technical roles

SAN FRANCISCO —Oracle is being sued by the Labor Department for paying white men more than their counterparts and for favoring Asian workers when recruiting and hiring for technical roles.<p>The administrative lawsuit is the latest from the Labor Department to take aim at the human resources practices …

Recruitment

The Rise Of Talent Acquisition: Trends To Watch Out For In 2017

Businesses today are witnessing an acceleration of mega trends. While the subscription economy, uberization and hypermarkets have torn apart …

Recruitment

Here's What Really Happened to Jobs During the Obama Years

A hard look at job creation, wage growth, and more.<p>Barack Obama leaves office this week with his legacy on healthcare in serious jeopardy. What will …

Jobs Report

Google stopped asking these 7 job interview questions because they were so tricky

If you’re lucky enough to land a job interview at one of the best places to work in America, Google, you’ll definitely need to bring your a-game. But to pile on the interview stress even more, Google used to ask some questions that were so hard that they were eventually banned from being asked …

Google

Roll with it: why more people with disability are not employed by retailers

Despite the benefits of employing those with a disability, retail employers don’t have the practical knowledge to make workplaces more accessible<p>When was the last time you were assisted in a shop by someone in a wheelchair?<p>According to Suzanne Colbert, chief executive of the Australian Network on …

Wheelchairs

Hiring Your First Employee? 5 Things You Need to Know.

You're finally letting someone else infiltrate the walls of your company, and you'll have to assume the role of that person's boss. Don't panic.<p>You’ve been a solo entrepreneur for a number of years and things have finally taken off to a point where you’re in need of hiring some full-time help in …

Co-Worker Recognition Programs Yield Employers Great Returns

Recognizing employees boosts their morale and productivity, but giving workers the chance to encourage each other can pack an even more powerful …

Employee Engagement

Motivating Employees: A New Guide for Managers

Get to work.<p>Do your job.<p>Sell more.<p>These might be what you want employees to do, but brusque commands aren’t exactly the world’s greatest motivator. …

Employee Engagement

With job announcements, firms appear to seek Trump approval

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world's largest companies appear to be trying to get in step with President-elect Donald Trump's demand that employers hire and keep jobs at home.<p>Trump, in response, has taken to Twitter to signal his …

Business

Men Won’t Apply for Job Postings That Use ‘Feminine’ Phrases

Men are refusing to apply for positions that use traditionally feminine phrasings in their job postings — such as <i>sympathetic</i>, <i>families</i>, and <i>care</i> — even …

Women's News

Hot-Desking: Should You Dodge this New Trend?

The saying ‘everything old is new again’ is one that keeps cropping up, and the recent trend towards the return of hot-desking is a prime example. …

Job Satisfaction

Why Diversity Is Good for Your Bottom Line

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

The Workplace

SA jobless rate still the worst

Unemployment in South Australia is heading in the right direction but more remains to be done, the state government says.<p>SA's jobless rate fell 0.2 …

Unemployment

Siemens partners with Scalable Capital for employee benefits

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>There has been an increasing trend for robo-advisors to offer their services to large companies as an employee benefit. Now, Siemens Private Finance (SPF), the German …

FinTech

101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again

101 Job Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again<p>How to Answer Hard Interview Questions | Squawk Box | CNBC International<p>James Reed "101 Interview …

Job Interviews

Unemployment rate rises to 5.8% in December

Australia's unemployment rate rose to 5.8 per cent in December, official figures show, missing expectations of it staying at 5.7 per cent.<p>The total …

Unemployment