Monthly Archives: January 2020

Where’s My Raise? The Mystery of ‘Full Employment’ – Washington Post post (Bloomberg, L.P.)

By: Scott Lanman at slanman@bloomberg.net, Laurence Arnold, John O’Neil In every other economic expansion of any type, one of the side effects of that expansion is that working people get good raises. Economists are struggling to understand why this expansion hasn’t reflected that rule, bringing the tenets of that very rule – the Phillips Curve […]

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Getting practical about the future of work – McKinsey post

By Bryan Hancock, Kate Lazaroff-Puck, and Scott Rutherford Employers have the choice to either “reskill or upskill” their current employee base, or they can begin the task of looking outside of the organization for talent needed to work in their upcoming digitalization (AI, bots, robots, etc.) If you are looking for a new position, take this into […]

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U.S. weekly jobless claims rise modestly; labor market tight – Reuters post

Reporting By: Lucia Mutikani; Editing by Andrea Ricci Job growth may be slowing, but the job market remains tight. In many cases, people are so confident that they will land a new job, they are not even filing for unemployment insurance. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased less than […]

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Yes, Ageism Is a Problem in Tech. But Vanity Is a Bigger One – inc.com post

The emphasis on youth and physical perfection may be leading to a crisis in Silicon Valley and beyond By: Matt Haber San Francisco bureau chief, Inc. @Matthaber Is there ageism in tech? Sure seems like it – and even though this posting could be read in a light-hearted manner, there may be some truth to it […]

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When it comes to hiring, millennials are killing it – USA Today post

By: Paul Davidson USA TODAY If you think there is age discrimination going on in the hiring process, you’re probably right. There are a number of tactics you can take that will help you in this regard, and there are more than a few strategies as well. This article will show you the plans that […]

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A major HR trend – inc.com post

By: Cameron Albert-DeitchReporter, Inc. Recruiting, hiring and retaining the right employees has long been a challenge for organizations. Some are starting to use AI systems as well as ATS systems to help out their internal HR groups in these tasks. This article talks about a recent survey by LinkedIn, in which they spoke with over […]

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This Company Pays Its Employees $7,500 If They Really Go Off the Grid on Vacation – Working Mother post

Their goal is to re-energize staffers and encourage an actual break from work. By: Quinn Fish The on-going thought in the working world today is, “can I really disconnect from work when I’m on vacation?” Most of us cannot seem to do that, but this company actually pays their employees a $7,500 bonus to do […]

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Starting a New Project? Before You Plunge In, Do This to Ensure Success – Inc.com post

Ask questions–and keep going until you get the answers you need. By: Alison Davis Founder and CEO, Davis & Company Ms. Davis brings up an interesting point in this post. In her way of thinking (and we tend to agree) that the really hard work of getting anything done is to ask enough questions of the […]

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Manager and machine: The new leadership equation – McKinsey & Company article

By: Martin Dewhurst and Paul Willmott. Directors in McKinsey’s London office The expression “GIGO,” is an acronym for “Garbage In/Garbage Out.” This acronym and phrase were invented in the 1960’s when the IBM 360 was becoming more mainstream. In a nutshell, it means that if you feed bad data into a computer, the results you could expect […]

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If Your Team Constantly Checks Email and Slack After Hours, You Might Need to Set a Formal Policy. Here’s Why – inc.com post

Even if you never disconnect from work, it’s important to let your employees do so. Fortunately, there are ways to set limits without losing productivity. By: Sophie Downes – Inc.com web producer As you can see from this post, only about 3% of all CxOs of startups totally disconnect when they are on vacation or […]

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