• How Freedom of Choice in the Work Place Affects Productivity






    Are home workers as productive as workers who clock in at the office from 9 to 5? That seems to be the core issue in the argument over whether corporations should  offer employees work-from-home opportunities. As noted in our previous post, the trend in recent years has been toward encouraging greater autonomy in the work place which made Yahoo’s recent decision to ban the option surprising.  Working from home, job sharing and flexible work hours give employees greater flexibility in tailoring at least a portion of their work schedule to accommodate personal and family needs. For employees that care for

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  • Job Outlook Not as Rosy as Expected for College Grads






    Last fall as their senior year was getting under way,  According to a national survey highlighted on CBS News, grads now find themselves scrambling in a market that has increased by only 2%. At the end of May 2013, the U.S. Labor Department reported a one-week increase in the unemployment rolls of 354,000 — and that was on top of the more than 10,000 Americans who filed for unemployment benefits the previous week. While unemployment for new college grads has actually decreased since the height of the recession when it topped 10%, the decrease has been minimal. New grad unemployment today is hovering

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  • Companies Using Big Data to Predict Worker Success






    Big data is already revolutionizing the way we do business; but new big data applications are also changing the way companies assess job candidates and make hiring decisions. Big data revelations are suggesting radical new benchmarks for judging employee compatibility and projecting potential employee longevity that are being eagerly adopted by corporate human resource departments. Interestingly, big data is also shooting holes in some long-held employer beliefs, possibly opening doors for certain workers that have traditionally had difficulty finding employment. As employers make increasing use of big data, the information you put on your resume is still most likely to

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  • Internet Entrepreneurship Provides Income Resource for College Students in Debt






    College graduation used to be a time of celebration and new beginnings. Most graduates could reasonably expect to graduate with a job in hand or find gainful employment, usually in their field, shortly after turning in their cap and gown. A college education was considered the express ticket to a good-paying job, home ownership, financial security, an eventual executive position, and a comfortable retirement while you were still young enough to enjoy it. A college education was considered the path to the “American Dream.” And for a long time, it was; but today’s college graduates are living a different reality. College graduation is

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  • Goodbye Golden Parachute; Hello Zoondy!






    Over the past couple of generations, employment expectations in America have undergone some drastic changes. As recently as the 1970s, it wasn’t unusual to know people who had worked at the same company their entire working lives. During your grandfather’s or great-grandfather’s time (depending on whether you’re a Boomer or Millennial), the 30-year career culminating in retirement and a gold watch was the norm. People could count on being employed by the same firm from their 20s until their retirement at 65, with a reasonable expectation that they could work their way up the ladder as their career progressed. U.S.

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