Managerial hiring dipped in November, which could mark a beginning of stagnant white-collar hiring in the months ahead, according to the latest Careercast.com/JobSerf Employment Index. The Index lost 8.1 points in the month to 100.3, which is 3.2 points below November 2011, and 5.6 below two years ago.
After unexpected positive hiring gains in recent months, including in October, the downturn in November is disappointing, says JobSerf CEO Jay Martin.
Women’s role in the American workforce is at the forefront of public conversation this year, a result of the presidential election. From the Ledbetter Act, to binders full of women, there’s growing interest in the opportunities women have – and don’t have – in today’s job market.Read More
Cities active in the automobile industry were the biggest gainers in managerial hiring in September, according to the new CareerCast/JobSerf Employment Index. St. Louis, Indianapolis and Detroit all added white-collar jobs in September, bucking the national trend as hiring fell 10.1 index points following an an 11.1 point August increase.Read More
Are you good at starting things but not finishing them? Does your mind wander? Do you sometimes spin in circles unable to gain traction? Did impulsiveness get you in trouble at school? Has it hurt you at work and in relationships?
Envision a typical Gen Y’er. You probably see someone with a smart phone or tablet giving that device more face-time than is healthy. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter might even seem like time-wasters. But in fact, technology has turned socializing without media obsolete and has created a new skill set that every job candidate should embrace.Read More
If you're seeking to work from home, new research shows that you can make a compelling case when pitching the concept to superiors: that you'll increase your productivity.
A Stanford University study of 13,000 employees conducted over nine months shows that those working from home are 12% more efficient than their office-bound counterparts. The study also finds a 50% increase in satisfaction among those working at home.Read More