Posted on 29 November 2010.
Like most college students, I used to work during my summer and winter breaks. Perhaps unlike some college students, I used to completely throw myself into my job. Even if I never received a literal pat on the back, I would, every now and again, receive a bonus. One year I learned that I had earned that same bonus as a coworker who (I thought) cared for his or her job very little, a coworker who I selfishly believe was completely undeserving of the bonus he or she received that year (of course, I was horribly wrong). Unsurprisingly, I grew somewhat resentful, and although I maintained the same workload I had all summer, my enthusiasm for my job did dwindle somewhat. A recent study done by the University of California-Berkeley and Princeton University shows that my experience is not only not unique, but that with a lack of salary secrecy comes great workplace peril. Continue Reading
Posted in Career Services, Corporate Policy, Employment, Promotion, The Workplace
Posted on 26 November 2010.
Live Webcast -Tuesday, December 7, 2010 11 am – 12:15 pm ET
In this interactive discussion, industry experts Victor Deyglio (The Logistics Institute) and Irvin Varkonyi (American Public University), will present solutions to the challenges faced by logisticians. These will include:
- Building a competent labor market to sustain competitive global leadership
- Hiring a skilled workforce for new economies based on the flow of goods, money, and information
- Producing competitive bench strength through a competent workforce
- Developing competency-based careers
Following the presentation, join us for a question and answer session with the speakers.
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Posted in Explore New Careers, Making Connections
Posted on 25 November 2010.
Every year, retailers gearing up for the holiday season bring on a large number of temporary workers whose job it will be to help manage hoards of consumers on peak shopping days throughout the season. However, wrangling shoppers is not the only job that becomes available during the holiday season. As Anna Maria Andriotis of SmartMoney recently reported, there are a number of large employers who need to fill vacancies during the holidays and are looking for new full-time permanent and temporary employees. Although many of the employers, Andriotis singles out, cannot be classified as so-called economic engines (those businesses or sectors whose good and bad days have a pervasive impact on the economy as a whole), they are growing (for the most part), and are in need of some extra hands. Continue Reading
Posted in Employment
Posted on 22 November 2010.
As discussed in my last post, the first three quarters of 2010 saw positive developments in hiring, and CareerBuilder and USA Today’s Q4 Job Forecast expects that trend to continue, with 21% of employers reporting that they plan to hire additional full-time permanent employees during the fourth quarter. Although the fact that employers are hiring is in itself a positive development, employers have, since the economy began to recover from the trauma of the recession, hired only with the greatest reluctance (for example, see my previous post, A conundrum in the age of long-term unemployment). As one Wall Street Journal contributor recently put it, before hiring help, employers “want to keep squeezing as much output from their current workers as they can.” Even though this quarter’s findings should by no means be scoffed at, this trend of limited hiring—given that despite the fact that many businesses and segments of the economy are experiencing some growth, because the global economy has not fully stabilized, such are still not actively hiring—has affected workers. Continue Reading
Posted in Career Services, Employment, Hiring Forecast, Recession