If you’re watching the Olympics, chances are you’re getting inspired. Big time.
Seriously, how do they manage to defy gravity, embrace agility and grasp mental strength under intense circumstances? Amazing.
Need a little jolt of career inspiration regarding an arduous journey and keeping your eye on the prize? Let’s look at snowboarder Alex Deibold. The former wax technician for the snowboarding team in 2010 volunteered in Vancouver in exchange of travel costs. He experienced the Olympics from behind the scenes. Now he’s a bronze medal winner in Sochi. Read more
If you’ve ever been jilted from an employee referral bonus internally, you’re not alone.
Maybe that’s because you worked in another area of HR so it was excluded. Maybe the person was a temp-to-hire situation and not a full-on full-time hire. Whatever the case, the program didn’t pay out like it should have. (No, we’re not bitter or anything.)
That’s why we’re pumped to share news about innovative employee referral programs which have been extended externally. That’s right — we said externally. As in bonuses are being awarded to people off the street for referring A-list candidates who get hired. Cha-ching! Read more
“What’s your greatest weakness?”
Yawn. If that’s not the most overused interview question, we don’t know what is.
That’s why a post on ERE’s recruiting forum really hit home. They listed scintillating questions (and by that we mean new! Original! Enticing!) and we just have to share. Wouldn’t you rather be prepared to answer stimulating questions than sit in an interview with a deer in headlights look? Get that app answer ready and fire away! Read more
If you’ve ever hustled to meet deadline after deadline, submitted invoice after invoice or timesheet, you’re not alone. Who has time to create new content when you’re constantly cranking it out?
When we read this piece in today’s New York Post, we half-heartedly nodded our heads in agreement. A reader is concerned about moving from a windowed office into a cubicle.
She or he writes, “I hate it. I can’t concentrate with all the noise and activity and my productivity is going to suffer.”
Although the disgruntled employee is concerned this isn’t the environment they signed up for when accepting the job, he or she wants to claim that work conditions have changed. Better yet – the reader wants to negotiate unemployment benefits.
We feel some empathy to the employee. After all, we’ve been in situations where we’ve moved from swanky corporate real estate into a cubicle and it greatly reduced our productivity.
But to take it so far to ask about claiming unemployment? Really?! Read more
Greetings from the winter wonderland better known as New York City! We’ve gotten more than our fair share of snow this winter, that’s for sure. (And if you’re reading this from somewhere particularly sunny and warm, we’re a bit jealous.)
That’s why this piece by Amanda Augustine at TheLadders resonates. If you live in an area that’s been blasted by snowstorms, thundersnow or anything related to ice, chances are Mother Nature is impacting your plans. Here are three ways to ensure your job search doesn’t miss a beat. Read more
Put down that cup of coffee and set aside that early morning commute in favor of a rave.
What’s that, a rave you say? You bet.
Morning Glory provides a London-based monthly morning dance experience beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ending at 10:30 a.m. Offering super food, smoothies, coffee, yoga, massages and hula hooping, we wonder how we can sign up?
It sounds like a pavilion of sorts. Instead of a food market, there are ways to get your zen on between exercise and food.
Temp labor is certainly here to stay. Need proof? Per ERE.net, last year employers across the country worked with 2.8 million temp employees. That’s an increase of 7.9 percent compared to 2012.
Plus, staffing firms beefed up their jobs to the tune of 16,875 per month last year. That’s the fastest pace since 2010! Although temp bill rates have remained flat, per the piece, rates will rise this year. Read more