Ah, it’s that time of year again. Sure, the first day of spring infuses a sigh of relief into many exhausted wintry commuters but today’s also a sign that the annual NCAA basketball tournament is in full effect.
So, naturally this brings us to talking about office pools. Per a new CareerBuilder survey, one in five workers have participated in a March Madness office pool.
Apparently, people in management are most likely to participate in office pools related to the tournament. Directors, managers and team leaders are most likely to participate whereas entry level and administrative workers are least likely to participate. Read more
When we used to work in recruiting, we always used to cringe when we extended a job offer and the candidate excitedly accepted on the spot.
“Don’t you have any questions?” I would inquire. “Are you sure there isn’t something else you want to find out?” I would prod.
Ho hum, the answer was typically no. If they only knew they were leaving money on the table! Hiring managers often told me what amount I would be able to go up to and if there was an issue, there was typically sign-on bonus money available, too.
Congratulations! You’ve made it through the gatekeepers to land a coveted job interview. Not only that, you landed another one. And another one. And sent those thank-you notes.
And bam. Rejection letter arrives several weeks later. What’s the deal?
Everything feels like it’s becoming more automated, doesn’t it? Well, if you currently supplement your income with a retail gig, you won’t want to miss this nugget of insight.
Per a piece on Business Insider, retail workers are most at risk to becoming replaced by robots. Yes, we said robots. As much as technology makes our lives easier, it also downsizes humans.
Doug Stephens, author of The Retail Revival: Re-Imagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism, told the site he anticipates Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Target and other retailers to make “a very concerted effort” to pursue robots within the next three to five years. Read more
If you’ve ever fought against mindless activities which waste time like deleting messages, it may be time to accept them.
That’s because new research says people are actually happiest at work when they’re not working on anything challenging.
The study was conducted by the University of California-Irvine with Microsoft Research and looked at how employees’ mood and attention spans change after performing activities at the office such as responding to emails or checking Facebook. Read more
Have you ever wondered what your boss earns? The boss’s boss? Your colleagues? The guy in marketing you occasionally work with?
Well, if you work for supermarket chain Whole Foods, this is all completely transparent. Per a report on Fox News, the company says the policy creates openness. In turn, it creates competition.
The average hourly rate is $19 and the average annual salary is $39,000.
What do you think? Should your employer post everyone’s salaries or should that be confidential? Will you work harder as a result or become resentful? Hmmm…
If you work from home on a daily basis, this post’s for you.
Although you don’t have to deal with an arduous commute, you may be clocking more hours on the job than if you jaunted to the office each and every day.
A study cited in The New York Times revealed their employees who telecommuted were 13 percent more productive than their counterparts who worked in offices.
Get this — they were also half as likely to get promoted! In the study, 250 home-based employees were happier in general, at the end of the day 50 percent asked to return to an office due to loneliness. Plus, they felt a lack of career advancement at home.
Say it, sister!
You may have heard about a new campaign launched by Lean In author and Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg. In conjunction with former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, and Girl Scouts USA CEO, Anna Maria Chávez, the “Ban Bossy” campaign has officially launched.
“We call girls bossy on the playground,” Sandberg told ABC News. “We call them too aggressive or other B-words in the workplace. They’re bossy as little girls, and then they’re aggressive, political, shrill, too ambitious as women.”
The site provides tips for parents, kids, teachers and managers to build young female leaders. Celebrities like Beyonce, Jennifer Garner and Jane Lynch are on board as well in public service announcements to banish this word. Read more