This blog post is in honor of tomorrow’s observance of International Women’s Day.
According to its site, the day has roots tracing back to the early 1900s. For instance, in 1908, 15,000 women marched through the streets of New York City in order to demand better pay, shorter work hours and voting rights. Read more
Three cheers for Friday! And the monthly jobs report from the U.S. Departmetn of Labor which marked an improvement from January.
As per CNN, the 175,000 new jobs last month topped economists’ anticipations. Considering the winter has been colder than normal, economists were expecting smaller numbers. It’s amazing how weather can impact the bottom line whether it’s closed offices or cancelled flights. Businesses can lose power, consumers may stay inside instead of eating out and your productivity may plummet as you temporarily “work” from home (and by that, we mean surfing social media).
In particular, for industries impacted by weather such as construction, numbers were surprisingly decent. Construction added 15,000 jobs whereas restaurants and bars added 20,100 jobs and education and health services added 33,000 new opportunities. Read more
This just in…office betting is en vogue and better than ever.
Well, kind of.
According to a new survey released by OfficeTeam, the NCAA basketball tournament provides opportunities for colleagues to foster relationships in the office. Almost one-third of senior managers participating in the survey mentioned activities related to brackets boost employee morale. Read more
If you’re a fan of Undercover Boss, you’re accustomed to watching CEOs and owners sport disguises to learn about the inner workings of their company by working among employees.
Tomorrow night apparently things will get flipped upside down! According to our friends at AOL Jobs, returning bosses will send their own workers into the mix in order to check on policies instituted after their first undercover show aired.
Returning bosses will include Menchie’s CEO Amit Kleinberger, Postnet CEO Steve Greenbaum and Twin Peaks co-founder Randy DeWitt. There’s a twist though — in this episode they’ll send employees to spy on the group to see what really goes on.
For instance, in one previous episode DeWitt paid a profane server $5,000 to stop cursing like a sailor on the job. In the upcoming episode it sounds like she may turn into one of his undercover employees.
Per the piece, it’s a first for the show since employees were always kept in the dark. Perhaps now that their bosses are more recognizable than in the past, this makes total sense.
According to a new study, men like to be in charge at the office more than women. Researchers at Harvard’s Department of Evolutionary Biology reviewed co-authored publications in order to determine how likely it would be for two professors of the same position to work together.
Well, they looked at studies at 50 universities in North America and calculated the likelihood of working together in a co-authorship situation as it related to the number of professors in that department. Read more
In fact, 32 percent of executives in the survey indicated non-business online use like social media is the biggest distraction of them all. Talking with colleagues came in second and taking personal phone calls came in third. Read more
Yet again, the power of social media proves its weight.
Here’s why: Patrick Snay won an $80,000 age discrimination settlement against his employer, Gulliver Preparatory School, in Florida. After being the private school’s headmaster for years, they declined to renew his contract. Snay sued and won $10,000 in back wages and an additional amount of $80,000 for the settlement.
The only catch? A confidentiality agreement that his daughter, Dana, foiled. That is, she dished to her 1,200 Facebook friends, says AOL Jobs. Read more
We simply have to address the LinkedIn post that went viral as Kelly Blazek, a Cleveland job bank operator, was called out for being inappropriate and rude. A subtext to this is what we found today on LinkedIn.
Out of curiosity we attempted to view Blazek’s LinkedIn profile which was not on the site as of this afternoon. We weren’t able to find it but we noticed another person with the same name and a unique listing for her job title: “Please note that I am not the same Kelly Blazek in the news who ran the Cleveland Job Bank.”