On Friday the Department of Labor released its monthly data and let’s just say things seem to be plodding along.
Employers added 142,000 jobs in August which is below the 226,000 average increase from previous months. In addition, the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent which represents the lowest level in nearly six years. Read more
We just report ‘em as we see ‘em, folks so don’t shoot the messenger on this one, ‘k?
She collected 248 performance reviews from 28 companies ranging from large technology companies to small startups. The results were startling: Critical feedback was generously given to women. That is, 87.9 percent of women received critical feedback compared to 58.9 percent of men. Read more
This morning we’re remembering the incredible life and work of Joan Rivers. As media folks and celebrities recall their interactions with the 81-year-old comedian, we’re joining the pack.
Last year she emceed New York Women in Communications’ annual Matrix Awards along with daughter Melissa. She was certainly in major demand on the red carpet prior to the luncheon.
Thankfully we snagged a quick interview with the star and learned a lot from this woman who has reinvented herself to stay relevant in the public eye for decades.
May she rest in peace.
You may remember a story we told you about several months ago. Shanesha Taylor went to a job interview and left her two young kids in her hot car in Arizona. Her six-month-old and two-year-old were found by police in her locked car as temperatures reached 100 degrees.
According to a new survey released by OfficeTeam, administrative support professionals dished about the weirdest requests they’ve ever been asked. And we do mean weird.
Here are some of the most unusual responses:
“Organize a hula-hoop competition for executive staff.”
“Cut off the boss’s tie that was caught in the paper shredder.”
“Get a snake out of the women’s bathroom.”
“Call airport security to locate a lost shoe.”
“Mail a box of dirt.”
“Take samples of toilet paper from all the office bathrooms and compare them.” Read more
What’s your favorite interview question of all-time? We can tell you one of our least favorites, that’s for sure: “What’s your biggest weakness?” But alas, we digress.
A post on recruiting forum ERE got us thinking. People submitted their favorite interview questions through a contest with straightforward ones and oddball ones like, “What’s your favorite palindrome?” Read more
There are certain times you really should go above and beyond in your job. Think outside the box. Go for the gold!
This is not one of them. Check out this Buckingham Palace guard who goes a bit rogue. If there’s any lesson we can learn from his comical strut is that we should stick to the core of our job especially when we’re in extremely visible roles. Enjoy!
If you’re a boss or on the rise to become one soon, listen up. There are a few ways to motivate underperforming employees who have the goods but they’re just not applying themselves fully. Here are a few pointers courtesy of a post on Inc.
1. Discover the root cause. Dig deep and you’ll figure out the solution to your problem. If the employee just isn’t a fit for the role, that’s reflective of a poor hiring decision but if the worker lacks skills, then it’s up to you to point him or her to proper resources to get trained.
Per the piece, you may need to alter your expectations, too. Look at the situation from a new perspective — how are you and the employee both responsible for his or her success? Read more
Although it’s a Tuesday and certainly feels like a Monday, we’ll take it! The countdown to the next weekend has begun and it definitely doesn’t feel like summer is over. At least that’s what we keep telling ourselves anyway. See where we’re going with this? Positivity.
We like to look at the bright side of things here at MediaJobsDaily which is why this new research study was a little hard to stomach. Yes, it’s reality but still a little too bleak for our taste.
Here’s why: The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University released their research basically showing most Americans conclude our economy has permanently changed for the worse after the recession. Read more