About 40 percent of workers are looking for better jobs

A new survey sheds light on just how many workers will search for a new job in the coming months, although many are pessimistic about their career paths. Almost half of U.S. workers — 48 percent — are likely to look for a new job in the next year, according to the American Staffing Association Workforce … Continue reading About 40 percent of workers are looking for better jobs

BAD-BOSS: NY employers using wage theft to gain competitive advantage

A small army of waiters, deliverymen and busboys who worked at a Mott Street dim sum joint sued their boss earlier this year for cheating them out of wages — and they won. But collecting on the $943,000 that Joy Luck Palace was ordered to pay them in September has been harder than winning the … Continue reading BAD-BOSS: NY employers using wage theft to gain competitive advantage

U.S. Government shutdown now the longest in history

  The US government shutdown has become the longest closure in the country’s history, entering its 22nd day on Saturday. The previous record for the longest shutdown occurred during Bill Clinton’s presidency, which lasted 21 days from 15 December 1995 until 6 January 1996. The current shutdown appears destined to last a few more days, at the … Continue reading U.S. Government shutdown now the longest in history

How to be the Best Boss (2)

  Incorporate more autonomy and fluidity into every role People often believe that providing job control is possible only for some jobs, and for some people. But that is not the case—all people can be given more decision-making discretion in their jobs and latitude to control their work. San Francisco–based Collective Health designed the jobs … Continue reading How to be the Best Boss (2)

Amazon calls on competitors to adopt its new minimum wage package

  As part of the efforts aimed at improving employees’ welfare, Amazon made headlines this week with its $15 per hour minimum wage for U.S. workers only. Image shows Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO Although Amazon’s new pay doubles the federal minimum wage of $7.25, the online giant was criticized for withdrawing bonuses, including … Continue reading Amazon calls on competitors to adopt its new minimum wage package

Mark Zuckerberg reveals a ‘Secret to Successful HR Management’

Mark Zuckerberg admits that managing human and material resources could be a mountainous task, and it is unarguably so when there are over 30,000 employees, 1.47 billion active users, and investments worth billions of U.S. dollars to control. However, Zuckerberg says there is a simple trick to Human Resource management: Hire people you would be … Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg reveals a ‘Secret to Successful HR Management’

How to cope with a ‘Bad Boss’

The workplace should be a “home away from home” to everyone, but there are many “unlucky employees” who find such settings a dreamland because they cannot just stop butting heads with their bosses, colleagues, and customers – even the peevish walls. Mary Abbajay, the management professional who wrote Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win … Continue reading How to cope with a ‘Bad Boss’

Chinese Manager motivates Staff by letting them tear cash

Employee motivation and interpersonal relationships among workers and employers in China is no joke, and one exemplary manager's most effective idea of encouraging his workers, is by asking them to tear bundles of banknotes. If only this exercise is permitted in private and not as a group, it'd definitely inspire the unmotivated. Desperate employers in … Continue reading Chinese Manager motivates Staff by letting them tear cash

How smart employees should handle errors at work

Being a leader is in itself a big challenge - a reason most people would rather follow than lead the way. One's abilities are always proven through tests,  in a practical way, and this goes a long way in determining how successful a leader can be. "A first-time leadership job is very stressful," said Richard … Continue reading How smart employees should handle errors at work

Facebook Fires Entire Trending Topic Team, Replaces Them With Computers.

Facebook's trending sidebar will now be populated by an algorithm which will determine what people are talking about. While former employees in the section have been replaced by computers, a new team of engineers will take over duties to ensure topics that appear are newsworthy. According to Quartz, the entire editorial team of 15-18 people … Continue reading Facebook Fires Entire Trending Topic Team, Replaces Them With Computers.