Photo by Artem Podrez on Pexels.com Before the COVID-19 pandemic, roughly 6% of workers were fully remote and never went into an office. The number doesn't include people who worked remotely from time to time, including about three-quarters of office workers. But situations changed when many businesses closed their offices for months, allowing more employees to work … Continue reading What to expect from remote jobs
Worker on sick leave sues employer for paying salary without increment since 2008
conceptual caricature of caucasian businessman in suit he whips employee pulling him around in chair Imagine being on sick leave and doing absolutely no work for your employer for the past 15 years while still taking your juicy salary. Well, a worker who is enjoying it more than that still took his employer to court, … Continue reading Worker on sick leave sues employer for paying salary without increment since 2008
Why the Chinese job market will remain stable in 2023
China's job market had a good start in the first two months of 2023 and is expected to stay stable this year as the country's economy continues to recover, with fundamentals remaining sound and the government taking effective measures to support employment. "The job market's performance in the first two months was better than expected," … Continue reading Why the Chinese job market will remain stable in 2023
Employee Retention and Turnover Rates: What should we expect?
Photo by Mikhail Nilov on Pexels.com Despite the looming threat of recession and the cacophony of mass layoff announcements, businesses across the world still need workers — 11.01 million of them iin the United States alone. The number of available jobs unexpectedly rose in December, climbing from a revised 10.44 million openings in November and … Continue reading Employee Retention and Turnover Rates: What should we expect?
‘Golden parachutes’ worth $122m available for fired Twitter executives
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Three top executives of Twitter Inc fired by new owner Elon Musk stand to receive separation payouts totaling some $122 million, research firm Equilar said on Friday. Musk fired Twitter Chief Executive Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, and legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde, according to people familiar … Continue reading ‘Golden parachutes’ worth $122m available for fired Twitter executives
Having employment gap on your resume is not a barrier
Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.com It used to be that resume gaps of several months or longer concerned both job seekers and hiring managers. Some hiring managers believed longer periods of unemployment signaled a candidate wasn’t hirable. Alternatively, they might have been out of touch with trends in the field. However, this attitude towards … Continue reading Having employment gap on your resume is not a barrier
Top 5 companies for work for in Europe, US and Canada
Tech companies have dominated the list of the best companies to work for in 2022, according to Glassdoor’s annual employer rankings. In the UK, they made up 19 of the 50 companies listed, including seven in the top 10. The cloud-based software company Salesforce performed strongly in all the countries that were ranked, placing in the … Continue reading Top 5 companies for work for in Europe, US and Canada
Toyota to build $13.6bn battery plant in the US, employ 1,750
Toyota has announced that it will invest $13.6 billion in manufacturing electric automobile batteries in the United States by 2025. "This investment will help usher in more affordable electrified vehicles for U.S. consumers, significantly reduce carbon emissions, and importantly, create even more American jobs tied to the future of mobility," said Ted Ogawa, CEO of … Continue reading Toyota to build $13.6bn battery plant in the US, employ 1,750
If your interviewer doesn’t say these things, it’s a red flag
You know about which red-flag interview questions to watch out for, including the questions that are downright illegal to be asked. But sometimes, what an interviewer doesn’t ask you can be just as revealing, whether the absence of these questions is speaking to discrimination in the interview or simply the reality that you aren’t getting the job. The next time you’re … Continue reading If your interviewer doesn’t say these things, it’s a red flag
How do you manage highly intelligent and self-motivated workers?
There’s an emerging type of worker who usually knows more about their job than anyone else in the organisation and is not likely to suffer fools gladly. This type of worker is difficult to manage as they don’t consider themselves to be subordinates in the traditional sense. Professor Peter Drucker called these employees “knowledge workers”, … Continue reading How do you manage highly intelligent and self-motivated workers?
The impact of COVID-19 on US workers and global economies
Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression of the 1930s, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of a job by the coronavirus. More than 4.4 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week, the government said Thursday. In all, roughly 26 million people — the … Continue reading The impact of COVID-19 on US workers and global economies
Wendy’s hiring 20,000 workers
Wendy's plans to roll out breakfast offerings like the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit and the Breakfast Baconator at all 6,000 or so of its US restaurants next year—and it needs 20,000 new employees to serve them. The fast food chain, which currently serves breakfast at around 300 locations. CEO Todd Penegor said Monday that the … Continue reading Wendy’s hiring 20,000 workers
4 keys to winning the midlife career change
You’ve probably heard the saying, “You’re never too old to do XYZ” a bunch of times, especially in reference to starting a new career. If you’re 50+, you may be wondering just how feasible a midlife career change really is when you’re closer to retirement than you are to your school years. The truth is launching a … Continue reading 4 keys to winning the midlife career change
Google unveils development projects in New York City
Google Hudson Square is coming to New York City, with an attaching price tag of more than a billion dollars. Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., is following in the footsteps of Amazon in choosing NYC to build a new campus comprising 1.7 million square feet. The mega campus will include leased properties at Hudson … Continue reading Google unveils development projects in New York City
Activists in Mumbai demand employment for female mortuary workers
Activists in Mumbai, India are complaining about the scarcity of women morgue workers after fifteen positions were advertised and no female candidate showed interest. According to a report from Mumbai Live, women are not interested in taking up positions as autopsy assistants or morgue attendants. Only two women in Mumbai are working as autopsy assistants in … Continue reading Activists in Mumbai demand employment for female mortuary workers
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