NEW YORK (MainStreet) — When tremors from an earthquake in Virginia were felt by Americans along the East Coast on Tuesday, many may have wanted to leave their office buildings and hightail it back home.
But could jetting out of work early, even when you think your personal safety is in ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — If you wear flip-flops to the office during the summer, there’s a good chance your co-workers are giving you the evil eye behind your back.
Nearly three quarters of Americans think it’s inappropriate for employees to wear sandals in the office during the summer, making flip-flops the most ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Saab, a Swedish car company, announced Wednesday that is doesn’t have enough money to pay wages to 3,700 employees.
The announcement follows months of financial struggles, including product shortages and problems with paying suppliers that indicate the company is in route to filing bankruptcy. While Saab’s fate ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — With the U.S. unemployment rate currently a shade over 9% and the “underemployment” rate closer to 20%, jobless Americans can’t be too picky about the jobs they take. But before you jump on a position with a fledgling company, make sure you know what you’re getting ... Continue Reading
In the scramble to hire and retain talent, managers need all the help they can get. To discover what you’re doing right and understand what you could do better, one great tool is the exit interview. That final conversation with human resources in which departing employees speak truthfully about their ... Continue Reading
The Most Stressful Jobs:
1. Commercial Airline Pilot
2. Public Relations Executive
3. Corporate Executive, Senior
6. Advertising Account Executive
9. Emergency Medical Technician
10. Real Estate Agent
On the other hand, the majority of the least stressful jobs were found in the health care industry, as positions like dental hygienist, speech pathologist, ... Continue Reading
Settling In The New Employee
Take your new employee around the office and make introductions. To help her get to know her colleagues, it may be helpful if you ask someone who doesn’t already know her to do this.
Take your new employee around the office and make introductions. To help her ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Given the choice, younger professionals are most interested in working at tech companies and government agencies, but they are comparatively disinterested in working in the financial industry, a new survey shows.
Google (Stock Quote: GOOG) and Apple (Stock Quote: AAPL), two of the biggest tech companies in the ... Continue Reading
Offer Solutions: Be a uniter not a divider. In other words, don’t be the blamer. One of the easiest things in the world to do is point out problems. Winning teams don’t harp on losses, they find ways to win. Bosses aren’t interested in finger pointers, they want problem solvers. ... Continue Reading
BOSTON (TheStreet) — ‘Tis the season for fruit baskets, cheese trays and logo-emblazoned tchotchkes.
A bellwether of the economy comes each holiday season when companies decide how much they allocate to gifts for clients, vendors prospects and employees. Holiday parties, bonuses and other seasonal boosts to worker morale are also part ... Continue Reading