NEW YORK (MainStreet) — For all the progress the economy has made since the recession ended, the job market only seems to be getting worse. The unemployment rate continues to hover around 9%, jobless claims have been on the rise for much of this year, and several reports show that more ... Continue Reading
The holiday season may be a festive time at home, but it has a way of leading to drama in the workplace.
Forty percent of Americans admit they’ve done something inappropriate or embarrassing at a holiday office party and nearly a quarter claim to know someone who has been reprimanded afterwards ... Continue Reading
Attitude You made it obvious you really didn’t want to be there, through your facial expressions, words and actions. Behavior is the expression of intent, commitment and reliability, and your behavior showed work is just a passing interest in your life.
Effort You came in to work five minutes before starting ... Continue Reading
Before answering the question of whether a person is eligible for unemployment insurance if they are fired in the United States, two important terms must be defined.
Unemployment insurance actually refers to the overall system whereby employers pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) state and federal unemployment tax to fund unemployment ... Continue Reading
The Prime Minister threw his weight behind Lord Sugar after small business
leaders demanded the resignation of Government’s so-called Enterprise Czar
following comments that struggling businesses were “moaners”
living in “Disney World.”
By Roland Gribben
Published: 8:18PM GMT 04 Nov 2009
He rejected the resignation call after the National Council ... Continue Reading
Need to file for unemployment insurance benefits? Don’t fumble through it. Just follow these five steps and you’ll breeze through the process.
Step 1: Gather up the details of your last job. What’s the official name, address and phone number of the company? When exactly did you start and ... Continue Reading
SUMMER is typically a time for breezy novels and thrillers. But this jittery season, books dishing out career advice and inspiration are making a strong showing, as people young and old, employed and not, seek an edge in the tightest job market in decades.
Andrea Mohin/The New York Times
Amid the tightest ... Continue Reading
Feeling overwhelmed by the state of the world economy? I overheard a woman say she was worried about calling in sick because she was afraid her employer might fire her. This, to me, represents the difference between a career and a job. Years ago, these two words may have meant ... Continue Reading
In this era of globalization, the competition between workers is becoming fiercer with each passing day. Not only do we have to compete with the “domestic” co-workers but we also do have to compete with the “international” (a foreign-outsourced) workers. When it comes to this, a college
degree does not become ... Continue Reading
A potentially dangerous practice involving the use of Skype in the business world is becoming more popular in the United States.
I state that this is a dangerous practice because Skype teleconferencing can expose more information about your company and workers than anyone in their right mind would authorize. I have ... Continue Reading