Thursday, February 24, 2011

84% of Employees Plan to Look for a New Job in 2011

According to a new survey by the employment company Manpower earlier this month, 84% of North American workers plan to actively look for a new job in 2011. This is up from a 60% response in 2009.

According to Douglas J. Matthews, president and CEO of Right Management, a Manpower company, the results are "more about employee dissatisfaction and discontent than projected turnover."

Matthews believes that the results are, in part, an expression of employee distrust in the ability of their organizations to thrive in the new economic climate.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Weekly Jobs Update (February 14- February 20)

Last week when we posted our list of companies hiring, we were all bracing for a blizzard. Now, in the aftermath of the big game on Sunday, we’re stuck with pantries full of canned soup, jugs of water, and economy-sized jars of mayonnaise that we didn’t get to use during the storm. While you’re figuring out how to make a delicious stew from those items, feel free to check out this list of companies hiring this week. They’re ready to bring on new employees right now, and you could be one of them!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Should More CEOs Be Fired?

New research suggests that more CEOs would be shown the door if not for their personal ties with their boards, suggesting that it's time to rethink hiring and firing practices and the CEO's role at public companies.

Boards of directors are facing increasing pressure to fire CEOs rather than allow them to linger. But what about the pressure boards feel to keep their CEOs in place?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The 10 Best Jobs of 2011

The geeks strike back: despite enduring an industry bubble and the threat of outsourcing, Software Engineer ranks as the Best Job of 2011.
In recent years, the job market has increasingly rewarded math whizzes at the expense of less technical professionals. Actuary, Mathematician and Accountant have all ranked among the best jobs in America by offering a pleasant work environment, good salary and healthy job security. But in 2011, as the emergence of specialized technologies creates new industries, landing the year's best job requires not just skill with numbers, but a strong knowledge of computers too.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

7 Rising Occupations

In today's uncertain job market, even the jobs once marked as "recession-proof" are not as safe as we thought. So where should you focus your job search?
Several trends -- existing and emerging -- continue to drive job growth and creation throughout the United States. Developments in technology, health care, environmentalism and globalization, as well as current trends in the economy, are clearing the path for several cutting-edge careers to surface.
If you're in the market for a new job, here are seven emerging careers that are making a mark and poised for growth in the coming years. Please note that salary and job growth information is not collected for all positions because of the size and awareness of each job.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jobseekers: Beware of Background Checks

So, you swear you have nothing to hide? That's a good thing these days, because more likely than not, your potential employer will be digging into your past.

According to a study released last winter by the Society for Human Resource Management, an astounding 80 percent of HR professionals say they conduct criminal background checks to screen potential employees. That's up 26 percent from 1996, an increase driven in part by increased concern over workplace violence after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Best Companies To Work For Now

Turns out there is such thing as a free lunch … if you work at Google. Free laundry, too. And a rock climbing wall, in case you overindulged at that free lunch and want to work it off before heading back to your desk.
If it sounds like Google is the place to be then you’re in luck, because they’re hiring. But before you go and fill out your application, you might want to do a little more research, because there are plenty more perks where Google’s came from (and plenty of companies hiring, too) in Fortune’s annual list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

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