In many offices, meetings are ubiquitous and inescapable, and employee productivity is suffering as a result. Ineffective and unnecessary meetings waste precious time, and the nonstop decision-making that often happens in project meetings can hamper workers' cognitive reasoning for the rest of the day. Read on for five ways meetings inhibit rather than catalyze productivity, courtesy of Psychology Today.
Path.to is the latest startup that's promising to reinvent the job search through personalization. (For more, see ApplyApp.ly, Tidepool and Company Muse.) Users first link their Path.to profile to social media and professional communities like Twitter, Facebook, Github, Behance and Dribbble; Path.to then analyzes your activity on these accounts to recommend jobs that mesh best with your expertise and interests.
For folks who graduated in the economic dead zone of the 1990s, this statistic might elicit a shrug: a recent study showed that 1 in 2 recent college grads are "either out of work or doing low-wage work that doesn’t fully use their skills or knowledge."
So what's the big deal? Can't they get jobs at coffee shops, the way we did, back when we walked back and forth to our minimum wage gigs, both ways, barefoot, in the snow?
Middle managers aren't getting access to the personal development they need at work, according to a new study out of the U.K.'s Ashridge Business School. Researchers polled 569 middle managers and found that just 53 percent are given time to learn more about topics like people management, leadership, influencing and strategy. What's more astonishing is that although 73 percent of respondents said that their organization claims to create a working environment that encourages learning and development, just 24 percent have a mentor, life coach or career coach.
We're all familiar with the way in which deductions like health insurance premiums, retirement plans and income tax can whittle away our paycheck, but a Fox Business column by Rose Raymond introduces five other job costs that can eat up some serious coin. If left unchecked, these costs could easily put a damper on your household's disposable income each month.
A recent survey by Salary.com found that a mom's monetary worth to the family is $112,962 per year. But is that an accurate representation of how much a mom's labor is worth? Should we even be trying to quantify what mothers do in terms of dollars and sense?
It's one of the scariest things for job seekers: Unemployment benefits come to a screeching halt as soon as you get a new job. But what if that new gig doesn't work out?
Much of the time, workers are covered by their new company. But there's always that sneaking concern that by taking the leap, you're cutting off the assistance that kept you afloat when you didn't have a job.
Salary and Career News Round Up: Gender-Based Pay, Hiring Managers’ Secrets and Pinterest Recruiting
Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.