Longing to feel more engaged, happy and satisfied with your work? Consider applying for a job at LinkedIn. We uncovered some stats that seem to indicate that they’ve created an almost ideal workplace.
PayScale’s recently-released 2012 Top Tech Employer Comparison has some fascinating data showcasing how the biggest players in the tech world lure the industry’s best and brightest to play for their team. One of the most surprising stats we found was LinkedIn dominating several of the categories we compared, especially their reported 100 percent job satisfaction rate. What’s the secret ingredient to LinkedIn’s success when it comes to keeping their employees happy?
Looking for a job? Don't take all those party photos off your Facebook profile just yet. Although some photographic evidence will always be a bad idea (read: anything that could put you in jail) a little bit of color in your social media presence might actually help you get a job.
A six-figure income used to be a hard-earned sign of success, but due to skyrocketing costs and inflation, $100,000 doesn't have the cachet it once had. Crunching the numbers for standard inflation, it would take $172,000 in 2011 dollars to match a $100,000 salary in 1990.
Digital stress abounds in today's tech-centric society, and this infographic from Online Universities explores the impact such stress has on the brain. We consume significantly more media than we did 50 years ago -- 12 hours per day in 2010 compared to just five hours per day in 1960. What's more, we're multitasking far more than we used to, and that's where the trouble lies.
Here's another reason to go to college. Jobs for "unskilled" workers -- in other words, folks without a secondary or college education -- are in global decline. A recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute predicts that 90 to 95 million workers won't be needed by employers by the year 2020.
Google Maps Coordinate, the latest addition to the Maps app, was designed to enable managers to keep track of their mobile workers by visualizing their location on a map. Leaders can use the service to create jobs, while employees can claim new assignments, check in at job sites and update the status of jobs in progress. Users can mark themselves as "invisible" during breaks or other periods of unavailability, and there's also a time-centric system that logs users out at the end of their scheduled shift.
Thinking of changing jobs? If you're like most people, you're probably contemplating a switch to something with more available positions, better hours, or higher pay -- bonus points if you don't have to spend a lot of cash on retraining. But whatever you're planning, it's probably not as big a change as the ones these famous folks made.
How is interviewing for a job like dating? Nowadays, in just about every way, according to Vera H-C Chan at Yahoo News.
A surplus of potential employees and a shortage of jobs has put employers in the catbird seat in recent years. As a result, they're acting much like sought-after prospective mates.
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