It's tempting for all of us to focus on the country's unemployment rate, but according to Sudy Bharadwaj, the co-founder and CEO of Jackalope jobs, three numbers matter far more in your job search than the jobless numbers. Here's how jobseekers and employers alike can spin these statistics.
It can be frightening to think about switching careers, especially if the change is major. Lydia Dishman recently interviewed several professionals who've made a successful shift in a piece for Fast Company; inspired by their advice, here are four questions you should ask yourself if you're interested in following suit.
This infographic plays on the fears of many a manager: can you trust employees to work from home? It's packed with statistics that shed light on how people spend their time when they work remotely, including what they do to procrastinate and what they did with the extra hours they would have otherwise spent commuting.
By Adam Phillabaum, @adamb0mb
The Personal Salary Report is one of the coolest things we offer. There is an amazing amount of technology going on behind-the-scenes, and those workings are upgraded and improved on a regular basis. The way our salary reporting engine works is really interesting and, hopefully, will get it's own blog post in the future.
Cellphones, Twitter and Facebook have an increasingly adverse effect on workplace professionalism, according to a survey out of the Center for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania. Over half of the HR professionals polled and 34.3 percent of managers and supervisors indicated that they'd seen more IT uses over the past five years than previously. How is tech influencing the way in which we're perceived at work?
In Malcolm Gladwell's book "Outliers," he discusses the theory that 10,000 hours of practice makes perfect. That's the amount of time, roughly, someone needs to dedicate to a particular task before becoming an expert. This infographic by Zintro visualizes this theory as it pertains to success and career development.
Go to dinner with a group of friends in the tech industry and the conversation will often turn into an argument about who is the most stressed out. The competition is fierce, like a good old-fashioned pie eating contest, because in both cases the winner is rewarded with heartburn, nausea, and stomach cramps. We at PayScale wanted to settle the argument, so we gathered the data to find out, in today's Geek Universe, which workers are actually the most stressed?
The brand-new "Get to Work" show on Sundance offers a behind-the-scenes look at the STRIVE program, a sort of career boot camp targeted at chronically unemployed Americans like drug addicts, ex-cons, the working poor, the homeless and the welfare dependent. Sundance describes the program as "an unfiltered, uncompromising look at the work of Second Chance in San Diego and the STRIVE program, a workforce training model dedicated to getting America back to work."
TV Guide has an interesting roundup of TV star salaries, the angle being, "They just don't pay them like they used to." (Click for full list and awesome use of the Norma Desmond "the pictures got small" quote.) But before you shed a tear for the stars of your favorite shows, let's take a look at how much they're earning, compared to the characters they play.