In today's tough economy, it's not uncommon to see workweeks that hover around the 12-hour mark. New research reveals, however, that this prolonged work period might actually be killing us.
One of the biggest challenges facing today's young worker is underemployment. Simply put, due to the limited job market, many Gen Y workers are working in jobs far beneath their qualifications. To combat this, many members of the Internet Generation have pursued startups, causing a boom in young entrepreneurialship. But who is mentoring these young leaders?
By Andy Ewing, PayScale.com
The U.S. added about 96,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped by two-tenths of a percent in August, so why aren’t we happy? The numbers have been dissected elsewhere, but I wanted to focus on explaining the so-called “discouraged worker effect” and alternative measures of underutilization of labor.
If you want your workers to be more productive, your best bet is to turn up the heat, researchers say. It turns out that in addition to raising workplace whining levels, chilly offices inspire less accuracy and lowered work output.
This Mindflash infographic explores seven signs that your star employee might be looking for a new job. Changes in his or her dress, a productivity drop and unusual requests for time off are just some of these signs.
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a statistics spotlight on the Hispanic labor force in the U.S. Among other things, the article examined labor force participation, unemployment rates, education, country of birth, and employment projections. What it uncovered was a portrait of a growing and increasingly influential section of the population, as well as a clearer picture of the challenges facing Hispanics and Latinos in today's employment environment.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made a surprising statement at the 92nd Street Y recently: burnout is a myth. The reason we feel exhausted from work, she said, isn't because we're working too much, but because we're missing things that matter to us.
The holy grail for folks who are changing careers is a gig that pays well and is in demand. After all, there's no point in going through the time and expense of retraining if no one is interested in hiring you after you finish the transition. Increasingly, it seems like our best bet is jobs in the medical field.
Many people believe the purpose of a high school education is to prepare students for college. The end goal for many American high school students is admission to a two-year or four-year college, though many might not know what they want to study. Paradoxically, the cost of two-year and four-year degrees has increased to the point that many students are not able to afford a college degree.
Many school districts are responding to this issue by providing students with opportunities to learn a trade while earning a high school diploma, thus allowing them to enter the workforce somewhat, if not fully, trained upon graduation. These vocational programs serve a growing need in our high schools and I hope to see the trend continue in the future.