This infographic featuring research from Forbes and Gyro indicates that downtime may be obsolete, and it's mostly due to social media and smartphones. Of the 543 business executives surveyed, 98 percent admitted checking work email outside of office hours, and only 3 percent said that they avoid sending or receiving work emails while on vacation.
Month: April 2012
The cost of a college education is higher than ever before. Some students will graduate with hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt -- and that's just for their undergraduate degree. What's the reason for high price of education?
Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
Some 4 million businesses in the U.S. are run by husband-and-wife teams as of 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. What happens to these companies when their cofounders break up?
The story of Joe Muto, who up until this morning was known as the Fox News Mole, has gone viral over the past two days. Muto signed on with Gawker to provide dirt, gossip and behind-the-scenes buzz on Fox News. His first post went up on April 10. The next morning, he was summoned to a meeting and suspended with pay.
Muto promises that his freedom will enable him to air even more dirt now that he can speak freely, but Fox News may quash that idea, since officials have handed over the case to the Fox legal team and law enforcement. His public missives are reminiscent of Greg Sachs, the Goldman Sachs executive who resigned via New York Times op-ed last month. While it might temporarily feel great to go out in a blaze of glory, there are plenty of reasons to quit your job with dignity and decorum. Here are five to start off the list.
Oh, college, why have you become so expensive, complicated and important all at once? In today's highly competitive job market, a college degree can really improve your chances of landing a job that pays well. But, not just any degree will do. It turns out that you must pick the right (perhaps very expensive) school to maximize your post-college earnings.
Apple may be the world's most admired company according to Fortune Magazine, but as far as Americans are concerned, Google is the most popular. A survey of 1,007 adults commissioned by the Washington Post and ABC News found that 82 percent of respondents had a positive opinion of Google and that 53 percent "strongly favored" the Silicon Valley juggernaut. Apple came in second, while Facebook and Twitter lagged behind in a distant third and fourth.
Employers are increasingly turning to non-monetary perks to retain their best workers in a budget-friendly manner. It costs over $7,000 to hire an employee as of 2009, a figure that makes employee retention a worthwhile business endeavor in any economy.
Companies are increasingly embracing social media recruiting, and this infographic from OnlineDegrees.com shows how jobseekers can leverage this phenomenon to land their next gig. Employers are projected to recruit for some 80 percent of job openings via social media in 2012, and a whopping 98 percent of recruiters report that they turn to LinkedIn to find and contact top candidates.
Tidepool is a breakthrough new service that provides visual assessments of individual work types to help companies hire candidates that are compatible with their culture. The site lists 60 work types, from "The Maverick" to "Freeverse Poet," and users select from a series of photos and activities to arrive at their work type. If this reminds you more of eHarmony than Meyers-Briggs, that's no coincidence: Tidepool cofounder Dr. Galen Buckwalter is the chief scientist behind eHarmony.
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" are getting a raise -- or at least, some of them are. Although Camille Grammar won't be returning to the series for season three, Kim Richards and Taylor Armstrong are sticking around, and getting a bit of extra cash for their trouble. How much cash, or should we say, how little, might surprise you.