Some of the companies on this list were once among the most beloved, or at least most respected companies in America. How did the companies mentioned earn this dubious honor? The list was compiled based on scores in six areas. According to 24/7 Wall Street, those doing the rankings examined: Read More »
Robert Half International, a well know brand in the field of staffing, also publishes quite a bit in terms of research, as well as the forecasting of employment trends. Here are their projections for 11 hot job areas for 2011. With the term "Hot" here, being defined as a job field that should expect to... Read More »
Office pests, that is the two-footed kind, continue with annoying behavior, despite how stressful and insecure making a living has become. They don't stop e-mailing those jokes they think are a riot, talk non-stop about their resolution to lose weight, complain/gossip about management, stink up the place with... Read More »
For some of you, the only way you can squeeze in getting an MBA degree is online. Up to now, you might have worried about how marketable that credential obtained online would be. After all, recruiters seem to favor MBA graduates from well-known schools who did the degree in the flesh. Well, there's good news. Read More »
In December, the private sector added 297,000 jobs. This is about three times the number - 100,000 - economists had been predicting for that month. It's also more than three times the number - 92,000 - created in November. Read More »
Emigrating from the United States to other nations for economic opportunity might be an emerging trend, reports Portfolio. Right now, it's still an atypical career path that seems to be employed mainly either by ambitious or discouraged American job seekers. Read More »
Those seeking justice for what they perceive as workplace discrimination due to the fact that they're either female or gay often file lawsuits -- whether as an individual or in the form of a class action. The most famous of them, "Ledbetter v Goodyear Tire," reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, the court is... Read More »
If it looks, walks, and smells like optimism, maybe it is. Some economists, as well as companies like General Electric and an increasing number of consumers, are spotting signs of optimism regarding America's economy, reports Bloomberg Business Week. All this at a time when the countries of Europe and... Read More »
On Tuesday, the new GOP leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives was sworn in. That means that the former Democratic leadership, including Nancy Pelosi's position as speaker, was officially over with.
Given this change in job description, Pelosi has thus far made all the right moves -- starting with... Read More »
Retailers have learned plenty about the new kind of shopper that has evolved from the current economy. Consequently sales have bounced back -- both in terms of in-store shopping and through the hunt for discounts and sweetened incentives on the Web. Such online discount hunting has been fueled, as of late, by... Read More »
Employers are more likely to hire those who wear eye glasses, reports the Daily Mail. That's what a survey by the College of Optometrists (obviously a group that has no interest in whether you spend money on eyeglasses) found.
43 percent of those questioned declared that folks wearing glasses were... Read More »
Glassdoor.com recently published their list of the top 25, off-the-wall interview questions of 2010. The staff at Glassdoor culled these questions from tens of thousands oddball interview queries which job seekers sent to their publication. These questions are sure to make you laugh (assuming they don't make... Read More »
You might not have read any of these business books yet because there are a) so many out there and b) so many of them being recommended by reputable sources. Amidst all that clutter, how can you determine what's worth your time?
After reviewing New York Post's list, I narrowed it down to three recently... Read More »
According to a conversation Mary Liz Curtin had with Portfolio, the worst of times may be behind the people of Detroit. Curtin is the owner of Leon & Lulu a 15,000-square foot retail store that sells gifts, clothing, and furniture.
All this optimism comes from a woman whose shop continues to thrive even... Read More »