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Is Job Searching During The Holidays Pointless?

Is Job Searching During The Holidays Pointless?

Conventional wisdom holds that job searching during the holidays is a huge waste of time. Employers simply don't hire this time of year, the thinking goes, so those in the job market often take December off, resolving to start fresh in the new year. But waiting may not be wise. A recent survey of executive... Read More »

Employers Reduce Flexibility Offered To Working Parents, Study Finds

Employers Reduce Flexibility Offered To Working Parents, Study Finds

A major study shows that companies are cutting voluntary parental leave which provides the flexibility that they sometimes need to manage major life changes. Read More »

Survey: Only A Third Of Employers Offer King Holiday As A Paid Day Off

Survey: Only A Third Of Employers Offer King Holiday As A Paid Day Off

Since its inception in 1986, the holiday commemorating the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. has steadily gained acceptance among employers, who increasingly have added the holiday to the list of paid days off. Still, though the ranks of businesses that honor the King holiday have grown, a greater number of... Read More »

Jobs Forecast: June Gloom Sets In, Employment Drought Continues

Jobs Forecast: June Gloom Sets In, Employment Drought Continues

With rising inflation, stagnant wages, a dwindling housing sector and a shaky stock market, how could the most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics be anything but disappointing? The unemployment rate rose from 9.0 to 9.1, and only 54,000 non-farm jobs were added -- that's the lowest number in... Read More »

Will You Be Submitted to a Criminal Background Check?

Will You Be Submitted to a Criminal Background Check?

Even if you have nothing to hide, you may find the thought of a potential employer doing a criminal background check on you a bit disconcerting. You might start wondering what they'll find: "Did I pay those parking tickets?" "Will that indiscretion from back when I was 22 show up?" Well, chances are your... Read More »

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