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HR Sees Labor Market Holding Steady

Few are better positioned than HR professionals to assess the current economy and give us a sense of where we’re headed. According to results from the latest annual Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Jobs Outlook Survey, which polled public- and private-sector human resource practitioners, the outlook is mostly positive. ...




Sheryl Sandberg Explains How Your Friends Can Help Your Career

Mellody Hobson
 
"When I met Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, she told me she wanted to be unapologetically a woman and unapologetically black, and she wasn’t going to brush either off to the side to fit in. Mellody was a big part of my path to Lean In. ...




6 Ways to Ensure You're Recruiting the Best Talent

Building a great team is high on the priority list for nearly every company. But employers no longer have the upper hand when hiring. Today's most talented professionals have their choice, with companies fighting for their attention and services. Attracting that talent to your organization is a challenge that must be met head-on, in innovative ways. ...




Discover 6 Hot Jobs for MBA Graduates

These six fast-growing, in-demand jobs include human resources specialist, marketing manager and logistician.
Earning an MBA appeals to all sorts of students and business professionals, from right-brained creative thinkers to numbers-driven analytical types. ...




Good Leaders Are Invaluable To A Company. Bad Leaders Will Destroy It.

When good leadership is in place in a company, it can be felt throughout the entire organization. With good leadership, corporate culture isn’t forced, it is developed. Communication is daily and open. Everyone understands the vision and goals of the organization, and everyone has input into how they can be improved. ...




Trust and Flexibility Are Key to Making RPO Work

Creating and maintaining a successful partnership between HR and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) firms requires aligning expectations from the start, activating a strong governance model and allowing the RPO provider the flexibility to produce.
 
Trust is at the core of a fruitful engagement between HR and an RPO provider, but many companies are reluctant to let RPO in, fearing a loss of control, said John Younger, chairman and CEO of Accolo, an RPO provider based in San Francisco. ...




6 Reasons Hiring an MBA Grad Will Boost Your Company's ROI

Over a quarter of all master’s degrees awarded in the United States each year are for business. A large portion of these advanced degrees are MBAs, mostly because of the perceived value and security an MBA can offer.
 
MBA programs utilize the case-study approach when teaching business methods; this forces students to work together to solve real-life business problems and promotes the kinds of skills businesses are looking for in their recruits. ...




We Are The World: Why It'll Cost You To Ignore Diversity

It’s sad it’s come to this’ read headlines last week as an agency CMO confessed his reality post new diversity quotas that are starting to impact their bottom line. Companies like HP and General Mills have now made gender and racial equity a requirement for the advertising and marketing agencies they do businesses with, and they’re just the beginning. ...




Employee Tenure Dropped in 2016

Quicker turnover could signal strengthening job market
 



U.S. workers are leaving their jobs faster, resulting in a higher turnover rate typically seen as a sign of a strengthening labor market.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that median employee tenure—the length of time a worker has been with his or her current employer—was 4. ...




Are You Ready for the Next Generation of Workers?

The next generation of employees is getting ready to enter the workforce and they have a much different outlook on what they want out of their careers than those who have come before them, new research finds.
 
The study from the job search site Monster revealed that soon-to-be professionals from Generation Z, those born between 1994 and 2010, are more driven by money and ambition than those who are already working. ...