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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. ...




How to Tell if You're Underpaid

Read on to find out if your salary is lower than it should be.
It's notoriously difficult to find out how much other people make for doing the same job as you. Employers generally hold comparative salary information close to the vest, and unless you can tease exact dollar figures out of a colleague to see if your pay is in the same ballpark, you may be left wondering if you're earning a fair wage for your title and field. ...




What to Do If Your 401(k) Plan Has High Fees

Take advantage of tax breaks and employer contributions while also minimizing fees.
The fees you pay within your retirement account reduce your investment returns and could cost you tens of thousands of dollars over the course of your career. While you can't always avoid 401(k) fees, there are some ways to minimize fees and limit the impact on your nest egg. ...




Do You Need An MBA To Climb The Corporate Ladder?

An MBA is a substantial investment to make, but does it actually serve you well in the business world? According to the critics, MBA teaching is guilty of many crimes. Those crimes include teaching the wrong financial models, not addressing business risk, sidestepping business ethics, hiding from the real world and cloistering students in academia. ...




How to Save a Disastrous Interview

Tips to save face after offending interviewers, spilling coffee on them, botching your answers and more.
 
A job candidate – let's call him Carl – had all but sealed the deal for a new job. The only remaining step was to meet his prospective team of peers. ...




Diversity: The Key to Success in International Business

As the global market expands and more and more businesses begin to enter the international platform, the necessity of acquiring a diverse workforce has risen significantly. Culture is something that has shaped our world and our own lives tremendously, with every country containing a different way of life; its people rich in unique beliefs, religions, opinions, and values. ...




Working World May Change Thanks to Generation Z, Study Reveals

Get ready, HR: Not only is Generation Z entering the workforce, it may change the way work gets done.
This according to a new survey report from global job board Monster, which reveals, among many other things, that innovations in digital communications and the ability to always be connected may change how everyone works. ...




5 Reasons Why You Should Hire an MBA Graduate

In today’s dynamic business environment, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is considered as a very valuable qualification.  According to the Graduate Management Admission Council  nearly three quarters of businesses plan to hire MBAs in 2014, up from 58% in 2011. ...




How to Hire the Absolute Best Talent for Tech Jobs

Retaining top technical talent is never easy. For example, one in four software engineers expect to job hunt in the next three months, according to a Glassdoor survey. They’re also constantly getting recruited, so joining the army of recruiters trying to bring them in means fighting an uphill battle. ...