One of the best pieces of advice I received many years ago was  “Always learn something new that you can add to your resume.”  Adding new skills to your resume is something we should always be doing however what are other things that you should include on your resume to let a future employer know… Read more »

A vast majority of North American employees plan to actively pursue new job opportunities in 2014, but the percentage is down slightly from the previous year, according to a poll by Right Management, a division of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN). A Right Management survey found that 83 percent of the workers surveyed said they intend… Read more »

Some years back, I got a case of the flu. Not the sniffles-and-vague-feeling-of-nausea kind but the stop-talking-so-loudly-because-you’re-making-my-hair-hurt kind. And unfortunately, just before I began feeling ill, I ate a plate of chicken chow mein. You can probably guess what happened–or, rather, hasn’t happened–in the years since.

When you first look for a new employee, you want to get all the information possible. But beware, as there are a number of rules all employers should keep in mind when going through the hiring process. Most importantly, you should ensure you are not asking illegal questions on a job application or during an… Read more »

Right now, there’s probably someone in your company who thinks that using a staffing company costs more money. But when you consider the hidden costs of hiring, a staffing firm actually saves you money. It does this by enabling you to these six things.

A survey of hiring managers and human resource professionals found that 32 percent plan to bring in temporary or contract staff in the fourth quarter, relatively unchanged from the 33 percent who said they planned to hire temporary and contract staff in the same quarter of last year, according to CareerBuilder’s fourth-quarter 2013 U.S. job… Read more »

Contrary to popular belief, employees value many things more than the amount of money they’re being paid.  If they’re treated right, employees will not only work for less, they’ll be happier and more productive as they do so.

Employees in the United States indicate that direct supervisors are key influencers when it comes to job satisfaction and engagement, according to the global workforce index survey by Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA). The survey found that 61 percent of U.S. respondents believe their direct manager or supervisor has a significant impact on their job… Read more »

Industry Week recently highlighted a Monster.com survey focusing on the manufacturing industry and job satisfaction. The survey finds that 47% of manufacturing workers surveyed are dissatisfied with their job and likely to be hunting for a new employer. The article goes on to add that despite the gradually improving job market and a purported 500,000 unfilled jobs… Read more »