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Looking for STEM Workers? Turn to Seattle

Workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are in high demand. Recent figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that STEM jobs will grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM jobs between now and 2020.
 
And recruiters seeking STEM workers may want to look to Seattle to find them. ...




Job Switchers Seek New Challenges Above All

More pay at bottom of list of main reasons for changing jobs
 
The desire for a new challenge is the top reason workers switch jobs, according to a survey conducted by executive search firm Korn Ferry International.
 
Nearly three-quarters of 1,958 respondents (73 percent) cited the lack of a challenge in their current role as the main reason why they would look for a new job in 2017. ...




Age and Experience Don't Matter. Mindset Does.

Since the 1960s people have talked about "the generation gap," the difference in ideas, opinions and behaviors that separates older from younger people.
 
The divide narrows or widens from time to time, but it’s always there, and at the moment it seems to be cutting through the workplace in a particularly complex way: Very soon, four generations will be working together or living under the same roof. ...




6 Tips For Hiring The Right Employee

Hiring the right employees can make or break your business. Employee recruitment is about managing stress, as you will constantly be judged on your selection, and you obviously cannot please everybody in your organization.
 
However, there are certain rules that you can use to hire the right employee for your business every time:
 
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Use Referral Bonuses to Find Top Entry-Level Talent

Many executives and HR professionals have mixed feelings about referral bonuses, i.e. rewarding employees who refer a candidate for an open position with a bonus or gift. For those in favor of the practice, referral bonuses serve as a cost-effective and efficient way to attract qualified candidates, but critics would argue that employee referral programs reinforce nepotism. ...




LGBTQ Worker Protections Will Continue Under Trump, White House Says

 President Donald Trump will continue to enforce Barack Obama's 2014 executive order that created certain workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, the White House said in a statement on Monday. ...




Why it's more important than ever to have a social attraction plan

Firstly - what is social attraction? It's using the power of social media to source, attract and recruit talent for your organisation. It can have two meanings:    Using social media to enhance the online reach and authenticity of your employer brand and attract the talent your organisation needs    Using social media to proactively search for candidates and then engaging with them via these channels  Why is it important?On average, people have four or five social media profiles each and spend 1 hour and 40 minutes each day browsing them. ...




8 Tips For Avoiding Information Overload ...That do not include chucking your phone out the window.

If this isn’t the first article ― or Facebook post or tweet ― you’ve read today, you’re probably not alone.
 
A 2015 poll showed workers report spending as many as 6.3 hours everyday just checking emails. And earlier this year, Facebook reported its users spend an average of 50 minutes everyday on its site, including the app and messaging app. ...




Is the Dropping Unemployment Rate Masking High Underemployment?

U.S. is at ‘full employment,’ but there are significant numbers of involuntary part-time workers, discouraged job seekers
he latest national jobs data showed the lowest unemployment rate in years, but the reasons behind it may not all be good news, according to labor market experts. ...




Companies in Gay-Friendly States Are More Innovative

In my own research, I’ve found that more tolerant and gay-friendly metro areas have higher rates of innovation and high-tech industry. Adding to this analysis is a detailed new study by the economists Huasheng Gao and Wei Zhang, published in the journal Management Science, which finds that companies in more gay-friendly states are actually significantly more innovative. ...