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Dressing for the Job You Want

With “casual Fridays” quickly becoming casual every day in the office, it can get confusing whether dressing for the job you want has become an ancient myth or still a relevant reality.  As tempting as it may to be to fall in to the pattern of casual wear in your workplace, we’ve decided that dressing for the job you want is in fact still relevant whether you are happy with where you are or are attempting to climb the professional ladder; here’s why. ...




All work and no play for millennial employees

Memo to boomers: Millennial employees work harder than you think.
 
A recent survey from Bankrate said 53 percent of workers ages 18 to 35 will not take at least some of their paid vacation for 2016. The personal finance site polled 1,000 adults in the U.S. from Dec. 8 to Dec. ...




Everything Is Becoming Digital: Talent, Business, And HR Predictions For 2017

The world of work is undergoing radical change. Business has become a real-time experience, we deal with a relentless stream of messages and communications, and we operate in a network of teams. The traditional top-down hierarchy is rapidly going away as young professionals demand more opportunity, leadership, and responsibility. ...




How to Make Traveling for an Interview Worth Your Time

It finally happened! You landed the interview you have always wanted at your dream company. However, you are going to need to travel for this interview. Making your business travel worth your time is very easy to do if you know how to make the most out of this interview trip. ...




44 Chicago corporations named “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality”

More than 40 companies based in Chicago and its suburbs earned perfect ratings for their commitment to LGBT employees in the 2017 edition of the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, released Monday morning. Among those achieving 100% ratings, thereby being recognized as one of HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality,” were such prominent employers as Boeing, Crate and Barrel, Groupon, Leo Burnett, McDonald’s, United Airlines and Walgreens. ...




Survey: 30% of local employers plan to hire in early 2017

30 per cent of local employers surveyed plan to hire in the first three months of 2017.
The latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey also found that three per cent of companies anticipate making cutbacks.
Manpower says another 65 per cent of employers plan to maintain current staffing levels from January through to March. ...




What You Need to Know About Your Worker Rights

Employees have rights and responsibilities and all employers must follow the federal employment laws to keep workers safe and their company compliant. Workers today are guaranteed certain protections in the workplace, and employers can be sued for illegal and unethical policies. ...




What to Know About Working for an Agency vs Working on Your Own

Anyone who either has, or is looking to get a master’s degree in social work will want to know the differences between working for an agency and working for themselves. As a social worker, you will provide counseling to many people to help them overcome their personal concerns and help them improve their lives. ...




The Strategy Behind Weird Interview Questions

There’s no shortage of unorthodox or off-beat interview questions to ask job candidates. But what’s the point?
 
For some managers, quirky questions go beyond catching someone off guard. Non-traditional questions help managers such as Patrick Brandt, chief executive officer of Zimbra Inc. ...




7 Great Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Told You

Career advice is in no short supply. In fact, you could probably spend the duration of your working life simply reading through the tips and advice already online. But as in all areas of life, the more common something is, generally speaking, the lower its value. ...