Monthly Archive for August, 2015

: August, 2015

Debunking myths about the job market

Job searching will always be a part of your career development regardless of your experience or field of interest. Often, the results of your search equal the amount of energy you spend; however the key to success is spreading your efforts into various steps. Those searching for work frequently describe their efforts as unproductive because

Employees sense foul play when manager asks them to evaluate their peer

Performance review season is approaching and if you are like 70 percent of employees, you are not happy about it. As if discussing your own performance with your manager isn’t enough, what happens when he or she asks your feedback about a co-workers? Do you dish or decline to offer feedback? Melody, a software engineer

Fantasy football will cost employers $14 billion this season

Millions of workers across the country are gearing up to play in the 2015 fantasy football season — at the expense of their employers. Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. estimates 31 million working-age Americans participating in fantasy football will cost employers lost productivity to the tune of $14 billion. An estimated 66 percent of this

Ways people behave like children at work

Some of us may need to grow up a little. Three out of four workers have witnessed their colleagues act like adolescents in the workplace, according to a report released Thursday from CareerBuilder. While there are a lot of ways we unleash our inner child, the most common adolescent behavior is whining. Fifty-five percent of workers

Job duties fail to tell who you are, what you can do for your employer

Have you ever read a resume that just listed job duties? This was a question discussed the other day by a hiring manager when talking about candidates whom he recently interviewed. He had been reviewing resumes for several weeks and was comparing how some candidates go to the extreme in giving too much information, and

New app gives employees a place to vent about work

Employees have strong feelings about workplace culture, policies and even the personalities they work with. If given an opportunity for catharsis, they will happily unload them. Over the last few days, the world has watched as Amazon employees reacted to a New York Times article called “Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big ideas in a Bruising Workplace” that portrayed

Little-known program gives workers a place to turn when stress spikes

When the stresses of work and home hit an all-time high, Marissa turned to the company’s employee assistance program (EAP), a little known and highly underutilized employee benefit designed to help employees deal with personal issues that that can adversely impact their job performance, health and well-being. “My husband and I were strapped for cash

15 most memorable resume mistakes

Your resume has to be eye-catching: Seventy percent of employers will spend less than five minutes reviewing it, according to CareerBuilder. Forty-eight percent spend less than two. Your resume should also reflect reality. This significant detail is catching up with some job seekers, with 56 percent of employers telling CareerBuilder they’ve caught a lie on a

Employee says company-issued, GPS-enabled smartphone violates privacy

Carson, an employee of a San Francisco-based, federal agency is outraged by the agency’s new smartphone policy. His department recently provided him with a smartphone that has a GPS feature that cannot be disabled. He’s concerned this feature infringes on his privacy rights. “Do they really expect me to have this feature on at all

Keep fit while earning a paycheck in these 10 careers

Who needs a gym membership when you have work to do? While most of us have to schedule workouts around our 9 to 5, there are some roles where physical activity is part of the job description. Glassdoor identified 10 of those calorie-burning careers. The list includes some obvious ones like dance instructor and personal