News Tag: Employment

Where Are the Happiest Employees?

A lot of things can affect an employee's happiness, but some cities just seem to have happier employees than others. CareerBliss recently unveiled its list of the "Top 20 Happiest U.S. Cities for Young Professionals for 2012." This year, six California cities appeared on the list, with three taking hold of the top spots. The

Great Recruiting Rules for Small Businesses

How does your small business recruit? Recruiting can be filled with endless requirements that can eliminate some of the dynamic potential of the process. Taking a look at advice from Johnny Laurent, vice president and general manager for the Sage Employer Solutions business unit, there are “six rules of wise recruiting” that can help small

Inc. Magazine’s 7 Rules for Recruiting Extraordinary People

Recruiting those really exceptional, ‘extraordinary’ people won’t ever happen if you stick to legacy notions of simply matching skill levels to the company’s job description. What’s important is what Geoffrey James, a staff writer for Inc’s SalesForce column, came away with from a leadership conference attended by numerous “CEOs and sales execs.” “How to Hire

The Recruiting Process: Balance Your Needs with Those of the Job Candidate

Sometimes employers become overly egocentric when it comes to recruiting, deciding that in a weak economy they have the pick of the litter when it comes to job seekers. However, job seekers are often no better at focusing their resumes around the old-fashioned idea of an objective and expecting employers to meet their personal needs by offering them their dream

Layoffs Drop Significantly in June

As everyone anxiously awaits tomorrow’s employment numbers, a separate report is showing that companies are making the lowest number of layoffs in over a year. The most recent report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas found that employers made 37,551 layoffs during June, a whopping 39 percent decrease from May, and marking the lowest number of

Applicant Tracking Should Focus Less on Candidate Work History

It's common practice for employers in certain industries to place a strong emphasis on a potential candidate's work history in order to prevent high turnover numbers. It's long been thought that candidates who have held several positions in a short period of time will make worse employees and will be more likely to quit. However,