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Calling in Sick – The craziest excuses

While calling in sick, when you are feeling just fine, is not a new phenomenon in the office, slightly less workers say they have done it over the last 12 months, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Slightly more than a third of workers (35 percent) said they have called in to work sick when … Continue reading

Penguin Random House – No Need for a Degree for a Job 

Penguin Random House UK announced this week that it would be removing all degree requirements from its job postings because, as the company put it, there’s “increasing evidence that there is no simple correlation” between having a piece of paper that says you went to class and performing well at your job. Penguin Random House hopes to … Continue reading

Human Capital and Labour Productivity in Canada – HC contribution to productivity growth is substantial

“The good fortune of bountiful natural resources is not enough to ensure rising incomes for Canadians in the long term. Growing labour productivity is the most important determinant of future economic welfare and on that measure, Canada is falling behind its major trading partners.” writes Serge Coulombe in Lagging Behind: Productivity and the Good Fortune … Continue reading

Telecommuting continues to gain traction in workplaces FlexJobs finds

Telecommuting continues to gain traction in workplaces around the country and the world, with the majority of companies integrating remote work options into their more traditional on-site work environments.  However, there is a small but exciting trend of companies that embrace remote work as a fundamental part of their business model.  These organizations allow all (or … Continue reading

Oil Industry – Mass layoffs complicate long-term plans

More than 100,000 layoffs have been announced across the industry worldwide since prices began to slide last summer, according to a tally kept by Bloomberg.  In recent weeks other major service companies have announced job reductions. Halliburton announced it will cut 6,400 jobs (8 percent of its global workforce) while Schlumberger will eliminate 9,000 positions … Continue reading

There is little difference in workplace preferences between millennials, Generation Xers and baby boomers study finds

Designing the office of the future? Don’t plan it around (what you think you know about) U.S. millennials. The study, based on aggregated CBRE Workplace Strategy surveys from more than 5,500 office workers across numerous industries, found that while current assumptions about millennials are driving the design of many workplaces today, there is actually little … Continue reading

Big changes are coming to the workplace Oxford Economics finds

Preparing for the 2020 workforce is critical to business strategy, growth, and performance. To understand the challenges and opportunities, Oxford Economics and SAP surveyed over 2,700 executives and more than 2,700 employees in 27 countries during the second quarter of 2014. Based on survey responses, this report shows that many companies lack the structure, strategy, … Continue reading

3 Reasons Employers Create Ridiculous Postings

[L]et me give you three reasons why some employers write these unrealistic job descriptions: 1. The employer is inexperienced at hiring (and/or incompetent, but I’m trying to be nice). Not every firm, agency or nonprofit has a crackerjack HR team. At many places, particularly smaller ones, the hiring is handed off to people with little … Continue reading

LinkedIn – The New Recruiting Firm’s Field Guide

We’re excited to introduce you to The Recruiting Firm’s LinkedIn Field Guide, a step-by-step playbook for putting these strategies into practice on LinkedIn. Download this free ebook for best practices to: Build your personal brand and your firm’s brand Engage key talent pools and potential clients Recruit candidates (external and internal) and new clients The … Continue reading

Employees – Less than half believe employers are open and upfront

More than half of us don’t believe our employers are open and upfront with us. This disturbing news comes to us from the American Psychological Association’s 2014 Work and Well-Being Survey, which finds nearly 1 in 4 workers don’t trust their employers, 1 in 3 reported their employers aren’t always honest or truthful, and less … Continue reading

Flexible Working in UK – After the June 30th new legislation

On 30 June, new legislation was enacted that allows all employees the right to request flexible working. This means a company has to ‘reasonably’ consider flexible working requests, whereas previously only employees with caring responsibilities were legally covered. While the laws have been cautiously welcomed by most corners of business, and certainly by this publication, … Continue reading

The Talent War – 63% of CEO said availability of skills was a serious concern (PWC)

Megatrends are redrawing the skills map for global businesses; the supply of talent is shifting at a time when demand is increasing. This is exacerbating a familiar worry for CEOs; 63% said availability of skills was a serious concern, an increase of 5% on 2013. With half of CEOs planning to hire more people over … Continue reading

Resilient Workforce – Some questions you should be asking

If you are not sure of the connection between employee resilience and your company’s ability to thrive in this economy, see how many of these questions you answer “Yes” to: Do you believe it’s challenging for many people to focus on their jobs and keep their spirits up because of what’s going on in their … Continue reading

UK – An additional 8.7 million want to work flexibly right now

Flexible working is now an everyday part of life in Britain. 8 million people work part time (30 hours a week or less) and around 4 million usually work from home. For the first time, Timewise can reveal that an additional 8.7 million UK-based full time workers want to work flexibly right now (whether part … Continue reading

Screening with Social Media -Tips to make the right hire

Small businesses who don’t have resources to waste, it’s imperative that you make the right hire the first time. One way to help you in the process is to leverage social media to determine if a candidate is being truthful on their resume. You’ll also be able to analyze his or her online identity by … Continue reading

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