Attract Strong Candidates by Creating a Desirable Employer Brand  In today’s hiring environment in the U.S., in which unemployment is low, companies need to do everything it takes to attract strong candidates and showcase the organization as a place people want to work. To that effect, it’s crucial that employer branding and visibility are top … Continue reading “Employer Branding and Attracting Strong Candidates”

Three Ways that Help Employees Connect & Better Each Other on a Cross-generational Level If you’re an older employee with a younger boss, it may be difficult to work through generational differences. After all, there are varying attitudes toward work depending on age and it could be uncomfortable for both parties to work with one … Continue reading “Working With a Younger Manager”

Why Accepting a Counteroffer May Not be a Good Idea When you’re just about to accept a strong job offer from an exciting new company, you may run into an obstacle:  Your current place of employment doesn’t want you to leave and is offering you a counteroffer. As many industries struggle to find the qualified … Continue reading “Accepting a Counteroffer May Not be a Good Idea”

Dec 06, 2019 U.S. job gains beat estimates by a wide margin in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as payrolls increased by 266,000 for the month. In doing so, unemployment matched a historic, 50-year low and the percentage of those without jobs in the U.S. (35%) stayed the same. The increase in jobs … Continue reading “BLS Employment Situation Report: November 2019”

Trends to Watch:  Increased Focus on Performance Management The year 2020 will mark fierce competition among employers who want to hire and, more importantly, retain the best talent at their organizations. After all, unemployment in the U.S. is hovering at near-historic lows; the most recent Employment Situation report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrates how … Continue reading “How to Succeed in 2020”

How are engineers making the work environment safer? Engineering is a massive industry. Those who work within it serve a host of different functions. By the traditional definition, however, engineers are charged with building, designing or identifying the things that make various tasks more efficient – whether for the consumers or other workers. Somewhat lesser known are … Continue reading “How Engineers Are Making the Workplace Safer”

Jun 07, 2019 The stretch of economic good fortune the U.S. has experienced for much of 2019 has shown some signs of cooling off in recent weeks. Numbers from the latest edition of the Employment Situation Summary compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics appear to represent more evidence of this growth reduction:  American non-farm … Continue reading “BLS Employment Situation Report: May 2019”

Apr 05, 2019 After a wild divergence in U.S. job growth during the first two months of 2019 – more than 300,000 in January and a mere 20,000 in February – March seemed much more in line with America’s average pace of labor-force expansion. According to the latest edition of the Employment Situation Survey issued … Continue reading “BLS Employment Situation Report: March 2019”

February 2019 The past year of economic growth in the U.S. undoubtedly galvanized expectations among the country’s political and business leaders regarding what the early months of 2019 would bring. Although January brought a massive infusion of new jobs among multiple sectors of the American economy – 311,000 positions, according to the Bureau of Labor … Continue reading “BLS Employment Situation Report: February 2019”