Majority of Employees Don’t Find Job Satisfying

Job satisfaction is low among employed North Americans, according to a survey by Right Management, the talent and career management experts within ManpowerGroup. The survey found 19 percent of respondents were satisfied with their current position, while 16 percent were somewhat satisfied. In contrast, 21 percent of respondents were somewhat unsatisfied and 44 percent were unsatisfied. Right […]

What Recent Grads Are Looking For

Recent graduates have the right mentality and mindset for temporary employment, as many have admitted to having little staying power both professionally and geographically. In a recent Adecco survey, only 3 percent said they’d expect to stay at any given job for more than five years. A third (33 percent) expect to stay for three years or less. […]

Lack of Communication Top Management Mistake

In a new Accountemps survey, 41 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said lack of communication between staff and management is the most frequent misstep companies make in managing their teams. Lack of recognition and praise was cited by 28 percent of respondents. The survey was developed by Accountemps, a staffing company for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals. It […]

Strategies to Improve Employability Skills of Youth

Staffing firm ManpowerGroup recently released white paper addressing the growing regional and global problem of youth unemployment. “Today’s youth face multiple remediable barriers to building employability skills. They lack skills, experience and credentials relevant to the workplace; resources to help inform career choices; and a lack of available entry-level jobs that lead to meaningful careers,” said Jeffrey A. […]

Lack of Ideas, Red Tape Greatest Barriers to Innovation

The biggest roadblocks to organizational breakthroughs are a shortage of fresh thinking and too much red tape, according to executives interviewed for a recent Robert Half survey. More than one-third (35 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) said a lack of new ideas is the greatest barrier to their company being more innovative. Approximately one-quarter (24 percent) […]

Employee Recognition Keeps Workers From Leaving

Nearly half (49 percent) of workers interviewed in a recent survey said they would be somewhat or very likely to leave their current position if they didn’t feel appreciated by their manager. The survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. It was conducted by an independent research […]

Employers More Confident About Hiring

Hiring optimism among U.S. employers has gained momentum as positive outlooks were reported broadly across all industries and geographies, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for Q2 2012. U.S. employers have conveyed a positive outlook for 10 straight quarters, according to the survey. “We’re seeing improvement in the labor market, but job creation is not occurring fast […]

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Tech Jobs

CyberCoders, a California-based staffing firm, recently reviewed about 3,000 tech jobs and salaries to come up with a list of the top 10 highest paying cities for tech jobs. Here’s the full list: 1.       San Jose, Calif. – $119,412 2.       San Francisco – $112,739 3.       New York – $105,192 4.       Washington D.C. – $99,618 5.       Boston – $99,099 6.       Los Angeles […]

Time to Spring Clean Your Office Space

On the heels of an Adecco survey that shows 57 percent of Americans admit they judge coworkers by how clean or dirty they keep their workspaces, Forbes provides these tips for streamlining your clutter: Set a weekly appointment to clean – Create a reminder on your calendar for 15 minutes each week. Throw unnecessary items away, take any personal items […]

2012 IT Budgets up by 20%, Survey Finds

According to two just-released surveys by Boca Raton-based information technology search and staffing firm, PROTECH, IT budgets and salaries continue to increase while employers show increased concern about losing their IT employees. Average 2012 IT budgets increased to 10.2 percent from 8.5 percent in 2011. The 10th annual Tech Leadership survey also revealed 42 percent […]