Employer Concessions and Hiring in a Tight Candidate Market

In the executive, managerial and professional labor market, unemployment has been hovering around 2 percent, leaving companies across many industries struggling to find top talent. In a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and executive advisory group Visage International, University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin discovered that “the biggest challenge confronting firms is their need to… Read more »

Unemployment Reaches Lowest Level Since 1969

(Construction and Manufacturing Large Contributions) Job creation in September 2018, in terms of raw numbers, did not reach the heights of August or some of the year’s other most robust periods. The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that nonfarm payroll businesses in the U.S. brought on 134,000 new workers during the month in its latest… Read more »

4 Steps to Help You Move Up or Move On in Your Career

During the last recession, maybe you took a pay cut or downgraded to a less skilled position as a way to “pay the bills” or for resume continuity sake. Now that the job market is on the upswing, you may feel as though you are “stuck” in your position and really want to start looking… Read more »

Top 10 Reasons NOT to Accept a Counter Offer

You give a notice to leave your current position and your employer makes a “counter offer” to keep you from leaving. What do you do? Take it, leave it, think it over??? Are counter offers productive? You really need to think about whether or not to take a “counter offer” since the enchantment of it… Read more »

Trust: Essential to Building an Effective Work Environment

Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

The 5 Keys to Job Success

Certain people always have great jobs. They always seem to land the promotion. And they always seem to be successful with everything they touch. Is this just luck or a coincidence? Nope! These people don’t wait for things to happen, they make their own luck. So what can you do to ensure you’re successful? You… Read more »

Motivation at Work: 5 Ways to Turn Negatives into Positives

When things are tough at work–it is easy to get discouraged. It’s best to move forward in spite of setbacks and learn from them. When you are feeling down at work, here are 5 ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action: You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it! You may not… Read more »