Unless the employer is small, with fewer than 100 employees, the process of posting jobs and collecting resumes is automated. Succeeding in today's environment means learning new ways to succeed while ignoring old, out-of-date ideas.
This week, millions of young people head to college and universities, aiming for a four-year liberal arts degree. They assume that degree is the only gateway to the American middle class. It shouldn't be.
It's official: Trade with poor countries has destroyed millions of American jobs and lives. A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research confirms what working people have long known: Imports from China are responsible for the loss of over 2 million jobs between 1999 and 2011. That's about 1 percent of the entire work force.
If you're doing an outstanding job, your bosses will do what it takes to keep you. All that you need is a plan. Here's one you can carry out in ten easy steps.
Just because you don't see a tip jar doesn't mean that tips aren't appropriate or welcome.
Will your company be one that recognizes a diversity of stakeholders to whom some responsibility is owed? Or one whose shareholders can impose their will on employees and others affected no matter what?
Without question, advanced academics are vital to our future and always will be. But the marketplace is shifting away from academics in favor of practical job skills.
Given our national obsession with work, employment means a lot for not just our pocketbooks, but also our dignity and place in society. From my perspective, the bottom line for the American Dream is inclusion in the workforce.
Once acclimated to the unique challenges of the nonprofit culture, serving on the board can provide an exceptionally rewarding experience. Directors will have a chance to work with others who are dedicated to the work of serving people with significant personal needs.
The conventional wisdom: low interest rates are good for both economic growth and the stock market. Unfortunately for the conventional, the "wisdom" of low-rates-stimulate-growth omits three features.
We are at the start of a food revolution hiding in plain sight. This revolution is calling out to a new generation inspired by the biological wonders of ecosystems aligned with natural system science and artisan-scale stewardship, food grown with smart tech and ecological design.
Since turning my blog into a business, I've been featured nationally on TV and radio, and I've worked with some very high-profile people and companies -- all of whom reached out to me.
Your brand will get stale and need an update after a while, but it's not always a good idea to rebuild from the ground up.
Owning a building can represent stability, success and financial security, but, despite the attractions owning often boasts over renting, logistic and economic realities often dispel the dream of ownership and replace it with tough financial facts and additional stress.
Why the muted effects on employment? Interestingly, what used to be a staple of traditional economics -- that minimum wage hikes trigger job cutbacks -- has found increasingly less evidence in the field.
If the Arab Spring represented a desire to create political commons, the current wave of conflict in the Arab world seeks to achieve precisely the opposite. It is predicated at the destruction of existing commons, whether civic, economic or political.
This is a controversial topic because some companies allow everyone to email, text, or leave for a call during a meeting. There are no rules of discernment in place. I believe the problem starts there.
When business is slow, employees will often stand in the store entrance making eye contact and smiling at people walking by. While this may appeal to and attract extroverts, it will simply repel introverts who would rather avoid a painful conversation full of meaningless small talk.