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Sagmeister Was Right: We Need Time Off

Zahra Ebrahim | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts
Zahra Ebrahim

We do the work we do so that we get to be in control, and yet we often find the pace of that work controlling us. So I challenge those of you who are employers, self-employed or social entrepreneurs: take a sabbatical.

Do We Have the Grit to Close the Skills Gap?

Jay Banfield | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Jay Banfield

The skills gap is real. To this statement there is little debate. What should generate great debate is how we close the skills gap, because the strategies currently employed ignore a pool of talent that would go a long way to solving this crisis.

Day One

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

For 100 years, the Labor Department has been central to safeguarding and expanding the American dream for working families. As the first secretary of the department's second century, I will focus every day on creating more opportunity for more people.

6 Things Your Interns Really Care About

Ashley Mosley | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Ashley Mosley

Today, gaining the interest of the best and brightest potential intern candidates involves a lot more than simply offering a temporary opportunity to work for your company.

Will President Obama Please Stand Up to the Business Sector?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

I am deeply disappointed in the latest move to exempt businesses from paying a fine if they do not provide health care coverage for their employees till 2015. It is an unnecessary gesture towards a constituency that would not be satisfied even if he reduced their obligations to zero.

Table Stakes

Jon Whitmore | Posted 08.27.2013 | College
Jon Whitmore

Unlike poker, where only one person wins a pot, investments in human capital are win-win-win situations: for employees, employers and the economy as a whole.

Employers: Ready or Not, Here Comes Generation iY

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Tim Elmore

Today's grads are part of the Millennial Generation. They represent the second half of this generation, and I call them Generation iY, because they grew up influenced by the "i" world, iPods, iTunes, iPhones, iChat, iPads... you get the point.

Three Ways to Win With Millennial Employees

David D. Burstein | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
David D. Burstein

In the U.S. alone there are 80 million Millennials, who are expected to account for 50 percent of the workforce by 2020. Here are three things you can to do rethink the role of Millennials in your company, making them happier and more productive, while achieving wins for your company.

Adapt or Fail: The Current State of the Internship

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

Staying in tune with the needs of your potential intern candidates can mean the difference between landing talented students for your internship program or receiving just a few mediocre applications.

Are Women Sexist?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.24.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Many feminists have rejected the notion that women can be sexist towards men because women lack the institutional power than men have. Except we know that's changing.

School's Out Forever: Hiring the Best New Grads

Josh Tolan | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

College students all over the country are turning the tassel on their graduation caps this month and entering the job search. This can mean great things for your company, as top-notch entry-level talent is flooding the job market.

7 Ways to Find Talent for Hard-to-Fill Positions

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

With today's skills gap, you may find yourself struggling to find the candidates you need for particular positions. Filling these skilled openings may require more work than a typical position would, but it doesn't have to be costly.

Economic Development with a human voice

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

Michael Hecht draws inspiration from the city leaders and planners who designed the all-new Chicago after the Great Fire in 1871. The Chicago fire was...

School's Out for Summer: Hiring the Best Interns

Josh Tolan | Posted 07.09.2013 | Small Business
Josh Tolan

There are plenty of aspects about internships which can lead to low enthusiasm for the wrong candidate. After all, an internship isn't a full-time job with a career ladder, and interns don't always get the most interesting projects to tackle.

Recognize Talent

Gerald Chertavian | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Gerald Chertavian

Tomorrow, thousands of Year Up students and staff in eight of our cities will take part in our annual Walk for Opportunity. They are rallying to raise public awareness about the massive pool of untapped talent that our young adults represent, and the economic necessity of closing the Opportunity Divide.

Career Advice for the Class of 2013

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.30.2013 | College
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Busy professionals get hundreds of emails a day. Distinguish yourself by picking up the phone. Leave an articulate voice mail if necessary and use a script until it becomes second nature.

Why Your Company Needs a Social Media Policy

Josh Tolan | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

You can't stick your head in the sand and hope the social media problem fixes itself. It's time to construct a social media policy for your company.

Where's The Innovation? 3 Tips To Inspire Your Workforce

Josh Tolan | Posted 06.16.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Forget for a second the troubled economy -- it looks like America might be having an innovation crisis. Many employees are more than happy to go into work, put in their hours, complete their assigned tasks and go home. What happened to the daydreamers?

Revealed: What Employers Want From College Grads

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

Wanted: college graduates with broad knowledge in the liberal arts, expert knowledge in their specific field and an electronic portfolio handy. Co...

Creating Company Culture That Cares About Caregivers

Sherri Snelling | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Snelling

As America tunes in for another season of TV's "Mad Men," I thought about the workplace changes being played out on the series. If Matt Weiner could flash forward to today's work environment, I hope he'd show the biggest issue facing America's workers today: caregiving.

6 Career Fair Tips to Find the Best Interns

Ashley Mosley | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Ashley Mosley

Career fairs can be great places to connect with the talent of the future. By following some of these tips, you'll be able to uncover the very best intern candidates.

Taking Sides: Are the Humanities in Danger?

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 05.26.2013 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

Since the late 1960s, the proportion of four-year college students focusing in the humanities has dropped more than 50 percent. Today, only 8 percent of college students in the United States pursue a degree in the humanities.

Productivity Tricks to Beat the March Madness

Josh Tolan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Along with March Madness comes betting, dreaming up the perfect bracket, and ignoring productivity. For employers, March is likely to make them mad over how much money they're losing thanks to worker distraction.

Giving Employers Their Cake and Letting Them Eat It, Too

Christopher Dutton, VMD | Posted 05.22.2013 | College
Christopher Dutton, VMD

Colleges can -- and should -- do more to prepare students for "the real world." We can chop up our lessons a bit and create short intense courses that work well with full time jobs. We can create partnerships with employers that offer student programs that are "half work, half school."

Three Things I Look For In A Job Candidate, From Sheryl Sandberg (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg shared the top three things she looks for in a job candidate, aside from resume and experience, when she joine...