The Knowledge Worker has played an imperative role in the development of business over the decades. In fact, knowledge workers have driven an estimated 70 percent of U.S. economic growth in the past 30 years, and 85 percent of the new jobs created in the past 10 years have required what are considered complex knowledge skills
More Americans are graduating with bachelor's degrees (or higher) than ever before. With this in mind, we decided to compare the degrees that are being earned with the occupations that will add the most jobs in the near future to see if there is any correlation. What we found may surprise you.
In case you missed it: the New York Times' profile of Mindflash last week showed how one company — DBS Financial of Akron, Ohio, an auto loan provider with 30 employees — is turning to online training courses not just to streamline the process but to upgrade the quality and effectiveness of the training itself.
A Tech Tool That Puts Employees and Customers to the Test, from The New York Times (3/31/11)
Tax credits should always be seen as a generous gift for your business. And, while these benefits are graciously extended to you, it still takes effort on your part to claim them. Thankfully, the Small Business Jobs Act, passed last September, provides some serious deductions and credits for your business when filing your 2010 taxes. Of course, future legislation can rapidly alter an of these tax breaks, so it's important to utilize these while you can!
Unemployment has been a concern for some time now, forcing many people to relocate their lives in order to get a job. That said, here is a small, but helpful look at the unemployment trends across the states, and the cities that are adding new jobs. To top it off, included are the occupations in which there is expected to be the most growth going forward.
Thousands of people in business today share the same title - 'HR Mananger.' But the similarities often end there. Here's a look at the old-school 'HR Lady Version Beta' and her 21st- century counterpart, 'HR Manager 2.0.' Which one works for your company?
While the economy still hasn't fully recovered from recession, smart employers are investing in one thing that keeps customers coming back — excellent service — even if it means re-training employees on basic skills you'd expect them to have in the first place.
Social media may not be the be-all, end-all when it comes to finding the ideal employees to work for your business. But when used properly, it can save time and money when you're on the hunt. So, if your company hasn't tapped into this valuable resource yet, it's time to get moving. Here's our latest infographic, which describes which tactics work best -- and why.