Employee turnover is a costly problem. And with 22% of employees leaving their jobs within the first 45 days of employment, it's all the more important to be sure that your employees are assimilated into your company with special care and ease. Of course, successful new employee training is easier said than done. Here are some on-boarding tips to help keep your employee turnover rates down, and your on-boarding success rate high.
Ever wonder how many jobs you will hold in your career? So did the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A study, conducted by the BLS between 1978 and 2008, digs down into this question and provides insightful answers, broken down by demographics.
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.
I don't know about the rest of you, but my Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator skills are circa 1998. I can muddle my way through the easy stuff, but for the most part, I'm hopelessly out of date. How did I, a self-proclaimed professional student, let my graphic design skills become obsolete? I blame it on PowerPoint.
High-society events aren't my scene but when an opportunity came up recently to mingle with a group of independent business owners over free wine and hors d'œuvres, I couldn't pass up the chance to build my personal learning network (and enjoy a free lunch). And sure enough, within a few minutes a woman tapped me on the shoulder seeking my professional advice.
We're all hearing the same grim news on the U.S. jobs front: Nationwide unemployment sits stubbornly above 9 percent. The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows no significant uptick in hiring. And the proportion of Americans who are either actively employed or looking for work hit a new low-water mark of 64.3 percent. The outlook looking forward, though, is more promising -- one that job seekers and hiring managers should study more closely. For starters, there are signs that hiring is turning the corner: The latest survey from the National Association of Business Economics shows that 42 percent of U.S. businesses in four major industrial sectors plan to expand payrolls over the next six months, up from just 29 percent at the same time last year.
With the economy still stuck in slow-growth mode, many job-seekers are scrambling to add new and improved skills to their resumes. In the tech sector, in fact, employers are dealing with a labor shortage that job hunters can target, if they know where to start. Here are some of the most in-demand tech skills -- and some details about the training required to attain them -- that top the list:
Each fall, retailers hire tens of thousands of workers as they staff up to handle Black Friday and the holiday shopping rush. Economists watch those hiring numbers closely as a leading indicator of holiday sales expectations and as a barometer of economic health in general. Here's a look at the overall hiring picture this holiday season. While it's clear that both hiring and sales forecasts have rebounded strongly from the recession dips of 2008 and 2009, it will likely be another year, or two, before they reach the pre-recession peak of 2006.