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What Does It Take to Make Employees Happy? Results from the Global Happiness Report

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Employees in management and professional fields report the higher levels of happiness than other positions, according to a World Gallup Poll. Its World Happiness Report breaks down the who, what, and where of employee satisfaction around the globe. Here are some other key findings: White collar workers report positive emotions at work more frequently than blue collar workers. Work-life balance, …

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Remote Workers Are More Productive, Study Finds

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A whopping 98% of employees polled say flexibility in working spaces improves productivity, finds Polycom and Future Workplace in their joint research on the topic. What’s more, 62% of the respondents already take advantage of flexible workspace benefits. Shared working spaces also reportedly can increase distraction and negative interpersonal relationships.  Remote working also widens the talent pool for employers and …

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Are Bachelor’s Degrees Relevant for Entry Level Jobs?

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More than 40% of employers have difficulty finding entry-level candidates, says research from The Rockefeller Foundation and Edelman Intelligence. In part, this is because hiring managers may be putting too much emphasis on college degrees.     A college degree may be losing its relevance because 9 out of 10 graduates are learning skills on the job. In fact, 49% of …

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Speaking a Foreign Language Increases U.S. Job Opportunities

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U.S. demand for multi-lingual workers is increasing, says a new report by New American Economy. In 2010, there were 240,000 job postings seeking bilingual workers, and in 2015, that number jumped to 630,000. As the country becomes more diverse, more workers are needed to accommodate these cultural changes, particularly in customer service. The U.S. misses $2 billion worth of opportunities …

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Early 2017 Sees Major Quitters

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Over 3 million workers left their jobs in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is the largest job exodus in almost 16 years.    Here’s what we can infer about all this quitting: Potential wage increases: When people quit their jobs, it’s often to move into a higher paying position. Employers may have to increase salaries to …

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Trend: Workers Change Industries to Get Ahead

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In the last quarter of 2016, nearly 500,000 people changed jobs, says private payroll processor ADP. For the past two years, Q4 has seen an uptick in job switching by about 100,000 people each year. Not only are workers changing jobs, but they are also increasingly changing industries. For example, 17% of workers transitioned to healthcare from the business world …

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U.S. Created 235,000 Jobs in February, Exceeding Expectations

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There were 235,000 new jobs in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, exceeding economists’ projections by 45,000 jobs. The sectors with the most growth were construction at 58,000 and professional and business services at 37,000. Healthcare saw a jump of 27,000 positions, while retail lost 26,000. The number of employed Americans reached its highest point ever at 152.5 …

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Temporary Jobs Flat in February, Show Higher Yearly Gains

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From January to February, seasonally adjusted temporary staffing numbers increased by only 0.1%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, temporary staffing is currently 3.2% higher than in February 2016. The current stagnation is not for lack of growth. ASA president and CEO Richard Wahlquist explains, “Staffing companies are reporting increases in demand across several sectors but, for many …

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Will Trump Overturn Overtime Rule?

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Many industries are waiting to see whether Trump will repeal and replace Obama’s controversial overtime rule or if the new president will do away with the rule completely. The Department of Labor under Obama sought to raise the overtime salary threshold from about $23k to around $47k, which would grant time-and-a-half overtime eligibility to 4 million more workers. However, it …

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Intel Achieves Equal Pay Status For Women and Minorities

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Intel’s 2016 Diversity & Inclusion Annual Report reveals the company has reached 100% pay equality for women, African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans. The tech company also announced “promotion parity” for those groups. Workers from diverse backgrounds represent 45% of the new hires in 2016. Intel created a strong initiative to hire, promote, and equitably pay women and minorities. They surveyed …