The Best (and Worst) Holiday Office Parties

The Best (and Worst) Holiday Office Parties

Holiday office parties offer an opportunity for co-workers to mingle in a relaxed environment. They can be fun and lively, or awkward and boring. Some cities seem to do better than others at entertaining the troops. Staffing firm OfficeTeam recently interviewed...
Holiday Bonuses are Becoming More Scarce

Holiday Bonuses are Becoming More Scarce

Are you getting a holiday bonus? They are becoming scarce these days, according to a report from staffing and recruitment firm Accounting Principals. Accounting Principals has released the results of its annual Holiday Bonus and Hiring Survey. The survey found that...
Bored Workers

Bored Workers

American workers report being bored an average of 10.5 hours a week, a new survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam finds. That’s more than a full day a week, or the equivalent of 68 days a year. Managers realize there is a problem, but greatly underestimate its...
Hiring, Pay to Increase

Hiring, Pay to Increase

Hiring is set to increase in the last three months of 2017, according to some new data from CareerBuilder. CareerBuilder’s Q4 2017 Job Forecast is predicting an uptick in both jobs and pay. In Q3 2017, 44 percent of employers added full-time, permanent headcount...
Late Baby Boomers Have Held Nearly 12 Jobs on Average

Late Baby Boomers Have Held Nearly 12 Jobs on Average

Individuals born in the latter years of the baby boom held 11.9 jobs from ages 18 to 50, a new report from the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. While nearly half of these jobs were held from ages 18 to 24, the overall number is still telling: we’re no longer a...
Wage Growth Continues to Disappoint

Wage Growth Continues to Disappoint

We’ve seen years of healthy job growth in the U.S., with unemployment falling below 6% in the fall of 2014 and to 5% in the fall of 2015 (it’s now at 4.3%). Yet, wage growth continues to disappoint. According to the latest release from the Labor Department, real...