Given the current economic climate, flexible and “alternative” staffing arrangements have – in many cases – proliferated. Rather than looking for full-time, permanent employment, many people are looking instead at multiple temporary jobs. These jobs have acquired new currency in this recession, especially among white-collar job seekers, as they cast about for work of any kind and companies remain cautious about permanent hiring.
While the current state of employment may be rendering job security obsolete, many people in the workforce don’t necessarily view that as a bad thing. Indep
Locally and globally, we continue to see that the nature of jobs is profoundly changing, and what we do in order to earn our incomes, and how we do it, will never be the same. Importantly, none of this will ever again conform to what were the norms or rules or expectations across companies or through the years. The business of getting, keeping, being rewarded for and losing jobs has become a virtual free-for-all.
Here are some of the things I am seeing as it pertains to current workplace trends:
Everything is in motion. Like Accenture, Crayon, IBM, Best Buy, and many others, wo
When brewing company MillerCoors realized it was struggling to retain female salespeople, the company turned to social tools to turn this trend around. Executives at the country's second-largest brewing company wanted to make far-flung female sales reps feel less isolated and more of a cohesive team. But how could they do this when their workers are spread across the country, often on the road, and working odd hours? They went social!
What did they accomplish? And, more importantly, how can "going social" help YOU retain female employees?
Building connections. Women had more opportunit
Career vs. love. Love vs. career. For many women out there, this is a common struggle, and one that we deal with (and become distracted by) at several points throughout our lives. But according to a new study, when women are primed to think about their dating love lives, they become less interested in STEM- (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related fields and coursework. Really?? Could this actually be a reason why more women don’t work in science and technology?
Researchers at the University of Buffalo (NY) have published a study finding that:
When women are "pur
Everyone has long suspected that the purse strings are held by women. How many times have we heard that its women that make 85% of the buying decisions in their households?
But the thing we are seeing emerge now is that women are not just the chief purchasing officers, they are also the earners – a reality that has enormous consequences across global economies.
The emergence of a global “She-conomy” will have a major impact on everything from education to marketing and branding to fertility levels. While it's true that most women still earn less than men, are far less likely to be in t
It has been - and will always be about - shopping. And while shopping may be the preferred religion of many women, who has time to run around town searching for the perfect garment? Let alone spend hours trying on different styles and sizes. But thanks to a series of new fashion-based “social shopping” apps and services, it’s becoming easier to make better – and more thoughtful - purchasing decisions.
Let’s take a look at a few:
Pose is a free iPhone app that urges users to strut their stuff by posting geo-tagged photos of their favorite fashion finds on Facebook, Twitt