Category Jobs

WHY AREN’T WAGES HIGHER? (AS REPORTED BY PETER COY ON WWW.BLOOMBERG.COM)

The good news is that the unemployment rate is lower now than it has been at any time since before the Great Recession. The bad news is that average wages have not risen as much as most economists would expect them to. Traditionally, the better the unemployment rate, the higher employers have to pay workers […]

INCOME INEQUALITY AND AGE (AS REPORTED BY ALLISON SCHRAGER ON WWW.QZ.COM)

If you pay attention to the news much these days, you are likely to hear a lot about income inequality. The fact that incomes at the very top have grown rapidly over the last several decades while everyone else’s have stagnated is a large drain on the economy. And brand new research suggests that your […]

THE YOUNG MAY NEVER FIND WORK (AS REPORTED BY ERIC LEVITZ ON WWW.NYMAG.COM)

The US unemployment rate is lower now than it’s been in nearly a decade. And that’s good news, for most of us. But if you just look at the top line number, you miss out on the full story. There are many communities that have not fully recovered, and may be in even worse position […]

WHO YOU KNOW MATTERS (AS REPORTED BY ALICE TRUONG ON WWW.QZ.COM

Recruiters across a wide variety of industries rely most heavily on personal referrals for filling job roles. 78% of hiring managers using Jobvite, an online hiring platform, list referrals as their favorite source of candidates. And when you take the data one step further, we find that when referrals are hired, they are more likely […]

TIPS ON ASKING FOR A RAISE (AS REPORTED BY NELLIE AKALP ON WWW.MASHABLE.COM)

There are two sides to the wealth-building equation. Earn more and spend less. If you successfully accomplish both of those things, chances are good that you will grow to be more financially successful over time. But the problem with most personal finance advice is that it only focuses on one side of the equation – […]

WORKING LONGER HOURS INCREASES STROKE RISK BY UP TO 33% (AS REPORTED BY FINANCE.YAHOO.COM)

Working more hours is seen by many as a way to earn more money, but it may have consequences that will make you think twice about whether or not it’s the right option for you. In a recent study published by The Lancet, both men and women who consistently worked 55 or more hours per […]

8 TIPS TO HELP YOU GET A RAISE (AS REPORTED BY REBEKAH CURRY ON BLOG.PERSONALCAPITAL.COM)

Make more and spend less. At the end of the day, that’s what all the personal financial advice anyone can give you boils down to. If you make more money, and spend less money, your wealth will grow. You’ll be able to save and invest for the future. And while most people focus on the […]