Job growth in October 2018 surpassed September’s numbers and economists’ projections for the month. In its Employment Situation Summary, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Nov. 2 that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 250,000 in October. This is significantly higher than Wall Street analysts’ prediction of 195,000, as reported by The New York Times. Michelle […]

Employer Concessions and Hiring in a Tight Candidate Market In the executive, managerial and professional labor market, unemployment has been hovering around 2 percent, leaving companies across many industries struggling to find top talent. In a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and executive advisory group Visage International, University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin […]

The best ways to foster engagement in your career Not every single day on the job is going to be life changing and as such, it’s easy to fall into a lackluster routine in your career. However, motivated and happy employees are often found to be the most successful. Even if a promotion or raise […]

The Role of Communication in Leadership Throughout history, the greatest leaders have also been motivators, able to encourage others to work toward a common goal. This ability to motivate has largely been a result of solid communication skills. Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, two of the most effective leaders in history, approached challenges in different […]

Employment Summary for September 2018 Job creation in September 2018, in terms of raw numbers, did not reach the heights of August or some of the year’s other most robust periods. The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that non-farm payroll businesses in the U.S. brought on 134,000 new workers during the month in its latest […]

How Important Is Social Media in the Hiring Process? Remember when screening a candidate past the interview stage was limited to references and a credit, background or drug test? The growth of social media has introduced another dimension to the hiring process – that while on the surface appears positive, can present challenges in gaining […]

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