Compensation and Benefits
May 22, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Decision-makers at U.S. companies are big on education, enthusiasm, experience and personality when it comes to hiring after...
May 20, 2013
When the job market stinks, many college students take refuge in graduate school, figuring the time and money spent getting a master’s degree will boost their career prospects. But with the interest rate on student loans doubling to 6.8 percent...
May 20, 2013
I feel like every time I write a blog post I have a new job. It’s not entirely true, but almost. It’s mostly because I keep...
May 1, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — As college graduates trade their sheepskin for a briefcase and enter the business world this summer, there are those from certain...
April 15, 2013
In the United States and some other developed economies, wages for the least well paid are too low. A mandatory living wage is the best way to redress this injustice.
The idea of minimum wages is well accepted, but the American $7.25 an...
April 12, 2013
This month marks an especially happy one for me personally. After about six months of working an entry-level job that wasn’t in my field, I was recently promoted within my company to a copywriting role — something I’ve wanted to do since...
April 9, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — With news the U.S. economy gained only 88,000 jobs last month, and that 500,000 Americans left the workforce, any discussion about “happy” workers may be a touchy...
March 27, 2013
Department of Defense employees are bracing themselves for the upcoming furlough — a mandatory, unpaid day once a week for up to 22 weeks. The furlough reflects one of the many federal budget cuts enacted by the sequestration.
Here are five...
March 26, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Health care consumers sensing a seismic shift in the way they’ll buy and manage medical coverage may be correct in one way — 29 percent of U.S. employers either plan...
March 21, 2013
I’ve had terrible guilt quitting jobs in the past. I feel loyal to my coworkers, my bosses, even the faceless corporations who have employed me. I feel like I am abandoning them by choosing to...