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Onboarding Part 2: Retaining New Hires

Multiple studies of employees who quit jobs after a few weeks or months on the job reveal several often-neglected steps employers need to include in a comprehensive onboarding plan.

Publish date: 09/17/2018

 
Company Conducts Interviews While Candidates Play Fortnite

Job interviews are generally stressful events often marked by a desire to impress potential employers and the fear that as a candidate you won’t. Now, French marketing agency Dare.Win is reimagining the typical job interview by asking candidates for an internship position with the company to play the video game Fortnite while fielding interview questions.

Publish date: 09/12/2018

 
Jobseekers Among Those Most Likely to Delete Facebook Account

Jobseekers are among those groups most likely to deactivate their Facebook accounts, according to a recent study.

Publish date: 09/12/2018

 
An Open-Plan Office Can Work for You

Workers in open-plan offices can implement strategies for taking back control of their space and maintaining their productivity and their sanity.

Publish date: 09/12/2018

 
An Overlooked Office Perk

A recently released survey by the HR advisory firm Future Workplace called “The Employee Experience” found that access to natural light and a place to see the outdoors were the number one most important attribute of an office environment.

Publish date: 09/11/2018

 
Letting Go When the Workday is Done

Most of us have a set of tasks we do each morning to get out the door and ready for the day, but what about at the other end of the day? Having a workplace shutdown ritual is beneficial not only to your personal sanity but for the sake of others you interact with.

Publish date: 09/05/2018

 
Microsoft to Contractors: Provide Paid Maternity Leave

Microsoft announced that, starting in 2019, it will require its contractors to offer U.S. employees paid maternity leave.

Publish date: 09/05/2018

 
An Argument for the Four-day Workweek

After a two-month trial of a four-day workweek, a New Zealand company is entertaining the idea of making such a scheme permanent.

Publish date: 09/04/2018

 
Study Finds Open-office Plan Not Ideal for Collaboration

The proliferation of open-plan work spaces has been the topic of much debate in recent years. One school of thought is that the open-concept invites increased collaboration and interaction among workers while another school of thought suggests that such an environment invites the opposite.

Publish date: 09/04/2018

 
Tattoos Equal Jobs?

It used to be that people bearing visible tattoos during a job interview would risk being passed over for the job. Yet, now that an estimated 20 percent of American adults and 40 percent of millennials have tattoos, researchers from the University of Miami Business School and the University of Western Australia have discovered that tattoos might actually give job candidates an upper hand in a competitive labor market.

Publish date: 08/22/2018