Coaching can be expensive so these companies turned to tech for training

Seksan Mongkhonkhamsao | Moment | Getty Images When home improvement company Premium Service Brands wanted to coach franchisees in hiring and sales remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, it tried to replicate classroom learning via video call. But, says the company’s Vice President of Learning Deb Jewell, people didn’t always remember what they had learned online … Read more

Why workers should expect a bigger raise in 2022, and that it still won’t match inflation

SDI Productions | E+ | Getty Images The Great Resignation is occurring amid rising inflation, and as employers face the tightest labor market in recent history, how much to raise employee pay in 2022 is a challenge. Corporations are generating record profits, and workers are being pressed to keep up with rising costs for basics including food, gas, … Read more

Here’s what a lot of college grads don’t know about their first job offer

Throughout our lives as students, we work hard to get a good education that will lead us to a solid job and fruitful career. But we aren’t prepared for what happens after graduation — responsibilities such as finding a place to live, getting that first job and paying rent and other bills. You can’t just … Read more

The ‘career curiosity’ mental shift that the Great Resignation is forcing on employers

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to strain hiring and recruiting efforts for companies, some chief human resources officers and management leaders say the secret to outcompeting industry rivals is investments in upskilling and reskilling employees. Heidi Brooks, a professor at the Yale School of Management, said at CNBC’s Workforce Executive Council Summit in November that … Read more

If you don’t get a 6% raise, are you taking a pay cut due to inflation? Here’s what experts say

A worker helps a customer at the Presidente Supermarket in Miami on April 13, 2020. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Workers across the U.S. are wondering how rising inflation might be impacting their take-home pay. Inflation has risen more than expected. In October, consumer prices increased 0.9% and pushed the year-over-year gain to 6.2%, hitting … Read more

There’s a lot of financial aid available to women pursuing STEM careers

Women are significantly underrepresented in STEM professions and for the few who are pursuing science, technology, engineering or math careers – there are a lot of financial challenges. That’s why a lot of companies and organizations are offering scholarships and other financial assistance to help bridge this gender gap in these crucial fields. Only 1 … Read more

TikTok resumes and Instagram portfolios: How college students are using social media to find jobs

College students are on social media pretty much every day but when it comes to their job search, more than a third said they don’t use social media at all, according to a survey from College Pulse. And we’re supposed to be digital natives?! “I don’t get what the hype is around not doing social media. … Read more

Biden vaccine mandate solves some problems for HR chiefs — but creates new ones

Signage is seen on a restaurant window as the vaccine mandate commenced during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York, August 17, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters The Covid-19 vaccine mandate is solving some thorny issues for chief human resources officers — but it’s creating new problems that are tougher to solve. … Read more

Stress. Anxiety. Procrastination. Self-doubt. Don’t fall into these traps in college

Having to pursue college during a pandemic has left 95% of college students with negative mental health symptoms, according to a survey from, impacting their academic performance and early career success. Since 2014, anxiety and depression have been college students’ leading mental health issues, according to research conducted by Boston University. What many students … Read more

What kind of worker has two years of pandemic made you? There are three types

A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs, and the hot labor market shows no signs of cooling. With so much churn in the labor force, workers at every job level and across industries have an unprecedented chance to mold their current job into their dream job — or leave and seek it elsewhere. … Read more