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What Are The Best Companies to Work For in America?

10 November 2008

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Annually, Fortune Magazine highlights the 100 best companies to work for in the US. Thanks to the economic downturn, many people are looking to recession-proof their jobs, and part of that includes changing jobs. Here’s the latest list (below), from the February 4, 2008 edition.  Find the full Fortune 100 list online. It’s worth noting [...]

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Google to Close Phoenix Office; Bloggers Fire Back: Contribute or Die

22 September 2008

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The official Google Blog noted Friday that Google will be shutting down their Phoenix, Arizona office in November. We opened our Phoenix office in 2006 and hoped that it would develop to support many of our internal engineering projects, the systems that make Google, well, Google. But we’ve found that despite everyone’s best efforts, the [...]

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Employers Helping with Relief from High Gas Prices

11 August 2008

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A recent survey concerning the effect of high fuel costs on jobseekers and recruiting revealed some interesting information: “Almost a third of respondents said that fuel costs have affected their recruiting efforts, as job applicants are less willing to make lengthy commutes. What’s more, eleven percent of candidates are seeking higher salaries, purportedly due to [...]

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4 Factors Creating Utah Workforce Funk

7 July 2008

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There’s no question something interesting is happening with Utah’s professional/technical workforce right now, and I think there are no less than four competing factors at play any business-owner should be paying very close attention to: Real and Wage Inflation Intense Competition for Talent Corporate cost-cutting High Energy/Commute Costs The hardest part to pin-down is that [...]

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Four-Day Workweek Gaining US Popularity?

31 May 2008

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Photo by Yandle. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0. The Green Autoblog reports that the US workforce may be switching to a four-work-day week in response to higher gas prices and pressure to be smarter about requiring commutes. They point to this reuters article explaining how the four-day week is becoming a benefit in otherwise [...]

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Anonymity Challenge for Passive Seekers

29 April 2008

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Today, I listened to Peter Clayton’s Total Picture Radio interview with Jim McGovern of ItzBig.  In the interview, he addressed something in a way–I am embarassed to admit–I never fully grasped before: The Anonymity Problem for Job Seekers The simple fact of the matter is, the Recruiting Industry has long been too sympathetic to the [...]

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How much is the state of the economy a result of media hype?

8 March 2008

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Kiley Newbold, fellow blogger and colleague, asked the following question on LinkedIn: How much is the state of the economy (I.E. the alleged impending recession) a result of media hype? I am convinced the media plays a major role in stimulating or slowing the economy. Please share your thoughts on this. To what extent will [...]

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