The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7% last month, with nonfarm payrolls growing by 155,000, according to the Labor Department, compared with economists' projection of 198,000. Monthly earnings increased 0.2%, compared with a projection of 0.3%, and the average workweek shrank 0.1 hour to 34.4 hours.
Hotel chains Hilton and Hyatt extend their care to employees and not just hotel guests, which landed them high on the Great Place to Work list for 2018, with Hilton ranking second and Hyatt 14th. "We like to hire people who are about people. Then it's easy," said Steve Van of Prism Hotels & Resorts, which partners with both Hilton and Hyatt.
This is a metaphor that paints the picture of how the modern career ladder works, author Beverly Kaye explains, as today's career growth occurs by moving up, down and sideways. Become agile in your thinking and career progression to jump on opportunities when they present themselves, she adds.
Promote your personal brand by contributing articles or doing speaking engagements, as this will help spark networking opportunities, explains Janice Lopez. Coupling this strategy with social networking is an effective way to nurture and build your network, Lopez suggests.
It's OK, and even beneficial, to ask the interviewer why the job position is open, writes Kate Johanns. The answer can reveal red flags or provide additional insight into the company to help you determine if it's a good fit.
Stay organized during your job search by clearly stating and writing down your career goals, scheduling tasks to achieve them, prioritizing applying for quality jobs over quantity, and tracking in detail each job application. Use an Excel spreadsheet to stay organized or any number of other online tools to streamline the process.
Recruiting services including Eightfold.ai are bringing together prospective employees and jobs through an advanced form of artificial intelligence known as deep learning. The technology, which goes beyond the traditional keyword search of a candidate's resume, identifies skills not specifically listed on a resume.
More companies, including Starbucks and Walmart, have extended paid family leave to hourly workers this year to draw and retain talent. Eighteen large organizations have followed the lead of Starbucks and Walmart, meaning improved benefits for about 4.8 million people, according to PL+US.
A "Warrior Spirit, a Servant's Heart and a Fun-LUVing Attitude" are the most important traits Southwest Airlines recruiting managers look for in job candidates, says Greg Muccio, director of talent acquisition. Prioritizing attitude over hard skills has been key to finding quality talent, Muccio says.
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