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LinkedIn Just Completely Overhauled Its Job Postings to Make it Easier For You to Land a New Gig

yyNetflix is cornering the paid parental leave market. In an historic move in August, Netflix offered unlimited parental leave for up to a year following a child’s birth or adoption to its salaried streaming employees. The new policy, however, excluded employees in the company’s DVD distribution centers, many of whom are hourly workers. But in an interview with Talent Management last week, Tawni Cranz, Netflix’s chief talent officer, announced that Netflix would yet again change its parental leave policy, this time to allow four months of parental leave for its hourly workers, who will receive all of their pay during their time away from work. DVD workers previously received a minimum of 12 paid weeks of maternity leave, a Netflix spokeswoman told The Huffington Post earlier this year. The Huffington Post also reports workers in customer service will receive 14 weeks of fully-paid parental leave. “The way that we think about leave benefits and offerings is in line with how we think about comp,” Cranz told Talent Management. “So when we think about compensation, we think about what is the market pay, what is going to be market competitive, and

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Employees in Germany Cannot Frustrate Delivery of Notice of Termination in Bad Faith

Dismissal due to operational circumstances. During the conversation, an attempt was said to have been made to klhand the employee written notice of the dismissal, but she refused to accept this and left it lying in the office. The employer subsequently tried to present the notice of termination through messengers. However, this was also unsuccessful, with the result that the messengers placed the notice of termination in the employee’s letterbox. Whether this happened on the same day or a day later was disputed. In the end, the employee lodged an action for unfair dismissal. An action for unfair dismissal has to be submitted within a period of three weeks. This deadline cannot be extended by the employee frustrating delivery of the notice of termination in bad faith, e.g. by refusing to accept it. He cannot then assert that the notice of termination had not been received, because it would in fact have entered his sphere of control. Ultimately, the decisive factor was when the notice of termination was delivered and whether the action for unfair dismissal was received in time. The BAG referred the matter back to the regional labour

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6 Key Supports to Have in Place for a Midlife Career Shift

173295565_2Changing careers is more common than you might think. After a time, the excitement and novelty of a job, or even anentire industry, canwear off and we realize we need a change. Perhaps new management or protocol/procedures help to push us toward the decision. Maybe, changing careers (often during our mid-30s to early 50s) is about chasing a dream, old or new; and who needs a better reason than that? For one reason or another, a lot of people decide at some point along the way to shift careers. It can be an exciting and ultimately rewarding choice, but it’s important to make the proper preparations before taking the leap. Here are a few key supports to have in place before making a midlife career shift. 1. Be certain this is really what you want. Just because midlife career changes are common, that doesn’t mean they’re easy. In fact, making this kind of huge change will take a lot of time and effort. So, make sure it’s what you really want to do before diving all the way in. Test the waters of the

Find The General Labor Jobs And Make Your Life Better

After the economic recession of 2008, service sector is among such industries that have experienced boom and offered numerous employment opportunities to people who are in search of general labor jobs. With increased facilities, the sector has got an integral part in the country’s economy and therefore, the workers are in a better position to improve the quality of their lifestyle.

The common opportunities for job seekers are general labor jobs that include different positions, tasks and assignments that the worker has to perform. Once the worker gets a job, he/she would have to do personal clerk jobs, iron clothes, general laundry cleaning, babysit, take care of disabled or perform driver jobs, depending upon the requirement of the employer. There are other general labor jobs as well that do not require workers to have a specific educational background.

empEvery general labor job is different from the other and therefore, the workers need to have enough skills and knowledge of what they are supposed to do. Whether the job is for a hotel housekeeper, waitress, assistant or waiter,

Find the Solution for the Financial Matter

Have you ever felt like you are lack of money? What do you do when you are in this kind of position? Maybe you will feel so confused with the thing that you should do because having no money means we cannot do nothing. As we know that money is an important aspect for the human living. Having no money means that we cannot struggle in our life. That’s why for many people, they consider that money is such a crucial and important thing.

When you face the difficulty in money financial, actually there are many money loans service that you can try to use their service. By using the money cash loans, you will be able to get the money loan in the quick way and you can use it for completing your needs. If you are looking for the best money cash loans, you need to see it from personalloansbadcreditreview.com. Of course, you need to have the review of the some money cash loans before you determine which one of the money loans that you can choose. Actually, here are some tips that you can do for getting the right and the recommended

How to make a lasting impression on an interview

Many of us have a left a job interview wondering how much of an impression we did on the interviewer. Will he/she remember me? Would the outcome of the interview been different if I had presented myself in a different way? An interview is, not only a source of great stress and worry, but also the first chance you may have to cause a positive impression on your future boss. There are several steps you can follow in order to guarantee or at least increase your chances of success on an interview:

  • Dress for the job. This may seem obvious at first but, in reality, one of the most overlooked steps. There are basic rules to follow and, as the title may suggest, they directly involve the job you’re applying to. It would be just as bad to be overdressed for a casual job, as it would be to be underdressed for a more serious job. For example, if you’re going in for an interview at a start-up with a clearly younger and relaxed atmosphere, you wouldn’t make a very good impression if you should up in a full suit. Dressing appropriately entails that you know the

6 Awesome Apps to Help You Work More Efficiently

You probably use a variety of apps in your daily life, whether it’s to track family schedules, play mindless games or make grocery lists. What you might not have considered is that there are many apps out there that can help you out at work – to save you time or share information with your team. In fact, there may be apps that you already use for your personal life and hadn’t thought about using for work.

1. Notes or Drafts (iOS). On your iPhone or iPad, you have a basic Notes app that allows you to jot down reminders or quick thoughts that you don’t want to lose track of. If you’re on a plane or you are sitting on the subway heading to work and thinking about an email you need to write, you can start it in Notes. When you’re at your computer, you can quickly export it to an actual email and hit send.

The Drafts app is similar in that you can also use it to record and share text. You can export your text to a variety of social media sites, your calendar, Dropbox or Google Drive.

2 Surefire Ways to Stay Relevant in a Changing Job Market

Regardless of whether you’re looking for a new job or are content in your current role, the only constant in your career (and life) is change. Professionals may wonder how to increase their value and stay relevant in the increasingly competitive employment market.

This interest is certainly warranted. The workplace is rapidly evolving, as previously unheard of skills become job requirements and the gig economy gains momentum. While it’s quite exciting, it may feel daunting, too. But it doesn’t have to. You’re in charge of the way you market yourself and can make upgrades to your resume that reflect industry changes at any time.

[Read: How Job Hunting Has Changed In the Last Decade.]

Of course, these changes are confined to language face-lifts that reflect your actual experiences and skills. You can’t pretend to have had a job you didn’t and you can’t make gaps on your resume disappear. When I worked in corporate recruiting, I always asked about gaps on candidates’ resumes and how they spent their time. Whether they traveled, volunteered or learned how to code, what mattered is that they didn’t do absolutely nothing.

5 Ways to Beat the Competition When Looking for a Job

During your next career move, you will be up against stiff competition. In order for you to stand out as the best candidate and land the job, you will want to learn what your competition is doing, so you can outperform them. Of the U.S. workers surveyed in Jobvite’s 2016 Job Seeker Nation Study, 74 percent were satisfied with their jobs but keeping an eye out for their next great job. Here are some tips to take away from the survey.

1. Don’t just use Facebook to find your new gig. Facebook may be your social network of choice, but it isn’t the best place to search for a job. Jobvite reports that 67 percent of respondents used Facebook to find a job. In contrast, another Jobvite survey found that 87 percent of hiring professionals use LinkedIn. That’s a huge mismatch. You want to align your job search with the preferred sources used by recruiters, and that is LinkedIn. Another benefit to using social networks for job search is confidence. Respondents who used social media to find their most recent job are also more likely to be optimistic (52 percent) about finding the next job that fits their skills,

5 Job Interview Tips to Steal From Presidential Candidates

Job seekers can improve interview skills by mimicking the campaign techniques of presidential hopefuls.

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5 Job Interview Tips to Steal From Presidential Candidates

By Susannah Snider | Staff Writer

Feb. 17, 2016, at 9:37 a.m.

In one telling moment on a January episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” presidential candidate Donald Trump submits to a mock job interview.

“I mean, you’re running for the biggest job in the world, really the most important job,” says Fallon, before picking up a clipboard and asking Trump about his strengths and weaknesses.

It’s true. Presidential candidates are, in essence, interviewing for one very big job while their constituents serve as hiring managers and interviewers. “We have this huge search going on for our president,” says Cheryl Hyatt, CEO and partner at Hyatt-Fennell, an executive recruiting firm based in Pennsylvania. “And the people of the United

Automation, jobs, and the future of work

The topic of job displacement has, throughout US history, ignited frustration over technological advances and their tendency to make traditional jobs obsolete; artisans protested textile mills in the early 19th century, for example. In recent years, start-ups and the high-tech industry have become the focus of this discussion. A recent Pew Research Center study found that technology experts are almost evenly split on whether robots and artificial intelligence will displace a significant number of jobs over the next decade, so there is plenty of room for debate.

What follows is an edited transcript plus video clips of a conversation on this topic, moderated by McKinsey Global Institute partner Michael Chui and MGI director James Manyika. The participants were Martin Baily, senior fellow, economic studies, Brookings Institution; Richard Cooper, Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Harvard University; Curtis Carlson, former president and CEO, SRI International; Reid Hoffman, cofounder and executive chairman, LinkedIn; Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media; Matt Slaughter, associate dean of faculty, Tuck School of Business; Laura Tyson, professor of business administration and economics, Haas Business and Public Policy Group, University of California, Berkeley; and Vivek Wadhwa, fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance,

Qualitative employment multipliers for Belgium, results for 2000 and 2002

Employment multipliers give the direct and indirect employment generation of final demand expenditures. The indirect employment is generated by the chain of suppliers to the firms that directly produce goods and services for final consumption, exports or investments. Qualitative employment multipliers provide a link between final demand products and disaggregated employment data at the industry level. This involves homogenising employment data, for which few methods have been put forward in the literature. In the paper, this is done using industry technology. We argue that it is impractical and less appropriate to homogenise disaggregated employment data using commodity technology, but draw no definitive conclusions on this matter.

The paper includes total employment multiplier results for Belgium. An example is the case of manufacturing in 2000. While only 16% of all workers were employed in manufacturing, final demand for manufactured goods was responsible for 24% of cumulated employment. The cumulative employment approach reallocates all indirect employment towards the final demand products that use it. What is allocated to manufactured goods is deducted from other products, since total cumulated employment equals total

Presentation of the 2015 Employment and Social Developments in Europe review

Brussels, 21 January 2016

I am happy to present today the latest review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe.

Let me share with you the key findings. First, the good news – I would like to start with some positive developments observed in the last year:

Unemployment has continued to decrease. The economic recovery continued and employment has continued to increase for most sectors and for all age groups.
Permanent and full-time jobs have also increased.
There are more women, and people aged over 50 working.
More young people are back in jobs or engaged in education and training – our actions in the fight against youth unemployment are beginning to bear fruit.
And last but not least: Households have benefited from a rise in their disposable income.

Despite these improvements, the effects of the crisis are still being felt. Even more worrying, our review reveals that the crisis has widened the disparities across and within EU countries.

Employment rates vary tremendously, from just 55% in Greece to 81% in Sweden.
Although unemployment has decreased in

What is the future of your job

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report seeks to understand the current and future impact of key disruptions on employment levels, skill sets and recruitment patterns in different industries and countries. It does so by asking the talent and strategy executives of today’s largest employers to imagine how jobs in their industry will change up to the year 2020. Here are our findings:

Technological disruption is interacting with socio-economic, geopolitical and demographic factors to create a perfect storm in labour markets in the next five years. Developments in previously disjointed fields such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing and genetics and biotechnology are all building on and amplifying one another. Concurrent to this technological revolution are a set of broader socio-economic, geopolitical and demographic developments, with nearly equivalent impact to the technological factors.

Jobs gains in the next five years will not be enough to offset expected losses, meaning we have a difficult transition ahead. Current trends could lead to a net employment impact of more than 5.1 million jobs lost to disruptive labour market changes over the period 2015-2020, with a total loss of 7.1 million jobs – two-thirds of which are concentrated in routine white

The Top Skills You Need to Succeed at Work and at Home

There are career skills, and then there are life skills. At a certain point, you’ll need to develop both to succeed. But how?

In our latest series on LinkedIn, “Mind the Skills Gap,” we asked some of the world’s most successful business leaders to reveal the skills they’re honing in 2016. In addition to mastering hard skills such as public speaking and coding, 50+ Influencers say they are also cultivating softer skills, such as self-awareness, positivity, humility, empathy, and even the ability to find work-life balance.

From Richard Branson to Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec and GM’s Mary Barra, find out when these top minds in business first acknowledged they could do better, and how they’ve developed realistic plans for improvement.

On Necker Island, Richard Branson works with a tennis coach to improve his backhand. By focusing on recovery, early preparation, confidence, and practice, the Virgin Group founder is perfecting his strokes the same way he has developed a winning strategy in business:

“A key lesson that applies far beyond tennis is to treat each point separately. Forget the last mistake and move onto the next challenge.” — Richard Branson

Part of Mary Barra’s job as the CEO of General Motors Company is to coach future leaders. In

Wages Rise as US Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5%

Is the American worker finally getting a raise?

After years of scant real gains despite steadily falling unemployment and healthy hiring, wages picked up significantly last month, a sign the job market could be tightening enough to force companies to pay more to attract and retain employees.

The half a percentage point increase in average hourly earnings in January was the brightest spot in a generally positive Labor Department report on Friday, which showed job creation slowing from the white-hot pace of late 2015 even as the unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low of 4.9 percent.

The last six months were the best extended period for employee paychecks since the recovery began six-and-a-half years ago.

“That gain in average hourly earnings is significant,” said Diane Swonk, an independent economist in Chicago. Sustained increases are still needed to make up for years of stagnation, she added, “but it’s a move in the right direction, and that’s reassuring.”

Economists also said that the new figures suggested that the

Four fundamentals of workplace automation

As the automation of physical and knowledge work advances, many jobs will be redefined rather than eliminated—at least in the short term.

The potential of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics to perform tasks once reserved for humans is no longer reserved for spectacular demonstrations by the likes of IBM’s Watson, Rethink Robotics’ Baxter, DeepMind, or Google’s driverless car. Just head to an airport: automated check-in kiosks now dominate many airlines’ ticketing areas. Pilots actively steer aircraft for just three to seven minutes of many flights, with autopilot guiding the rest of the journey. Passport-control processes at some airports can place more emphasis on scanning document bar codes than on observing incoming passengers.

What will be the impact of automation efforts like these, multiplied many times across different sectors of the economy?1 Can we look forward to vast improvements in productivity, freedom from boring work, and improved quality of life? Should we fear threats to jobs, disruptions to organizations, and strains on the social fabric?2

Earlier this year, we launched research to explore these questions and investigate the potential that automation technologies hold for jobs, organizations, and the future of work.3 Our results to date suggest, first and foremost, that a focus on

5 Ineffective Networking Strategies

Today’s job seeking professionals need to be able to recognize the right and the wrong techniques associated with networking. Making the most of your professional network is a critical aspect to finding a job in today’s economy. To prepare for the job seeking process review these new tips on how NOT to network below:

  • Not keeping in touch with contacts – Following up is important. After you’ve made connections with other professionals show your interest in staying connected. Make notes to keep yourself up to date each time you talk. For example, if you just met someone sending them a quick email to follow up on a conversation would be appropriate.
  • Useless Online Persona – Your profile online should be controlled to give a positive reflection. Inappropriate links and comments online will not help out your networking ambitions. Keep your profiles consistent across different social media accounts to keep your brand representation accurate!
  • Making an Insignificant Impression – A memorable experience will speak volumes. Communicate in a way that evokes emotion; know your abilities and market yourself with those in mind.
  • The True Meaning – A frequently used word in the business world, many times professionals look at networking as a way to sell

9 Employment Tips for Older Job Seekers

Even before the Great Recession, a rising percent of retirement-age folks were still working. The economy was strong, consumers were spending like crazy and lots of jobs were, in physical terms at least, not taxing for older employees. Today, the percent of people over age 65 who are working or seeking work has reached new highs. But the reasons for the continued trend have changed drastically

The economy and consumer spending have recovered slowly, and job growth has been anemic. Retirement plans have been deferred, if not destroyed, for millions of Americans. So, it’s either back to work, or if you’re lucky, keeping a solid job as long as you can. Retirement is still in the cards, perhaps. But for many, it now includes at least part-time work until age 70.

Still, these largely negative factors are driving lots of positive changes that will help older Americans fashion solid work-retirement plans. For the past few years, a foundation-funded initiative called Tapping Mature Talent worked with the U.S. Department of Labor. The effort produced 10 demonstration sites across the country to help develop successful ways to find, train and employ older workers. Even though the project started

Hiring Up, Layoffs Down in U.S.

Hiring rose and layoffs fell in October in yet more signs that the U.S. labor force should have plenty of momentum heading into 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the Labor Department. The government’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, released each month to profile hiring, firing and position vacancy trends across the country, showed American employers signed on more than 5.1 million new workers in October, making it the best month for hiring since June and the second-best since November 2007, the month before the Great Recession began. America also held 5.4 million open positions at the end of October. That’s down by about 151,000 vacancies month over month but is still comfortably up 534,000 positions year over year. A downtick in job openings, coupled with an uptick in hiring, suggests employers are starting to attract qualified candidates to fill vacant positions (or, at the very least, that employers are settling for less-than-qualified candidates, which is still good news for the labor market). And considering America’s labor force participation rate – which measures the number of working-age individuals actively participating in the workforce – ticked up last month to 62.5 percent, it seems more people are starting

How Hiring Is Like Holiday Gift Shopping

During this gift-giving season, try to understand an employer’s hiring psychology by comparing it to the mindset of a holiday shopper. Job applicants can compare the successful job seeker to that perfect gift the hiring manager wants to present to his department or company. Ask these common holiday shopping questions to understand the perspective of a hiring manager this holiday season. 1. Where do you shop? Let’s suppose you’re looking to give a sweater to a special someone for a holiday present. Where do you think you’ll locate that perfect present? Do you go online, into a big department store, to a discount shop or to a boutique that sells unique, specialty items? If an employer is looking for that one-of-a-kind employee, chances are they will employ a recruiter to find that special candidate. If they are looking to fill a very common functional role, they might try Craigslist or look at resumes on a job board. If they are looking to find an overall strong profile, they will likely be searching for candidates on LinkedIn. And if they are looking for that needle-in-a-haystack kind of person, they will likely engage an external recruiting agency. Tip: Make sure that you

4 Ways to Perfect Your Resume in the New Year

The start of the year is a time of renewed conviction to improve professionally, and many workers change jobs within the first several months of a new year. As you enter 2016, here are four things you can update on your resume to prepare for a possible career change this year.

1. Your career objective. I know. Implying that your resume has an “Objective” seems taboo per modern standards. However, even if you don’t write “Objective” on your resume, it needs a professional purpose. You need to determine if you are targeting more of the same or looking to change your role, responsibilities or industry. Depending on your goal, your resume should clearly reflect how you are a strong contender for a specific role. Resumes without a specific purpose – or objective – do not fare as well as those that are targeted. Remember, it is the job seeker’s responsibility to establish his worth if he wants to capture the attention of a busy and distracted hiring manager. So, even though you no longer write “Objective,” your summary, the description of your previous positions and overall look and feel of your resume should be aligned with the change you seek.