Breaking Bad: Delivering the Bad News Well

Letting candidates know they did not make the cut is never easy, but it's a necessary step -- especially now, when employer branding matters more than ever.
I was speaking with a candidate last week about a promising job opportunity. ...

How to Promote Inclusion in the Workplace

Standing out in a crowd is never fun, unless you're a stilt walker in a parade. For a company to function effectively, all employees need to feel accepted and valued, rather than feeling that they don't fit in because of a culture of stereotyping and intolerance. ...

Starting Salaries Up 3.8% for Class of 2016 Grads

Computer science and engineering are the highest-paid disciplines
Top-Paid Majors for Class of 2016 Bachelor's Degree Graduates

2016 Average Salary
2015 Average Salary
Percent Change

Computer and Information Sciences
+8. ...

DHS Issues Final Rule Easing Green Card Process for High-Skilled Workers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued final regulations aimed at improving the ability of U.S. employers to hire and retain high-skilled workers approved for permanent residence, while boosting job flexibility for those workers.
The rule goes into effect Jan. ...

How Soon Will You Lose Your Job To An AI Robot? ...Or Is That The Wrong Question?

We often read articles that pit man v machines — will the robots take our jobs, will AI take over and make us stupid — and yes, I’ve written some of these articles.
But as is so often true with predicting the future, the truth will likely not be an either or scenario, but rather shades of grey. ...

Will You Be in Compliance on December 1? How to Cope With FLSA Changes

Small businesses around the country are worried. Regulatory changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) take effect December 1, 2016, and everyone wants to know whether they will have to change the compensation of their salaried employees.
For many of us, the answer is “yes”—and it may be a painful transition. ...

If You Want to Hire Top Employees, Get Proactive

Taking a more proactive approach when hiring could be the key to attracting qualified candidates, new research finds.
A study from the staffing firm Robert Half revealed that nearly 70 percent of employees said that even if they weren't looking for a new job, they would consider an offer if an employer approached them about an open position. ...

5 Ways to Make Your Dream Job Happen

Don't keep your goals a secret, in politics or any field.
As told to Judith Ohikuare

María Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino, wanted a job that combined her biggest passions—politics, technology, and her Latino community. ...

Tips to form a workplace LGBT resource group

Experts recommend leadership engagement as a first step for any new LGBT employee group — and making sure the gravity of the work doesn’t outweigh the fun.

It’s important to most everyone to be valued for who they are in the workplace; for an LGBT employee, it can be a deciding factor in whether they stay with a company. ...

6 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance Today

Work is demanding ― you're expected to show up for a full day to complete your tasks, and sometimes, the expectation is set to be available 24/7, especially with the ubiquity of smart devices. Though it's commendable to excel at your career, when it bleeds into your personal life it can encroach on your mental and physical well-being. ...