How divided are we as a world? It seems like we can no longer say “agree to disagree” and get on with life. We have to accuse people who disagree with us as being morally bankrupt, but usually with more offensive word choices. When we talk about diversity in hiring we talk about diversity in skin color and gender, but not about ideas.
Now, I don’t actually drink alcohol, at all. But I’m urging you to watch this beer commercial from Heineken, U.K. It’s absolutely, positively worth your time.
(You’ll have to click through to see the video. I know I’m being mean, but I get paid by the hit at Inc.)
In the commercial, people who aren’t told what the purpose of the experiment is are given a few tasks to do. The trick is, the producers have chosen people who are political polar opposites. The people don’t know that, though, they just know they have to complete the series of tasks.
To keep reading and see the video, click here: The Beer Commercial Everyone Needs to See
Have you ever applied for a job you thought you were perfect for, and then heard nothing? Have you ever gone on a job interview, thought you nailed it, and got total radio silence? The answer to both of those questions is probably yes. You’re left wondering what you did wrong and what you could do to better next time, but no one will tell you. In fact, even if you ask directly for feedback, you probably won’t get any.
But to prove that no good deed goes unpunished, Non-Compete, Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition Attorney Jonathan Pollard went out of his way to give feedback to an applicant and got a terrible Glass Door Review in response. The candidate wrote:
Jonathan Pollard is one of the rudest and unprofessional hiring managers I have ever encountered in my job seeking experience. After applying for the job, he sent me a one-paragraph critique of my writing samples, instead of simply telling me that my experience is not the right fit for his firm.
What this candidate didn’t realize is that Mr. Pollard did her a huge favor. He could have done what she wanted, which is just hit delete on her resume with a generic rejection letter. But instead of doing what she wanted, he did what she needed.
To keep reading, click here: If All Hiring Managers Were Like This One, We’d Have an Amazing Workforce
Do you need a new job? Can’t take one more day with your horrible boss and whiny co-workers, but you can’t find a single job available? Well, you’re not looking at the right thing. If you’re working in one of these fields, there’s definitely something available for you. If you aren’t in these fields and are having trouble finding something new, maybe it’s time for a Switch. Here are the top 15 jobs recruiters are looking to fill, according to LinkedIn’s job listings.
Sales – 1M+ jobs
Operations – 700,000+ jobs
Engineering – 300,000+ jobs
Information Technology – 70,000+ jobs
Business Development – 100,000+ jobs
Marketing – 390,000+ jobs
Program & Project Management – 4,000+ jobs
Administrative – 250,000+ jobs
Finance – 170,000+ jobs
To see the rest of the list and get some advice on career changes, click here: 15 Careers with Millions of Openings on LinkedIn
We four friends started an advertising company. I was given the role of business development manager. I love the job but during the course of time, the two partners who are better skilled became the self-proclaimed CEO and CMO suddenly. Then started the unfair treatment. They made us two feel like employees and often insult and humiliate us in front of people working under me. In fact, all the employees feel the two are senior management and I am working under them.
One partner quit the company because he couldn’t take it anymore. Both of them being workaholics has affected my personal and social life (which is literally dead). We work an average of 12 hours a day often reaching home after 11 pm only to come back to work the next morning at 11 am. The stress level has increased. No amount of hard work I do is appreciated. One small mistake and it’s stuck to me like a leech. They say one small weakness overpowers all my hard work.
Once I was under immense depression due to a break up (my fiance cheated on me). They said I should not mix personal life to work life and gave me an option to quit since I was underperforming (of course a lecture with humiliation).
What am I to do in this situation. Is this enough reason to resign and start finding a new job though the business prospects are good.
To read the answer, click here: Help! My Co-Founders Have Turned Into Jerks
Right now, if a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a week (or more than 8 hours in one day, in California) you have to pay them time and a half for the extra hours. So, if an employee earns $10 an hour and works, 45 hours in one week, she receives $400 ($10×40) in straight time and $75 ($15×5) in overtime pay.
But what if she would prefer to take “comp” time instead? That is, if she worked 45 hours this week, she’d prefer to work 35 hours next week and take home $800. Right now, in the private sector, this is illegal.
Congress is looking to change this. Comp time has long been allowed by federal employees (because congress always likes to exempt itself from the rules).
Representative Marth Roby (R-AL) introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 which allows for comp time in the private sector, but with a couple of twists.
To keep reading, click here: Congress Thinks About Doing Away with Mandatory Overtime Payments
Who wants jobs as a fast food restaurant? Teenagers and young adults, of course. Where do you find teenagers? Well, if my teen is any indication, on Snapchat. The vast majority of Snapchat’s 158 million users are between the ages of 13-34, with the largest group of those being 18-24. Just the age range for people looking for entry-level jobs, which is what most McDonald’s jobs are.
McDonald’s Australia (who rebranded there as Macca’s in 2013) announced that they’d be accepting applications via Snapchat. Users can upload a short (10 second) video with a filter that puts them into a McDonald’s uniform. From there, the recruiters will decide whether or not to move the candidate to the next step–filling out a digital application, according to Business Insider.
Great move or gimmick?
The short answer is yes. It would not be a great move for, say, an accounting firm, or your local hospital that is recruiting a new surgeon. But, fast food is where a lot of people start out their careers, and it’s not that they have huge resumes to consider. Just about every teen and adult is capable of performing the work at McDonald’s so it really is personality that will make the difference.
To keep reading, click here: McDonald’s New Application Method Will Make Your Teen Want to Apply
Women tend to ask for lower salaries than men do. So, what if we gave women the information on average pay for the position? Wouldn’t that solve the problem?
You’d think it would, and I’ve long advocated for salary openness. Knowing what the average was for the position would certainly help you craft a salary, but an experiment at Hired, said it made the gap even wider.
Jessica Kirkpatrick, Hired’s lead data scientist, believed as I did, that once presented with the proper information, women and men would ask for similar salaries. So, she set up an experiment where candidates were presented with the average salaries of people with similar skills. There was also a control group. Here’s what happened, according to Quartz:
To keep reading, click here: Women Ask for Lower Salaries. It’s Hard to Fix.
This week my 8 year old went to a sleepover.
With 27 other children.
In the school library.
I admit I’m kind of jealous. It was Lesenacht–Reading Night. The kids brought their sleeping bags, pillows and a bag full of books. Oh, they also brought flashlights and the teachers took them outside for a game in the dark. Then they changed into their pajamas, spread out their sleeping bags, and read books until they fell asleep.
The next morning, they had breakfast, and could come home at 10:00 or they could stay and watch a musical that the fifth graders wrote themselves. My son declared, “It was the best play I’ve ever seen written by fifth graders.” I should probably add, it’s the only play he’s ever seen written by fifth graders.
I haven’t heard of American schools doing something like this, and maybe there are some that do. I think is awesome. I loved reading at that age and would have died of happiness to sleep in a library.
On the other hand, this further cements my desire to not ever be a teacher in the Swiss school system. There’s hiking, going out in the woods, and now, supervising a sleepover. Shudder.