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What is Stalling the Job Market?

July 24, 2014

job market

In April of this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted that America would grow by 3.6% in 2014 and lead economic recovery at a global level. The off-shoring trend is now being replaced by a commitment to in-shoring. But, the recovery has so far remained uneven and weak though signs of recovery are thereRead full story…

Job Hoppers vs. Temporary Workers: Note the Difference

July 21, 2014

job hoppers

Spherion Staffing Services’ 2014 Emerging Workforce Study says 61% of the respondents said job hopping could hurt a person’s career while 83% felt loyalty to the employer in the long term is the way to go for true long-term career advancement. 70% of workers also seem to have linked job security to their level ofRead full story…

Facebook’s Emotion Experiment: Some Thoughts and Insights

July 15, 2014

facebook experiments

In his novel ‘1984’; George Orwell conceived of Thought Police who could be watching everybody at all times by plugging into anyone’s wire whenever they wanted to. “People had to live in the assumption that every sound made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized. Now Facebook has made this a near realityRead full story…

Are Social Networks Failing? What made Google Kill Orkut?

July 14, 2014

bye orkut

Come September, all the personal networks, photos, videos and other information exchanges over a decade supported by Orkut will have to be ported out to other networks; or be lost forever! The reason: Google rang its death knell. Apparently, the lagging growth of Orkut communities against YouTube, Blogger, and Google+ communities was a major reasonRead full story…

Does the Retail Industry Abuse Contingent Workers?

July 11, 2014

Retail Industry

Lately, it seems that the retail industry is receiving a great deal of attention from government agencies when they investigate potential violations of employment laws. Retailers are often cited as examples of “landmark cases” in articles that address worker classification, wage issues, or other regulations. Is this the result of intentional violations, or a reflectionRead full story…