Want more evidence that the Great Recession has altered the job hunting landscape for new grads? Historically, they wanted health benefits. Now that’s changing. Read the rest of this entry »
Towers Watson the global human resources consulting firm is out with a new survey today. Its findings won’t surprise any employee who is experiencing stress on the job. It’s a trend that is being noticed by many employers as well and it is continuing unabated. Read the rest of this entry »
In perhaps another encouraging sign in the job market the National Association of Colleges and Employers released data that showed salaries inched up for the graduates of the class of 2012.
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It’s been widely reported that Michelle Obama traveled to Florida this weeky to announce that more than 2000 businesses have participated in the Joining Forces Initiative and have hired or trained 125,000 veterans and militiary spouses in the last year. Read the rest of this entry »
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Eduardo Porter at The New York Times makes a case this morning that of. Motherhood Still a Cause of Pay Inequality.
In a new study released today by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that certificates are the fastest growing form of postsecondary credentials in the U.S., increasing from six percent n 1980 to 22 percent of awards today.
Certificates are more affordable than college, usually taken less than a year complete and can mean a higher salary.
According to Matthew Bidwell an assistant professor of management at Wharton, external hires are paid more and perform less well than internal candidates. A summary of his findings are here at the Knowledge at Wharton website. Read the rest of this entry »
New research from Civic Ventures, a San Francisco think tank aimed at baby boomers who want to combine work with social purpose illuminates some of the challenges to doing so. Read the rest of this entry »
For those students who anticipate having summer internships in 2012 the National Association of Colleges and Employers National Association of Colleges and Employers has mixed news. Read the rest of this entry »
The National Association for Colleges and Employers recently released a report that shows job growth and starting salaries by major. Salaries increased the most for business and computer science majors and barely budged in math and sciences. What does this say about the presumed shortages STEM professions (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.)
Separately, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data last week about job growth between 2010-2020 and anticipates much of the growth will be in health professions and education. And the report gives credence to education beyond a B.A. or B.S. with jobs requiring a Master’s degree are expected to grow over 21% faster than for any other education category.