Our coverage at SHRM 2012 kicks off with Opening Session Speaker and the 66th Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who was interviewed by acclaimed CNN journalist Soledad O’Brien. But before Dr. Rice took the stage, SHRM President and CEO Hank Jackson spoke about the rapidly changing workplace, how businesses need to adapt and how HR […] Read Article “Condoleeza Rice Opens 2012 SHRM Conference”
The annual Society of Human Resource Management, or SHRM, conference is set to kick off this Sunday, and I’m excited to be attending as a blogger for Adecco. Atlanta, the site of the conference, is an amazing, vibrant city and will certainly make a fantastic backdrop for the largest gathering of HR professionals in the […] Read Article “Countdown to SHRM 2012”
Let me preface this post by admitting that I do not have kids of my own. This gives me an interesting vantage point when it comes to how parents choose to raise their children, compared to when I was a kid (which wasn’t really that long ago – yet it seems as if a lot has […] Read Article “Children of Helicopter Parents: How Does it Affect Their Future?”
When I was in high school a few years back (okay, more than a few), I traveled to Italy with a small group of American teenagers. We stayed with families for three weeks, and then spent another three weeks visiting such cities as Venice, Florence and Milan. Our group was led a woman whom I’ll […] Read Article “Taking on a Second Job…for Fun?”
Remember when you were a kid and you always said you’d never need math after high school? You might’ve jumped the gun a little bit. K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classes are more important than ever before and not just for you but for your organization as well. Join us this Wednesday June […] Read Article “How to Build Your STEM Pipeline and Engage the Next Generation of Engineers”
On June 1st, the BLS released its latest “The Employment Situation” report, which revealed that job growth remained sluggish within the United States for the third consecutive month in May.
It seems that virtually every newspaper and television network across the United States has reported on the greater EMEA region’s economic instability throughout the first half of 2012. From Spain’s record-breaking unemployment rate to Greece’s bailout, most newspaper headlines have been focused solely on the region’s current double-dip recession.
Prior to the release of Asia Pacific’s latest economic figures, many global economists projected slow economic growth for the region last month, citing April’s 8.6-magnitude Indonesian earthquake, Europe’s monetary woes, and the United States’ slow economic recovery as primary causes.
With many people spending 40+ hours at the office every week, it almost becomes like your second home. Sometimes you need to stock up on various items to make your work life more comfortable. When I first started working, my mom gave me a very good piece of advice that I still utilize to this […] Read Article “Surviving the Office: The Distress Drawer”
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” […] Read Article “Does Money Buy Happiness?”