Most Admired Companies of 2013 by Millennials Age 18-24

When you’re taking your first steps into the working world, not all companies are created equal. By the time graduation — or even your first internship — comes along,  you’ll have had plenty of time to form opinions about the companies that dominate the hiring space, and it’s no surprise that your favorites are likely to become your first choices when seeking employment. Fortune magazine’s annual report on the World’s Most Admired Companies is a veritable Who’s Who of the world’s biggest and best-loved brands. It’s also a great list of companies to target when embarking on your job search.

Apple

This one’s a no-brainer. The iPhone and iPad manufacturer tops the list for the sixth year running. In addition to consistently placing among the world’s most profitable companies, Apple’s customer base is fanatically loyal and growing quickly.

Apple loves to hire the best and the brightest, especially from within the Tech sector. A healthy salary, fun work environment, and access to the latest gadgets are among the perks Apple employees enjoy.

How has Apple made it to the top of the list year after year? Just like the millennial workforce, Apple has based its successes on three major factors: innovation, execution and opportunity.

Why has Apple topped Fortune's most admired companies six years in a row?

Apple’s Corporate Financial History
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Fortune Magazine’s Ranking: #1
Headquarters: Cupertino, CA
Founded: 1976
Website: www.apple.com

 

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3 Things Job Seekers Should Know About the Work-From-Home Debate

It is fast becoming the memo heard round the corporate world — and it’s sending shockwaves through basement offices and Wi-Fi-wired coffee shops everywhere.

The memo, of course, is the one sanctioned by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and signed by the company’s HR head Jackie Reses, which told “Yahoos” that their days of working at home were numbered. Literally. The company stated that by June 1 every employee needs to be reporting to a Yahoo office.

“To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side…” the memo states. “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.”

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10 Tips to Increase Your Productivity: Working at Home

Technological advancements have led to an increasing number of employees working from home: according to Fast Company, 1 in 10 employees now works from home; and although the workforce in the US grew only 3% from 2005 – 2012, the number of telecommuters increased 66%!

Working from home offers several advantages:

  1. Commute: Eliminating a commute allows more time to be spent on work tasks, reduces stress, and decreases fuel expenses and parking fees. Working from home full time even just 50% of the time could save 109 hours per year and $750 in fuel costs!
  2. Flexibility: A more flexible schedule allows employees to work when they are most productive.
  3. Productivity: A home office is free of distractions caused by needy co-workers, long lunches, unproductive meetings or loud office environments.
  4. Family: In some cases, working parents can stay at home with children or pick them up from school, reducing day care or after school program expenses.
  5. Comfort: Casual dress is more comfortable and less expensive in comparison to business attire.

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American’s New Year’s Resolutions Indicate an Optimistic Outlook

A new year is upon us.  For many, that means a raft of resolutions, both professional and personal. Recently, Adecco conducted a survey of American professionals from a broad range of demographics, wage brackets, and career levels. Adecco posed questions about career and personal goals, work/life balance, and even the actual likelihood of keeping New Year’s resolutions. The results show an overwhelming belief that personal life is more important than work, but that it often takes a back seat when stress at work begins to mount.

The year that was 2012…

The survey was careful to delineate between personal and professional resolutions. A majority of those polled said they had successfully kept their personal resolutions for 2012, though far fewer had held true to their professional goals for the past year. These findings may come as a surprise, especially considering that those polled showed a startling degree of difficulty in keeping professional and personal lives separate. The study reveals a culture that prizes personal endeavors, but rarely makes them a priority.
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Why No Work Gets Done at The Office

Lately I hear a common theme from everyone I talk to; the standard response to the greeting “How are you?” has evolved from “Fine, thanks!” to “Busy!”

Everyone is constantly talking about how busy they are; yet very few of these people seem to be actually getting anything done. The “busy” mentality often means someone is caught up in a barrage of back-and-forth e-mails, conference calls and meetings; with little time left to attend to their true priorities. I’ll be the first to admit, it takes a conscious effort to not fall into the “busy trap.”
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Saving Money with Personal Finance Apps and Websites

Have you ever wondered where all your money went? You haven’t bought any thing memorable, but the $100 you just had the other day is down to $5. Why is it important to manage your money well? The better you are at managing your income and expenses, the more money you’ll have left over – and you’ll be able to see the rewards of your hard work. If you’re currently on assignment through Adecco, we offer several tools to help you be financially successful:

  • Direct deposit ensures that you always receive your check on time, with immediate access to funds. Having direct deposit can eliminate checking account fees that add up at many banks.
  • Paperless pay allows you to view your pay stubs online – reach out to your local branch for more information.
  • As an Adecco contractor, you are eligible to contribute to a 401(k). These contributions are taken out of your check before it is taxed, which saves you money.

But wouldn’t it be nice if there was also an app or website that could track your purchases and show you all of your accounts in one place – instead of logging into 18 different websites? There is; and they’re free. Check out these 5 tools for financial success:
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