Hello everyone, this week we’ll deviate a bit from our standard format in order to tackle 2 topics: Monster.com being acquired Our experience with job ad click fraud Randstad Caught Itself an Expensive Monster The Dutch human resources consulting group Randstad Holding acquired Monster for $429 millian in an all-cash deal. Why does this matter: … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (32/2016): WOW! 😈 Monster acquired by Randstad 😈
Hello everybody, Today we have some interesting topics: Macro-economic U.S. labor market snapshot (April 2016) Driver and trends in the current labor market Look at exotic trends in HR State of the Labor Market: April 2016 This week New York Times picked up on the most recent labor market datapublished by the Bureau of Labor Statistics … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (19/2016): Have you heard of ‘Paw-ternity leave’? 🐶🐺🐱
Dear readers, happy Tuesday to you! Today we cover: Why the U.S. unemployment rate of 5% isn’t so rosy after all Why on-demand transportation will remain a 1099 employment category Why Universal Basic Income (UBI) is the next big thing Hidden Truths of Unemployment Data The unemployment rate in the U.S. is 5%. This is great … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (18/2016): 5% Unemployment Is Half the Truth 🙊
Happy Tuesday! Today we have the following: Strong U.S. Labor Market Rebound 1% of all Americans Earn Income in the Gig-Economy Epic List of Interview Questions U.S. Labor Market Rebounds The U.S. is experiencing its strongest two-year hiring period since the early 90s. 215,000 added payrolls in March Labor force participation is rising Read the … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (14/2016): Epic List of Interview Questions 📃
Minimum wage is on a rise. This piece is a summary of: context regarding the minimum wage debate its legal basis its impact on different groups of the U.S. population and an outlook for the coming months. Case Study: Fast-Food Workers Hard to digest: 96% of fast-food workers earn less than $15 per hour. As … Continue reading Wage Wars: The Rise of Minimum Wage Across the U.S.
Howdy, Today we cover (1) workforce classification issues in the gig-economy, (2)wage growth in the U.S. economy, and (3) the trend of up-skilling. Cover Story Last week our team attended a fireside chat with Tony Xu (Doordash CEO) and Alfred Lin (Sequoia Capital Partner). The most interesting take aways were: Big problem in operations is … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (50/2015): On-Demand Workers All Again 🚙
Hello, this week we look at (1) how to build performing teams that not only consist of superstars (2) how the Republican debate quotes labor market statistics and (3)why shutting down the free snack bar is a recipe for disaster. Have a great read. Cover Story Tim O’Rilley argues that all types of companies will … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (47/2015): Escaping the Superstar Syndrome
Hello, today our 5th issue of the labor policy & HR management newsletter covers the following: (1) why unemployment is a misleading economic indicator, (2) Fight-for-$15 strikes & job posting trends, and (3) how to strategically build a career. Happy Tuesday 🙂 Cover Story October 2015 has been a strong month for the U.S. economy: … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (46/2015): Low Unemployment Rates only Tell Half the Truth
Oh boy, last month the U.S. economy exceeded expectations. The BLS October ’15 Report Outlines Key Developments: 271,000 new jobs have been added Hourly earnings went up 2.5% over the year The unemployment rate went down to 5.0% Labor force participation is at 62.4% Public reactions have been mainly positive but it is easy to be misled by certain indicators. … Continue reading The Employment Report 10/2015 – Labor Force Participation at Historic Low
Work has always been an important part of our lives. Yet research shows that job related activities are taking over more and more of our waking hours. ‘9-5’: An Outdated Paradigm 40 hours are widely regarded as a standard workweek and is frequently used as a standard threshold for federal laws like the Affordable Care … Continue reading 40-hour Workweek: ‘a Fairytale’?