You already know that you are supposed to take breaks. The studies have spoken: taking breaks improves productivity. This comes as great news for most of us who doesn’t want to be encouraged to take breaks? – but putting the science into practice requires putting in some thought.
Choosing to rest rather than keep on working can sometimes lead to feelings of guilt and unease. After all, how do you really know the difference between when you are really resting and when you are just being lazy?
During the work day, taking breaks is manageable because you probably aren’t going to take long, extended breaks on someone else’s watch. Approxi
ManpowerGroup Solutions Advises Companies When to Build or Buy Talent to Create a Competitive Workforce in Latest White Paper
MILWAUKEE - ManpowerGroup , the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, announced today that it has been recognized as a Leader for the third consecutive year in the Everest Group PEAK Matrix published in the April 2013 report “Recruitment Process Outsourcing – Service Provider Landscape with PEAK Matrix Assessment.” As the three-time Leader in the PEAK Matrix, ManpowerGroup is unequivocally the top global RPO solutions provider.
The Everest Group PEAK Matrix rated 25 of the industry’s leading service providers through its comprehensive evaluation framework. Based on
Finding new clients can be stressful and quite frankly, it is a lot of work.
Its easy to understand the attraction of freelancing through an intermediary. An intermediary (also known as a go-between or middleman) is someone who matches freelancers with freelancing projects.
Freelancing through intermediaries is extremely popular and many freelancers get their start by working with a go-between.
In this post, well explore the pros and cons of working through an intermediary.
A century ago on Workers Memorial Day, millions of men, women and children worked long hours at low pay in jobs that threatened their lives and limbs.
Many of them were immigrants.
“They don’t suffer,” George F. Baer said of coal miners who came to America from eastern Europe. “Why, hell, half of them don’t even speak English.”
Known as “Divine Right” Baer and “George the Last,” he was the fiercely anti-union president of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. The company also owned coal mines.
Baer rates only a few lines in most history books. Even so, he is worth remembering every day, but especially on Workers Memorial Day, which has been observed every April 28 since 1989.
In Baer’s time, workplace safety laws were few, inadequate and mostly ignored by employers. As a result, railroads, m
James Quinn was primarily thinking about helping customers, not making money, when he gave his IT team a task.
The PHI Inc. CIO challenged his staffers to find ways to deepen the level of engagement between PHI, a Lafayette, La.-based provider of helicopter services, and its customers, including some of the world’s biggest energy companies — which rely on PHI for transportation to oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
But Quinn was perfectly happy when the suggestions went beyond customer engagement to include actual revenue.
“I tasked the IT department to come up with ways to integrate with customers, so they’d have some loss if they moved away from us,” he explains.
Batch. When you hear that word, are you thinking chocolate chips? Because I sure am, but thinking past the next batch of cookies, you’ll find that batching is a highly useful tool that can help you be more productive in your work or personal life.
Batching refers to grouping like tasks together and doing them all at once. For example, productivity experts routinely advocate planning all your errands together so that you arent wasting gas or time making multiple trips.
But there are many applications to the work environment as well.
Think about the work you do on a weekly or month basis. Obviously some things are not prone to batching, such as a weekly progress report or sales update. B
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports 88,000 Jobs Added in March
MILWAUKEE – ManpowerGroup , the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, tells companies that are quickly expanding in growth hot spots, such as North Dakota and Montana, to prioritize hiring workers with knowledge and skills demanded across industries, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today reported that the overall March jobless rate was 7.6%, down from 7.7% in February, 2013.
Only 88,000 jobs were added in March, 2013 across industries. Professional and business services added 51,000. Construction increased by 18,000. And, health care added 23,000. A