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What else are you going to do
on company time?
Abridged: Reuters NEW YORK, NY
-- A quarter of U.S. workers who use a computer admit using it to hunt for a
new job on company time according to research conducted for professional
staffing company Hudson Highland Group Inc. "It's one of the ways employees
deal with work-life balance issues," said Robert Morgan, chief operating
officer at Hudson Talent Management, one of the company's divisions.
"Because we're spending so much time at work, that's the only time we have
to schedule some of those appointments."
Half of the workers surveyed said their companies monitor their computer
use, while three-quarters said they believe their bosses know how much they
use the Internet for nonwork activities. Job-hunters may not be overly
concerned about what their bosses know, Morgan said. "Once they've made that
decision to make a job change, they're probably less concerned about their
current employer finding out," he said. "What employers really need to focus
their efforts on is why are people looking for a job, versus trying to get
them to stop looking for it at work."
More than two-thirds of workers said they spend "hardly any" time on
personal e-mails, surfing the Web, in chat rooms or blogging in a typical
work day, it said. One percent said they spend more than two hours a day at
work on such activities, it said.
Tips for dealing with negative
Abridged: About.com LOS ANGELES,
CA -- Deal with negative people by spending as little time with them as
possible. Set limits. Causes of their negativity are not your concern. Every
negative person has a story. Don't impact your positive outlook by listening
to the stories, or reviewing the history and the background about the
grievances purported to cause the negativity.
Learn to deal with negative coworkers and avoid spending too much time with
them. If you are forced to work with a negative person, set limits and don't
allow yourself to be drawn into negative discussions. Tell your coworker you
prefer to think about your job positively. Suggest the negative person seek
assistance from human resources or their supervisor.
If all else fails, talk to your own supervisor or HR staff about the
challenges you are experiencing. Your supervisor may have ideas and may be
willing to address the negativity. Persistent negativity that impacts
coworkers' work is a behavior that may require disciplinary action. If
negativity among employees in your company is left unaddressed, the
negativity can affect your ability to professionally perform your job.
Job growth picked up in
NEW YORK, NY -- Job growth picked up in
February, topping forecasts on Wall Street, according to a recent government
report. The economy generated 243,000 new jobs last month, up from a revised
170,000 in January, the Labor Department reported. Economists surveyed by
Briefing.com had forecast a gain of 210,000 jobs. It marked the second best
gain in U.S. payrolls over the last 12 months, trailing only November, when
job growth bounced back after being depressed by the impact of hurricanes
Katrina and Rita.
Still, even with strong job growth last month, the unemployment rate edged
up to 4.8 percent from 4.7 percent rate in January, as more people who had
stopped looking for work started looking again. The household survey used to
generate the unemployment rate showed 335,000 additional people in the labor
force last month.
The other closely watched number in the report, the average hourly wage,
edged up 5 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $16.47, in line with forecasts of
economists surveyed by Briefing. Overall, the numbers struck a good balance
between job growth with modest inflationary pressures, economists said.
outlook expected to remain steady
NEW YORK, NY -- Employers, confident but
cautious, plan for modest hiring increases in the coming months, according to a
survey released this week. Of 16,000 employers interviewed by the temporary
staffing agency Manpower, 30 percent plan to add workers in the second quarter
of 2006. Six percent plan on reducing staff, while 58 percent plan on no changes
at all. Six percent were undecided.
"The U.S. job market has been growing at a safe, incremental pace in recent
years, and Manpower's survey data highlights the comfort zone that has emerged
from this climate," Jeffrey Joerres, Manpower's chief executive, said in a
statement. "Employers have reported similar levels of hiring for nine quarters
now, which tells us that they are not willing to throw off the equilibrium with
radical shifts in hiring."
The mining industry reported the most bullish outlook in 25 years, fed by demand
for coal in light of record energy prices, the survey said. But the majority of
other industries plan few changes, the report said. It noted a small uptick in
hiring plans in the education sector, and a slight downturn in the public
Small businesses will drive
Abridged: The Press-Tribune
ROSEVILLE, CA -- Labor statistics released
last week suggest a growing economy, tilted toward new jobs with
predominantly higher wages, said Jonathan Snare, Acting Assistant Secretary
of the U.S. Department of Labor and head of the Labor Department's
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The economy continues to
grow, but key future factors in sustaining it will include education and
training in math and science for youth, along with a labor force poised to
adapt to changing skill demands, said Snare.
"The news is good. The growth in recent years is in higher paying jobs. But
it's critical workers get education and training they need," Snare said.
"It's the smaller firms that drive job growth in America. The road map to
job foundation is small business growth." Snare, head of the U.S. Labor
Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
In the proposed federal budget for 2006-2007 currently being considered in
Congress, the American Competitiveness Initiative will hopefully be
approved, he said - that program will allow unemployed workers to use up to
$3,000 in career investment accounts to pay for education or job training to
learn new skills, should they qualify.
Women in the workforce
LOS ANGELES, CA -- The percentage of women
in the work force has declined steadily during the past five years.
Sociologists and economists suggest that women may have already hit a wall
in the amount of work that they can pack into a week. Others say many women
simply are opting to raise families.
But it's not only time constraints and family demands that have taken a toll
on the percentage of women in the work force. The decline for most groups of
women since the recession of 2001 reflects an overall slowdown in hiring,
which affected men and women roughly equally. "The main reason for women's
declining labor-force participation rates over the last four years was the
weakness of the labor market," says Heather Boushey, an economist at the
Center for Economic and Policy Research, a liberal research institute in
A startling report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers,
presented to Congress last month, says the decrease in the rate of women
entering the work force is slowing the nation's economic growth. "The new
factor at play," the report says, "is the change in the trend in the female
participation rate, which has edged down on balance since 2000 after having
risen for five decades.”
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