The Future of the Workforce May Be Part-Time, Says Google CEO Larry Page

What happens as machines and artificial intelligence push humans out of the workforce? It’s one of the more important problems of our time — theoretical as it may seem in some sectors today — as technology makes industry after industry more efficient. continue

Employers Are Getting More Flexible — Up to a Point

Chances are good that your boss has gotten more understanding about those occasions when you need to pick up a prescription from the pharmacy that closes at 6 PM or work at home while waiting for your new refrigerator to be delivered.

Why Companies Fail To Engage Today’s Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee – Forbes 

We just completed a major study of human capital trends around the world (Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends, 2500 organizations in 90 countries) and the message is clear: companies are struggling to engage our modern, 21st century workforce.

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates – Quartz 

Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved away from a focus on GPAs, brand name schools, and interview brain teasers.

In a conversation with The New York Times’ Tom Friedman, Google’s head of people operations, Laszlo Bock, detailed what the company looks for. And increasingly, it’s not about credentials.

Why Europe’s Job Picture Looks Different 

A theme often heard on this side of the Atlantic about the world’s Great Recession and its faltering recovery is how American policy has been more effective than Europe’s, which has been hitched to an expensive currency and shackled to a set of austere economic policies that served nobody but Germany.

Is 2014 The Perfect Time To Invest In More Staff? 

When is the right or wrong time to invest in staff? There isn’t really a right time to invest in new people but there are plenty of wrong times, especially when your business isn’t financial stable before the new recruits.
Although, one thing is for certain, employing the ‘right’ people is much more important than when you employ them. Your workforce is the foundation of your business, so it is important to invest in people who are going to drive your company in the right direction.

In Grecia e in Italia si lavora 300 ore in più della Germania, ma si guadagna la metà. Ecco perché/ Grecia 

Il paese Ue più stakanovista? La Grecia: 2.034 ore di lavoro pro capite nel solo 2012. Quelli più “indolenti”? Germania e Olanda: meno di 1.400 ore. Un rapporto dell’Istituto de estudios economicós di Madrid evidenzia, con dati Ocse, lo spread alla rovescia dell’Europa: nel Sud si lavora di più, ma si guadagna e produce di meno. Ecco perché

How Killing Unemployment Benefits Could Kill Economic Growth

On Jan. 10, the monthly jobs report showed that the U.S. economy added only 74,000 jobs in December—and that people were giving up on finding employment and leaving the work force in droves. (That’s why the unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent; you have to be looking for a job to count as unemployed.) 

Apprenticeships Could Help Reduce Youth Unemployment, Business Leaders Say

DAVOS, Switzerland – An old concept may be coming back into vogue as business leaders and governments struggle with ways to address high unemployment rates among young people after the financial crisis: the apprenticeship.

Speculation over interest rate rise following fall in joblessness

Interest rates could be set to rise earlier than expected as new figures reveal UK unemployment is now at a near five-year low.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the UK jobless rate falling to 7.1% in the quarter to November, with an additional 280,000 people finding work during the same period.

Small Businesses Created 108,000 Jobs in December

According to ADP Small Business Report, employment in nonfarm private small business payrolls rose 108,000 in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, accounting for 45% of employment gains across all payroll size groups. Gains were split evenly

Why Facebook is the Next Big Thing in Recruitment

Just like the rise of social media, the recruitment industry has also evolved from platform to platform. One of the latest discussions online is the relevance and the use of Facebook’s Graph Search as a recruitment tool. This article will take a

Don’t base salaries on performance reviews

If your company is like most, it tries to drive high performance by dangling money in front of employees’ noses. To implement this concept, you sit down with your direct reports every once in a while, assess them on their performance, and give them ratings, which help determine their bonuses or raises.

Telelavoro, la PA si dia un piano

Il telelavoro, basilare forma di “smart work”, è entrato a far parte dell’Agenda digitale italiana che pertanto ne diviene uno dei principali agenti della sua indispensabile promozione, soprattutto nell’ambito della Pubblica amministrazione.

Lavoro, in arrivo maximulte alle imprese per pagare indennità ispettori ministero

Le nuove norme inserite nel testo di un decreto legge del 13 dicembre scorso. Sanzioni più alte per chi ha dipendenti in nero e non concede i riposi settimanali. Ma i maggiori introiti serviranno a pagare anche le missioni dei ‘supervisori’. Il dl dà via libera anche all’assunzione di 250 nuovi controllori e subordina l’attività di vigilanza territoriale all’approvazione del dicastero. Ma c’è chi insorge