On the Job News

Job Satisfaction Low Nationally and Internationally

Job satisfaction levels have been dropping in the United States and internationally, according to three recent studies. In this article, we’ll explore each of these studies to find out why workers have been so unhappy, how many employees plan on leaving their jobs, and how job satisfaction levels vary across age groups. Plus, we’ll share tips for improving your situation if you feel unhappy at work.

2011 Study on Low Job Satisfaction in the United States: Half of Americans Unhappy at Work
A recent survey of nearly 2,400 American employees found half were unhappy at work, confirming the low levels of national […]

The Great Recession Continues: Employment Situation Update

The Employment Situation update presented by the Labor Department for July of 2011 is slightly better than the bleak June report, but it’s still pretty unpleasant. With the current employment situation, it’s no wonder Americans are continuing to call this period in our history the Great Recession.

In July of 2011, overall private employment increased by 154,000, a modest rise. Most measures used to assess the employment situation showed little change. In this article, we’ll break down some of the important numbers that affect you as a job seeker.

How high was the unemployment rate in July?
According to the July Employment Situation, […]

Employment News: Zero Job Growth in August

The employment situation in America isn’t getting any better, revealed the Labor Department’s August Employment Situation report. The unemployment rate held steady at 9.1% and there was no significant change in nonfarm payroll employment. Keep in mind that about 150,000 jobs need to be added per month to keep pace with population growth, so no job growth means the employment situation actually got worse. This article will cover relevant statistics on the U.S. employment situation.

How many U.S. residents were out of work in August?
In August, 14 million people were unemployed, about the same number as in July. The size of […]

The Great Recession – Employment Situation

The employment situation in the United States is difficult right now, as any American can tell you. Job growth slowed significantly in June 2011, according to a Labor Department report published earlier this month. Only 18,000 nonfarm payroll positions were added, far fewer than the 150,000 jobs per month needed to keep pace with regular population growth.

If we are recovering from what many are calling the Great Recession, the recovery has been slow and erratic. This isn’t what any job seeker wants to hear, but it’s practical information. The following article will cover some important statistics on the current employment situation […]

Corporate Culture and Values

Are your Values and Beliefs Aligned?

Consider the industry, the organization, or the company and their overall corporate vision and business goals before you accept that job offer. What is the public opinion of that company or the industry you are about to enter? Is your long term career goal in line with the business activities this potential employer displays?

This personal and career evaluation may appear simplistic; however if the company or organization is at significant odds with your own personal beliefs and values, you may want to consider the on the job workplace conflicts that may arise. For example, let’s […]

Proactive Workplace Conflict Resolution

Before You Accept that Job Offer, Ask Yourself…

Who is the boss?

Your new boss or immediate supervisor may not necessarily be the one that interviews you. If you have an opportunity before you accept your new job offer, try to meet with the person that will be your new boss or supervisor. Your specific job position or job role will determine how much direct interaction you may or may not have with your boss. Although, at some point you will have to interact with someone in an authority position, whether your boss, a department supervisor, or a team leader.

As you know, […]