Wage Gains Improved in the Past 12 Months

Wage increases have been stronger this year vs last for American workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 2.3 percent for the 12-month period ending in September 2016.

Wages and salaries increased 2.4 percent for the current 12…

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What Makes Workers Happy?

What are the top drivers of workplace happiness? Staffing firm Robert Half recently asked this question of 12,000 U.S. and Canadian workers for a new report, and the answers are surprising.

According to the report, happiness at work is something nearly everyone wants, but it varies by an…

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Where the Jobs Are

When the government released its jobs report for September, the experts had a mixed reaction: the topline totals looked pretty good, yet still missed estimates. Here, we’ll delve a bit deeper into the report to see where the economy is doing better or worse at adding jobs.

First, we…

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Are We Switching Jobs More Often?

Employees may be switching jobs more often, according to new figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

BLS said that the median number of years that wage and salary workers had been with their current employer was 4.2 years in January 2016, down from 4.6 years…

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The Salary Negotiation

If you’re a job applicant, you should know that few things in the hiring process causes managers more anxiety than the salary negotiation.

According to research from staffing firm Robert Half, the salary negotiation can make or break the entire process.

When advertising and marketing executives were asked, “Which…

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