WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug 22- The U.S. chief technology officer who oversaw the troubled rollout of Healthcare.gov is stepping down and moving into a new role recruiting top Silicon Valley talent into government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.» Read More
The jobs numbers were lousy (as we predicted). The Administration’s solution is small business tax cuts. While this is a good idea in the long haul, it is not a solution to the short term problem. Simple logic says you don’t hire a worker or invest in a piece of equipment that doesn’t pay for itself.
If the economy keeps growing at 3 percent the balance of 2010, demand for new capacity—improved rental housing, better located new homes, and commercial construction for retail and factory improvements—should accelerate in 2011.
Unemployment is expected to only fall to 9.8 percent from 9.9 in April, because many sidelined adults, sensing improved conditions, started looking for work. The big challenge is to keep GDP growing at least 3 percent to pull down unemployment.
In the last few weeks, a flurry of our coaching clients have gotten jobs. There is no industry connection—financial services, media, digital strategy, healthcare, academia. There is no functional connection—the roles have been entry-level to executive and spanning sales, HR, marketing, research, and communications.
Eisenhower's decisions in the worst moments of the Battle of the Bulge demonstrate two important points for all leaders: Don't panic, and grab opportunity.
It’s no secret that bonuses are a strong component of overall compensation structure for many senior managers. How these are calculated varies from company to company, but for the most part, they are based on a select number of key performance indicators (KPI).
No single data point has left economists scratching their heads more this year than the continued elevated levels of weekly initial jobless claims. A troubling trend continued this morning with the release weekly initial claims data for the week ended May 22 showing that 460,000 Americans filed for jobless benefits.
Once upon a time, the European Economic Community-remember that quaint post-World War II institution-thrived without a single currency. A larger European Union can again, but it needs to jettison the fantasy that the benefits of capitalism can be accomplished without adequate incentives to work hard and invest.
The next financial Tsunami is emerging and will ripple to America, just as our mortgage debacle gave Europe fits.
Attention. It's the key problem of every meeting, whether you're talking to one person or a thousand.
As a former recruiter, I will be the first person to recommend against cold calling a recruiter. In addition, those job postings say, “No phone calls, please” for a reason – calling to follow up on your application is not a good use of time. However, does that mean you should never cold call in your job search?
As the Flash Crash in U.S. equity markets May 6 illustrated, problems in Greece can have grave consequences for not merely other Mediterranean economies and Europe, but U.S. and the broader global economy.
I hate meetings. Everyone gets together in a room, and suddenly someone wants to turn it into a social hour. Others like to hear themselves pontificate. It's human nature when you're meeting face to face—the cadence of required pleasantries, the necessary warm up before FINALLY getting to the point, the public comment period which no one seems willing to end, the always-too-long wind down.
What then is holding back women from aggressively touting their subject expertise outside their professional and personal spaces?
Companies are hiring again, but job seekers are facing more competition than ever before. Faced with that reality, people are using unusual tactics to get noticed.
Calling 2010 the "most game changing time yet for corporate responsibility" Ernst & Young's CEO Jim Turley stressed that "our professions are based on trust and there is a serious lack of that in the marketplace today."
We found that what’s best for the employee isn’t at odds with what’s best for the organization. On the contrary, doing what’s best for the employee greatly increases the likelihood of the organization’s success.
The ride may be bumpy, but the Dow is headed for 12,000 by yearend and 13,000 in 2011.
Gold prices are soaring because of growing inflation fears—both the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve seem to be on the path to permanently easy money with the Greek bailout and huge U.S. budget deficits.
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