• 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. 

  • Morici: Halting Recovery Keeps Unemployment High Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 9:46 AM ET
    Job Losses

    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.

  • Morici: Strong Jobs Report Expected Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    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.

  • Job Search Success Stories: What Works Now Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 11:50 AM ET

    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.

  • In These Turbulent Times—'Lead Like Ike' Friday, 28 May 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

    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.

  • Watch Out, Your Bonus Might Be in Danger Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 11:50 AM ET

    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).

  • Tony Fratto: Initial Claims Conundrum Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 10:25 AM ET

    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.

  • Morici: Who Needs The Euro Anyway? Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 11:47 AM ET
    Euro coins

    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.

  • Morici: Washington's Greek Problem Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 12:07 PM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    The next financial Tsunami is emerging and will ripple to America, just as our mortgage debacle gave Europe fits.

  • Is Your Meeting Being Kidnapped? Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 11:36 AM ET

    Attention. It's the key problem of every meeting, whether you're talking to one person or a thousand.

  • Cold Calling For Your Job Search Monday, 24 May 2010 | 12:52 PM ET
    Help Wanted

    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?

  • Morici: Lessons from Greece for the United States Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    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.

  • Stop Office Meeting Madness Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 1:13 PM ET

    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.

  • Are Women Executives Incapable of Arrogance? Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 12:08 PM ET
    Young Employees

    What then is holding back women from aggressively touting their subject expertise outside their professional and personal spaces?

  • Most Unusual Job Search Tactics-Do They Work? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 1:06 PM ET

    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.

  • Morici: The Not So Great Economic Recovery Sunday, 16 May 2010 | 5:21 PM ET
  • Will Wall Street Shenanigans Rewrite Hiring Policies? Friday, 14 May 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    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."

  • Why It Pays to Give a Damn Friday, 14 May 2010 | 11:56 AM ET

    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.

  • Morici: U.S. Stocks Poised for Big Rally Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 9:41 AM ET
    NYSE traders

    The ride may be bumpy, but the Dow is headed for 12,000 by yearend and 13,000 in 2011.

  • Morici: Why Gold Prices Are Soaring Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 1:54 PM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    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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