Labor Market Insight
Unemployment Falls, As hiring picks up
- U.S. payrolls grew by 120,000 in November as a steady stream of positive economic news is gradually increasing employers’ willingness to hire.
- A strong start to holiday season sales, rising consumer confidence and a fresh round of government efforts to bolster global financial markets are all contributing to an improving U.S. economic outlook.
- Monthly job creation has shown clear signs of acceleration over the past three months, but more is needed to permanently bring down the nation’s jobless rate.
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This month's articles
Workplace "Etiquette" Is Important for Success
As more and more businesses use an open floor plan, installing temporary walls to create cubicles, employees work in close quarters of each other. The need for office and work etiquette increases similarly.
More Employees Desire Flexible Work Hours
Thousands of articles, online and in print, have been published about the growing desire of employees to work flexible business hours. Most of these words are directed toward managers and corporate decision-makers to alert them that they should address this issue.
Engaged Employees Are High Performers
If you are interested in the many ways companies are using social media sites to engage customers, you will find thousands of articles, theories, advice, and ideas. Much less has been published about the ways engaged employees improve productivity in the workplace.
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