Well, anyone who says this past month hasn’t been exciting has been living under either a rock or Rod Blagojevich’s massive hair (hopefully not the latter). We’ve collectively experienced everything from a historical inauguration to peanut butter recalls to a US Airways jet’s splash landing post-bird strikes — and many events in between.
Here on The Hiring Site, we had a few things to say about this past month’s both uplifting and often bizarre slew of events, as well as the effect they have had on workplaces and those employees and leaders who inhabit them.
1. From hot messes to new hires. We took one last look at the “hot mess” behavior of 2008, but we were already looking forward to 2009 with the release of our Job Hiring Forecast. The survey predicted 7 major hiring trends for this year, green jobs and more flexible work arrangements among them.
2. Layoffs, hiring and the economy. Close on the heels of more sobering news about company layoffs was our discussion about leading in these uncertain times and what it means for you as a business leader. Better yet, we told you how to maintain momentum during a recession, Lost-style.
3. Our leaders are talking about it. Our CEO Matt Ferguson appeared on ABC News with Charles Gibson to share his thoughts on this year’s hiring outlook, and Jason Ferrara made a cameo on Nightline to offer five tips for workers looking to land that next job.
3. “Pulling a Sharon.“ My colleagues and I Many of us have guiltily been watching The Bachelor. Mary talked about the number of American workers planning to “Pull a Sharon” this year and leave their jobs for more exciting offers.
4. Free stuff for you! We’re fully aware of the tough times you or someone you know may be experiencing right now. So, we also decided to spotlight the free CareerBuilder.com user tools that you might not even know about. We’ll be discussing a new resource for you every week — check it out.
And please, let us know what you think – about any of this. We’re listening.Related
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