While you were busy advising and inspiring the great minds of tomorrow, hoping that Pottermore turns out to be everything you’re dreaming it will be and more, or breathing a sigh of sweet, sweet relief, here’s what was happening in the employment and workforce management world this week…
- Executives to Jobs Council: “What Else Ya Got?” A report that included five recommendations for fixing unemployment – such as “Boost jobs in travel and tourism” and “Train workers for today’s open jobs” – failed to wow the other members of the President’s Jobs and Competitiveness Council when presented at a jobs-related forum in Raleigh, N.C. last month. (Wall Street Journal)
- Career Sh*t My Dad Says In honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, readers shared the best career advice they ever received, including such gems as, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take,” and “You can’t change the circus, unless you change the clowns.” So true…Thanks, Pop! (TheWorkBuzz)
- Working – and Overworked – Dads Sound Off Speaking of Father’s Day, CareerBuilder’s annual study revealed that fathers are having a hard time finding a work/life balance, and suggests ways working dads can be both father and employee of the year. (TheHiringSite)
- America’s Managers Rule, Says Science Tina Turner could’ve been singing about U.S. bosses, who, researchers say, are simply the best. (Harvard Business Review)
- 10 Reasons Your Employees Hate You Right Now Bet you can’t guess ALL TEN of the top employee workplace complaints. (Don’t worry if you can’t: No one’s a winner in this game.) (About.com)
- Americans are So Miserable, We Need a Whole Index to Measure It Thanks to high unemployment and inflation, the nation’s misery level registers at 12.7, which, apparently, is bad. (CNBC)
- Much Like Beyoncé, Work-Life Flexibility Perk is a Survivor A new survey shows that work-life flexibility was one of the few workplace benefits to survive the recession. (United Press International)
- Employers Yearn for Corporate Version of Botox Trying to appeal to younger job candidates, ‘mature’ technology companies like Microsoft and HP have had to rethink their branding strategies in the face of stiff competition from ‘hipper’ start-ups like Facebook and Twitter. (Wall Street Journal)
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