The 5 things you need to know about hiring from the week of February 25th:
Planning on hiring soon? Consider posting your open jobs to a job board - statistics show traffic is up!
comScore, a web traffic measurement company, reported 17.3 million unique users used Indeed to look for a job in January. Traffic was up 29% from December.
CareerBuilder, Monster and SimplyHired also saw an increase in job search traffic according to comScore.
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Are you sick of hearing about Yahoo! yet?
You'll notice no link is included under this subheading. That's because nearly every article is biased - they're either slamming or cheering on CEO Melissa Mayer's decision. It's big news, but we don't want to support either position; we just want to keep you up to speed on what's going on!
Here's what happened:
CEO Melissa Mayer has eliminated the option for employees to telecommute.
Though we haven't heard directly from many employees, it seems like everyone else is happy to share their thoughts. Some people are supportive, others are outraged. Telecommuting works for some companies and not for others. It's a nice perk, but if it's not working, then so be it.
Thinking of hiring an unpaid intern? John E. Thompson shares a few words of advice on TLNT.
Noting recent lawsuits, like the collective-action/class-action complaint for “at least $50 million” filed by a former unpaid intern against Elite Model Management Corporation, Thompson explains there is no all-encompassing legal checklist to avoid a legal nightmare like this. He suggests if you're thinking “we could sure use a summer intern," then you better pay them. "If the intern’s activities establish instead that the idea and/or the outcome was to have the person perform work, then the risks of FLSA liability are likely to be substantial."
Another story you're probably well aware of - Groupon's CEO being fired.
What was so remarkable about this was Mason's attitude. He didn't point fingers like others in his position have done in the past - he took full responsibility. As a matter of fact, Mason even had a sense of humor about it. In a farewell letter to Groupon employees, he said, "After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I've decided that I'd like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding--I was fired today. If you're wondering why... you haven't been paying attention."
Sonya Chudgar wrote an article for Inc. summarizing a new study showing baby boomers take more risks and have more entrepreneurial spirit than millennials.
"The survey, conducted by Monster.com and Millennial Branding, found that 45 percent of Boomers and 41 percent of Gen X members call themselves entrepreneurs—compared to only 33 percent of Millennials (ages 18 to 29), a group more often associated with start-ups," said Chudgar.
What do you think of these results?
Maggie Coffey is the coffee-loving Marketing Intern for Hireology, a web-based selection management platform that provides customized interviews, job profiling, and one-click background checks to help you hire the right person. Start your free trial at www.Hireology.com today!