Topic of the Week
Sweet Smell of Success: Writing a Great Resume
Resumes hardly ever can get you a job, but almost always can lose you one. Can you say necessary evil? Which reminds me of when 25-year-old Stephen Supers was pulled over by a police officer that had observed him speeding. When asked if he'd be speeding,
Blog of the Week
Congratulations to Peggy Young, But Pregnant Women Need Stronger Protections
The Supreme Court decision in Young v. UPS is an important victory for Peggy Young. Young brought suit because, she needed a restriction on lifting packages over 21 pounds during her pregnancy, but UPS refused her.
Thought for the Week
""Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." "
List of the Week
Impact of a Bad Hire:
- Lost productivity, 39%
- Lost time to recruit and train another worker, 39%
- Cost to recruit and train another worker, 35%
- Employee morale negatively affected, 33%
- Negative impact on clients, 19%
Top Five News Headlines
- A Surprising Historical Parallel for Seattle's Minimum Wage Fight
- Perez and Garcetti take aim at wage theft, minimum wage
- Gap is finding out whether boosting the minimum wage really boosts business
- NLRB joint employer cases against McDonald's set to begin
- Losing a job is always terrible. For workers over 50, it's worse.