Interviewing for a job is not what it used to be. These days, employers, including benefit agencies, are often looking for applicants with creative-thinking skills and those that stand apart from the crowd. Here are 25 of the most oddball interview questions posed to recent interviewees, according to career-site Glassdoor.com.
Brokers, employers, consultants and service providers are all sometimes guilty (knowingly or unknowingly) of bad behavior when it comes to dealing with each other. Here are six common scenarios and suggestions for ways to improve your working relationships with providers and clients from Rhonda Marcucci, CPA, partner and consultant with Gruppo Marcucci, an HR and benefits administration technology and outsourcing consulting firm.
Do you feel stuck in a rut? Expected to be shooting up the HR/benefit career ladder at this stage in the game? We all have bad habits, but bringing your baggage to the office can be the difference between soaring or stalling in your career. Ilya Pozin, an entrepreneur and founder of Pluto.TV, Open Me and Ciplex, offers six common workplace bad habits to break if you want to continue moving up the career ladder.
Benefit managers looking to get more training in wellness have a new option with an online program from the Institute for Wellness Education.
Dice.com published a list of the 10 fastest growing states for technology jobs. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Establishment Survey, Business and Professional Services, Computer Systems Design and Related Services, this list represents the growth for the first six months of 2014.
Online dating site eHarmony is venturing into the hiring and recruiting world with the launch of a new careers platform.
Recent National Labor Relations Board rulings involving renowned jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. and a Verizon subsidiary point to a new challenge to employer policies meant to protect confidential and proprietary company information.
Its important for benefit agencies and businesses of all kinds to build a social media presence as a means to attract and retain clients. Here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid with social media and your company.
Senior leaders and boards of directors are being asked more than ever before to justify the biggest line item on their budgets: executive payroll and compensation.
If youre bored at work, it can really be getting in your way and making it more difficult to be productive. When you have a lot to bring to a job, you want your muscles exercised. You want your brain to be busy. You want to solve hard problems yourself and with other smart people. Human Workplace, a coaching and consulting firm, has created this list of seven signs you might be too smart for your job. (Image credit: Fotolia)
All employers adopt and enforce policies regulating conduct at the workplace. Many employers expect that employees will follow their employment polices at all times regardless of whether the employee is working or at work.
Glassdoor, the online reference point where employees are able to dish out reviews of their current employers, has revamped its jobs and career community to include more information on company benefit packages and perks.
Productivity can be a big problem, even at benefit brokerages and agencies and other types of businesses. Employers recently shared some real-life examples with the staffing company CareerBuilders of some of the more unusual things they've seen employees doing when they should have been busy working.
Minimum-wage activists seized on a decision against McDonalds by the National Labor Relations Boards general counsel Tuesday, saying the move may make it easier to unionize workers and ultimately raise wages.
A new national bipartisan legislative effort is using an incentivized approach to push more employers to offer paid family and medical leave to their employees.