Posts tagged "employee"

Are You Getting Bad Job References?

Are You Getting Bad Job References?
The job market has improved over the last four months, yet it is still highly competitive with not enough quality positions for those who want these jobs. It is still a nail bitter as to who gets the position after a series of interviews at a company. Often it is down to two candidates and... Read more »

Have You been Sexually Harassed at Work?

Have You been Sexually Harassed at Work?
Illinois makes sexual harassment in the workplace illegal. But what is considered sexual harassment? Where do we draw then line on what constitutes just bad behavior from sexual harassment? And when does it become an issue? In my mid-twenties, I was working in commercial real estate as a broker. I was the only woman in... Read more »

Injured on the Job? Know Your Rights for Workman's Compensation

Injured on the Job? Know Your Rights for Workman's Compensation
Scaffolding accident on construction site With employees in this tough economy working longer hours with less staff there is a greater chance of getting injured on the job.  Workers have rights for injuries under the Workman’s Compensation Act that was established in the late 1920′s to limit the liability for employers on injured employees. It... Read more »
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No "Golden Parachute" for Workers: Manage Your Own Career

No "Golden Parachute" for Workers: Manage Your Own Career
There was a time in the job market when employees worked at the same company for their entire career.  They were taken care of with generous benefits, company paid health insurance, eminent promotions, a pension and a retirement party, with a gold watch for a gift. IBM, Kraft, and Jenner and Block were the places... Read more »

Do You Know What Your Marketable Skills Are?

Do You Know What Your Marketable Skills Are?
A 10.3 % unemployment rate in Illinois continues to remain high and only .2 % lower than August, 2009.  Private companies are tapering off in layoffs as is the public sector, yet there are still millions of job seekers out of work looking for a way back to employment.   Many job hunters have exhausted... Read more »

Skip the Job: Become an Entrepreneur

Mike Michalowicz-Entreprenuer Consultant It’s time to start your own business. This economy is driving job hunters to become entrepreneurs out of necessity!  No jobs, lead to more start-up companies.   In this dismal job market as we are headed toward yet another jobless recovery, it’s time to take control of our careers and figure out just... Read more »
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Is it Time to Start Your Own Business? Maybe.

Robin & Mark LeVine Business advisors say the road to economic recovery is through the success of small businesses.  In this sluggish job market they are the first to hire employees before major corporations, like Kraft, IBM, Apple and AT&T.  Small businesses do lead the way out of a recession, but if small businesses still... Read more »

Sexual Harassment in the Work Place: Is it still happening?

Sexual Harassment in the Work Place: Is it still happening?
Sexual harassment in the workplace for employees is still a reality for many companies in the United States.  The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) describes sexual harassment as a form of gender discrimation that is in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.    In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court made... Read more »