METRICS

JOLTS report shows details of economic recovery

02/27/2015

The unemployment rate—now 5.7%, compared to 10% in October 2009—is one measure of how well the economy is rebounding. But labor economists often note that the unemployment rate is something of a statistical blunt instrument that fails to capture the nuances of what’s really happening in the job market. Economists increasingly turn to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey to spotlight the detail in the broader employment picture.

How many baby boomers are still working?

02/24/2015
The first baby boomers reached retirement age five years ago, and now they’ve started leaving the workforce in droves.

Poll: Women qualified for top jobs but are held back

02/20/2015
Women are perfectly capable of succeeding in senior executive jobs, but factors largely beyond their control have kept them from achieving more corporate success. That’s the attitude pollsters at the Pew Research Center uncovered when they asked 1,835 randomly selected adults what keeps more business women from holding leadership positions.

More employers planning to add staff in 2015

01/27/2015
More than one-third of employers expect to add full-time, permanent employees in 2015, the best outlook CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast has predicted since 2006.

SHRM survey: Top 5 job analysis tools of the trade

01/14/2015
About half of the HR professionals recently surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management said they have participated in at least one formal job-analysis activity. The goal is usually to identify the key tasks employees perform on the job and the skills they need to do their work successfully.

Americans have 2½ hours for leisure each day

12/14/2014
The average American spends more than 16 hours either working or sleeping, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s American Time Use Survey.

Unpacking the unemployment rate

12/02/2014
When the Bureau of Labor Statistics analyzed the nation’s 5.9% unemployment rate in October, here’s how people described their situations.

Where time gets wasted at work

11/26/2014
Today’s knowledge workers spend only 45% of their time on primary job duties. The other 55% is squandered on meetings, email and administrivia. Here’s what workers say causes lost productivity.

What do kids want to be when they grow up?

11/25/2014
Good luck trying to recruit the kids these days. A new survey found that they most want to be superheroes and celebrities.

The most engaged workers have a female manager

11/11/2014
Employees whose supervisor is a woman are more engaged in their work than those who work for a man, 33% to 27% respectively.

Women lead more in developing economies

11/04/2014
Female executives in emerging nations have had more success breaking the glass ceiling, according to Grant Thornton’s 2014 “Women in Business” report.

Americans rank restaurants best of all business sectors

10/17/2014
The restaurant industry gets four stars from the American public. It achieved the highest positive ratings in a Gallup poll that asked consumers to rank 24 business sectors on a scale ranging from “very positive” to “very negative.” What else got positive reviews?

Top 10 most prestigious jobs

10/10/2014
Doctor tops the Harris Poll’s latest list of most admired occupations. More than 2,500 Americans were asked to rate the relative prestige of various jobs. Here are the top 10.

47 hours: That's the average American workweek

09/29/2014
If you’re envious of workers who put in their eight hours a day and then go home, you’re not alone. Americans work an average of 47 hours per week, according to Gallup’s annual Work and Education Survey.

Employees' personal data could transform HR

09/08/2014
Privacy advocates may squirm when big data is used to profile workers—but many of those workers may not mind.
1 2 3 4 ..........6 7 Next