Tag: New Year

Hiring Trends to Continue for 2016

U.S. employers remain confident in their hiring plans as they embark on a new year, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. Thirty-six percent of employers plan to add full-time, permanent employees in 2016, the same as in 2015. Nearly one-half of employers (47%) plan to hire temporary or contract workers. Workers can also expect to […]

Horrible Party Game Costs TV Personalities Their Jobs

Ranked as one of Amazon’s top selling games, Cards Against Humanity is definitely not for the faint of heart. The game is similar to the family-friendly Apples to Apples, but you won’t find some of those G-rated phrases in this game. Instead, you’ll find “mature” (if only those playing it actually acted this way) content […]

Results of Holiday Survey, 2015

A recent BLR® survey asked the question: How does your company conduct itself concerning holidays? Check out the results of our 2015 Holiday Survey. Thanksgiving When asked which days will be paid holidays for employees for Thanksgiving 2015, 92.1% of survey participants indicated that Thanksgiving Day was a paid holiday. Additionally, 65.1% provided a paid […]

Technology Can Help Employees Keep Their Health-Related New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again when employees make resolutions to be a better—and healthier—person in the New Year by changing some of their behavior. According to a recent Marist Poll, health-related resolutions ranked at the top with respondents, including losing weight, exercising more, quitting smoking, improving overall health, and eating healthier foods.

CareerBuilder Releases List of Hottest Jobs for 2016

If finding a new job in 2016 is among your New Year’s resolutions, new research from CareerBuilder could provide some guidance about where to start. In partnership with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), CareerBuilder compiled a list of the hottest in-demand jobs for 2016.

2015 Holiday Survey Results

BLR® recently concluded a survey that sought to answer the basic question: how do you handle the holidays in the workplace? Today we’ll take a look at the results. Thanksgiving When asked which days would be paid holidays for their employees at Thanksgiving in 2015, 92.1% of survey participants indicated that Thanksgiving Day would be […]

Anticipate Great Success at Work in 2016

The opening line of Carly Simon’s 1971 song Anticipation is “We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway.” As I write this, it’s the first day back at work in the new year, and anticipation sums up the way I feel today. Webster’s defines anticipation as “a feeling […]

Anticipate great success at work in 2016

by Dan Oswald The opening line of Carly Simon’s 1971 song Anticipation is “We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway.” As I write this, it’s the first day back at work in the new year, and anticipation sums up the way I feel today. Webster’s defines anticipation […]

When It Comes to Wellness, Cash Can Be a Rotten Carrot

New Year’s resolutions are coming up, and they probably revolve around wellness goals for a lot of your employees. With that in mind, we present an article by Bryan Van Noy, cofounder of Sonic Boom Wellness, arguing that cash incentives should not be the cornerstone of your organization’s wellness program.