WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. job market on more solid footing, President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to advance a philosophy he’s increasingly embraced over the past year -- that the federal government can and ...
U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Employers have been slow to fill their openings for most of the recovery, but that started to change last year as companies ramped up their overall hiring. Tuesday's data on job openings is from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey, or JOLTS, which provides a more detailed look at the job market than the monthly employment report. "Many companies still think they are living
I have been thinking for weeks about the suicide of teenager Leelah Alcorn, and her wish that her death mean something.
I’m sharing my story about what it has been like to be the parent of a trans* kid in the hopes that if you are a parent struggling to come to terms with a Leelah or Sabel of your own, this might help —and Leelah’s wish for her death to have meaning would take a few more steps forward.
Note: My child Sabel uses the gender-neutral “they” pronoun. [You can watch a vid
The study: Ben Vermaercke and his colleagues at KU Leuven gave two cognitive-learning tasks to lab rats and students. With both tasks, the subjects were trained to distinguish between “good” and “bad” patterns and then tested on their ability to apply that know-how to new types of patterns. In the first task, the patterns varied […]
The capabilities that companies need most have evolved, but methods of building those skills have not. Our survey finds that the most effective companies focus on sustaining skills and linking learning to business performance. A McKinsey & Company article.