Archive: April 2010
What do you usually wear for an interview?online survey...
"O Canada": Evan Whitfield's cube is an interactive exhibit that pays homage to his Canadian roots. EMPLOYEE: Evan Whitfield JOB: Employee engagement program manager, Seattle Children’s Hospital CUBICLE RAVE: “My cubicle is educational. I am proud of being Canadian,...
Workers who have survived layoffs but also gained extra work are likely feeling overworked in the recession. Many fail to confront their boss on this or other issues for fear of losing their jobs. How can employees constructively complain to a higher-up without being shown the door? It’s a fine line to walk, but improving your communication skills can help you navigate this minefield, experts say.
Outlook: Employment of home health aides is expected to increase 50 percent over the 2008-18 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. Pay: The 4,180 home health aides in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $23,150...
What do you think of people who swear at work?online surveys...
Want a cubicle that reflects your personality? You can go all out like Kelley Moore, author of “Cube Chic: Take Your Office Space From Drab to Fab,” did for the cubicles in her book — green turf, grass skirts, faux fur, bamboo and graffiti — or you can simply bring in items you love from home.
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians use testing equipment to assist physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular ailments.
As graduation nears, an uncertain economy has come to define the Class of 2010: Many young people in Washington state will soon get a diploma, but what about a job?
How would you describe your personal workspace?customer surveys...
If the job market improves and more employees change jobs of their own volition, more will have to decide what to say‚ or not‚ in exit interviews. If departing employees don't reveal the real reasons they're leaving, organizations miss good feedback and fail to address problems, says Beth Carvin, whose company, Nobscot Corp., sells computerized exit interview services to employers. "They ask because they want to know," she says.
Peter Kazanjy, a little-known San Francisco entrepreneur, has launched a controversial new Web site that overnight has turned him into a very public and not very popular figure. His site, Unvarnished, is like Yelp for people, a "reputation marketplace" where anyone can post anonymous reviews about anyone else.
Outlook: Employment of accounants and auditors is expected to increase 22 percent over the 2008-18 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. Pay: The 15,340 accountants and auditors in the Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma area earned a median wage of $61,190...
In less than three decades, technology has transformed the workplace. Computers, BlackBerrys, iPods and cellphones have almost become extensions of us. But what impact have these devices had on the processor and workhorse that’s been around for millennia — the human brain?
How often do you check social-networking sites at work?answers...
Employment of public relations specialists is expected to increase 24 percent over the 2008-18 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations.
By Rachel Beck Associated Press Mentors can offer advice about how to improve your skills. (Jupiterimages) People willing to share their workplace wisdom to further your career could be closer than you think. Mentors can offer career advice or...
How has your workload changed during the recession?opinion...
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