Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned from the company as chief executive officer and chief technical officer, respectively. Their moves come on the heels of WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum's resignation; Bloomberg reported that Systrom and Krieger had clashed more and more of late with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over Instagram's strategic direction.
The Riverside branch of the New York Public Library has begun a pilot program called Grow Up Work Fashion Library that offers neckties, briefcases and handbags to check out for up to three weeks for anyone with a library card and less than $15 in fines. The program is intended to help those with few resources have appropriate clothing and accessories for events such as job interviews.
Practicing mindfulness, such as yoga or journaling, benefits mental and physical health, but recent research also says it benefits leadership effectiveness, writes Alaina Love. Benefits include better focus, compassion, awareness and intentionality.
About two-thirds of companies monitor employees' email activity, and less than half also keep track of internet activity, according to data from the Society for Human Resource Management and a survey from Simply Hired. The survey also found that employers do frequently consider an employee's email and online activity when doling out bonuses or promotions.
Companies on average are increasing base salaries, but reducing or eliminating bonus payouts by a wider margin than the pay increase, despite the current booming job economy, according to a survey of 1,026 employers by HR consulting firm Aon Hewitt. "From a total earning opportunity, people are less well-off than they were a year ago, two years ago, or three years ago," said Aon Hewitt's Ken Abosch.
LinkedIn soon will be more deeply integrated into Microsoft Office 365 to allow for document sharing and co-authoring, as well as calendar integration with contacts. LinkedIn connections will be easily accessible from within the Outlook platform.
Be intentional in navigating your career from one employer to the next, as job hopping too much could backfire, writes Robin Reshwan. Consider a job's work-life balance and other things beyond just salary when choosing a job, and use caution to not get caught without a job when the economic cycle takes a turn for the worse.
Being an agile learner and having a diverse skill set makes you more of a desired job prospect, compared with having a degree or many years of experience, suggests Degreed's Kelly Palmer. With companies searching for new hires using criteria that don't rule out candidates without four-year degrees or years of direct experience, it's essential to focus on optimizing the skills section of your resume, Palmer adds.
Employees quickly grow accustomed to perks and might resent their loss when budget constraints dictate they be eliminated. Five CEOs offer insight on how to minimize damage to morale, beginning with openness and honesty about the decision.
Facebook is trying to simplify the process of finding the right job candidate with Job Marketplace, and others are pursuing the same goal. The guiding principle is familiarity, giving businesses an easy, one-stop way to post jobs, track applications and contact prospects.
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