Scott Talley Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 12:01 AM EST Nov 9, 2018 For many employees, being happy in the workplace is the ultimate goal. However, Josh Leatherman of Service Express says just being happy does not necessarily lead to complete professional fulfillment. “It’s so important to focus on employees, so that they are not just happy but engaged,” said Leatherman, who is the chief marketing officer for the Grand Rapids-based company that maintains servers and mainframes for mid-to-large companies in 18 states. “I travel to a lot of places like Silicon Valley and New York and I encounter people that may be happy with their employer because they have ping-pong tables in the workplace, or food, or beer, but we want our employees to be engaged so they will understand how what they do impacts their team and the company as a whole.” In his position as marketing director, it is expected that Leatherman can effectively … [Read more...] about Top Workplace Service Express moves beyond job descriptions and grows
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By CALmatters | CALmatters.orgPUBLISHED: May 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm | UPDATED: May 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm Plenty of workers still move West each year for a new job in California. But the state’s high cost of housing may be deterring many other job seekers from moving into the state. Business leaders up and down the state say California’s expensive housing makes it challenging to recruit new workers — and to keep existing employees here. “You’re competing, now, with a low unemployment rate in California, and people have options,” said Mary Leslie, president of the Los Angeles Business Council. In April, the state’s unemployment rate hit a record low of 4.2 percent. “If we don’t have the affordable housing, we’re not as competitive,” Leslie said. Job recruiters see California’s housing crisis from both sides. They work with employers feeling pressure to raise wages, and they talk with job seekers scared off by median … [Read more...] about Is California’s high cost of housing cost scaring off job seekers?
When I first became a full-time stay-at-home mom, I remember filling out forms at various doctor appointments asking for my occupation.Some gave you the option of “homemaker.” I always felt that description was somewhat demeaning and highly underrated for a job title. CEO of the house or director of home operations would have sounded better and more accurately described the role of a stay-at-home mom.I must admit, after leaving a successful career in marketing, I was a little sensitive to my new job title. I have never regretted becoming a full-time mom, and I am forever thankful to my husband for his financial support that gave me the opportunity to take on the most important job of my life – full-time mom.However, I have always felt the need to let others, especially dads, understand the entire job description of a mom. I would also like to mention that I have plenty of friends that work full-time office jobs while juggling the same mom duties, too.So, I’ve … [Read more...] about Dedicated to those with the hardest and most rewarding job: Mothers
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. Avalanche Studios Gaming studio Avalanche focuses on open world projects. It is behind games such as the Just Cause franchise, Mad Max, Renegade Ops and free-to-play theHunter. Founded by Christofer Sundberg and Linus Blomberg in 2003, it today employs more than 270 people with offices in Stockholm and New York. Questions answered by Åsa Wilson, chief people officer. Photo: Avalanche Studios What qualities do you look for in an employee? We always aim to hire not only people with the right competence, but also people whom we feel are a great culture fit. For us at Avalanche Studios it all comes down to our values: courage, craftsmanship, and passion. In regard to competence, it really helps if you have worked with open world games, since that is at the core of everything we do. Our culture is focused around including each other and allowing everyone to have an impact both on individual … [Read more...] about The secret to landing your dream job at a Swedish tech startup
Sainsbury's is to axe 2,000 jobs over the next three years as part of a major cost-cutting programme. The company has previously stated it is committed to slashing £150m of costs this year and £500m in the following three years. As a result, Sainsbury's confirmed on Tuesday (October 17) that around 1,400 HR and payroll jobs were expected to be cut from its operations. A further 600 HR and additional support staff roles are expected to be axed from the grocery chain, Argos and Sainsbury's Bank. Read More Latest supermarket news The company currently employs around 195,000 staff across the UK. A spokesman for Sainsbury's said: "The UK grocery market is changing at a rapid pace and it's crucial that we transform the way we operate to meet future challenges and continue to provide customers with best in class service. "Following a comprehensive review, we are proposing some updates to our HR structures and systems, as well as changes to a number of other support roles, subject … [Read more...] about Sainsbury’s cutting 2,000 jobs in HR, payroll and support staff