Starting under Janet Yellen’s watch and continuing after Powell took over as chair in early 2018, the Fed raised rates nine times as joblessness dropped, expecting price increases to accelerate as employers paid up to attract workers and charged more to cover their costs. It was the slowest set of rate increases in Fed history, and many warned that it risked breakaway inflation. … [Read more...] about Rock-bottom interest rates may be here to stay
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In one case, Berenguer had asked a former MIT classmate who was the best person he’s worked with, which led to an engineer in Argentina. Berenguer flew to Argentina to recruit the engineer, brought him to New York for a more in-depth meeting, and then offered him the job and started the visa process. … [Read more...] about The One Question To Ask If You Want To Recruit The Best Talent Globally
But there is hope. You have a solid business and customers who want your product, even in this crisis. Demand isn’t going away in these uncertain times. That alone is excellent news. You’re in a much better position than many companies that won’t be able to survive because their products no longer make sense in this new world. Your only issue is that you need to get funding on terms you may not love. That’s a better problem to have than no one wanting your product or having your market disappear. … [Read more...] about What’s the best advice for fundraising in the coronavirus era?
Khan Academy: A little bit of everything for a whole lot of nothing So we’ve gotten to the end of the list and you still haven’t quite figured out what you want to learn. Perfect: Khan Academy could be the place for you. Yes, this site definitely skews to school-aged learners, but there’s plenty to keep grown-ups engaged as well: courses in economics, history, science, entrepreneurship, programming, finance, and a whole lot more—all for free. Whether you coasted through school without really applying yourself, you want to learn something new, or you’re looking to freshen up on your favorite subjects, you’ll probably find something here worth exploring. … [Read more...] about Now is a great time to hone your job skills. These 5 sites will help
In many ways, fun is in our DNA at Workday; it comes from the seeds that were sown by our founders, a core value from day one. With our teams being remote, I wondered how our culture would transcend outside our office walls but knew we needed to be intentional. One example is our People Leader Toolkit for managers with resources and ideas to not just help manage productivity, but to also create a sense of fun, such as creating a shared team playlist on Spotify. I have also been amazed at the continued passion our employees have for finding lightness, whether it’s spontaneous dance parties over Zoom, virtual happy hours, or team scavenger hunts. … [Read more...] about Bosses, now is the time to show employees your company’s values