40% of Job Cuts In 2015 Due To Oil

Geography: United States Research Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. —Date: January 2015 —Findings: 40% of job cuts in 2015 are directly related to failing oil prices. 33% of job cuts in industrial goods and the manufacturing sector were also due to the oil price drop. Recommendations: For the companies thriving upon the oil industry thus far, such a […]

Most U.S. Employees Plan A Career Change In 2015

Geography: United States Research Source: Right Management —Date: December 2014 —Findings: 80% of U.S. employees are actively seeking a new job position in 2015. 5% intend to remain in their current position. Recommendations: This report should push company management and owners to try and retain the talent in their offices to the best of their abilities. With so few employees desiring […]

Growing Desire For Those With Big Data Experience

Geography: United States Research Source: Wanted Analytics —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 54% increase since last year in company desire for “big data” skills. 46% increase in jobs from 2013 to 2014 for managers who mentioned “big data”. Recommendations: With “big data” skills in high demand, hiring and retaining individuals with this skill set is becoming increasingly competitive. Focusing […]

Full-Time, Temp And STEM Jobs Increase In 2015

Geography: United States Research Source: Career Builder —Date: January 2015 —Findings: 36% of employers plan to increase full-time employees in 2015, up from 24% in 2014. 46% of employers plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2015, up from 42% in 2014. 31% of hiring managers are planning to create STEM jobs in 2015, up from 26% in 2014. The top industries that […]

Infographic: Job Hopping Embraced By Workers

Geography: United States Research Source: Accountemps Date: December 2014 Summary: This infographic highlights how more professionals are switching jobs, how it’s helping their careers, that men are hopping more than women, millennials are hopping more than older generations, and that professionals earn more by switching.

Schools Are Responsible For Educating The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Geography: Global Research Source: Amway —Date: July 2014 —Findings: 36% of people believe that entrepreneurship education should primarily take place in schools and secondary education, followed by special start-up programs provided by non-profit organizations and 32% by colleges and universities. Only 23% said that individuals should be held to learn on their own. 43% said that their […]

Salaries Expected To Rise In 2015 Indicating Upswing In Economy

Geography: United States Research Source: Glassdoor —Date: December 2014 —Findings: 43% of employees expect to receive a pay raise or cost-of-living increase in the next year, up 1% from 2013 and 4% from 2012. 49% of employees who expect a pay raise expect it to be between 3% and 5% and 12% expect 6% to 10%. 48% […]

Salaries Worldwide Projected To Increase In 2015

—Geography: Global —Research Source: Hay Group —Date: December 2014 —Findings: —Salaries globally are set to rise by 5.4% in 2015, up .2% from 2014. —Salaries in North America are set to rise 2.8%, up .1% from 2014. —Salaries in the Middle East are set to rise by 5.6%. —Salaries in Africa are set to rise […]

United States Job Market Strongest Since 2011

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics —Date: December 2014 —Findings: —The United States economy added 321,000 jobs in November, which was greater than the 214,000 jobs produced in October. —The unemployment rate was consistent at 5.8%. —The unemployment rate for those between 25 and 34 years old dropped to 6.1% in November […]

Interview: Geoff Colvin On Humans Versus Robots

Audio interview:  Summary: In the following interview Geoff Colvin talks about the jobs humans have that are being replaced by robots, the economic factors that have given rise to automation, his experience going up against IBM’s Watson and how individuals can ensure they don’t go obsolete in an automated world. About the interviewee: Geoff Colvin, Fortune’s […]