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Great Recession Leaves Recent Grads Feeling Unprepared and Pessimistic

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Phaedra Brotherton

With graduation behind them, most new professionals look forward to starting their careers on an optimistic note. Not so for those who graduated during the Great Recession, according to Rutgers University's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. "There is a large nu... More »

Shifting Away From an Employer’s Market

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Alexandra Bradley

Since the economy went south, the workforce has become an employer's market. With jobs still scarce, businesses do not have to worry as much that employees will look elsewhere if they are not happy. As a result, employers have created an environment in which employees d... More »

Sizing Up Cultural Fit

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Elaine Varelas

There is nothing worse than landing a job in a great company, only to realize that the cultural fit isn't a match. Company culture is very important because it can influence large-scale managerial decisions, company ethics, and more. However, culture is also something t... More »

The Kept-On Workforce of 2009: Building Options or Bummed Out?

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Beverly Kaye

"Waiting for the other shoe to drop" is often the refrain after the dust of downsizing settles. Those employees who have managed to retain their jobs often find that they feel worse about their work lives than those who were forced out. Just as laid-off workers are stru... More »