In booming job market, more workers are 'ghosting' their employers
Applicants blow off interviews. New hires turn into no-shows. Workers leave one evening and never return.
Study: Women get board seats mostly when it's required by lawDiversity advocates have been trying for two decades to sell the corporate world on gender balance in the boardroom. Maybe they should be lobbying lawmakers instead.
At NPR, an army of temps and a workplace full of anxiety, insecurityFor decades, NPR has relied on a cadre of temporary journalists to produce its hourly newscasts and popular news programs. Without temporary workers -- who are subject to termination without cause -- NPR would probably be unable to be NPR.
Study: Women who attended elite colleges made more money, married lessWhy does choosing more-selective colleges change the earnings trajectories of women but not men? The short answer is marriage, according to a new working paper.
Kellogg leads the charge to exploit Supreme Court arbitration victoryFormer employees of Kellogg are suing the company. Their claims? They allege the cereal giant shouldn't have sued them earlier this year. And why did Kellogg go after its employees in the first place? Well, for suing the company, of course.
Millennial Money: A college education isn't pricelessIt's OK to borrow some money for school. But a college education does come with a cost -- one that becomes very real after graduation if student loan payments affect where you live and work, and how much you can save for the future.
Is the office holiday party a must-do?A work event is no ordinary social event -- especially if your absence will be noticed.
Are we one step closer to space tourism?Virgin Galactic launched a spacecraft more than 50 miles high Thursday, reaching the Federal Aviation Administration's definition of space and capturing a long-elusive goal for the company founded by Richard Branson that one day wants to fly tourists through the atmosphere.
In annual ranking of most common passwords, 'donald' makes its debutThe word "password" and the numbers "123456" are yet again the most commonly used passwords, according to an annual ranking of the worst passwords to use published by the software company SplashData. But another password made the list for the first time this year: 'donald.'
Could Amazon Go be coming to an airport near you?Retail and airport experts agree that the Amazon Go model could bring a major boon to the company and airport shopping as a whole.
4 tech tasks to keep your parents safer onlineWhen you're home for the holidays, or the next time you visit your folks, offer to help with a few tasks that can keep your parents safer online.
Problems with facial recognition easy to see, hard to manageAn unusual consensus emerged recently between artificial intelligence researchers, activists, lawmakers and many of the largest technology companies: Facial recognition software breeds bias, risks fueling mass surveillance and should be regulated. Deciding on effective controls and acting on them will be a lot harder.
The next step: Do you have the right people in place?Whether your business is positioned for growth or your exit, personnel decisions can weigh heavily on the process. If you're on the growth track, you'll need to know whether you have the right resources in place to support your growth plan. When you're ready to hand the business to the next generation, you'll need to be honest about whether your family members have the skills needed -- or the desire -- to take over the business.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
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- Elk Grove VillageWill 'Makers Wanted' in Bahamas Bowl name work for Elk Grove? Marketers say yes
- MundeleinMundelein to allow restaurant patrons to bring their own wine
- Elk Grove VillageWill Bahamas Bowl help Elk Grove? Some like sponsorship, some still skeptical
- BusinessAllstate CEO calls for efforts to fight climate change
- Des PlainesRiddell, Pop Warner renew partnership
- ElginFuneral home plans to open Elgin's first crematorium
- Oakbrook TerraceFerrara Candy moving from Oakbrook Terrace to Chicago
- Vernon HillsAldi adds to grocery store options in Vernon Hills area
- Buffalo GroveBrown associate brokers three property sales
- Hoffman EstatesEx-CEO of Hoffman Estates company imprisoned for pocketing $2.2 million in investments
- PalatineThe newspaper legacy the Paddocks leave: Fearing God, telling the truth, making money
- BartlettAmbassador visits Bartlett manufacturers
- Carol StreamTeam Concept Printing marks 20th anniversary
- PalatineGroups donate to Dist. 211 trades program
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