Via the Wall Street Journal, a look at the man or woman behind the boss. We place a lot of #2's at Bloomfield & Company. They are hired and operate under many titles, including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Special Assistant, Deputy, and sometimes even Executive Assistant!
The new WBJ/Colliers Greater Washington Business Confidence Survey points to opportunities for training and professional development as the way to retain your best employees (salary and healthcare aside, of course).
Also ranking high on the list, flexible scheduling/telecommuting and a positive working environment.
We occasionally hear from candidates who question how educational attainment impacts job prospects. This chart from the Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrates just how impactful education can be.
Notably, when it comes to Executive Assistants, our own research shows a lack of formal education can be overcome by experience and tenure. We hope to present some of our findings soon.
Beth Robinson at Above the Law has an excellent piece entitled Common Misconceptions About Employment Law: Laws that Don’t Exist.
We encourage all clients (and candidates) to be aware of not only federal employment law but also state and local laws, which can vary wildly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
And of course, when in doubt, contact a competent employment attorney!