Did you work through the long holiday weekend? Whether you’re in a stuffy cubicle or on a sunny beach, consider this:
The June IT Employee Confidence Index indicates that confidence among U.S. tech workers declined in the first quarter of 2013, as workers expressed less confidence in their job security and employability. Nearly half (46 percent) of IT workers indicated that they are likely to look for a new job in the next 12 months.
New college graduates with a bachelor’s degree or better may initially face tough times landing work, but there are reasons for hope. A new study looks at how recent college graduates are faring in the post-recession job market.
The demand for H-1B visa applications is so great among U.S. companies that a lottery may go into effect, an indication that more American businesses are turning to immigrants to fill vacant positions, and prompting worker advocacy groups to criticize businesses looking for cheap labor. Read more
Scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians all leave their marks on the sports we enjoy (and, for many, live by), though they may not necessarily be noticed. With March Madness in full swing, sports science has influenced everything from the perspiration-wicking uniforms worn by college basketball players to the aerodynamics of the ball with which they play. Read more
H-1B visas are meant to attract the “best and brightest” to American shores, but a new paper contends that the H-1B visa program is not making U.S. companies more innovative and, in some ways, is making them less so. Read more
Tech companies generally have some of the best employment perks in the world, which is why employers in other sectors may want to look to Silicon Valley for cues on how to attract and retain talent. An employer doesn’t have to be a tech giant to offer enticing perks that keep workers satisfied and motivated. Read more