Category Archives: Employment Trends

Overcome limits and become a great project sponsor

Editor’s note. Russell Harley is a project manager and PMO director, Seattle. Most everyone in the project management field knows about the triple constraints of time, resources and quality. The old adage says you can only pick two of the … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Tips, Employment Trends, For Employers | Comment

Are you a reluctant leader?

Editor’s note: Walt Grassl is author of Stand up and speak up, public speaker and Internet radio show host, Los Angeles. Do you know someone who is very comfortable doing a job that has no leadership dimension, even though you … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Tips, Employment Trends, For Employers | Comment

7 ways to welcome new employees

Editor’s note: Jen Lawrence is the author of Engage the fox: a business fable about thinking critically and motivating your team, Toronto. Joining a new company is a high-stress time for most people. A new company has its own set … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Tips, Employment Trends, For Employers | Comment

Market research makes the list of top 10 most underrated jobs

Hey researchers, think your job is underrated? Well now you’ve got proof! Many highly sought-after, fast-paced careers are overrated, according to a new CareerCast report on the top 10 most overrated and underrated jobs. Advertising account executives, senior corporate executives … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Researchers, Employment Trends, Research Vendors | 1 Comment

Hiring managers: Why talent isn’t always enough

Editor’s note: Walt Grassl is a speaker and author of “Stand Up and Speak Up.” Recently retired from aerospace, he now works in public speaking near Los Angeles. Bob and Mark are new managers who are having lunch in the … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Tips, Employment Trends, For Employers | Comment

Personal or professional: simple rules for proper social media etiquette

Editor’s note: Margaret Page is the founder and CEO of Etiquette Page Enterprises, British Columbia, Canada. Like children with a shiny new toy, adults introduced to social media jumped in and started playing: posting personal photos to Facebook, accepting requests … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Tips, Employment Trends, For Employers | Comment

Are your employees well? If not, forget about increasing engagement

Editor’s note: Ben Egan is a consultant at UK-based HR consultancy and bespoke technology firm ETS. “How are you feeling – are you well?” It’s a question we ask friends and family every day. However, employers aren’t asking it enough. … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Tips, Employment Trends, For Employers | Comment

Research says: Research is a career worth pursuing!

At Quirk’s, we’ve heard enough from our readers to know that, despite all the exciting changes happening in the industry (e.g., mobile research, storytelling, neuromarketing, big data, etc.), it isn’t always sunshine and roses. It’s a lot of hard work … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Researchers, Employment Trends, The Business of Research | Comment

MR job prospects show promise of upward mobility

Editor’s note: Karla Ahern and Naomi Keller are market research executive recruiters at Evanston, Ill.-based Burtch Works Executive Recruiting. This post originally appeared as an article in the April 2014 issue of Marketing News under the title “State of the … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Tips, Employment Trends, The Business of Research | Comment

The 5 Cs of recruiting, engaging and retaining staff

Editor’s note: Kim Seeling Smith is a human resources expert and author of the forthcoming book, Mind Reading for Managers: 5 FOCUSed Conversations for Greater Employee Engagement and Productivity. For more information visit http://igniteglobal.com. The war for talent is over … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Tips, Employment Trends, For Employers | Comment