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How unemployment insurance works in the States

How unemployment insurance works in the States

Career
In the midst of staggering unemployment and poverty during the United States’ Great Depression arose a New Deal and new legislation aimed at bolstering a battered and torn economy. The Social Security Act of 1935 created a safety net for Americans who needed financial assistance for unemployment, disability, retirement, and other life situations where they may find themselves without an income through no fault of their own. In 1939, the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) set the unemployment compensation-related provisions of the Social Security Act into motion, creating a joint state-federal program of unemployment insurance. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, FUTA authorizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to collect a federal employer tax in order to fund state workfo...
Resource planning – Organizational development seeks behavior change

Resource planning – Organizational development seeks behavior change

Business
Resource planning - Individually, a person might mostly act rationally and sensibly. Yet an organization manned by such individuals can act in less than sensible ways owing to group dynamics, personal conflicts and other factors. Organization development is essentially change management to change this situation. Definition of Organization Development The traditional definition of resource planning as a top down exercise to improve the effectiveness and health of the organization through planned interventions (Beckhard, "Organization development: Strategies and Models") is undergoing change. These days, the emphasis is on changing the behavior of the people in the organization by using the knowledge accumulated by behavioral sciences such as psychology, sociology, and even politic...
Tips to create business with self employment ideas

Tips to create business with self employment ideas

Business
What is home-based business? It doesn’t have to be a busy organization with ringing phones and multiple employees. In fact, many individuals run their own home-based businesses completely on their own. It all starts with the right self employment ideas. The Reality of Self Employment Not so fast! A great work at home idea, a lot of ambition and no small amount of sweat are the right ingredients to becoming self employed, but make sure that’s the right course of action before taking it. Discover the reality of self employment, find out what work at home is really like, and then start making major career decisions. Loneliness. Working at home is lonely, even when work is piling up and hours are filled with tasks. A busy home office can still feel very desolate. Professionals who...
4 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Employees

4 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Employees

Business
Whether it’s a family-run establishment or a large organization, your business is inevitably going to be faced with a certain problem: a difficult employee. This could be for a number of reasons. The employee might be difficult to work with in general, or they struggle to get on with their co-workers, or they don’t perform well, or they may mean well but can never quite grasp the task at hand. You get the picture. Yet, for one reason or another, you do not have the heart to pull the trigger and let them go. This is despite the fact you will have spent a disproportionate length of time trying to get them to fit into your business, time that could have been spent on other staff members. Thankfully, you can take action now and turn that difficult employee into one that will be...
How to Make Yourself Marketable for a Job

How to Make Yourself Marketable for a Job

Career
With the economy in the shape it is currently in, jobs are generally very difficult to come by. We all likely know someone who is being directly affected by unemployment, or it may be you personally. If you are unemployed, the best thing to do is to concentrate all of your efforts on presenting yourself as employable and marketable as possible. I have some tips to share to help prepare you for the dog-eat-dog job market out there. It is competitive, and you must stand out and represent yourself as different from the rest. This is how you land a job, by selling yourself. Consumers want the best product for their money, and it is no different in the employment world. The Right Job for You Be sure to apply for jobs which you are well-qualified for and believe are a good fit for y...
How To Build Relationships With Other Departments At Work

How To Build Relationships With Other Departments At Work

Career, General
Building and retaining cross-department relationships can positively impact large scale projects that affect more than one department in an organization. Businesses consist of many different departments who, as a collective whole, create organizational success or failure. How these departments work together can determine the long-term outcome for the organization. Everyone shares in a rewarding outcome when multiple departments work together to achieve a goal. This type of success will create an organizational culture that will spill on to future projects. When individual departments choose to create silos instead of working with other business partners, the results can spell disaster. The lack of expertise on a project can set the tone and leave a project in disarray. It can als...