Main Street Over Wall Street: Small Businesses Create Better Jobs

We’ve all heard it before: Small business are the backbone of the US economy. But what does it mean? The most recent data shows more than half of US workers are with firms with more than 500 employees, and that number is rising. And we’ve…

37 Million Panera Bread Customers Left Exposed

What happened? Another day, another breach. This time, the spotlight is on nationwide restaurant chain Panera Bread. Panera Bread recently confirmed a data breach that exposed up to 37 million customers. Names, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, customer loyalty account numbers and…

5 Things to Watch Out for When Conducting an Interview

The interview is the part of the recruitment process where you really get to know the candidate. What motivates them? Can they think on the spot? Are they a good cultural fit? However, to figure out whether they’re right for the job it’s not enough…

How to Set Up a Help Desk Software Properly With Custom Fields

Properly managing your help desk software is just as important as what solution you choose. Even if you have the best technology, if it’s not properly configured the software can create problems and hostility with its users. One of the best ways to optimize how…

Never Put Your Home Address on Your Resume

Despite what the “career coach” talking heads may say, you should never put your home address on your resume. And if it’s there now, remove it! Many things on the SalaryMatters platform go against the conventional wisdom of the many “career coaches” out there trolling…

Does Virtual Reality Have a Place in Recruitment?

What is the most “difficult” part of recruiting? The part when the selected candidates have to come for an in-person interview with the manager of the company. This is rather tricky because the company has to come up with a schedule that suits both the…

9 Skills Every Successful Entrepreneur Needs

  “How do I know if I have what it takes?” This question plagues almost every entrepreneur – or would-be entrepreneur – at some point in their career. If you really want to be successful as an entrepreneur, you need to invest in yourself and…

Do College Degrees Matter? The Rise of New Collar Jobs in the Tech Industry

As a new year begins, it’s uncertain what 2018 will bring to the nation or the labor market. One thing we can expect is greater emphasis on new collar jobs: excellent career opportunities for people without 4-year college degrees. Continuing to foster and create these…

The Influencers’ Trap and the Law of Coherence

Marketing is one of those subjects that, considering what it is not (namely, a religion), sometimes is overinflated with opinions. However, marketing deals with numbers, and numbers validate a procedure. Opinions can’t be considered a reliable marketing guide given that the marketplace isn’t a democracy….

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