Yearly Archives: 2011

Whatever happened to casual days at work?

By Eve Tahmincioglu Last week, a 43-page dress and grooming code at Swiss bank UBS was leaked to the media, and the rules included everything from touching up hair dye jobs to the quality of an employee’s underwear. While there was outrage over the draconian nature of the guidelines, such appearance mandates are becoming more... Read More

U.S. businesses stepped up hiring in December

WASHINGTON — Businesses stepped up hiring in December, adding a net total of 103,000 jobs during the month and offering a little hope for a sustained improvement in the struggling U.S. jobs market. The Labor Department said government jobs fell by 10,000 in December, but private employers — the backbone of the economy — boosted... Read More

Looking for a job in 2011? Here’s how to stand out

Looking for a job in 2011? Here’s how to stand out Strategies to compete in what will continue to be a tough job market By Eve Tahmincioglu msnbc.com contributor msnbc.com contributor Many of you continue to use the same job-search strategies even though they reap few results hoping that you’ll land a gig when the... Read More