Yearly Archives: 2011

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Accustomed to Updates, New Generation of Workers Craves Regular Feedback By RACHEL EMMA SILVERMAN The status-update era is changing the annual performance review. With many younger workers used to instant feedback—from text messages to Facebook and Twitter updates—annual reviews seem too few and far between. So companies are adopting quarterly, weekly or even daily feedback... Read More

Taking On Two Jobs

By DENNIS NISHI After working a full day at the stables of her horse transport and training business, Melissa Weiser heads to BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. But the 40-year-old from Los Angeles isn’t grabbing a drink with friends. She works evenings as a waitress to make up for the dip in her business and to... Read More

Apple’s Deep Bench Faces Challenges

By YUKARI IWATANI KANE And NICK WINGFIELD There are few chief executives who are as closely identified with a company as Steve Jobs has been with Apple Inc. Now that he is stepping down as chief executive— although he will be chairman—it will largely be up to his deputies to make sure that the company... Read More

The Long Haul to the Office

By SARAH MAX Most weekday mornings David Herbert, 44, is out the door by 4:15 a.m., hoping to get a jump on the 74-mile slog from his home southwest of Olympia, Wash. to downtown Seattle. Rather than fight traffic the entire way, the information technology manager drives 45 miles to Tacoma, boards the 5:35 a.m.... Read More

Job Recruiters Turn to Facebook

By JOE LIGHT More companies are trying to tap Facebook Inc.’s 750-million-plus user base to find new employees, threatening traditional job boards and competing with LinkedIn Corp., which has dominated the online professional networking arena. Facebook’s use as a job-recruitment tool remains small, but its appeal may be growing. Some recruiters say they have all... Read More