Friday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today.
Weaker hiring raises stakes for Florida reportStock markets aren’t open today, which will probably keep this from being too bad of a Friday for investors. The latest employment report contained a sizeable surprise: 120,000 new jobs in March, and not the 245,000 analysts expected. That sort of surprise tends to send Wall Street into a funk. The report only lays out the national hiring statistics, and Florida will gets its March report later in the month. As one of the country’s Top Five labor markets, Florida can be either a big help or a big anchor in the national hiring rebound. Read more from the Miami Herald and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
COLUMN: Isn't technology supposed to simplify things?
There’s a word that’s appearing with alarming frequency in recent communications with colleagues from around the world: “swamped.” And they’re not referring to our natural Florida habitat.
The word usually appears in sentences such as, “Sorry for the delay in replying. I've been swamped.”
I thought technology was supposed to lighten our workload! Remember all those promises of the paperless office? Read more of Scott Tilley's Tech Today.
Fort Lauderdale office featured in book about happy workplaces
American Express' Fort Lauderdale credit-card call center is featured in a new book, All In: : How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results, about how happy workplaces drive results. Authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, authors of the best-selling book, The Carrot Principle, say they have empirical evidence to back up the idea that happy workers are more productive. [Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel]
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