Luigi Lupo's Blog (21)

A Better Candidate Experience…

Sometimes going back to basics reminds us of just that…the basics.  And very often we seem to forget some of the basics of candidate interviewing etiquette.  

Here are some of the basic tips to remember when it comes to interviewing etiquette: 

  1. Remember to return all calls and emails within 24 hours.
  2. Introduce yourself - show…

Added by Luigi Lupo on March 6, 2020 at 3:57pm — No Comments

A Little Unemployment Rate History....

The unemployment rate has varied from as low as 1% during World War I to as high as 25% during the Great Depression – peaking at a rate of 10.8% in November 1982 and 10.0% in October 2009 – we are currently at 3.5%

Added by Luigi Lupo on January 8, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Know the Numbers…

Employment & Unemployment

  • Employment Rate: 60.4%
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.6% 
  • Underemployment Rate: 12.5% 
  • Youth (16 to 24) Unemployment Rate: 7.9%

 Job Openings & Labor Force Participation

  • Job openings were at 7.02 million on the last…

Added by Luigi Lupo on November 9, 2019 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Do you know the numbers?

  • Unemployment Rate: 3.5% (Down)
  • Underemployment Rate: 12.6% (Down)
  • Job openings were at 7.1 million on the last business day of August (Down)
  • Jobs Openings Rate: 4.4% (Down)
  • Number of hires were at 5.8 million on the last business day of…

Added by Luigi Lupo on October 9, 2019 at 11:01am — No Comments

Age and Workplace Satisfaction

According to a recent study by Leadership IQ, the biggest statistical driver of workplace satisfaction for workers between the ages of 21-30 is whether their supervisor recognizes and praises their accomplishments. 

Only 30% of workers ages 21-30 would strongly recommend their organization as a good place to work.  Interesting contrast is that 47% of…


Added by Luigi Lupo on September 27, 2019 at 11:27am — No Comments

The Next Labor Force Generation

There is a new emerging generation of employees entering the labor force – bringing different values, experiences, and expectations to the mix. 

I’m starting to see quite a bit of research, books, articles, blogs, podcasts, and discussions focusing around the differences with Generation Z. There is a lot of research that outlines the differences and…


Added by Luigi Lupo on September 23, 2019 at 2:44pm — No Comments

A Quick Overview of Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment benefits are available to employees in every state who are out of work through no fault of their own.  In most states, workers are eligible for unemployment benefits if their earnings meet certain minimum thresholds in terms of hours or wages; and if they were laid off, quit for good cause, or were fired for anything other than misconduct. States…


Added by Luigi Lupo on September 16, 2019 at 9:56am — No Comments

Do you know the numbers?

  • Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
  • Underemployment Rate: 13.9%
  • Job openings were at 7.2 million on the last business day of July
  • Jobs Openings Rate: 4.5%
  • Number of hires were at 6 million on the…

Added by Luigi Lupo on September 10, 2019 at 11:11am — No Comments

Boolean – The Lost Language

Search engines are an important resource when looking for resumes, whether you’re searching on general search engines like Yahoo or Google or on resume specific job boards like CareerBuilder or Monster. To really make your search effective you need to remember Boolean Language. Boolean tools will help you create more effective and focused searches, producing…


Added by Luigi Lupo on September 7, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Implement Organizational Changes Through Conversation

Organizations often struggle with change.  There is a human side to change that is often overlooked or underestimated and companies face true challenges when trying to implement real change. 

Change initiatives should not be rolled out or emailed to the organization without consensus – if you take this approach, employee buy-in at all levels is…


Added by Luigi Lupo on September 3, 2019 at 11:35am — No Comments

The History of Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, not only does it mark the end of the summer and the back-to-school blues, it’s a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. We celebrate a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our…


Added by Luigi Lupo on August 30, 2019 at 4:45am — No Comments

Industry 4.0

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.  Like the First Industrial Revolution’s steam-powered factories, the Second Industrial Revolution’s application of science to mass production and manufacturing, the Third Industrial Revolution’s start into digitization, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s technologies, such as…


Added by Luigi Lupo on August 28, 2019 at 10:22am — No Comments

Flexible Work Environments

In recent years, technological advances have provided some workers with more workplace flexibility. Advances in information and communication technology allow people to reach their colleagues and clients by phone, email, or text from nearly anywhere, at all hours of the day. The development and expansion of secure computer networks, cloud computing, and…


Added by Luigi Lupo on August 23, 2019 at 9:43am — No Comments

Green Collar Jobs

A few generations ago it seemed like the world’s resources were infinite, and people needed only to access them to create businesses and grow humanity – but things have changed…

We are all familiar with Blue and White collar job sectors, but now a third sector has emerged and is growing by leaps and bounds - The Green Collar Job Sector.



Added by Luigi Lupo on August 21, 2019 at 11:56am — No Comments

Different Types of Unemployment

Unemployment exists in every economy around the world.  In the US there are three main types of unemployment: structural, frictional, and cyclical. The first two make up what is known as the natural unemployment rate.  The third rises when demand falls, usually during recession. Typically there is a combination of all three rates affecting the overall…


Added by Luigi Lupo on August 19, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Let’s Take a Vacation

Don’t we all wish we had more vacation days?  At the same time, do we usually try and negotiate for an additional week of vacation in a new employment opportunity? 

But before we can say “I want more vacation time” - let’s first look at how this country’s corporate culture feels about vacation. 

Vacation pay is not required by U.S. law.  In fact…


Added by Luigi Lupo on August 15, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Know the Numbers

  • Job openings were at 7.3 million on the last business day of June
  • Separations were at 5.5 million
  • Quits rate was unchanged at 2.3%
  • Layoffs and discharges rate was at 1.1%
  • Number of hires 5.7 million

Added by Luigi Lupo on August 13, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

A More Accurate Barometer

The Unemployment Rate is calculated as the share of the labor force that is unemployed. The federal government uses what is known as the Current Population Survey to determine who is in the labor force and whether they are employed or unemployed. To be considered in the labor force, someone has to be employed, or available for work and has to…


Added by Luigi Lupo on August 9, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

"End User Training"

The End User, is a popular concept in software engineering, referring to an abstraction of the group of persons who will ultimately operate a piece of software (i.e. the expected user or target-user).

For the purpose of this blog; let’s roughly translate to:  Hiring Manager - a popular term in Recruitment, referring to an abstraction of the group of persons who will…


Added by Luigi Lupo on August 6, 2019 at 11:50am — No Comments

"Retention" Interviews - Before it’s too late.

Exit interviews do provide valuable information, but in most cases it’s too late.   Even more insight can be gained from a “Retention” Interview. You can gain a powerful understanding by hearing what key people working for your organization have to say about life as an employee. What's working? What's not? How vulnerable are you to current employees leaving?

“Retention” interviews are intended to be pre-emptive. The interviews are focused on key people - those in positions of…


Added by Luigi Lupo on August 1, 2019 at 9:41am — No Comments


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