While this trend began in Silicon Valley, it has quickly expanded to businesses around the world, and is now making its way into more traditional companies as they compete for talent in a global market.
Where it all started
Many of the early start-ups spun out of university programmes. The founders wanted to replicate the social dynamic they enjoyed at their former institutions, so out went dress codes and cubicles in favour of open-plan offices and branded hoodies.
TORONTO — Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney says he disagrees with the Bank of Canada governor’s suggestion that jobless university graduates should work for free until the job market improves.
Kenny told reporters in Toronto today that he thinks it is the “wrong message” to send to young people.
Speaking to a House of Commons committee Tuesday, Stephen Poloz suggested young Canadians struggling to find work should acquire more experience through unpaid internships or volunteering as they wait for the economy to pick up.
With the number of college graduates working minimum wage jobs nearly 71% higher than it was a decade ago, and the average graduate leaving college with $29,400 in debt (crushing their hopes of leveraging up to buy that American Dream-creating house), President Obama has unleashed a double whammy of ideas in the last few days. Reducing mortgage insurance and cutting down-payment restrictions for FHA loans (i.e.
SEATTLE (AP) — Free rent and groceries were selling points, but college freshman Aishwarya Mandyam was more excited about the chance to connect with like-minded women when she moved into the eight-bedroom house offered up by a Seattle software startup."There's inspiration. There's tech support," said the computer science major who is interested in a career that combines medicine and technology.
A great commencement or class-day speech sticks with you forever. You remember it when you accept for your first job, and when you quit it. Too many, unfortunately, offer the same warmed-over clichés, like "dream big," "work hard," or "follow your passion."