Friday, June 26, 2015

Survey Analyzes Year's Worth of Tweets to Find the Most Hated Jobs (

If you hate your job and like to complain about it on social media, you’re probably a man living on the East Coast and working in retail.

So says a recent study courtesy of Brandwatch and Monster, which analyzed more than 1 million tweets over the course of one year, from March 2014 to March 2015. Attention was paid to how many people tweeted about loving and hating their jobs, with states such as Hawaii, Oregon, and California ranking high on the “love my job” list, while workers in Florida, West Virginia, and Delaware were decidedly unhappier about their employment situation. This despite jobs on the east coast paying more, proving money isn’t everything

10. Safety Director

Safety is generally considered a good thing, but people with this job title in Louisiana aren’t exactly thrilled.

Despite the fact that this job can pay six figures, the study found those who are employed in the safety/work safety profession are doing a lot of complaining about their jobs on Twitter. Despite the whimsical allure of the Safety Dance, these workers are likely stressed about developing, implementing, and managing programs to keep people safe. It’s probably a lot of work maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal standards. We’re just not sure openly tweeting about hating your high-paying job is, well, a safe thing to do.


9. Data Analyst

Data analysts in Maryland and New Jersey have been voicing their displeasure at work quite frequently, according to the study.

Maybe it’s because this is one of those jobs like Chandler from the sitcom Friends had, in that no one can actually pinpoint what you do. Data analysts collect, organize, and interpret statistical information, but the exact nature of the work depends on the industry in which one is working. But basically, their job is to find methods of assigning numerical values to various business functions so companies can fix problems and improve upon existing efficiencies. But apparently sitting in front of the computer all day mining data has some in the field to take their frustrations out on Twitter.

8. Nursing/Healthcare

Rhode Island – a little state with big time hate for its healthcare jobs.

Survey stats show the small New England state is big on discontentment when it comes to nursing and other healthcare related jobs. Sure, nurses love to help people and we’d all be lost without them taking care of us. But I imagine that kind of devotion comes at a cost, especially after a bad shift losing one or multiple patients and dealing with decidedly unappreciative patients who cover you with all sorts of bodily fluids. That’s enough to get any reasonable person complaining on social media.


7. Retail

Retail jobs. Need I say more?
Constantly public-facing occupations dealing with complaints of all kinds and living by the motto “the customer is always right” when you know for a fact that isn’t always true. So when you’re done with an 8-hour shift filled with rude customers and headaches, a little venting is warranted.

6. Restaurant/Food Prep

The good people of Pennsylvania seemed to complain about the food industry the most, but I’m guessing this one goes across the board.

It seems like everyone is just waiting for a screwed up order so they can pounce on it and take out some aggression on the people behind the counter. Meanwhile, food workers are busting their butts trying to grind out their shift while working at the impossible task of keeping every customer happy. It also doesn’t help that the debate over fast food workers making a new minimum wage of $15 took place during the survey. With so many in the world being against food workers earning a living wage, it’s not surprising they’d voice some displeasure of their own on social media.


5. Welder/Laborer

Welders in Ohio seem to be having a rough go of it lately.

Survey respondents who work as welders reported a higher incidence of hating their job than many other careers. Whether it’s the heat of summer combined with the work conditions many welders in warehouses across the country face, it’s clear many people in this profession are not exactly pleased with their job situations.

4. Accounts Receivable

Life isn’t always fun when you’re basically a debt collector all day long.
People who work in accounts receivable are accounting professionals charged with making sure companies receive payment for goods or services sold to clients. Although there’s the expected posting of financial transactions and making deposits, these workers also have the unenviable task of sending bill reminders to clients that haven’t paid, and making collection calls. One has to imagine those calls don’t always go over too well.


3. Mail Clerk

Long hours, customers upset about missing/late mail, and low pay. Is it any wonder mail clerks in Maryland were publicly complaining about their jobs so much?

We’re going to take the high road and avoid any “going postal” jabs here, but the sheer monotony of the job alone would be enough for most people to take to Twitter and complain for a bit. But even if you work as a mail clerk in a private office, you’re still dealing with constant deadlines and being blamed for any piece of correspondence that doesn’t make it to its recipient on time – even if it’s not your fault.

2. Janitor

Simply put, people are slobs.
You try spending your days cleaning up after people who show no regard for the cleanliness of certain areas, and tell me you wouldn’t complain on Twitter like the janitors of Ohio did, according to the survey. I have two kids at home and it only takes a few minutes of them running around making a mess for my parental janitorial services to be needed. Now imagine being a janitor at a place like a school. Complain away, friends.

1. Housekeeper

Low pay, constant messes, eternally underappreciated – it’s no wonder why this sits near the top of the list of most hated jobs.

Similar to janitors, I can only imagine the number of truly disgusting things housekeepers must run into on a near daily basis. I’ve seen hotel rooms destroyed by all manner of nastiness during parties or events, and I’d hate to be the one cleaning it up afterward. Now imagine that’s all you do every single day. Some complaining on social media shouldn’t just be expected, but mandatory.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Companies Where Millennials Want to Work the Most (BusinessWeek)

Google dominates in popularity whether among business or engineering students, men or women

If you want to attract the largest generation in history to work at your company, you're going to have to give them two things: a sense of purpose and the ability to innovate. 
A new survey from Universum, a global research and advisory firm specializing in employer branding, gives insight into which employers are winning this key demographic. The survey asked more than 240,000 business and engineering students from across the globe what was important to them and which companies they would most like to work for. 
"Students are seeking platforms for their own performance and growth,” says Petter Nylander, chief executive officer of Universum. 
This isn't the first year that this survey has been done, and there was little movement in the top five companies from last year's report. Google once again led the way as the No. 1 choice for both business and engineering students. Other firms with high rankings were PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Microsoft, Apple, BMW Group, and General Electric. 
Here is a breakout of the top employers according to business students:
Goldman Sachs entered the top five after coming in at No. 8 last year, with Deloitte and Apple slipping a few spots. One of the biggest gainers was Barclays, which climbed eight spots from 35 to 27. The biggest loser was luxury brand LVMH, falling to No. 34 from 19. New names this year include Grant Thornton, General Motors, and Samsung. 
When it comes to engineering students, there was again little movement in the top five, but Samsung came in at No. 11 after not even making the top 50 in 2014.
Universum also broke down the results for men and women in each industry. For business students, it appears men are more drawn to large banks such as Goldman Sachs than women are. This isn't necessarily surprising, given the small number of female executives in the industry, although a number of the firms have developed programs aimed at changing that. 
Here are the rankings according to female business students:
And here they are for male business students: 
When looking at engineering students, the key difference between men and women was that men preferred companies like BMW while women gave the likes of L'Oreal Group and Johnson & Johnson higher rankings. 
Here's the female breakout:
And here's the male breakout:

The key standout in all of this is Google, which topped every single breakout provided by Universum. 

"Millennials want to truly understand a company’s purpose, align with it, and work with others to propel the organization’s performance," Universum said. "Millennials are highly attracted to entrepreneurial energy in the workplace. They want to work in innovative settings, unencumbered by infrastructure, while still delivering strong financial results. Consequently, the tech industry generally attracts this kind of talent."

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Candidate Center: Employment Center of the French American Chamber of Commerce

Our Employment Service
Candidate Center - June 2015

 It will save you time, money and energy in your hiring process.
As a Chamber of Commerce, we receive a large number of job applications throughout the year.   
Every month, we will share with you the applications that will allow us to help you find the right people for the right positions.  
In our process, all the candidates fill out a form online and provide relevant information such as type of visa, type of position desired, field of activity, professional and educational background, etc. Based on these forms, we create a monthly document, assigning a reference number to identify each candidate.  
When you are interested by a candidate, you can send us an email at mentioning the reference number.  
Thus, we will be able to send you the contact and the resume of the candidate.   

Review the profiles on our website: 



100 Biscayne Boulevard I Suite 1105 I Miami, FL 33132

Please feel free to contact us for an appointment