Job Retention In “Old Media”

Job Retention In “Old Media”

Deborah McAdams does a great take on data from the Wall Street Journal about the best jobs to have in 2011.  Broadcast technician went from 44th place in 2010 down to 99th in 2011. Newscaster fell from 95th place down to 128th. McAdams smirks that newscasters could be replaced by avatars. But gee, it’s great to be Sam Champion. Meteorologist moved up from 12th place in 2010 to 6th in 2011!

[BTW: That's a picture of Brian (Believeable RSS Interactive Avatar Newscaster) from Televirtual Ltd of Norwich, UK.]

Turnover Storm in TV ? Let’s See.

Turnover Storm in TV ? Let’s See.

Jon Picoult, founder of Watermark Consulting, wrote an interesting article in the Jobs section of Sunday’s New York Times. Picoult predicts that there is an impending “storm” of turnover of employees in downsized companies who were left “holding the bag” – shouldering the burden of short-staffing.

Picoult goes on to say: “People are not equipment… Companies that recognize this fact will … become more communicative, more appreciative, more connected and more civil. In a word, they become more human.”

There are many different management philosophies. There is the military model and the “warm and fuzzy” model, for example. I work better, faster, harder under the “warm and fuzzy.” How about you?

Business At The Speed of BlackBerry

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Business At The Speed of BlackBerry

808843_52841305-115There was an article in today’s New York Times Week In Review titled “The Children of Cyberspace“. In the article, Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, said that the newest generations, unlike their older peers, will expect an instant response from everyone they communicate with, and won’t have the patience for anything less.

We already have the 24-hour news cycle and with the addition of the ubiquitous BlackBerry, we are now approaching the 24-hour business cycle – with our bosses expecting nothing less than an immediate response to their messages.

How to Network in the New Now:

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People Network

Again Philip Hodgetts writes
a blog entry that I am envious of. He says (but does not attribute)
"…one expert suggests that 70% of media positions are filled from
within someone’s ‘social’ network."

How true !