Job-seekers are taking "good for now" positions, but is it good enough for those who hire them?
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Unfortunately, the economic recovery expected last summerhasn't materialized yet. With bills mounting and few employmentopportunities in sight, job-seekers are taking "survival"jobs for which they're overqualified. "Time is theirenemy," says Bill Coleman, senior vice president ofcompensation for Salary.com in Wellesley, Massachusetts. "Anyjob is better than nothing for these people."
These workers have one thing in common: They're waiting forthe economy to improve so they can get a better job. Hiringsurvivalists is a big issue for entrepreneurs deluged with resumesfrom overqualified applicants."People are leaving largecompanies to go with small and midsized businesses," saysRogerHerman, a workplace futurist in Greensboro, North Carolina, andco-author of Impending Crisis: Too Many Jobs, Too Few People(Oakhill Press). But how do you work with an employee who sees youas a port in the storm?
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