Upwork and Freelancers Union recently released the results of “Freelancing in America: 2018” (FIA), the most comprehensive measure of the U.S. independent workforce. The fifth annual study estimates that 56.7 million Americans freelance, an increase of 3.7 million in the past five years.
In a study done by Leadership IQ, CEO, Mark Murphy and his team followed 20,000 new hires during their first three years of employment. The results were startling: 46% of the participants failed in their job during the first 18 months due to ATTITUDE.
On Friday April 12th, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published its proposed new scheduling letters for Service and Supply audits, Compliance Checks, and Focused Reviews. These proposed letters appear to follow a current of the agency to move further left in the enforcement of the OFCCP regulations.
As summer approaches and the colleges empty out, many employers may be gearing up for a new batch of summer interns. Though ASE surveys show many employers pay their interns, some intern positions may be set up as unpaid because the work experience is what counts, right? The Department of Labor has a seven-part test to determine if an internship should be classified paid or unpaid.
The short answer is yes. Color can affect workers’ moods. The colors you decorate an office space with can impact employee behavior and productivity.
As of April 8, 2019, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed 39 total measles cases statewide since March 13, 2019. Oakland County has 38 cases, and one was a Wayne County resident.
Quest Diagnostics recently released results from their most recent data analysis of over 10 million employment drug test results. Back in 2010-2012 their analysis showed a 30 year low in positive drug tests. Unfortunately, in 2017 and 2018 the positive rates were at the highest level in the past 14 years. I’m sure this comes as no surprise as marijuana becomes legal in more states, and we continue to deal with the opioid crisis.
A survey conducted by BigRentz, a construction equipment rental company, found that a majority of young Americans ages 18 to 24 do not believe they can get a high-paying job from attending trade school.
The hottest issue in the EEO area is pay discrimination. In the news it is often written that women earn approximately 20 cents or more less than a male counterpart. When it is broken down by race, the disparity grows even larger. However, does disparity mean discrimination?
Employers that have franchise operations, engage independent contractors, or both have had the rules and protections that come with these business relationships turned on their heads in recent years. A newly proposed 4-factor test may simplify things.
When many HR Professionals think of social media tools and platforms that can be used for recruiting, the app Snapchat is probably one that doesn’t come to mind. For those that are not familiar with Snapchat, it is a mobile messaging application used to share photos, videos of up to 10 seconds, and drawings that are called “snaps”.
When it comes to evaluating employee engagement it has been shown that employers need to ask their staff one simple question, do you have a best friend at work? It may seem a bit silly or trivial at best; but it is true. This question happens to be one of the most important ways to assess whether your team members are happy, at work.
Religious accommodations generally do not rise to the level of a disability accommodation when reviewed by courts. But a recent case against Walgreens indicates that standard may change.
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