Employer health care spending has grown from 6% of total wages in 1988 to more than 12% in 2018. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimate that this growth will continue, with national health spending projected to be 20% of the economy by 2026. Employers are seeking innovative approaches to keeping healthcare costs down.
A majority of Americans (62%) agree that apprenticeships—or “earn while learning” vocational opportunities—make people more employable than going to college, according to the results of the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted online by The Harris Poll.
We have all been exposed to the belief that things come in threes, deaths, good things, bad things, etc. There is even a name for the superstition that things come in threes, Triaphilia. ASE gets repeated questions in many areas of background checking and drug screening, and the following outlines the most frequently asked questions.
ASE reviews dozens of employee handbooks each year along with hundreds of individual policies being written or updated by our members. One policy that does not get a lot of attention nor is found in many employee handbooks these days is a statement on union-free status.
At the Industry Liaison Group (ILG) National Conference on August 1, Acting Director Craig Leen of the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) discussed in his keynote presentation the four pillars of OFCCP’s future actions.
A recent study by Korn Ferry revealed that if not addressed, the skilled talent shortages could have significant impact on global economics by 2030.
When most people think of the term “ghosting”, they think of online dating sites. Ghosting is an expression first connected with dating, and it's when someone suddenly cuts all ties and communication with the person they've been seeing. The practice of ghosting is now creeping its way into the workplace and is quickly becoming some employers’ biggest recruiting headache.
Employees today are more likely to job hop than ever before. Millennials in particular have earned, whether legitimate or not, a reputation for job hopping. But the latest research shows that if employees, even Millennials, are engaged and have learning opportunities in the workplace, they are less likely to leave.
The Wall Street Journal got people talking last week about a recruiting trend: downskilling. Coined by Alicia Modestino of Northeastern University, the concepts of downskilling are simple in theory: lessen the former favored “four-year college degree” and requisite experience to broaden your overall talent pool.
At a time where unemployment is 4% and the need for skilled workers is at a premium, a source for these workers is being slowly shutdown. The immigration issue is an important one for Americans and played a decisive role in the presidential election. However, the barriers being raised for business visas could have a negative impact in the long-run for American businesses.
U.S. DOL requested current FMLA forms to be extended to 2021: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has asked the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve its model FMLA forms through 2021 (with no content changes). For now, the expiration dates of the current forms have been extended until July 31, 2018. After that date the forms can still be used. Source: CCH 7/23/18
Being a working parent can be especially challenging in the summer. But according to a recent CareerBuilder survey, the majority of working parents feel that it is possible to have it all. Of workers who have a child living at home, 78% say it's possible to be equally successful in your career and as a parent.
Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. It sets people up to overgeneralize, sometimes leading to discrimination even when people feel they are being fair. Since implicit bias is unconscious, how do you identify it?
A lawsuit by 20 states was filed in federal court in Texas challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in February. Texas argues that last year’s tax reform law, which stripped the ACA of the individual mandate, made the ACA unconstitutional. If the individual mandate is stripped away, the Department of Justice (DOJ), agreeing with Texas, argues that two other key parts of Obamacare should fall with it.
The 4th of July holiday has come and gone, and summer is officially in full swing. Now is often an ideal time to take a step back from the office and take advantage of one of the most important benefits in the workplace: vacation time. Although disconnecting from the daily grind is beneficial, many employees today never get the chance.
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