In 1903, Frank Bartlett, the general manager of the Ideal Manufacturing Company, signed the charter of the Employers’ Association of Detroit, making Ideal one of the 73 founding members of the EAD. Within two years, both Bartlett and Ideal would find themselves at the center of one of the most protracted labor battles of the early 1900s.
Voluntary benefits are services or products offered by employers, often at discounted rates, as a perk of employment. Employers can provide benefits that employees want, while employees will have a variety of insurance options available in one convenient place and as the name implies, it is optional to purchase.
ChatGPT, and now GPT 4, and other similar artificial intelligence tools (AI) are proliferating through the marketplace. Unlike other disruptive technologies that would create new jobs to support it, AI may have the opposite effect. A study by Goldman Sachs reported that 300 million jobs may be lost due to AI. It may also be a wage suppressant.
Every three years Detroit’s auto industry faces the “Auto Talks.” The Big Three and the United Auto Workers (UAW) will re-negotiate their contracts that are set to expire this September 14th. This event not only impacts General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis NV but also impacts the suppliers and vendors that support auto production.
The classroom is a place where students should feel engaged, motivated, and eager to learn. However, it can be challenging to keep students focused and interested in the material being presented. The following are some of the best ways to engage students in the classroom.
Does FMLA cover holidays? A recent opinion letter by Wage and Hour Division (WHD) explains that, under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the employee’s normal workweek is the basis of the employee’s leave entitlement.
SHRM recently published a study that presents new findings on age discrimination at work and its impact on the American workforce. According to the research, approximately 30% of workers in the United States have experienced unfair treatment based on their age at some point in their careers. Out of these individuals, 72% have admitted that such mistreatment has made them contemplate quitting their jobs.
With the passage of the PUMP Act last year employers with 50 or more employees should now consider including a policy addressing nursing mothers in the workplace. Employers under 50 in size may have an exemption but only if they can demonstrate that compliance for a particular employee causes undue hardship.
Ban-the-box might seem like old news, but these laws are constantly being added and/or updated. It is important for employers to keep up with the laws in all areas in which their employees work. The city of Chicago recently expanded its requirements on how employers may use criminal records in hiring decisions.
No more need for knowledge workers? The jobs lost in a months-long cascade of white-collar layoffs triggered by over-hiring and rising interest rates might never return, corporate executives and economists say.
A recent report by The Conference Board states that American workers are experiencing a higher level of satisfaction than ever before. In 2022, a total of 62.3% of U.S. workers expressed contentment with their jobs, which is an increase from 60.2% in 2021.
Recognizing when an employee is experiencing a mental health crisis can be challenging, as employees may not always feel comfortable disclosing their mental health concerns. However, there are some signs and symptoms that employers and managers can look out for.
Independent Contractors (IC) are now under threat in Michigan. Two Bills were introduced that would significantly reduce the number of independent contractors in this state. House Bill 4390 and 4391 brings California’s infamous ABC test to Michigan.
In recent years, the concept of unlimited time off has gained attention as a progressive approach to employee vacation policies. This innovative policy grants employees the flexibility to take as much time off as they need, without strict limitations. While it may sound appealing, it is essential to examine the advantages and disadvantages of unlimited time off to understand its potential impact on employees and organizations alike.
CHROs look for volatility but positivity in the next 12 months: CHROs are revising their one-year forecast for business, expecting volatility to persist longer than anticipated. That’s the main finding from StrategicCHRO360’s latest CHRO Confidence Index, a forward-looking indicator that measures sentiment for business among HR chiefs at U.S. companies.
As layoffs are starting to increase, HR departments face an important dilemma: What is the most effective and humane approach to letting employees go? An article in the Wall Street Journal recently outlined six key questions to consider when facing layoffs.
Be wary if terminating an employee due to “fit.” In a case coming out of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the court found that the "not a good fit" approach may be a legitimate reason for termination, but many lawyers say this could lead to major liability for the employer.
iHire has published a new research report uncovering job seekers’ preferences when searching for work. The What Candidates Want: 2023 Job Seeker Report details the results of iHire’s survey of a Qualtrics panel comprising 600 working professionals in all industries across the United States.
Choosing a Learning Management System can be an overwhelming process. At the onset, you may simply be looking for a place to post learning materials that are easily accessible to employees for on-demand training. However, along with the convenience of an LMS comes a new set of issues you may not have thought about. While there are many, here are the top four concerns you should consider when selecting an LMS:
Companies can prepare now for a recession by optimizing their workforce. Since employees are a company's greatest asset, successfully navigating economic uncertainty relies on investing in them.
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