According to US Census statistics, 57% of women work outside the home, compared with 69.2% of men. Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen stated that “[o]ne recent study estimates that increasing the female participation rate to that of men would raise our gross domestic product by 5%.” So why aren’t more women in the workforce?
Solely based on Federal law…yes. A federal court ruled last week that it is legal to pay female employees less than men if it is based on past salary history. This decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a previous ruling that stated that pay differences solely on past salary history were discriminatory, based on the Equal Pay Act.
With everyone being connected 24/7, is achieving work/life balance really just a pipe dream? For most people it is more about creating a blend of the two, not necessarily creating two separate pieces in balance. So instead of continually trying to achieve balance between the two, consider integration instead. When you integrate your work with your life you are more likely to be happy and achieve success.
It’s hard enough to find good employees, so when you find them make sure your managers are not making any of these common mistakes that drive employees to look elsewhere. It holds true that employees don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.
Many studies have shown that the environment employees work in does have an effect on their productivity. From wall colors, to furniture, to technology, to office layout…it all makes a difference. A recent study from the architecture firm, Gensler, found that there is evidence that links workplace performance to office design.
There has been a lot of judicial activity involved in trying to identify an appropriate test for determining whether an employee is in fact actually employed by two different employers. This circumstance generally arises when one business (primary) engages another (secondary) and the contracting business exercises sufficient control whereby the “law” is compelled to treat them jointly.
Uber has been in the news a lot lately regarding its meritocracy practices and competitive culture. Although this mentality has brought them from a mere start-up to a $68 billion company, their corporate image is being bruised and it’s leaving a black mark on former employees’ resumes.
A recent survey revealed that 58% of executives think that their current performance management approach does not drive employee engagement or high performance. More and more companies are doing away with annual performance reviews all together. But how are they doing it successfully?
According to Global Workforce Analytics 3.7 million employees now work from home at least half the time. In addition, Gallup reports that 37% of US workers say they have telecommuted at some point in their career. This is four times greater than just 9% back in 1995. With the growing population of telecommuters, are these workers feeling less connected and isolated?
Employers want their employees to bring their whole selves and full potential to work every day. But the truth is, many employees are running on empty most of the time. In order for employers to have a real effect on their employees, they must create programs that go beyond “wellness” and contribute to the employee’s total “wellbeing.”
Workplace bullying is way more common than it should be. Research from the University of Phoenix revealed that over 75% of employees surveyed have experienced workplace bullying – either as a witness or a victim. It’s important to be aware of the signs within your organization so that you can recognize when bullying is occurring and stop it in its tracks.
After a two-year government study on 6-hour work days that took place in Sweden, the results are in. While employees proved to be happier, employer costs were higher. Is the increase in cost worth it?
If you ever feel like you are being watched, you are probably right! A recent survey conducted by Jobvite revealed that recruiters spend a great deal of time reviewing social media accounts. Careerbuilder.com says using social media to screen candidates has increased by 500% over the last decade and will continue to grow.
2017 is right around the corner, and the HR industry is ever changing. The war for talent continues to evolve, performance reviews as we know them are disappearing, and just when we figured out the Millennials, Generation Z is entering the work force. Let’s look at some trends being predicted for 2017.
With the election of Donald Trump and the control of both houses of congress by the Republicans, the question has been asked many times – what Obama Administration rules will be on the chopping block? There have been many new rules initiated, including FLSA Overtime, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, OSHA and more.
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