ASE’s 2022 Post-Pandemic Remote Work Survey, released in November of last year, found that most companies that call for in-person work require two to three days to be onsite. Many companies have been flexible in that approach, allowing employees to decide on which days they want to work from home and which days they want to work onsite.
Affinity Groups, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and the like are hallmarks of diversity programs. Specifically, ERGs could consist of a variety of identities from African American, Hispanic, disabled, women, LGBTQ, and more. 90% of Fortune 500 companies have been reported to have at least one. Those who participate in ERGs believe they help move the needle with equality and inclusion in their workplaces.
The layoff tidal wave is growing. The downsizing of Q4 continues into the new year as companies slash staff. This is the last thing employers and employees want to see happen. It means financial uncertainty for all parties involved. The reality is that sometimes these measures must be taken. Let’s define the differences, the pros, and cons.
Illinois joins states with Paid Sick Leave for any reason: On January 10, 2023, the Paid Leave for All Workers Act (the “Act”), S.B. 208, passed both chambers in the Illinois Legislature, mere days into the new legislative session.
Workplace culture is like a plant – it needs watering and nurturing to grow. It isn’t stagnant – it is ever changing. Many people talk and write about maintaining a healthy work culture, but in actuality we should be helping it to grow and change.
Have you ever entered a classroom and immediately started yawning? How about trying to pay attention and you can’t stop staring at notes on the flip chart from the last class? Whether too much or too little decoration, to keep your audience engaged and fresh, you’ll need the right mix of decoration and stimuli to pull off an incredible learning experience. Here are the top 5 tips to achieve that.
Due to inflation, 78% of employees want more support from their companies, and getting financial wellness benefits at work is important to 77% of U.S. employees across industries, according to a new survey from TalentLMS.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that union membership continues its over 40-year decline. Union membership in 2022 declined to 10.1% of U.S. workforce down from 10.3% in 2021. That said, total union membership rose by 273,000 to about 14.3 million workers. But, because of the number of U.S. wage and salary workers (most non-union) grew by 5.3 million workers the reported union membership as a percentage of that total workforce continued to show a decline.
Federal Contractors, OFCCP’s Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL) is out: On January 20, 2023, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs published the latest Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) for supply & service contractors, which is comprised of 500 federal contractors and subcontractors.
Updating your employee handbook is a critical annual initiative for an HR department. It ensures compliance with industry standards and federal and state laws.
One of the top five reasons employees leave jobs is because they don’t like their immediate boss. So, with an estimated 25-40% percent of employees saying they would like to change jobs in 2023, it might be a good time to assess what kind of frontline managers your company has.
What is a statute of limitations agreement? In the employment context, this is an agreement between the employer and employee that states the employee agrees to bring any claims against the employer within a specific period of time after employment.
A new survey by Forbes found that 8% of respondents left a job they liked to seek better health insurance. Another 20% decided to get a full-time job instead of a part-time job so they could get coverage. 31% of respondents with employer-sponsored insurance said they stayed with a job they disliked for the company’s health insurance.
Telehealth flexibility extended two more years: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 has extended telehealth flexibility for two years. These provisions are now set to expire December 31, 2024, for calendar-year plans.
We’ve all had to conduct small talk from time to time…casual conversations that revolve around unimportant matters. But what if instead, we had smart conversations that led to building better relationships?
Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) blew the proverbial lifeguard whistle on employer non-compete agreements and said they were going to order “everybody out of the pool.”
A survey conducted by Human Resource Executive (HRE) in late 2022 revealed that the top five things keeping HR up at night includes hiring and retention, stress, culture, technology, and learning and development.
In a time when labor hoarding is occurring in some sectors, yet in others, layoffs are happening, employers with H-1Bs need to follow a process or it could be a costly mistake in which an H-1B is not found to be properly terminated.
California is once again looking at making changes to how employers can use information from background checks in employment decisions. The California Civil Rights Department’s Civil Right Council released their most recent draft of changes to their Fair Employment and Housing Ace (FEHA) this past December. This update addresses proposed changes to the use of criminal history for employment decisions.
IRS mileage rate is 65.5 cents per mile in 2023: The rate for business use of a car, van, pickup, or panel truck is now 65.5 cents per mile. This represents an increase of 3 cents from the agency’s midyear increase back in June for the second half of 2022, when the IRS set the per mile rate at 62.5 cents.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta reports that wages for workers who remained at their employment increased 5.5% in November compared to a year earlier.
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