According to federal data, suicide rates in the United States have recently hit their highest rate since World War II. There has been a 33% increase just since 1999. High rates of stress, pressures, isolation factors of social media use, and opioid abuse are some of the larger contributing factors.
On November 4, 2019 the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced it would revise its fluctuating workweek rules. These rules apply to a fairly narrow segment of the total U.S. labor force. The revised rule would apply to salaried non-exempt employees whose hours vary each week.
If you run employment backgrounds, you know the laws are constantly changing. Some states and cities have laws which are stricter than those of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. New York State and New York City are two such locations.
Given that we are living in the 21st Century, women have achieved much in terms of equality in the workplace, but women are still being held back because of ignorance, economics, and the fact that societal norms are slow to change. Yet “sleeping to the top” still persists as an attack on women who have made achievements based on competency and hard work.
Last week we wrote about the importance of having clear job titles to reduce gender bias. On a similar note, Fitsmallbusiness.com recently released a list of the 15 most inflated titles of 2019, which, if anything, is worth the laugh:
Men are more likely than women to say they have more responsibility than their colleagues with the same job title, according to a new survey report by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. More than one-quarter of men (26%) say they have more responsibility than colleagues with the same job title, compared to 18% of workers who are women.
Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers (UAW) settled their contract less than a week after ratification of the General Motors-UAW contract.
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When it comes to company benefits, are you offering what matters most to potential employees? One benefit that tends to go unnoticed or overlooked is employee relocation. However, a recent study shows that offering relocation benefits could significantly improve recruitment efforts.
As most are probably already aware GM-UAW Workers voted to ratify (57% for/43% against) their new four-year agreement with General Motors last Friday. It also ended the longest nationwide strike against GM in over 50 years. Ford and FCA now have to finish their negotiations. The UAW has said it will now turn its negotiating focus on Ford Motor Company.
A new report from TalentLMS and Harvard University reveals how companies can take better care of their top performers and prevent them from leaving. The survey report reveals the reasons why managers stay loyal to their companies and what makes them consider leaving.
Governor Whitmer has joined seven other states in proposing a higher salary level test for job exemption status. Currently Michigan’s exempt salary level test for executive, professional, and administrative positions is only $250/week or $13,000/year. A very low salary level to meet that particular exemption test. The federal salary level test for those same positions is now $684/week or $35,568/year.
Recruiters are confident, and candidates are high quality. And, yet, around the world, recruiters are struggling to fill positions, according to Monster's 2019 State of the Recruiter survey.
Likely yes, but the question is to what extent should it control the clothes worn to work. A new study by Randstad said 33% of employees responding would not only leave their job if they were required to follow a conservative dress code, but they would also forgo a $5,000 salary bump to be able to dress casually.
We have all sat through trainings on the latest and greatest technologies that our organizations are implementing, but when is the last time you attended a training on cyber security? Technology is constantly evolving and while that means more convenience and productivity it also has opened new doors for cyber criminals to get into your systems and access your information.
LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2018 report shows how traditional interview questions can often fall flat. Have you ever been asked some crazy question like “How many golf balls can you fit on a jet?” or “If you were an animal, what animal would you be?” What exactly does an interviewer hope to achieve from asking questions like this?
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