When TicketNetwork, Inc. heard that many employees with long commutes were carpooling to save on gas, the Connecticut-based company decided to offer a vanpool to some employees who lived near New Haven. But this isn’t the usual vanpool—it’s the answer to Janis Joplin’s prayers. Employees arrive at work like rock stars—in a Mercedes Benz!
In a slight twist on the Mike Rowe media franchise of working all kinds of jobs, Hourly America, a website presented by Snagajob, is sending “career insights” blogger Heath Padgett across the country where he will work at different jobs in each state through the Snagajob database. What’s “strange” about this story is that the trip will also be Heath’s honeymoon with his new wife, Alyssa!
Perhaps you’ve heard the statistics in the news lately: the United States lags behind most other nations in terms of how much guaranteed maternity and paternity leave is provided to employees. In fact, it shocks some people in other countries to learn that there is no mandated maternity and paternity leave at all!
Do you ever wonder if your employees’ salaries are in line with the market? Perhaps you are finding that applicants are often turning down job offers—and you suspect the salary level might be to blame. How can you know? One of the best ways to get data on competitor salary offerings is to use a market survey.
By Susan Prince, JD, Legal Editor HR.BLR.com
HR pros are aware that there is gender inequality in the workplace, and according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2014, the world has made only incremental improvements. However, the Report does predict the year things will be equal for the sexes in the workplace. And you won’t be here to experience it.