President Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) faced senators in a September 19 confirmation hearing where he signaled his views on various issues the DOL is facing and said his work representing businesses as an attorney wouldn’t keep him from fulfilling the department’s mission.
Meet Mara Dell. A little over a week ago she filled a newly-created role at the National Geographic Society: Chief Human Resources Officer. There she oversees 9 HR employees and 2 medical staff.
The saying “time is money” may be cliché, but like many such phrases, it’s cliché because it’s true. In an economy where employees are paid by the hour or the year, companies are literally paying for time. In fact, in an economy that is increasingly service-focused, labor costs can amount to as much as 70% of […]
According to Gallup research, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work, and just 33% of employed residents in the United States are engaged. So, it’s no wonder that organizations of all shapes and sizes are becoming more preoccupied with keeping their employees engaged in the modern-day workforce.
The candidate-driven market has forced employers to become highly competitive. Companies that want to recruit the very best must be known not only for their product but also as exceptional places to work. The science of carving out an organization’s image as a top employer is known as “employer branding.” But new research reveals that […]
For most of a century, California law has favored the employment relationship and creates a likely presumption that a person whom you allow to perform work is an employee. The California Legislature just added one more brick to the employment wall, sending Assembly Bill (AB) 5 to Governor Gavin Newsom, who has signed it into […]
The gig economy is defined as “a way of working that is based on people having temporary jobs or doing separate pieces of work, each paid separately.” In recent years, there has been an influx of job titles, including words like “freelancer,” “entrepreneur,” and “self-employed,” and many are saying Millennials and Gen Zs are to […]
When interviewing candidates, do you find that the interview tends to get off topic quickly? Are the candidate’s answers not as robust as you expected them to be? Have you considered overhauling your interview process but don’t know where to begin? We have a suggestion: Try asking behavior-based interview questions.
In a candidate-driven market, jobseekers have the upper hand. Because of this, candidate “ghosting” remains an annoying issue for many employers across the country. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, ghosting occurs when a candidate cuts all communication with recruiters and hiring managers.
Burnout, a syndrome stemming from workplace stress, has, at one time or another, affected virtually the entire U.S. workforce. Lhasa OMS recently did a study of 2,010 young Americans, with the goal of learning more about their stress levels at work. The findings showed that 4 out of 5 Millennials were stressed several times per […]