Recruiting top talent to your organization can be a difficult task. Between the historically low unemployment rate and the cottage industry of jobs websites out there, it can be challenging to locate strong candidates and persuade them to join your business. In an effort to spread their message as widely as possible, an increasing number […]
Companies in the United States often bemoan what they see as a skills gap. They say that while there are applicants available for their job openings, those applicants just don’t have the requisite skills and/or education to successfully perform the essential functions of these jobs. The problem becomes increasingly acute when, as is currently the […]
When comparing the United States to the rest of the world, we often hear that American students continue to lag behind much of the rest of the world—and other advanced, industrial nations in particular—when it comes to the so-called STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering, and math.
With growing income inequality and fears of losing low-skilled jobs to automation and new technologies like artificial intelligence, there have been increasing calls throughout the country for a “living wage.”
Learning and development (L&D) departments are currently anticipated to be among the most innovative departments inside most organizations over the next decade and beyond—and for very good reasons.
If you’re not familiar with pooled employer plans (PEPs), it’s probably because they’re not yet available. But they’re part of existing proposed legislation, so it would be useful for employers to be familiar with the concept.
All too often, the employment law advice that we provide as practitioners focuses on issues that relate to problem employees. You know these folks—they’re the troublemakers, the harassers, the pot-stirrers, the chronically absent, and the habitually tardy. They’re the underperformers, the rule breakers, the constant complainers, the leave abusers, the policy violators, the workplace bullies, […]
Instinctively, it would seem that using a machine, data, or artificial intelligence (AI) to review job applicants would create a process that is fairer by default. Unlike people, the machine doesn’t have subconscious biases. It doesn’t have feelings or gut instincts. It should be able to make judgments and comparisons solely on merit and create […]
It’s no secret that Millennials recently surpassed Generation X to become the single largest cohort in the American Workforce. Which means that younger adults will be continuing to move into positions of leadership and management.
Recent research conducted by Accenture revealed that organizations are losing over $11 trillion because of outdated education and technology in the workplace. And this is seriously impacting the fate of our economic environment.