Compared with a year ago, the labor market is in much better shape. True, many employers are struggling to fill openings, but the latest Adzuna data shows jobseekers flooding back into the market this September to meet this unprecedented demand. The somewhat unexpected downside of growing job opportunities is that we’re also seeing much higher-than-usual […]
Category: HR Management & Compliance
There are dozens of details to take care of in the day-to-day operation of your department and your company. We give you case studies, news updates, best practices and training tips that keep your organization fully in compliance with ever-changing employment law, and you fully aware of emerging HR trends.
Increasing diversity in organizations is extremely important for company success. Particularly when it comes to diversity, a McKinsey study says that filling these roles with women is beneficial to company success. The study found that “having gender diversity on executive teams, specifically, to be consistently positively correlated with higher profitability across geographies in our data […]
Football season is upon us, and so are the clichés associated with it. But clichés all contain kernels of truth, do they not? Here is one: “Football is a game of inches.” So, too, is employment discrimination litigation. For an education on this point and the importance of small details, read on. The ‘T’ Got […]
Everywhere we turn, store fronts and restaurants are posting signs seeking applicants for vacant positions. And the phenomenon isn’t limited to just the service industry. Employers in the transportation, logistics, and manufacturing sectors are just as desperate for applicants.
Arbitration agreements are basically contracts, and they won’t be enforced absent proof both parties agreed to their terms. When the agreement is ambiguous and the ambiguity was created by the employer, one might expect a court won’t enforce the contract against the employee. But arbitration agreements are favored by some basic legal tenets, so is […]
In its time, the open-office concept made good sense: Without partitioned cubicle walls or closed office doors, workspaces encouraged collaboration and creativity. The design facilitated drive-by conversations and brainstorms. The open flow of communication reigned.
Guest: Brenda Smith, Workplace Possibilities Director, The Standard Mental health was a serious issue even before the pandemic in the United States, and the effects of the pandemic on mental health have only begun to be felt. Some attribute at least part of the great resignation to mental health challenges, and that is just a […]
When COVID vaccines rolled out months ago, employers and employees alike began looking forward to getting back to the office, where they could once again work alongside coworkers instead of isolated in their homes.
The past year has seen a massive shift in how work gets done around the world. As a result, organizational performance and workplace culture have become mission-critical issues that are now top of mind for every business leader. I’ve mentored dozens of professionals during my nearly 30-year career about organizational performance and workplace culture. I […]
An East Tennessee federal district court recently issued a preliminary injunction barring a person from using information he stole from his former employer to further his competing business.