This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mattel’s very first black Barbie®, which debuted in 1980 and was designed by fashion pioneer Kitty Black Perkins, a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Perkins’ hard work and determination made her not only an icon of the fashion world and Mattel’s first African-American designer but also a champion […]
“Innovation” has become one of the most important buzzwords in 21st-century business. Every company wants to be an “innovative” company nowadays. But just as with so many other buzzwords, sometimes a trend becomes so popular that it almost becomes meaningless.
A recent article on LinkedIn highlights the growing trend of using telecommuting as an employee benefit. More and more job candidates are negotiating the opportunity to work from home at least 1 day (or more) a week. As remote work continues to rise in popularity, it makes you wonder: Will these digital nomads make up […]
California employers will have more time to get newly mandated sexual harassment training programs going, now that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill delaying the requirements.
Recruiters, hiring managers, and HR professionals rejoice, Robert Half has released its 2019 Salary Guide! Why is this so important, you ask? With salary guides, you’ll be able to see what types of compensation your competition is offering candidates, and with that knowledge in hand, you’ll be better equipped to poach those workers to your […]
Taco Bell permits employees to buy a reduced-price meal but requires them to eat the meal in the restaurant. Does that turn what would otherwise be an unpaid meal break into paid time? No, according to a recent decision from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all California employers).
Asia Argento, one of the first Harvey Weinstein accusers to come forward, now finds herself on the other side of the #MeToo movement in which she had been a prominent figure. According to a recent New York Times report, just months after accusing Weinstein of rape, Argento agreed to pay $380,000 to Jimmy Bennett, an […]
Many job postings close with a statement indicating salary is negotiable, but how often do job seekers speak up to secure a better package?
Namely, an HR platform for midsized companies, has released its HR Careers Report 2018. The report analyzed data from over 1,000 companies to uncover trends in the fast-growing HR profession. The resulting data cuts through stereotypes to take a closer look at the 5.6 million HR professionals across the United States who are so central […]
Support for single-payer health insurance is growing, slowly but surely, yet many employers are taking little heed of the debate. Amy Evans, an employee benefit insurance expert, and attorney Christine Roberts contend on the Employee Benefits News website, though, that employers can’t afford to ignore it anymore. They enumerate several reasons you need to stay […]