Employee training should not be a static approach to development. The skills and knowledge that might have helped a company thrive 20 years ago may be completely obsolete today or in a few years. For this reason, training has to be malleable and driven by the dynamic nature of the company, the industry, the market, […]
Connecticut’s minimum wage will increase on October 1 as the state begins a series of hikes that will eventually make the state’s minimum $15 an hour.
The historically low unemployment of recent years has drawn attention to what many employers woefully refer to as the “skills gap,” which is the idea that even though there are applicants for an open position, there aren’t enough applicants who meet the qualifications.
The Championing Apprenticeships for New Careers and Employees (CHANCE) in Tech Act—or H.R. 3174—was reintroduced via bipartisan efforts this year after originally being introduced in 2017. Here are two things you need to know about it if you’re a learning and development (L&D) or an HR professional.
Payscale released their Q3 2018 PayScale Index yesterday. The aim of the research is to identify and track quarterly and annual compensation trends (as well as forecast the next quarter).
There may be more jobs available today than there are applicants to fill them. This is a frustrating scenario for employers. Organizations trying to grow, or even simply keep up with current demand, are finding it more and more difficult to keep employees, and they’re finding it’s more and more difficult to find new employees […]
Research conducted by the World Health Organization shows that the U.S. economy loses around $1 trillion per year in lost productivity due to mental health disorders and illnesses. Another study by Mental Health America saw correlation among workplace environments, employee satisfaction rates, and mental health.
When I was a little boy, I had a book that was filled with pictures of heavy equipment. Like many boys, I was fascinated by the large bulldozers, cranes, and trucks. There was one piece of equipment that intrigued me because I had never seen anything like it. It was a grab dredger.
by Connor Beatty Each month, economists eagerly await the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) jobs report. The report provides analysts a snapshot of the nation’s economic health by measuring the number of jobs the economy added or lost in the previous month. Based on a recent study, perhaps HR managers should review the monthly jobs […]
Last week I was part of a CEO panel asked to discuss how to achieve double-digit revenue growth. Now, isn’t that the $1 million question! My co-panelists were highly respected executives, each with 20-plus years of experience in our industry — publishing. Yet, when we started discussing the session among ourselves, I was surprised by […]