Tag: employee

Was Perry White an Abusive Boss?

If I asked whether a manager can demand solid job performance from an employee who reported or witnessed alleged acts of harassment, we would all say yes. If I asked whether a manager could threaten or retaliate against that employee, we’d all reply with an emphatic no. We’ve all been presented with scenarios that lead […]

What Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Programs Should Include

The financial case for workplace diversity continues to be made across the business landscape with many companies committing significant amounts of capital to building an inclusive culture, but few executives today actually know what it should look like. Ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform the national median and average 24% higher year-over-year […]

Is a College Degree Really Required to Do the Job?

A college education is often seen as a path to future career success. Parents begin nurturing and encouraging their children down the college degree path at very young ages—having a degree has long been a “badge of honor” for many students in K–12 settings. But, is it really a requirement to land a good job?

Missourians Vote to Reject Right-to-Work Law

Missourians went to the polls August 7 and soundly defeated Proposition A, the state’s right-to-work law that has been on hold for almost a year. Voters rejected the law by about a 2-to-1 margin.

More Ways to Increase Offer Acceptance

In yesterday’s Advisor, we talked about how frustrating it is to get all the way through the recruiting process and finally find a good candidate, only to have the job offer be rejected. We outlined a few options for improving offer acceptance rates, and today we’re continuing with that list.

How Can Employers Improve Offer Acceptance Rates?

In this job market, employers are finding it tough to fill vacancies. There are fewer candidates for each role, and candidates often have more than one job offer to weigh. Some employers are finding that they’re making offers only to have these offers rejected—meaning they’ve got to keep searching for candidates.

More Ways to Screen Candidates

In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted that hiring decisions are imperfect. Despite our diligent efforts, it is quite difficult to consistently get the best candidates who stick around long term. We started to look at some ways to go beyond the standard interview process to further screen candidates in the hopes of making better hiring decisions. […]

Highest Employer-Sponsored Retirement Participant Deferral Rate Reached in 2017

Automated features now standard for most employer-sponsored retirement plans helped bring about a record 8.3-percent average participant deferral rate in 2017—the highest level in a decade, according to a recent T. Rowe Price study. The rise in employee deferral amounts perpetuates a trend started in the years after the 2008 financial crisis.

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Doctor, Doctor

I played basketball in high school and dreamed of playing in college.  I knew it was a long shot, and it never came to pass.  “Maybe I’ll walk on some day,” I thought as I went off to college.  Yeah, right.  I gave up that dream when I enrolled at Wake Forest in the early- […]