The business world cherishes the idea finding solutions to problems. Leaders often believe that their businesses, like their products, will function optimally if they just ‘solve’ for the right issue. This mentality backfires when you’re dealing with culture.
Research and studies indicate that members of the LGBTQ community, racial minorities, women, individuals who practice different religions, and those who have a disability still experience workplace discrimination.
For the last 30 years or so, the federal government has primarily enforced its immigration policies and laws by forcing employers, under the threat of criminal prosecution or exorbitant, business-crushing fines, to ensure that they hire only applicants with acceptable documentation of their eligibility for employment.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we outlined some of the perceived risks involved for employers who opt to hire ex-convicts. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the potential benefits.
We’re living in an increasingly automated world, where robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are slowly replacing workers involved in physical labor and data processing. But the demand for creative professionals remains as strong as ever. AI comes nowhere close to competing with human copywriters, market researchers, brand managers, and design professionals.
In Friday’s Advisor, we discussed the idea of hiring entire teams instead of individuals. We outlined some of the possible benefits of doing so. Today, we’re taking a look at some of the potential drawbacks of this hiring method.
A reminder for New York employers: If you haven’t already completed the Notice of Wage Payment forms required under the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA), time is running out. The law, which took effect on April 9, 2011, requires covered employers to give written notice of wage rates to all new hires at […]
Many thanks to everyone for taking this month’s survey twice. Your answers were very interesting, especially on the essay question about the most difficult thing your HR department has had to do this year. Many of you have had to deal with layoffs, finding good employees to hire, the rising cost of health care, and […]
At the risk of falling into a male gender stereotype, we’re not shoppers; we’re buyers. We don’t browse. We know what we want, go directly to it on the store shelves, grab it, and head for the cash register — almost always without trying it on. Most employers feel the same way about hiring. No […]