Many people have been talking about a “new world of work” for a long time. However, the current public health situation and labor market crisis are not what anyone had in mind. The sudden work-from-home mandates, refocusing of priorities, and adjustments to time management are startling for everyone, to say the least.
Anytime a real-world example can be provided to trainees, companies should try to find a way to leverage it to reinforce training and highlight key principles, policies, or concepts. But mistakes, in particular, can be valuable examples for several reasons.
Three lawsuits against corporate retirement benefit plans involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) have been, and a fourth may be, granted certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court for its next term, a relatively large concentration of these cases in the High Court’s recent history of hearing ERISA matters.
Companies vary greatly in their willingness to allow employees flexibility in their work, as well as in how that flexibility manifests itself—from working from home all the time, with unlimited paid time off (PTO), to flex work and the ability to work from home on certain days or on a certain number of days per […]
Attracting talent is a huge undertaking, and if your job ads aren’t worded properly, you could be missing out on great candidates. But when you post a condescending job ad geared toward Millennials basically blaming them for being lazy, you’re probably going to attract a lot of criticism, not talent.
In an article for ProPublica by Peter Gosselin and Ariana Tobin, the authors use IBM as a case study for the dangers of organizations leaving themselves open to claims of age discrimination. IBM was one of the original “tech” companies—so original that it seems old school compared with names like Facebook, Amazon, and even Microsoft.
Last month, Catalyst, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and business, honored recipients of the 2018 Catalyst Award at its annual awards conference and dinner in New York City.
A recent survey by Upwork has revealed that remote workers are still on the rise, and that won’t likely change anytime soon. Today, we are joined by Upwork’s Zoe Harte, Senior Vice President of HR and Talent Innovation, to help answer some questions about the research.
Remote work is becoming more commonplace, fueled by technology and driven, most recently, by Uber, Lyft, and other companies that have benefited from what is being called the “gig economy.” But, whether representing the new gig economy model or the established model of telecommuting, organizations and the managers within them still struggle with issues of […]
Determining whether a job requires a college degree can be tricky. The arguments for a degree are compelling, as are the arguments that it may not be necessary.