North Dakota has been ranked first by WalletHub in a 2019 study that evaluated the hardest-working states, beating out other top-ranked contenders such as Alaska, South Dakota, Texas, Nebraska, Hawaii, Wyoming, Colorado, Virginia, and Maryland.
Paid time off (PTO) is a great way to give your employees the much-needed breaks they deserve, and some states and municipalities are taking this one step further by making it a law to provide PTO to workers. As you compete with other organizations to attract and retain talent, it’s time to take a second […]
Leaveism is one of those funny-sounding words with potentially big consequences. In the United Kingdom alone, businesses have seen a 37% increase in leaveism over the past year. So what is it, and what are the consequences of not learning to avoid it?
Paid time off (PTO) has become a hot topic in the HR world. Employers across the country are using PTO to attract and retain workers by giving them the flexibility they crave, but could these efforts be falling flat with employees?
Earlier this year, we surveyed subscribers to get a pulse on their recruiting strategies in this tight labor market. One question we asked was: Is your organization open to negotiating salary for initial job offers?
In a tight labor market, we see many examples of companies going the extra mile to entice new employees to join their ranks and to keep their existing employees happy. But what about former employees? It turns out some companies are finding out the hard way they need to keep them happy as well.
Unfortunately, businesses have ups and downs, and when going through those downs—or even simply to improve the bottom line—they sometimes go through restructuring and lay people off.
There used to be an unspoken social contract between employers and employees. If the latter worked hard and stayed committed, the workplace would provide pay, job security, and even pensions. But that model supported a different time—one when the job supported basic goals, such as getting married, starting a family, and owning a home.
All employees need to take a day off here and there or maybe go on a vacation for a week or two. It’s typically a basic part of the compensation package, at least for salaried employees. But taking time off is generally not as simple as letting your manager know you won’t be in tomorrow […]
In yesterday’s post, we noted the fact that trying to assess whether a candidate will be a good cultural fit for the organization is both difficult and important. Sometimes finding the right fit is even more important than finding the right skill set. We also noted that this assessment goes both ways—while the employer is assessing […]