Have you ever heard of a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis? If you have, the idea of environmental scanning will already be familiar to you. If not, it essentially is referring to the process of reviewing and analyzing the internal and external factors and trends that may affect your current and future actions.
As 2017 comes to a close and the talent landscape continues to evolve, Randstad US released its expert analysis on hiring and workplace trends for the next year. With employment increasing by an average of 167,000 jobs per month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the labor market remains competitive, and employers will need […]
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It’s no secret that for years, “open” office spaces dominated current workspace trends. Companies of all sizes had shunned the so-called “cube farm” cubicle culture and flocked instead to the space-saving, minimalist floor plans to boost employee collaboration, engagement, and productivity.
The relative popularity and effect of 176 different types of employee rewards programs were detailed in a survey by the Human Resources (HR) association WorldatWork. Inventory of Total Rewards Programs & Practices compiles the results of a 2016 survey that yielded responses from 730 organizations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), in late December 2016, reinstated earlier guidance on proxy voting for plan fiduciaries that encourages them to “responsibly” exercise their rights as shareholders.
With Thanksgiving and the traditional start to the holiday season upon us this week, thoughts of a charitable nature may already be gaining strength at your company.
Prescription drug benefit cost trends for active populations continue to increase at double-digit rates, according to forecasts by The Segal Group, a private consulting firm.
Newly released 2017 Salary Guides from Robert Half show that national average starting salaries for U.S. professional occupations are expected to increase 3.6% next year. “With skilled professionals in high demand and short supply, more employers are willing to negotiate compensation with potential hires,” Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half, said in a […]
Employers looking to remain competitive in the talent marketplace must stay abreast of the latest trends in salary and benefit offerings. Doing so will help to attract and retain talent in the coming years.