Currently, 80%–90% of the U.S. workforce claims that they want to work remotely at least part-time, while only about 50% of the workforce has a job that is currently compatible with remote work opportunities. And most employees who do work from home on a regular basis earn over $60,000 annually and are within the upper […]
A recent incident in Orange County, Florida, where a former employee entered the workplace and fatally shot five people before turning the gun on himself, has HR professionals again discussing how acts like these can be prevented. One issue that frequently comes up is the possible link between hiring and workplace violence. But does such […]
Virtual reality (VR) training is happening in all types of industries now, and there’s good reason why. VR training: Is cost-effective and yields a high return on training investment Ensures knowledge retention and that real learning takes place Makes training more engaging and fun for employees Guarantees employees are safe when training to do things […]
Yesterday we covered some examples of how a retailer (Walmart) and restaurant (KFC) are using virtual reality training (VR) to engage employees in real-world experiences in new and novel ways. Here we take a look at how some other organizations: UPS and law enforcement are leveraging virtual reality in innovative ways.
Virtual reality (VR) has been around for years, and while many see the technology as a novelty best suited for video-game junkies, many companies are starting to find applications for VR in training programs for employees.
For the first time, online holiday spending is expected to exceed in-store spending. So finds the 2017 Holiday Survey from Deloitte, the 32nd annual holiday survey conducted by the professional services firm.
As retailers and others ramp up for what by all accounts should be a busy holiday season, they may be in for a surprise. And it won’t come wrapped with a bow.
Despite upheaval in the retail industry that has resulted in thousands of store closures, price cuts on merchandise, and consolidation, there may be high demand for seasonal jobs this year, according to a forecast from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
A federal appeals court recently confirmed that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) prohibition of lifetime benefits maximums does not apply to retiree-only group health plans. However, the court ruled, the plan had failed to disclose this adequately as required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The case is King v. Blue Cross & […]
When a court evaluates whether an employer has retaliated against an employee for taking medical leave, it often considers “temporal proximity”—that is, how soon an adverse action followed leave or a leave request.