Tag: workers

Can Allowing Remote Work Improve Productivity?

When employers consider allowing remote work or hiring freelance contractors, they often have the fear that productivity may drop as a result. They fear that allowing someone to work from home will result in more distractions. After all, the TV is there, the laundry needs to be done, the dog needs a walk, etc. They […]

Still No Equal Pay for Equal Work Says CareerBuilder Survey

A recent survey by CareerBuilder shows that nearly a third of women do not believe that they are making as much as their male counterparts, even though they have similar experience and qualifications. The same study shows that 12% of men feel that way.

Recognizing and Aiding the Underemployed

Many people work multiple hourly, part-time jobs but still can’t afford their full-time bills. While these employees are hardworking, they often struggle financially because of unstable hours and low hourly wages. This group of people falls into the category of the underemployed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8% of all American workers, hourly […]

Employers Cannot Afford Inadequate Perks Says Study

A recent survey conducted by Ranstad US explored what workers think about and want from benefits in the workplace. The results showed a staggering majority (94%) want assurances that their benefits will have a real impact on their quality of life. That includes benefits that address student loan debt, work/life balance, and flexibility in general.

Pluses, Minuses Seen in Proposed DOL, DOE Merger

President Donald Trump’s proposal to merge the federal Department of Labor (DOL) with the Department of Education (DOE) is being called a long shot, but if it does eventually come to pass, it could bring both pluses and minuses for employers.

Establishing Policies for Remote Workers Is Vital

A recent study by Upwork shows that nearly two-thirds of organizations in the United States rely on remote workers. However, most of these companies lack established policies for their remote workers. The study’s findings also revealed the importance of establishing a policy for remote workers in today’s workforce.

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Trending Workplace Issues CFOs are Watching in 2018

Good news: Over the course of the next year, 92% of finance executives in the United States plan to spend the same or more on their labor/head count than last year, according to the 2018 Global Business & Spending Outlook, a global survey conducted by American Express and the Institutional Investor Thought Leadership Studio. Compared […]

Most US Workers Want DIY HR Tools

Recent research from Paychex shows that employees want to be empowered. Workers expect their employer to provide them with a high level of employee self-service. This includes things like allowing them to independently complete various HR related tasks.

Why Retention Counteroffers Can Be Counterproductive

It’s a real blow when valuable workers hand in their 2 weeks’ notice. Whether you had your suspicions or the resignation came out of the blue, you feel like you have to take action pronto—especially if those leaving are key players and have extensive knowledge of the company.

Is the Modern Workplace Killing Us? (Part 1)

In his recent book, Dying for a Paycheck, Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, explains how the modern workplace causes all kinds of problems. From chronic illnesses to stress, much about the modern workplace is bad for economies and societies and the success of companies—and, of course, for workers.