Tag: workforce


Amazon Coming to Town? Mitigate Talent Shortfalls with People Analytics

In January, Amazon announced its much anticipated shortlist of cities for its new second headquarters. While job seekers looking to join the industry giant eagerly anticipate the final announcement, companies currently operating in those shortlisted cities are dreading the impact that Amazon will have on their ability to attract and keep their top employees.


Today’s Generation is Changing Employee Benefit Packages of the Future

I try not to use the “Millennial” label. It feels wrong to generalize about groups that include millions of people and I can’t help but detect some age discrimination, even if subtle or unintentional, in pronouncements about behavioral differences in various age groups. Evolution took hundreds of thousands of years; I don’t think we’ve drastically […]


Repeated Breaches Result in $3.5M HIPAA Settlement

A major renal care provider agreed to $3.5 million to resolve Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security allegations arising from a series of data breaches at five different facilities over a 5-month span in 2012.

Modifying the Workplace for Older Employees

As our population demographics change over the years, employers are finding themselves with a workforce that is ever-changing in composition. While those in the Millennial cohort are finding their feet in the workplace and advancing into more senior roles, there are plenty of Generation Xers and Baby Boomers who plan to stay in the workforce […]

Looking for a New Recruitment and Retention Benefit? Consider the Sallie Mae 401(k)

By Holly K. Jones, J.D. Take a moment and picture your workforce. They come in each day and serve customers, build products, promote brands, and counsel clients, but what is their “why?” What are the primary factors that drive your employees to come into work, even when they have a case of the Mondays? Maybe […]

The more things change, the more they stay the same

by Mark Schickman After what seems like two years of constant campaigning and over $1 billion in advertising, we are exactly where we were after the 2010 elections: Democrats control the White House and Senate, and Republicans control the House of Representatives. Unless something drastic changes, this remains a recipe for continued gridlock—a conclusion Wall […]

‘Helicopter parents’ of young employees soaring into the workplace

Not so many decades ago, a vocal segment of the youngest members of the adult population warned their peers to never trust anyone over 30. They were eager to leave the nest and make the world their own. But today, not so much — at least among a noticeable group. Human resources professionals are noting […]

Working longer and retiring later

It’s not your father’s (or mother’s) retirement anymore

If employers could consult a crystal ball to see what the workplace will be like 10, 20, or more years down the road, they might see an older workforce in their future. As many aging baby boomers decide to continue working for a few — or several — years past the traditional retirement age, employers […]

OFCCP’s Proposed Hiring Goals: What’s the Latest?

February 7 marks the end of the public comment period on the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) proposed rule that would set a goal for federal contractors to have seven percent of their workforce be made up of people with disabilities. With the calendar nearing the comment deadline, it’s time for employers with […]