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Pay Data Due to Government By Sept. 30Read the rest of this entry »
The deadline is looming for employers with 100 or more workers to file pay data with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. EEO-1 Component 2 data is due by Sept. 30.
Although a court appeal to stop the data collection is pending, it doesn't stop the reporting requirement for this year. Employers must electronically file for all employees pay and hours worked categorized by gender, race/ethnicity and job type for ...
The New Paradigm for Talent ManagementRead the rest of this entry »
The disruption of old school talent management practices is one of the hottest topics in human resources today. And, in truth, the scrutiny these practices are getting extends all the way up to the C-suite.
Any doubt that corporate leaders are taking seriously the old saw "people are our greatest asset" was dispelled by a new "Statement of Purpose of the Corporation" from the Business Roundtable which put customers ...
Unfilled Jobs Helping to Push Wages UpRead the rest of this entry »
Friday's employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed employers created 130,000 new jobs last month, the lowest number since May. The private sector's share was 96,000; the balance reflected government hiring.
There's little doubt the numbers reflect a substantial slowdown from a year ago. Since January, all new job hiring has averaged 158,000 a month. Last year the average was 234,000. Whether that's due ...
Starting Pay For Grads Little Changed Since 2015Read the rest of this entry »
Last year's college graduates earned an average starting salary of $50,944.
That's a healthy bump above the average personal income for all workers, which was $46,550 when last measured in 2016. However, the National Association of Colleges and Employers says starting pay for college grads has barely budged over the last three years,. The 1.4% increase from 2015 to 2018 is a "further illustration of the sluggish ...
Business Casual Is Becoming Business UsualRead the rest of this entry »
Business dress codes have loosened so much in the last five years that Friday casual may soon lose all meaning. Over the last five years, the percentage of companies allowing employees to dress casually every day has risen from a third to a half. Meanwhile, the "once a week" casual percentage has remained stuck at 62%.
The percentages, from the annual benefits survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource ...
How to Answer Interview Questions That Cross the LineRead the rest of this entry »
Monster recently posted an article listing 5 illegal interview questions so obvious only a hiring manager living in a cave for the last 50 years would ever ask.
Is there an interviewer who doesn't know that asking something like “When are you planning to have children?” will all but guarantee hearing from the EEOC? Ditto for asking about a military commitment. Asking “How often are you deployed for Army Reserve ...
Study Finds Employees Don't Understand Supplemental BenefitsRead the rest of this entry »
With the benefits open enrollment season coming up, a timely report from Cigna finds that employees don't understand the voluntary medical-related benefits employers offer.
For example, despite knowing that even with employer-provided medical insurance they'll have other expenses, only 34% of workers would rely on supplemental benefits to pay non-medical bills. Instead, 49% would dip into savings; 32% would put them on their credit card; and 22% would borrow from ...
Deadline Approaching to Train NY Workers About Sexual HarassmentRead the rest of this entry »
If you're a New York employer or you have staff that even sometimes work in the state, you have only until Oct. 9 to train them about sexual harassment prevention.
A highly detailed law requires employers regardless of size to provide interactive, training for all employees -- full-time, part-time, seasonal or temporary. It must be done by the deadline to avoid penalties that can run into the thousands and can even ...
Candidates Still Want That Personal TouchRead the rest of this entry »
A few years ago, the American Staffing Association surveyed 1,000 adults discovering, among other things, that three-quarters preferred the human touch when looking for a job. Nearly the same percentage said they found value working with a person rather than just technology.
Now, a new generational survey of communication preferences pretty much confirms those findings. Of all the various methods for employers and their recruiters to communicate with job ...
The Importance of EX for the Candidate ExperienceRead the rest of this entry »
For the last several years, the idea that the employee experience may be even more important than the candidate experience in attracting and retaining talent has been growing among business leaders.
We're not picking a side here; we say both are important. But what's encouraging is the attention progressive organizations are giving to the issue. In a Gartner report on executive priorities, more than half of HR leaders listed the ...