Government Shutdown Takes E-Verify DownRead the rest of this entry »
Employers bringing on new workers must still be completing the required I-9 employment verification forms, even though the partial government shutdown has taken down the E-Verify system.
E-Verify is the online system run by the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) that compares employee I-9 information to Social Security and Homeland Security records to confirm employment eligibility. Government rules require employers to complete an I-9 for each employee not later than ...
Q1 Hiring Plans Are Strongest In YearsRead the rest of this entry »
The stock market may be seesawing, but employers are still bullish on hiring. Two recent surveys of hiring intention both pointed to strong plans by employers to add staff in the first quarter of this new year.
Manpower's long running Employment Outlook, based on a survey of 12,500 employers, shows 23% expect to add headcount between now and the end of March. Seasonally adjusted basis that comes out to ...
Quitting Without Giving Notice Is Becoming CommonRead the rest of this entry »
In greater numbers than ever, workers are quitting jobs without giving their employer the customary two week notice and increasingly, many are walking out the door without any notice at all.
A pair of articles in The Washington Post this month quoted a number of recruiting executives who estimated that job "ghosting" has increased by 10 or 20% just in the last year.
"It’s absolutely being directly impacted by ...
Is It Time For You to Hire an HR Manager?Read the rest of this entry »
Your hard work and savvy business sense is paying off. Your business is expanding so fast, you're finding hiring new staff, handling payroll and dealing with the paperwork and other issues is taking up more and more of your day. That's got you thinking if now is the time to hire a human resources professional.
The answer is yes. A smaller business can outsource HR to a third-party, typically a ...
HR Tech Investment Way Ahead of 2017Read the rest of this entry »
Investors are betting big on human resources. $2.83 billion (yes, with a B) big. Through the end of September, venture capital investment in global HR technology was approaching three times the dollars poured in for the entire 12 months of 2017.
Indeed, according to the HR tech consultancy Larocque, $1.2 billion was invested in just the third quarter exceeding the $1.1 billion invested in all of last ...
Pay Increases Are Largest Since the RecessionRead the rest of this entry »
Wages and salaries for private sector employees rose at an annual rate of 3.1% in September, the largest increase since the Great Recession.
The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that for the 12 months, employers saw overall compensation costs, including the cost of benefits, increased by 2.9%. The 12-month increase in benefits was 2.5%.
Among the various occupational sectors, the government said the largest salary ...
If Your Mom Wouldn't Approve, Don't Wear the CostumeRead the rest of this entry »
After years of reminding employees to exercise discretion about their choice of office Halloween costume, it's tempting to think the message has gotten through.
Tempting, but wrong. So office managers and HR leaders, time to send the annual costume memo!
A few years ago, actress and "Dancing With the Stars" winner Julianne Hough created a controversy showing up at a Hollywood Halloween party in blackface. Then a week ago, after ...
New York City Law to Require Accommodation Dialogue and ReportRead the rest of this entry »
A little noticed change to New York City's Human Rights Law will take effect October 15 that will have "profound consequences" for employers there.
The change requires employers operating in the city to engage in a dialogue with employees requesting an accommodation because of religious beliefs, disability, childbirth, domestic or sexual violence or stalking.
In an analysis of the amendment to the law, Littler attorney Eli Freedberg explains that it ...
Who Loves HR? The C-Suite DoesRead the rest of this entry »
Back in the last century, comedian Rodney Dangerfield was famous for his catchphrase, "I don't get no respect." Human Resources could say the same.
In a survey of 1,000 workers, it turned out that the higher up in the organization you are, or the younger you are the more positively you thought of human resources. The survey by HR software vendor BambooHR found -- and this is a little ...
When HR Responds Quickly, It Shows You Really Do CareRead the rest of this entry »
One of the most annoying time sucks is office email. Even in a small office, emails are like a fire hose; they pour into your inbox without regard to anything else you might be doing. Worst of all, senders can be like spoiled children; they want you to respond, NOW!
No wonder, then, that productivity professionals will tell you to only check email a few times a day -- if you ...