Turnover Is At Highest Level In YearsRead the rest of this entry »
Seems like every other week we see another survey declaring that some big percentage of employees is looking for a new job. In January, The Muse said 58% of its mostly under 34 survey takers were plan to change employers this year. Another survey said two-thirds of workers would outright quit if their work became less flexible. We've even seen more than one survey with clickbait headlines predicting three-quarters of ...
Who's the Most Romantic? Not HRRead the rest of this entry »
For a profession many believe is full of "people persons" with a "touchy feely" approach, human resources isn't even close when it comes to romancing their loved one today.
According to a Valentine's survey (there's a survey about everything) of 2,784 of office workers, 60% of human resources professionals will do something special with that special someone. We don't know what the other 40% will be doing, but if ...
Advice For the New RecruiterRead the rest of this entry »
Recruiting is not a job for wimps. For every "Yes" you hear, you'll get 100 "Nos." And that's if you get a call back at all. But place that great candidate with a great employer and you'll be on a high all week.
If you're new to recruiting, the one thing you can be sure of, is that you've got a lot to learn and a lot of work ...
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 ...