Posts Categorized: HR and Workforce Trends

One-Third of Us Work for Someone Younger

If you work for someone who was born the year you graduated high school, you’re not alone: A recent CareerBuilder.com survey found that one-third of U.S. workers reported that their manager was younger than they are. The survey of 3,800 people who work full time and 2,200 hiring managers found that 34 percent of those… Read More »

Bottom-Line Impact of Recruiting/HR

What human resource function has the biggest effect on a company’s bottom line, it’s profit and revenue growth? A recent study has shown that recruiting has the greatest influence, and by a fairly wide margin. The study was made by the Boston Consulting Group, which attempted to quantify the different jobs human resource departments do… Read More »

Recent Employee Survey Results

Recent surveys are showing that money is not the main motivation behind job decisions. In fact, nine out of ten workers said they left a company for reasons other than money. What this means for employers is that you shouldn’t assume a talented job candidate is out of reach because of salary requirements. There may… Read More »

The Contingent Workforce: A Snapshot

A recent survey by Workforce Management showed that companies are hiring contingent workers mainly to get access to specialized skills and to be more flexible in the uncertain economy. More than one quarter of those surveyed also said they used contingent workers to save on labor costs. Another reason given was that using contingent workers… Read More »

Human Resources and Your Company’s Strategy

For a long time, many in business have been critical of human resources for, in a sense, not being a team player. That is, HR has been accused of not aligning its operations with the overall strategy of the company. According to HR executive J. Craig Mundy, now more than ever human resources need to… Read More »

The Little-Known Savers’ Tax Credit

There is a federal tax break for workers that could help them with their retirement savings, but companies are not doing enough to educate employees about it, according to Workforce Management. It is the Savers Credit, a tax credit of up to $2,000 for low and middle income workers who pay into any kind of… Read More »

Brain Training and Employee Wellness

Many wellness programs at work focus on things like eating right and getting enough exercise. But now human resource departments are focusing on the wellness of employees for something else, something that until now really had not received the same attention as eating and exercise. It’s brain wellness, particularly how the health of the brain… Read More »

Top Cities for Finding Work

You might be looking for a job right now and finding nothing in your area. And so you might be thinking about moving to another region where the job prospects might be a little better. The question is, where are the areas right now where firms are hiring? One place to check is the list… Read More »

Workplace Discrimination, the ADA and Caregivers of the Disabled

When it comes to discrimination, most human resources professonals know about discriminating against people based on certain characteristics they have, such as race, religion, age, gender, national origin, or disability. But there is one type of discrimination that often falls under the radar because the characteristic that is protected is unseen – a person who… Read More »

Manufacturing Jobs Going Unfilled

Conventional wisdom has it that manufacturing in the United States is on the decline, that all of the manufacturing jobs have been shipped overseas. But that is not the case. Jobs have not been shipped out nearly as much as people assume they have. The jobs have just changed a lot to keep up with… Read More »