Using temporary workers at the start of a recovery is nothing new. But other factors behind the contingent expansion are less tied to the business cycle. These include cost-savings.Read More
Google's plan to move Motorola Mobility Inc. from the suburbs into the city's largest office building cements the River North neighborhood as the center of a tech scene that has been gathering momentum for a decade.
Excessive fear regarding the misclassification of workers and resulting liability can lead organizations to distance themselves unnecessarily from contractors and temps. The result is bad for both companies and contingents.Read More
CEOs Reveal Their HR Management StrategiesRead More
Aside from a few people, we have a horrific time getting employees to work overtime. We have to practically beg for volunteers. We're considering a rotating schedule of mandatory on-call weeks in which the entire workforce shares the inconvenience of pulling extra hours. Would this work? What else could we try?
—Frazzled in HR, software/systems, Knoxville, Tennessee
Surprising resilience, as employment rolls rise 2 percent in 12 months. Hot area: compliance.Read More
Why companies have to love their contingents, not just abide by the law and use them to cut labor costs.Read More
The University of Miami Health System filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the state of Florida, disclosing its intention to cut 800 positions on July 31. Layoffs of more than 500 employees must be disclosed at least 60 days in advance.Read More
As head of the Workforce Educational Organization's academic advisory committee, Susan Lambert is helping to shape its professional certification on scheduling and other workforce management matters to take into account employer and employee views.