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
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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.
For many women, the empty-nest phase of life doesn't just change their home lives. Women talk of how they now work long hours without worry, finally have taken a job requiring lots of travel or have started a business with their newfound energy and evenings available for networking. Read More
To me, the WEO is a good example of an all-win approach. We need more business and professional organizations with this sort of inclusive vision.Read More
Auto Dealer Joel Higley advertised for a service technician 10 years ago. He didn't get one application. The stinging memory of that experience prompted Higley to get involved in a nearby vocational technology school to recruit a homegrown work force.