Employers added a seasonally adjusted 248,000 last month and the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level since July 2008, the government reported on Oct. 3.Read More
The prevailing argument for boosting minimum wage is: It’s the right thing to do. That’s nice, but for a lot of organizations, it makes good business sense, too.Read More
We are considering outsourcing our entire staffing process to an outside vendor. How do we assess the advantages and disadvantages of this?
—Weighing the Pros and Cons, HRD specialist, government, Washington, D.C.
How do we evaluate whether coaching can be quantified with lowering our turnover and boosting our overall engagement?
—Metrics-minded OD specialist, hospitality, San Diego
How do we go beyond the onboarding and orientation process and take steps to ensure it remains sustainable?
—In it for the Long Haul, HR & admin, Bridgewater, New Jersey
When the crowd thinned out, I handed Gillian Flynn a copy of Workforce’s 90th anniversary edition and asked, 'Did you used to write for this magazine?'Read More
The ADA protects “alcoholism” as a disability, but there is a difference between alcoholism and being drunk at work, which the ADA absolutely does not protect.Read More
An employer’s notice of an employee’s medical condition or disability can be direct evidence of FMLA violations or disability discrimination.
Employers should consider mailing all legally mandated letters via a method requiring acknowledgment of receipt to avoid disputes, such as certified mail.Read More
Bridgett Paradise to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Edmund M. Brady III to Ventas Inc.; and Masha Osherova to Warner Music Group Corp.Read More