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Many companies are struggling to find good employees. In fact, a survey conducted late last year by the National Association of Manufacturers reported that 73 percent of manufacturers said attracting and retaining a quality workforce was a chief business challenge. Seventy-three percent! Let’s look at some reasons why: Our population is aging out. By 2025,…Read More
Anyone who has employees and survived last year’s tumultuous year in workforce-related issues knows that just doing the bare minimum in human resources isn’t enough to stay competitive anymore. Just take a look at some of the big issues that surfaced, according to recent report from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM): The new…Read More
Employers had one heck of a year in 2017. So many things happened! It was a year of “keeping” measures: Keeping up with legislation Keeping away from litigation Keeping an edge on the competition Keeping talent happy in the company fold Keeping a steady flow of quality applicants coming in Keeping your sanity with all…Read More
Think it’s going to be easier to hire quality talent in 2018? Ha! Better upgrade your recruiting efforts now.
Thanksgiving is one week away. The holiday season will be in full swing before you know it. At work, end-of-the-year tasks are also in full swing, with a good chance of employee vacation time throwing a monkey wrench into your team’s schedule. A lot of employers think it makes sense to put their 2018 hiring…Read More
Important HR lessons from Harvey Weinstein and ESPN firestorms, employee engagement and CSR programs, awards & more!
October proved to be a very busy month in workforce news, as Harvey Weinstein and ESPN brought harassment and free speech issues into the national spotlight. Lucky for you MODERN EMPLOYER is here to keep you informed, and to offer tips and advice about employee engagement, employee satisfaction and more. We’d also like to remind…Read More
There are human resources issues out there that managers should take note of if they want to avoid regulatory issues. Here’s one that you can file under…um….gross.
Literally. You can.Read More
Nice guys don’t have to finish last. In fact, the case can be made that in today’s high-speed-connected, social-media-inundated, millennial-influenced world, being known as a good, respectable company can do wonders for your customer loyalty and brand recognition. But the process of being recognized as “one of the good companies” doesn’t start with a big…Read More
You just had a fantastic new hire accept your offer. Hooray! Your onboarding program consists of a welcome lunch and a walk through the company handbook. Oh nooo! If you want to protect your investment in this new team member (and with the cost of hiring what it is today, everyone wants that), a solid…Read More
Philadelphia to be the first U.S. city to prohibit asking job candidates about salary history—is your city next?
On Friday, we issued a news alert on social media about how Philadelphia will soon be the first city to pass a ban on companies asking job candidates about their salary history. According to an article published on Philly.com, City Council passed the legislation last Thursday, and Mayor Jim Kenney will sign the bill into…Read More
Wow! Is it December already? We would like to ring out the year by sharing our most memorable HR blog posts from 2016. We covered so many great topics and events over the last 12 months, and we are ready to cover whatever 2017 has in store for modern employers and managers like you. Please…Read More