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Ageism at Work is Viewed as the Last Acceptable Bias

September 8, 2021

A report issued by AARP joins a growing body of research demonstrating age discrimination in the workplace. The research found that age bias occurs in hiring, whereby employers target younger applicants in job ad language; on-the-job situations, in which older workers are harassed and prevented from advancing due to misperceptions about their tech skills; and firing, whereby…

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Do Employees Trust Their Employers?

September 8, 2021

Recent research conducted by Elements Global Services revealed that there is much room for progress in building trust and accountability at the center of employee-employer relationships. Research into eight areas of concentration explored worker priorities regarding privacy, compensation, surveillance, rest, interpersonal, benefits, scheduling, and termination. Top concerns were identified by examining frequency of searches on…

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Technology Efficiency Challenges in a Hybrid Work Environment

September 8, 2021

One in five U.S. professionals (22%) say poor performing or broken IT equipment has meant a loss of productivity during the pandemic, according to a study of 2,000 U.S.-based office workers published by IT services company Velocity Smart Technology. Nearly 40 percent of respondents indicated that they waited longer to solve IT issues while working from…

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As the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Continues, States Differ on Employer’s Rights

September 8, 2021

Connecticut has recently legalized the recreational use of Marijuana, joining 18 other States. Each has different rules and laws. For example, each state has: Their own process for licensing dispensaries Varying tax rates and sales regulations Differing provisions regarding the amount of marijuana an adult can legally possess Varying positions on remote delivery Laws around…

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How Strategic Sourcing Can Make a Difference

September 8, 2021

It’s never been more important to focus your efforts on maximizing value and mitigating risk in this challenging workforce marketplace. Although not intuitive, current market unpredictability may present an opportunity for manufacturers, resellers and distributors to actively restructure their supplier relationships in ways that will remedy the short-term margin squeeze, drive significant savings and maintain…

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Industries Willing to Pay More

September 8, 2021

As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, the current labor shortage is tough for everyone. But some industries are being hit much harder than others. Several businesses have already raised wages in a bid to attract more workers. Yet, according to Morgan Stanley, certain sectors are still likely to see additional pay hikes as the shortage…

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A Creative Way to Get Workers Back

September 8, 2021

As shown in our recent article, Where Oh Where Have the Applicants Gone, employers across the country must scramble to find ways to fill their open requisitions. While it might sound contradictory, the U.S. is experiencing higher unemployment numbers and a labor shortage1. How do you attract high-quality talent in this difficult labor market? Here…

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Where, Oh Where, Have the Applicants Gone

September 8, 2021

Around the world, airlines, restaurants, hotels and so many others can’t fill open jobs, thwarting efforts to capitalize on resurgent consumer demand. Many workers that went home when the pandemic hit haven’t returned to work, and they aren’t trying to return yet either. What’s increasingly clear is that after the coronavirus pandemic delivered an unprecedented…

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The Post-Pandemic Labor Market Deficit

June 9, 2021

Forecasts suggests that some people may be reluctant to return to the labor market. Employers may need to change their approach to address workers’ post-pandemic concerns to navigate the labor market successfully. As of March 2021, the labor force was almost 5 million people smaller than it was in March of 2020 due to the…

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How the American Jobs Plan Would Affect the Workplace

June 9, 2021

The American Jobs Plan, President Joe Biden’s recent $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, includes many labor-friendly recommendations. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, union neutrality, and changes to wages and enforcement of health and safety regulations are part of the legislative plan under review by Congress. Of these proposals, the PRO Act, which already…

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