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The Future of Work is Now

June 9, 2021

The abrupt and drastic changes required to adapt to the pandemic accelerated the pace of change in the workforce ecosystem, pushing advancements and trends from future expectations to current, necessary realities. There are several ways the pandemic has affected the ecosystem: Remote Working – with the ability to recruit candidates from any geographic location, the…

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Pandemic Accelerates Retirements, Threatening Economic Growth

June 9, 2021

Labor force participation rate of Americans age 55+ is at its worst level since the rise of the coronavirus pandemic. Falling from 40.3% in February of 2020 to 38.3% this February—representing a loss of 1.45 million people from the labor force. Many of these Americans have chosen to permanently leave the workforce which could impair…

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Strategize future human capital management technology investments

June 9, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated technological investments. As a result, nearly 1 in 3 organizations have now invested in cloud-deployed human capital management (HCM) for administrative HR and talent management.  Recent research* highlights six emerging HR technologies from our Human Capital Management Hype Cycle that HR leaders should invest in to grow and thrive in this…

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Employees Frustrated by Lack of Technology at Work

June 9, 2021

More than 1/3 of American Workers are frustrated by the technology used to do their jobs Less than 1/2 believe their companies prioritize technology solutions to make their jobs easier 1/5 say technology makes their worker more difficult Research has proven that failure to involve employees in decision-making around purchasing and deploying technologies negatively impacts…

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEO-1 Announcement

June 9, 2021

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection has opened on April 26. The deadline for submitting 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data will be July 19. Recognizing the continuing differential impacts of the pandemic on workplaces nationwide and the requirement to submit…

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Washington Passes Law to Protect Temp Workers

June 9, 2021

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law, SHB 1206, last week legislation intended to prevent injuries to temporary workers from staffing firms that. This new law takes effect July 25. The law requires increased communication between staffing agencies and worksite employers that will close safety and training gaps for temporary workers. Employer obligations. Prior to the…

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New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

June 9, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act into law, legalizing the use of recreational marijuana for individuals ages 21 and older in New York state effective immediately. New York is the 15th state to have legalized the drug for recreational use. Legalization of the plant is effective immediately, but legal recreational sales…

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House Passed the Paycheck Fairness Act

June 9, 2021

On April 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7) by a 217-210 vote. The legislation, if enacted, would require employers to prove that pay disparities between men and women are job-related. The bill would, among other provisions: Require employers to show that pay disparities between men and women are…

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Survey on Employers Stance on Covid-19 Vaccination of Employees

June 9, 2021

A recent survey* was conducted by Willis Towers Watson to understand US employer’s stance on vaccinating their workforce from Covid-19. The results identified numerous varying actions employers are taking and/or are willing to take: 60% have communicated to employees the value of vaccines; another 35% are planning or considering doing so 35% have developed policies…

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Workers Find Relocation Option Attractive but Reject Pay Adjustment

January 29, 2021

The COVID-related shift to remote work has caused many to consider relocating to reduce cost of living, experience a change of scenery or improve their living conditions. In recent studies conducted by Robert Half, more than half of workers said they would consider moving to a different city if their company offered long-term remote arrangements.…

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