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59% of workers report employer onboarding mishaps.

December 3, 2019

A recent poll of 1,000 US offices workers by Accountemps indicates a significant gap between perception and reality when it comes to worker onboarding. Nearly all respondents (95%) said their companies had an onboarding program in place and 79% cited the programs as very effective or somewhat effective. However, worker responses differed. In total, 59%…

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Illinois Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act takes effect Jan 1, 2020

December 3, 2019

The Illinois state legislature unanimously passed the Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act, the first state law to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) use in video interviews. The new law will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. Candidates must be notified in advance that “artificial intelligence analysis” may be used to evaluate their application. The notice must and explain…

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76% of Top 100 in demand jobs are tied to emerging technologies

December 3, 2019

In a recent report by online staffing firm Upwork, technology-related skills continue to lead the list of most in-demand jobs in the U.S. Demand for the top 100 skills grew more than 45% year over year in the third quarter with the top 10 growing by more than 260%. Rankings were based on year-over-year growth rates in…

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Federal agencies examining definition of joint employer

December 3, 2019

The definition of “joint employer” has been a source of confusion for some time. Joint employment, also known as co-employment, is the sharing of control and supervision of an employee’s activity among two or more business entities. While a single definition is not on the horizon, there are efforts underway by three key agencies to refine…

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Philadelphia proposes bank of paid time off for gig workers.

December 3, 2019

Pending legislation in Philadelphia would create a portable bank of paid time off (PTO) for domestic workers. Domestic workers will be able to take these benefits with them from one job to the next. Provisions will address accruals, a maximum cap, carryover and other details. While the bill would be limited to home health aides, nannies…

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U.S. Department of Labor proposing improvements to FMLA.

December 3, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) may accelerate its schedule for comments on ways to improve the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to reduce administrative burdens on employers. DOL said it may seek comments on improving the FMLA as early as December. It was originally scheduled for April 2020. This is a follow-on to…

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Baby Boomers segment of U.S. workforce expected to grow 61% over next decade, outpacing overall 5.5% growth.

December 3, 2019

Glassdoor reports that baby boomers (born 1944 – 1964) are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. workforce. A Pew Research Center analysis of official labor force data indicates that in 2018, 29% of Boomers ages 65 to 72 were working or looking for work, significantly outpacing prior generations who averaged 20% at the same age…

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Salaries Expected to Rise Slightly in 2020

December 3, 2019

While forecasts of 2020 economic performance indicate caution, Korn Ferry predicts a slight increase in salaries for the coming year. In the US, an average 3% pay increase is predicted, which is the same as the prior two years. Adjusted for the expected 1.6% inflation rate in 2020, the real wage increase is forecast to…

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