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Here's what's happening in HR. Justworks , one of the nation's fastest-growing HR technology companies, is going to require all employees to be vaccinated . Their mantra: If everyone is vaccinated, the virus loses its ability to spread and ultimately loses its power. The company, based in New York City, just announced a new policy that requires all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they qualify for an accommodation,...
Misclassification of employees is the categorizing of workers as independent contractors rather than employees.  This illegal practice enables employers to cut costs and save money. Misclassified workers are often underpaid and left without benefits or legal protections.   Worker misclassification has a...
By Craig Wolfson, Esq. Once an employee gives you notice that they are leaving your company, this should not be the end of your communication with them.  There are many benefits of spending time with a departing employee and having an exit interview with them.     Departing employees are generally much more forthcoming than those still in their jobs.  They feel that they have nothing to lose and can speak...
For HR professionals, the numbers are ominous. Turnover is on the rise as we come out of the pandemic. Is your organization (or client) prepared? In the US, the Association for Talent Acquisition Professionals has reported that employee turnover is rising across many industries. 1 In the UK, 48% of office workers have said they have found a new role, are actively looking, or will be leaving their job this year, according to research by...
Here's a quick roundup of some HR survey data making headlines. WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT Over the past year, the pandemic has changed so many facets of the job market—but there is one area where job seekers may want to pay particular attention: what companies are looking for in job candidates. According to a survey out today from leading global RPO provider, PeopleScout, the overwhelming majority of hiring managers say the pandemic...
Here's a quick roundup of some interesting job and HR surveys that caught our eye. The rise in importance of temporary jobs during the pandemic has been undeniable as businesses look to navigate an unpredictable climate. A new survey out today from staffing leader PeopleReady finds that many companies (40%) are planning to make temporary jobs a permanent part of their post-pandemic workforce model. In the past year, 52% of companies...
As HR leaders continue to address the changes in business environments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gartner, Inc. has identified five future of work decisions HR must address this year. Major shifts in macro factors, such as customer behaviors and government regulations, and in micro factors, including organizational strategy and policy, have substantially shortened HR leaders’ time horizons when planning for the...
Human Capital Management company Paycor has revealed the top priorities and concerns for human resources (HR) going into 2020. By looking at the most frequently accessed content in its data, the company determined primary areas of interest in 2020 to be communication , health and safety , change in the workplace, layoffs and furloughs, and payroll . The past year has been marked by a number of significant events, including...
Here's a short roundup of news from the world of Human Resources. E-commerce Leader iHerb Announces Work from Home Policy In response to the changing landscape of the modern workplace, iHerb has announced that U.S.-based team members in designated departments and positions are eligible to work remotely upon their start of employment. The company considers working from home to be a viable and flexible work option when both the...
Creating a return to work policy can be tricky under normal circumstances. Throw everything that COVID impacts into the mix and things move right past tricky into “maybe I should outsource this” territory. If this feels like something you’re relating to right now, read on! Outsourcing might be right for you, but you may be able to tackle this head on with a little help. Things to take into consideration Local and...
By Alissa Penney, A Better HR Your company is growing. Things are really taking off and you’re ready to add employees to your team to help take your company to the next level. As exciting as that is, there are a lot of complications that come from growing. You already know what to expect in your day to day work duties but how do you communicate those expectations to your new employees? Employee handbooks (or policy manuals) are...
The conversation is shifting from furloughs and layoffs to reopening and returning to work. A friend of mine recently published an insightful post about effective planning for ramping back up. The article made me wonder if companies are prepared to be introspective enough to consider how their crisis response will affect post-COVID employee retention.  Several companies, many of which are here in the Philadelphia area, did an...