• The SHRM Employee Benefits Trends for 2017

    The SHRM Employee Benefits Trends for 2017

    You are running a successful company and you have great employees on board. How do you keep them from quitting and joining another company? Here is where Employee Benefits come in!Business owners should provide some employee benefits so that their business has a chance for long-term prosperity. Heading the list of must-have benefits is medical insurance, a retirement plan, disability insurance and more. Tell an applicant no benefits are offered, and often top-flight candidates will head for the door. When you give employees the benefits they value, they’ll be more satisfied, miss fewer workdays, be less likely to quit, and would be... Read More

  • 2017 Trends for Hiring Managers and Recruiters

    2017 Trends for Hiring Managers and Recruiters

    To get ahead of the pack this year, it is essential to stay on top of emerging trends in the recruiting industry. Both recruiters and candidates will benefit from understanding how the landscape is shifting. The rapidly changing economic and political environment has created some uncertainty across several industries. Yet, while there are some forces we can’t control, we’ve outlined a few things we can expect for the hiring industry below.The Rise of Interactive InterviewsOne-on-one sessions, panels, and other traditional interview formats will still be prevalent. However, more interactive interview styles are rising in popularity that... Read More

  • Global Staffing Trends 2017

    Global Staffing Trends 2017

    The staffing and recruiting industry is the blood line for any workforce. In the past, companies that sought the services of staffing agencies have had a difficult time in finding the right group to serve their needs. With leaps in modern technology and the rise of social media, the staffing and recruiting industry had been able to implement effective strategies to reach their human resource and company goals.Recently, LinkedIn released its annual Global Staffing Trends report for 2017. It is based on 2,000 manager-level and above, search and staffing recruitment professionals from 35 countries. Some of the highlights of the report state... Read More

  • Low Skilled Jobs At High Risk Of Automation Or Being Offshored

    Low Skilled Jobs At High Risk Of Automation Or Being Offshored

    We all knew this day would be coming. A recent research was conducted by the Ball State University in the US, which has indicated that nearly half of all low-skill jobs in the USA are at risk of being offshored or replaced by automation in the next few years. Additionally, this has the potential to displace millions of American workers.The researchers profiled specific regional communities that have experienced negative economic cycles since the end of the recession. The research also found that job growth has been disproportionate and limited to a small number of metropolitan areas.Areas at the highest risk for off-shoring and automation... Read More

  • 22 Educational Programs That President Trump’s Budget Eliminates

    22 Educational Programs That President Trump’s Budget Eliminates

    The Trump Administration is proposing to eliminate many K-12 education programs in their first full budget for fiscal 2018. The administration wants to make $10.6 billion in cuts in federal education initiatives and to reinvest part of the savings into efforts to promote school choice. There are 22 programs that are set for the chopping block if the budget proposal goes through. Here is the list as found on the Department of Education website (pages 46-47).Here is the list againPrograms Proposed for Elimination in FY 2018(2017 BA in $ millions)21st Century Community Learning Centers: 1,164.5Alaska Native Education: 32.4American... Read More

  • How the FMLA helps to Take Care of You and Your Family

    How the FMLA helps to Take Care of You and Your Family

    It’s a typical day at the office and you are swamped with work when the phone rings. It’s your next-door neighbor calling to tell you your father has been in an accident and has been hospitalized with a broken leg. He’ll be alright but won’t be able to take care of himself for some time. Right then you think who will take care of him after he leaves the hospital?Thanks to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you have the option of taking care of him and spending time with him without the fear of losing your job while you’re away from it.The Family Medical Leave Act was signed into law in 1993 by then... Read More