Living Wages in 2016 – How Do Employers Respond?

Astron Solutions

Seven months have passed since New York State’s minimum wage increased to $9.00 per hour, while the “fast food” minimum wage increased to $9.75 across most of the state, and to $10.50 If you do not work in the restaurant industry, or in New York State, you may think this change doesn’t affect you. In this issue of Astronology®, Astron Solutions discusses the challenges these new increases present to employers outside the fast food industry.

Farmworkers average 15 overtime hours per week, study shows


In a recent industry overtime study published by TSheets by QuickBooks, we learned that many workers around the country are putting in long days. In the last year, 28% of events managers recorded an average of 52.7 hours per week, while 33% of developers and IT professionals recorded 47.4 hours on the clock each week. As a time tracking company, TSheets is in a unique position to track and study employee hours. In the last year: .


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Will recent pay increases for minimum wage workers affect those in higher earning brackets?

Compensation Today

Co-written by Mykkah Herner, PayScale Comp Specialist and Tess C.Taylor, Founder of HR Knows Around the nation, large corporations are taking the minimum wage issue to heart by instituting salary increases for their most underpaid workers. Companies like McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Target, and TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx and Marshalls, have announced plans to raise wages by as much as $1 or more per hour, with more raises coming for the beginning of 2016.

#HotInHR: Tech Firms Hoard Talent, Millennial Workplace Trends 2017, Creepy Employer Data Practices?


Every Monday we send a summary of the previous week’s funding announcements, mergers, acquisitions, and partnership news from the HR technology, recruitment, talent management and employee benefits space. Tech firms shell out to hire and hoard talent – The Economist. As tech firms battle to hire and hoard talented employees with huge pay packages, Silicon Valley may be changed for the worse. Millennials will continue to rapidly change the workplace in 2017.

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Seven Papers at Economics Conference Draw on Burning Glass Data

Burning Glass Technologies

Seven academic papers using Burning Glass job-postings data, including two by Burning Glass Chief Economist Bledi Taska, were presented at the American Economic Association’s annual conference this past weekend. For more information about the papers and the conference visit ASSA 2020.

“Online Shopping.” with Jayneel Patel

Thrive Global

I believe that there won’t be a complete transformation towards online shopping but e-commerce will become omnichannel. Both online and offline channels have their own conveniences that should not be seen as exclusively exploitable opportunities.

Training and Balance are Key at the Best Workplaces in Retail

Great Place to Work

Leading retailers treat their people better, and employees give a lot more back to the company. Front-line workers in the shopping sector have scored some meaningful victories of late. The Mall of America will remain closed this Thanksgiving for the first time since 2012. That echoes actions by the New York attorney general and a similar law passed in San Francisco two years ago. Learn how you can become Great Place to Work® Certified.

What Happens to the “Average” Worker When Average Work is Obsolete?

Cornerstone On Demand

The concept of work is getting re-worked. As automated technology continues to replace human labor, the traditional definition of "average" work is becoming outdated. The skills required to get and keep a job are changing dynamically and continuously. For at least the last decade, their perception has been that the pace of technology was too fast. With a changing of the guard in the workforce, a new norm is developing in the career landscape.

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Learning Opportunity: FREE #HR and #Payroll eSymposium

HR Bartender

Check out the latest research from The Workforce Institute at Kronos how employees across the globe view their relationship with work. Part one, “ The Case for a 4-Day Workweek? explores how employees spend their time on the clock and if the standard 40-hour workweek is most effective. The eSymposium is designed to bring HR and payroll pros education on the topics we deal with most. Now, I couldn’t list the entire agenda.

Looking to the Future: 2021 Compensation Budgeting Forecast Part 1: Base Pay Adjustments

Astron Solutions

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a year for the record books. But the data are starting to come in – hooray! In this Astronology®, part one of a three-part review of 2021 compensation planning projections, we will share what we have learned to date. minimum wage.

PIC Reports: The Rise of A.I.


Part 1 in a 2 part series exploring the evolution of technology in the workplace. . I was too young to see the original Terminato r movie but I was old enough to sneak into Terminator 2: Judgement Day (sorry Mom), and on that day my obsession with the Terminator franchise and all things robots started. At the time of the second Terminator movie, dial up internet didn’t exactly make you feel like the robots were going to take over the world anytime soon.

What is a PEO? – Top 10 FAQs Business Owners Have About PEOs

Prism HR

It’s your responsibility to ensure your employees are paid on time, stay safe throughout the workday, and have access to benefits like workers’ compensation, health insurance, and 401k. Using a PEO to outsource HR lets you focus on your mission and operations to deliver the best products and services to your clients. In this blog, we’ll discuss the top 10 FAQs business owners have about professional employer organizations (PEOs). How does the PEO model work?

Why Is HR The Last To Get New Technology When Labor Is The Largest Expense?


They have automated solutions for accounting, merchant transactions, CRM, manufacturing, online marketing, tech support, and inventory management. They reenter data because systems can’t talk to each other. Why do businesses ignore the logical place to extract ROI? Labor eats the largest chunk of operating expenses. You can’t compete without advanced recruiting technology. In short, it streamlines and automates the entire recruiting process.

Capturing the Untapped Market: Skeptical Enrollees

Burning Glass Technologies

Over one-third of all adults have taken work-related classes or training in the last 12 months. With nearly 250 million adults in the United States, that means there are 89 million adults actively pursuing education opportunities to advance their careers. That’s a huge pool of potential students – more than five times the number of students currently enrolled in postsecondary institutions. To complete these steps, you will need labor market data.

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The Best Way to Process Payroll [Updated for 2020]


Or you own an existing one that is moving into the realm of employees. Payroll is one of the most important processes to handle correctly. Learn to Process Payroll Efficiently and Legally. How To Avoid The Top 6 Payroll Mistakes. First off, why don’t you have one?

TECH+ 2021: Executive Summary


Paycor hosted TECH+, our annual national partner conference on Feb 1st and 2nd and this year, the event was virtual. Here are 11 key takeaways: #1: Transparency, Technology and Data Analytics are Transforming Employee Benefits. What’s the advantage of data analytics?

The Value of Employee Incentive Programs for Manufacturing

Achievers - Recruiting

Even though the manufacturing sector pays an average hourly wage of $29.34 , good workers are hard to find. Jobs in this sector require high levels of skill, training and the ability to use new technologies, and applicants simply don’t have the right skills manufacturers need.

9 Costly Areas Your Business Should Run a Productivity Audit On

Career Metis

Monitoring productivity can mean the difference between success and failure. Only 53% of respondents in the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report felt their jobs were meaningful. Losing skilled workers might be one of the most expensive things a company can do.

pink hair at a job interview, coworkers who don’t knock, and more

Ask a Manager

My 19-year-old son seems to think that going to a job interview with half of his hair colored pink (the other half is black) will not prevent him from getting a job. He’s going to apply for forklift driver or loading or manufacturing, something not in the direct public eye.

How to Buy Employee Time Clocks For Small Business in 2021: The All-Encompassing Guide


You found the most comprehensive guide to employee time clocks on the web. If you have a small business and need a time clock, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a review of the types of employee clocks for SMBs: Card Punch Time and Attendance Clocks. hours.

HRMS Success: How To Manage Human Resources In 2021


Welcome to the Swipeclock guide to Human Resources Management Systems for small businesses ! A 5-Step Guide to Choosing the Right HRMS. A Human Resources Management System (HRMS) is the most effective small business HR software for hourly workforces. The good news?

employee cursed at a coworker over politics, boss has weaponized her personality test, and more

Ask a Manager

One of the VPs of my company related the following event to me: In a meeting of eight managers and project managers, one project manager, Tom, said he’d voted in the past election to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour so that everyone would be paid a living wage. The overwhelming majority of my state voted the same way. At that point, the VP shut down the conversation and the meeting resumed.

How to Buy Employee Time Clocks For Small Business in 2020: The All-Encompassing Guide


You found the most comprehensive guide to employee time clocks on the web. How The Right Employee Time Clock Will Increase Retail Profitability. The Benefits of Biometric Time Clocks. On January 1, 2020, the new overtime rule took effect. Eleven of them are hourly.

4 Ways You Can Get Job Seekers Excited to Join Your Team


And with the recent news about Amazon raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, many companies think pay is the top factor job seekers take into mind when it comes to the job search. To compete for quality employees, employers often include salary or signing bonus information right in the job title. But Hireology data has found that job titles with one to three words see apply rates of 7.6 Consider the following tips.

Top Five Compensation Trends from 2016

Compensation Today

Between the elections, compliance changes, and the ever-increasing competitiveness of talent markets, most of us have been on our toes all year. What trends have impacted compensation the most? In the spirit of the coming new year, let’s count the top five 2016 compensation trends! Count down the top #compensation trends of 2016! Gone are the days where companies compensate with just base pay. In some cases, the market drives pay for jobs.

What makes people happy at work?


According to the World Happiness Report (WHR), an annual study that attempts to measure causes of happiness around the world, simply having a job is a major step toward happiness. Predictably, higher wages are tied to higher levels of worker satisfaction. The WHR reports that people “in well-paying jobs are happier and more satisfied with their lives and jobs than those in the lower income brackets.” Everybody wants to be happy at work.

Benefits Software Made Simple: HRIS vs HCM vs Benefits Administration


With so many HR acronyms flying around, it can be difficult to understand the nuances between different software solutions and to find the best fit for your individual company. Keep in mind that there are almost 20 categories of HR software, which can be overwhelming to say the least.

5 HR Management Tools To Fill Any Position in 30 Days


Like Sonic the Hedgehog fast. . Each day a role remains vacant, money is flying out of the company accounts. Businesses lose $500 per day on average from vacant roles, and with the usual time to fill a position being 30-63 days , that could be up to $30,000 for one vacant spot!

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Reinventing Work

Sergio Caredda

A few days ago, on the occasion of May 1st, I had writ ten a short post about “Rethinking Work”. On the other side, there have been many calls to look at what can be positively built after this crisis. He was looking for “bold ideas” on the way the World of Work will evolve.

A Disciplined Strategy for Success in High-Volume Recruiting

HR Daily Advisor

Whether it’s hiring for open enrollment, tax time, or the holiday season, the pressure to find a large number of qualified candidates in a short span of time never goes away. In fact, it’s gotten even more challenging in recent years, as unemployment rates hover around historic lows and the number of jobs added increases. In certain markets and for high-demand skill sets, the unemployment rate is even lower—often less than 2%. The stakes couldn’t be higher.

Measure, then improve turnover of temporary employees in 8 steps

COATS Staffing Software

It’s said all the time, but do companies actually do anything about it? Can people be any more essential than the temporary employees of a staffing firm? They are “the” service being provided to the staffing agency’s clients.

2020 HR Compliance Checklist: Know Your Requirements


Small business owners and HR leaders are working hard to manage the people center of their company while also staying on top of compliance requirements and calendar-based deadlines. Use the following compliance checklist to create your HR policies — or as a way to revamp existing ones.

Reinventing Work

Sergio Caredda

A few days ago, on the occasion of May 1st, I had writ ten a short post about “Rethinking Work”. On the other side, there have been many calls to look at what can be positively built after this crisis. He was looking for “bold ideas” on the way the World of Work will evolve.

Coronavirus vs Business: What to Do to Employers During the Quarantine


The spread of the coronavirus has officially received pandemic status. The whole world is preparing that the situation may not improve until the end of summer. However, the shattering effect for the business became apparent much earlier.

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HR Advice for Small and Medium Businesses

HR Partner

Most small and many medium sized businesses have to figure out the Human Resources side of business as they go along. . We surveyed hundreds of HR consultants to find out the most crucial HR advice for small and medium businesses that they most frequently find themselves giving.

15 Ways How Cloud Computing Can Improve Employee Productivity

Career Metis

Cloud computing, which is accessing the program or the data over the internet, is widely used by organizations across the world for better business results. There are different types of cloud services that are being used by various organizations across the world.

Improve Employee Scheduling to Fast Track Business Recovery: The Comprehensive Guide


Companies that initiated work from home policies during the coronavirus lockdown are bringing teams back to the office in phases. The Benefits of Effective Employee Scheduling. Flexible Schedules: An Employee Perk That Helps Businesses Compete. Think Outside the Box.