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The December jobs report showed that the economy entered the year with positive momentum for continued growth and that employers entered the year with mounting challenges to fill jobs. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1%, the labor force participation rate was stagnant at 62.7% and the job openings rate held at 3.9%, which signal that the number of workers is stagnant while the number of jobs grow. With this, workers know that they have options, as the quit rate remained close to a record-hig...
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As we ring in a new year, many of us will reflect on the year that passed and take stock of our lives. A new year marks a new start, and with it often spurs resolutions to improve ourselves. Whether it’s to lose weight, eat healthier, make better financial decisions or give up bad habits, the majority of us aim to better our lives.1 Most New Year's resolutions involve goals to improve our health or happiness, and one of the most popular resolutions is to find a better job.
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Ethics in the workplace is defined as the moral code that guides the behavior of employees with respect to what is right and wrong, and to what is good and bad, in regard to conduct and decision making. Ethical decision making in the workplace takes into account the individual employee’s best interest and also takes into account the best interest of those impacted.
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The first stage of employment is new hire onboarding, and it is vital for the employee, as it sets the stage for his or her employment with the company, and it’s proven that effective onboarding leads to increased engagement and retention.
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The November Jobs Report continued to deliver good news for the economy and escalate difficult conditions for employers as the Unemployment Rate remained at 4.1%, a historic low, hourly wages increased by five cents, a 2.5% year-to-date increase, and key industries added less jobs than prior year, a shortage blamed on a lack of qualified workers.
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Ponderable from the Desk of Dr. Mahan: Last night, Danny Nelms, president of Work Institute, asked me to write a blog on sexual harassment. He asked me to do so because of my work counseling troubling and troubled managers.
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It’s often introduced with a lot of hype and is frequently met with some employee cynicism. It’s the annual employee survey. With good intentions, it’s common practice for organizations to ask employees for feedback one time per year. And it’s this – this once a year employee survey – that is a problem and can create employee uncertainty.
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The recruitment and selection process is important because it determines the quality of talent within the organization and creates the first impression for new employees. Furthermore, in an employee-in-control marketplace, attracting quality talent is increasingly difficult.
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Voice of employee, or employee voice in the workplace, has become increasingly important to leaders of organizations, leading the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology to list capturing the employee voice as the number seven workplace trend in 2017. As the emphasis escalates, many human resources leaders may be asking what is the definition of voice of employee and why is voice of employee important?
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We’ve said it before – less than half of companies surveyed (48%) believe their new hire onboarding process is somewhat successful and less than one third (28%) believe their new hire onboarding process is highly successful. This is despite evidence that underscores the importance of effective onboarding in the new hire experience and science that proves that effective onboarding improves engagement and retention.
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