Remote work uncovered but didn’t create problems

Surveys show that the war over hybrid, remote, and office-based work continues. It is a conflict that about two-thirds of current remote and hybrid workers are willing to quit over. And the number of employees working remotely or in hybrid…

Don’t be stupid with layoffs. Follow these 7 best practices.

Last week’s announcements by Meta (11,000 employees let go), Twitter (3,700), Stripe (1,100), and Lyft (700) turned heads as the high-tech stalwarts of the US economy stumbled. Previously, Coinbase, Shopify, Netflix, Microsoft, Snap, Robinhood, and Tesla had cut employees. When companies…

Six strategies to improve your ability to attract and hire veterans

This week we celebrate Veteran's Day so let's remember our Vets.  According to the US General Accountability Office, about 200,000 US veterans leave the military and enter the civilian workforce each year, and they have excellent skills. Hiring veterans is…

Seven HR Strategies in the War Between Executives and Employees, 2023

As HR Departments finalize their strategies and budgets for 2023, their workforces face daunting challenges. According to The Conference Board, the US economy will continue to restrict and achieve only 1.5 percent GDP growth by the end of 2022 and…

More companies are hiring the formerly incarcerated with success

The labor shortage has pushed more companies to recruit employees who have served time in prison, according to NPR and The Wall Street Journal,. There are more than 70 million formerly incarcerated people in the US. But, for employers, their…

It’s foolish to punish quiet quitters in this small-growth economy.

Last week’s The Wall Street Journal article on Quiet Quitting and Quiet Firing includes observations from me on this popular topic. The very next day, Friday, I was interviewed by Fox26 Houston to provide advice to employees who find themselves being a…

High Salary Increases to Continue into 2023

Updated on September 27, 2022 Three national human resources professional organizations have released their predictions of salary increases for 2023. Their results show that while recruiting and turnover are expected to ease slightly, high salary increases will continue into 2023.…

Are you ready for job posting pay transparency?

California may join Colorado in requiring companies that post jobs to disclose hourly pay rates and salary ranges. Washington and New York states may soon follow. Fortune 1000 companies frequently follow the trends of large states like California and New…

Companies are shifting their benefits strategies for 2023

Since the 2008 recession, corporations have tried to reduce costs and offer headline-grabbing perks with respect to benefits strategies. Not anymore. Companies are switching their benefits strategies for 2023 to attracting and retaining employees and helping them deal with costs…