Why I Hate Mission Statements

Staffing Talk

Staff are hired for their skills and experience, competitively compensated for their work, given an environment that fosters trust and teamwork, and offered professional growth to match their commitment and ability. Here's a challenge for you aspiring writers out there: try to write a more trite piece of prose than this mission statement that I found in one of our employee manuals: At TempWorks Software, our mission is simple.

68% of employers plan to increase compensation levels for current employees

CareerBuilder

percent, with most of the growth taking place between 2006 and 2007. Sixty-eight percent of employers plan to increase compensation levels for current employees, and 46 percent planning to increase starting salaries for new employees. In order to retain your best workers, and hire the best candidates, you’ll need to be able to compete from a compensation perspective.

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Raising the (Minimum Wage) Bar

JazzHR

Following raises in 2007 and 2008, the federal minimum wage hasn’t budged since 2009, when the government set the wage at $7.25 Compensation Intelligence closing the wage gap compensation minimum minimum wage salary raise wage growthper hour. At that rate, someone working full-time would make $15,080 before taxes.

Why Is It So Important to Communicate Total Rewards?

HRsoft

While compensation may indeed only be one piece of what works to attract and retain employees, it is quite a significant piece. In order for employees to understand their value in the organization and the fairness with which you’re compensating them, you must become transparent about rewards.

HR Labs, DEIB Edition: Lilly Ledbetter Discusses Pay Equity

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

This week on HR Labs, Jeff sits down with activist Lilly Ledbetter —a woman whose name is synonymous with the fight for pay equity—to discuss the state of employee compensation today, what needs to change and why it's important for companies and their employees.

What Anxious Workers Want and Why it Matters

Allegis Global Solutions

Kind of like real estate in 2007. If you’ve ever felt a bit overwhelmed at work (or perhaps that’s even an understatement), if you’ve ever felt burned out on work or stressed out on the job, well, the good news is, you’re not alone.

Training: One Way to Tackle Weight Discrimination at Work

Recruiting Daily Advisor

A recent report from CNBC cites a Harvard study showing that overt, or explicit, bias based on race, sexuality, and weight decreased between 2007 and 2016, but overt weight bias saw the smallest decline. It goes beyond hiring, compensation, and harassment.

Young and Savvy vs. Older and Wiser: Workplace Ageism in the Spotlight

Recruiting Daily Advisor

In 2007, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg raised a furor when he was quoted as saying, “I want to stress the importance of being young and technical.

Why Is It So Important to Communicate Total Rewards?

HRsoft

While compensation may indeed only be one piece of what works to attract and retain employees, it is quite a significant piece. In order for employees to understand their value in the organization and the fairness with which you’re compensating them, you must become transparent about rewards. Here are a few more things to consideration about communicating rewards: Communicating the “Why ” Behind Compensation.

The Best Jobs in the U.S.: 2019

Indeed

This information also alerts employers in fast-growing fields that top talent will be in high demand — so their compensation packages need to withstand the competition. This reflects recent market trends: between 2007 and 2014, the proportion of law students finding work decreased by 10%. Which sounds more like your perfect job: managing a construction team, or analyzing high-volume data sets? Everyone will have a unique answer.

Working Remotely: Is work From Home Good for Everyone?

Transformify - Recruiting

I started working remotely as a freelancer back in 2007, and then became a digital nomad in 2012, traveling to/living in over 120 cities in 50 countries since then. Our guest today is Neville Mehra who runs Nampora , an all-remote digital marketing and strategy firm.

50 recruitment stats HR pros must know in 2017

Devskiller

Finding suitable candidates (46%), compensation (43%) and competition (39%) constitute the three biggest obstacles to hiring. 7 2% of candidates state advancement opportunities are the top reason why they would change a job , with better compensation packages (57%) and better company culture coming second and third respectively. in July 2007. With a new year typically comes a desire to improve ourselves at what we do, and HR is no exception.

Hiring This Year’s College Graduates? Be Prepared to Pay

CareerBuilder

According to the data, 74 percent of employers say they plan to hire recent college graduates this year, up from 67 percent last year and the highest outlook since 2007. The increased interest in hiring recent college grads, and the indication that more companies are looking to increase compensation, should provide some optimism to soon-to-be graduates. College graduation ceremonies are about to begin around the U.S.—a a celebration of four years of hard work.

How to Post Job Openings for Free

VIVAHR Recruiting and Hiring Tips

If your template was easy to find, you copied it over and only changed the name of the company, location and compensation, chances are you’ll have a hard time getting found. Compensation – Most companies really overlook compensation. Millennials have demonstrated time and again they care more about culture than compensation. ” Tell a story about what you as a company are committed to compensate them with.

What We Can Learn About Jobs from Texas

Staffing Talk

At my company, Tempworks, the deal flow from Texas has been huge and stayed strong even during the disastrous staffing climate of 2007. Immigration and an abundance of low priced labor competing for these jobs dampens compensation. I don’t cotton to Texas personally (too hot, like much of the South) although I enjoy my kin in Fort Worth and love to visit friends in Houston and take in its many ethnic restaurants.

Want to Retain Employees? Pay Them to Quit.

Staffing Talk

New employees receive full salary compensation during the training, which begins with two weeks of talking on the phone with customers in their call center. In 2007 about three percent of the people took the opportunity. Each department at Zappos is decorated uniquely. This is the rainforest (and pirates, apparently). Sometimes reason and common sense are wrong , and no matter how straight-forward the equation looks, you never get the desired result.

3 reasons to get a short-term disability policy

Workable

A significant percentage of the workforce will be in need of short-term disability leave and US law (with the exception of six states ) doesn’t guarantee any compensation. Nearly two-thirds of all personal bankruptcies are attributed to medical problems, according to a 2007 report. Employers may choose to compensate their employees by drafting a maternity leave policy , thus building a more engaged and happy workforce.

Staffing News of the Day, August 15, 2013

Staffing Talk

Number of claims for jobless benefits drop to lowest level since October 2007 [Bloomberg]. Physician compensation models are notoriously complex and opaque. Inspections of temp agencies have doubled in response to OSHA memorandum [BNA]. Massachusetts legislature could raise the minimum wage to $10.50 an hour, or pass the decision onto voters [Telegram]. Gem Interiors Inc.

Out-of-the-box recruiting strategies: Talent in the unlikeliest of places

Workable

Unions fought for workers’ compensation, the standard work week, pensions, and vacations – things often taken for granted today. So, their government continued to subsidize miners in the Ruhr region until 2007. What if we could take the unemployed and soon-to-be unemployed and prepare them for a new career? What if your accountant was once a coal miner? Or your computer programmer was once an auto-line manufacturer? It doesn’t make a difference to you so long as they do a good job.

Out-of-the-box recruiting strategies: Talent in the unlikeliest of places

Workable

Unions fought for workers’ compensation, the standard work week, pensions, and vacations – things often taken for granted today. So, their government continued to subsidize miners in the Ruhr region until 2007. What if we could take the unemployed and soon-to-be unemployed and prepare them for a new career? What if your accountant was once a coal miner? Or your computer programmer was once an auto-line manufacturer? It doesn’t make a difference to you so long as they do a good job.

Free Job Posting Sites

VIVAHR Recruiting and Hiring Tips

If your template was easy to find, you copied it over and only changed the name of the company, location and compensation, chances are you’ll have a hard time getting found. Compensation – Most companies really overlook compensation. Millennials have demonstrated time and again they care more about culture than compensation. ” Tell a story about what you as a company are committed to compensate them with.

Hot Jobs from 2018 and Predictions for 2019

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Student loan debt has doubled since the Great Recession in 2007, representing $1.5 Definitions: Total cash compensation (TCC): TCC combines the base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, the cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other noncash benefits (e.g., 2018 was a year of robust growth, based on various economic indicators.

The Future of Recruitment is Retention - Part Two

TalentCircles

As I mentioned in part one of this series, supply and demand has played a big role in how we recruit, with the recession that began around 2007 causing many companies to cut perks, pay and even their workforces. There is an increased demand for talent and companies are revisiting not just revisiting the topic of perks, benefits and compensation programs. By Jessica Miller-Merrell This is a two part series on recruiting economics. Click here to visit part 1.

#DidYouKnow: Smartphones have been helping to create jobs

Recruiting Blogs

The introduction of Apple’s iPhone in June 2007 ushered in a transformative era of innovation. Tech Industry Average Compensation (Hourly). App Economy in the United States. Life before smartphones seems like a distant memory. But in actuality, the mobile and app economy has been around less than a decade. Today, smartphones are used by over 2 billion people globally. Apple’s unveiling of the App Store the following year ignited a global App Economy boom.

Tri-Search Recruiting Taps Mike Tastle to Head Texas Market

Recruiting Blogs

The search firm was established in 2007 (name change in 2015) and began as a dream of three dedicated professionals with one common mission: to align the true intention of the client to the true intention of the candidate. Mid-level positions are jobs with compensations ranging from $50,000 to $200,000. Rapidly growing recruitment firm rosters experienced partner while strengthening their national reach. Dallas, TX.

Don’t Miss The Big Picture Behind The Monthly Jobs Reports

Jibe

increased by 64.9%, while hourly compensation only rose by 8%. And hiring managers dealing with candidates who are used to high incomes need to pay attention to changes in average compensation for their industry. The Great Recession is generally accepted to have lasted from December 2007 through June 2009, and by February 2010 the BLS estimates the U.S. The monthly jobs report from the BLS always generates eager anticipation and exhaustive analysis.

Staffing News of the Day, September 24, 2013

Staffing Talk

SEC taking comments on proposed rule requiring public companies to disclose compensation ratio of median employee to CEO [Mondaq]. With $137 billion forecast, the staffing industry is poised to exceed 2007 peak [Staffing Industry Analysts]. Target plans to hire fewer holiday employees , says existing staff want to increase their hours, while Walmart seeks to hire 10 percent more seasonal temps [MENA FN, Reuters].

The Future of Recruitment is Retention - Part 2

TalentCircles

As I mentioned in part one of this series, supply and demand has played a big role in how we recruit, with the recession that began around 2007 causing many companies to cut perks, pay and even their workforces. There is an increased demand for talent and companies are revisiting not just revisiting the topic of perks, benefits and compensation programs. By Jessica Miller-Merrell Check out part 1 of our recruiting retention series by clicking here.

NY Judge Dismisses Lawsuit: Work-Life Balance Is Not The Employers’ Responsibility

Staffing Talk

According to the 2007 lawsuit, 603 female employees took maternity leave from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s financial/media company over a period of six years. This was just one example of irregular patterns in the compensation process, which Preska said showed the EEOC had no statistical evidence, just anecdotal. “No ?Judge Loretta Preska took a lot of heat for rejecting an EEOC class-action claim that Bloomberg L.P. (NY) NY) discriminates against pregnant women.

Closing the Wage Gap: How These 5 Companies Are Working to Achieve Pay Equity

Linkedin Talent Blog

L’Oréal became a pioneer in the industry in 2007 when it called upon­ the French National Demographic Research Institute to conduct a thorough gender pay gap analysis and go public with the results. If the arc of history bends toward justice, the equal pay arc hasn’t been very flexible.

The 25 Best HR & Recruiting Blogs in 2018

Newton Software

About: Founded by Kris Dunn in late 2007, Fistful of Talent offers a large selection of HR, recruiting and talent blog posts that dive into areas that other recruiting blogs do not. Tackling more high level topics such as employment law and benefits/compensation, Human Resource Executive is written primarily for Vice Presidents and Directors of Human Resources. Tim Sackett. About: Tim is a well known veteran in the HR & recruiting industry.

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Flexible Staffing In The Executive Ranks

Staffing Talk

Of course they don’t get the stock options and other forms of compensation available to their permanent counterparts, but they might have already earned the big bucks in their previous life. ” Linda Stewart is CEO, President and founder of EPOCH , a company she formed in 2007 to introduce a new talent management resource to organizations. Flexible staffing meets the executive suite.

Staffing News Of The Day, January 19, 2012

Staffing Talk

Paul this week to failing to pay more than $150,000 in payroll taxes and another $276,987 to cover the employer’s share of FICA taxes, which fund Social Security and Medicare, from 2005 through 2007. Keep an eye on this as it is especially interesting when applied to businesses and unemployment or worker’s compensation claims. Unemployment numbers good for staffers. Investopedia]. The onetime operator of a Minneapolis temporary-employment agency, Olen Staff Co.,

16 Trends Shaping the Global Economy (and How You Hire)

Indeed

In 2014, 60% of workers age 65 and older in the US were employed full time— up from 55% in 2007. Compensation acts as a key incentive for workers considering one job over another. Whether you’re a seasoned recruiter at a large company or a small business owner growing your team for the first time, your ability to hire great talent is shaped in part by what’s happening in the global economy.

7 Juicy Recruitment News Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into – 16th May 2016

Social Talent

Temp pay meanwhile rose at the fastest pace since July 2007, with panellists frequently citing the inflationary impact of the new National Living Wage. Then you specify what you’re looking for in your career move by selecting two of the four most important factors, which UpScored defines as compensation and benefits, career progression, work/life balance and strong mentorship. In recruitment news this week: REC April Jobs Report Reveals Surge in Temp Billings.

Setting up your HR? Learn From the Trendsetters

Recruiterbox

An open and flexible compensation strategy. Employees may choose how much (if any) of their compensation will be in the form of equity. Founded in 2007 by two MIT students fed up with emailing files to themselves to be able to work from more than one computer, Dropbox is today considered a God-sent, with more than 300 million users. Human Resource Management (HRM) has travelled a great distance.

By the Numbers: March 23, 2018

BountyJobs

Salesforce: does continuous audits of its salary data and has spent $6 million trying to ensure equal compensation across gender and race. which is up from 120K in 2007. BountyJobs Bites. Gig Economy and Economic Uncertainty Listed as ‘Megatrends’. A recent Adecco Group annual report lists ‘geopolitical and economic uncertainty’ along with the incoming new demographic population and gig economy as part of the six global ‘megatrends’ impacting the workforce.

Ethics of employee tracking systems - where to draw the line?

Recruiting Blogs

The 2007 Electronic Monitoring & Surveillance Survey (AMA, 2008) stated that a few key reasons for firing employees included: violation of company policy (64%); inappropriate language (62%); excessive personal use (26%); breach of confidentiality rules. . That’s why companies often use some type of project management tool to track the progress of their contributors and estimate a fair compensation for the work which has been done.

A new business paradigm

Bersin

m not saying people aren’t paid enough—the trend in compensation is upward and companies are now working very hard to improve fairness, transparency, and completeness in the compensation world. The compensation and rewards industry is massive, and in most companies salary and benefits are the single biggest expense. Sheth (2007). The rise of the social enterprise. Posted by Josh Bersin on April 5, 2018.

37 best articles from 2015 on recruiting programmers and tech talents

Devskiller

John Ciancutti shares his experience how to win best hires and successfully compete with huge compensation packages and well-oiled recruiting machines. With the unemployment rates for professional services logging in at an all-time low since 2007, demand for IT professionals is through the roof! As recruiting programmers is getting more and more challenging, IT recruiters want to stay up to date with all the valuable information that can help them in hiring best tech talents.

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