As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on businesses, employers are turning to remote work to slow the spread of the virus while meeting customer needs. In fact, Forbes last month described the novel coronavirus as history’s “biggest experiment in working from home.” “The benefit for employers for right now is just to...
FOR EMPLOYERS □ Support hardware Make sure employees have access to laptops, phones, chargers and the hardware they need to bring work home. Encourage them to get in the habit of commuting with these items if they don’t already. □ Support software Make sure employees have access to email, communica tion tools like Slack, collabo...
New rules on overtime pay kick in this year, and human resources experts say now is an ideal time for businesses to take a comprehensive look at their salary policies. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Labor Standards and Statistics announced the final order on overtime and...
As disability employment advocates broaden their focus from merely awareness to inclusion, equal pay has moved to the forefront of public discussion. Kayla McKeon, a Capitol Hill disability employment lobbyist who has Down syndrome, talked about her work on the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act during the Oct....
When the Business Journal published its first issue in 1989, the workforce was composed in generational terms primarily of Baby Boomers and members of the Silent Generation. They were rule followers and workaholics who had been controlling things for years. Then along came Generation X, skeptical about authority and looking...
As a 20-year-old, Samuel Perry fell in with a bad crowd and ended up in prison. “I was incarcerated on three different occasions,” Perry said. “I knew I had to do something different.” When he was released from prison a year ago, he was unable to find a full-time job. People...
It’s graduation day at La Vista in Pueblo. The excitement is palpable as students, each wearing an identical shade of green, take their seats. But instead of lining up on a field of freshly mowed grass under a canopy of blue sky, La Vista’s graduates accepted their certificates of completion...
A new study conducted by the University of Colorado-Boulder concluded that nail salon employees face health risks similar to those of working at an oil refinery or an auto garage, due to high levels of indoor airborne pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene. The study, which monitored volatile organic compound...
Some say wage transparency is essential for workplaces to narrow the gender pay gap, but local experts say employers should go beyond merely disclosing all workers’ salaries — a practice many Pikes Peak-area companies do not currently favor. A recent study conducted by national staffing agency The Creative Group indicated...
Lauren Ferguson checks all the boxes of a quality employee. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, she loves helping people and is never above learning new things. However, Ferguson’s various developmental disabilities mean finding stability in the workplace is often a struggle for the 19-year-old Colorado Springs resident. As a child, she was...
A free online tool that tells students, job seekers and employers everything they need to know about the local labor market has just turned a year old and is ready to mature from a mighty toddler to a workforce development superhero. To help the Workforce Asset Map evolve even more,...
See someone skiing on Tejon Street? It might be a Mountain Chalet employee on the way to work. Like most employers, the store’s owners want employees to get to work when it snows, if they can. But most also put safety first. Your employees should know what’s expected of them when...