The flip side of the “jobless recovery” is increased stress for those who still have jobs. Workers are being asked to do more with fewer resources than ever before. There is a disconnect between what employees need and what employers think they need. Incivility is epidemic. Workplace incivility aggravates every other workplace problem. It is […]
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When it comes to employee holiday entitlements, U.S. employees are lucky to get 15 days vacation and a lump of coal in their stockings. The U.S. is among the least generous countries when it comes to paid holidays, according to data from a global human resource consulting firm. U.S. federal law...
A Texas-based group has acquired Aspen Resource Partners, a Colorado Springs-based professional employer organization. Resourcing Edge, based in Rockwall, Texas, announced that it is combining assets with the Colorado Springs-based company. “This is a pivotal effort that accelerates our solutions strategy to offer even greater value to our clients,” said Ted Crawford, Resourcing Edge CEO. […]
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Employers, HR directors and payroll managers have a lot on their plate with compliance. It’s extremely difficult to stay up on all the changes and details of local, state and federal employment compliance topics. Wage and Hour investigations might not be as familiar as OSHA or IRS audits, but their notoriety is increasing due to […]
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Employers in Colorado Springs anticipate giving workers a 2.1 percent salary increase next year, according to an annual survey from the Mountain States Employers Council. That’s lower than the state average of 2.5 percent, but projected increases are higher than those predicted for 2010 and 2011. Nearly 500 employers participated in...
Despite the weak job market, two thirds of about 100 U.S. companies say they can’t fill key positions, according to Right Management, a recruitment service for Manpower Group. Seventy percent of organizations reported they found it hard to recruit for certain jobs, while 25 percent said it was somewhat difficult. “The...
There may be some credence to the old adage, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” At least 44 percent of employees surveyed by Right Management, a career management group within Manpower Group, think that’s true. According to the survey, more workers believe “who you know” is more important...
One of the biggest pitfalls for small business owners is that they don’t know what they don’t know. That can get them in trouble, especially when it comes to human resource functions. Many small businesses can’t afford a full-time HR person. The answer for some: outsourcing part or all of their HR responsibilities. The most […]
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