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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment is at a 16-year low (4.3%), but the pace of hiring slowed as baby boomers retired and fewer Americans looked for work. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said: “Job growth is rip-roaring. The current pace of job growth is nearly three times the rate necessary… Read more »

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SHRM is collaborating with Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation on some of their Second Chance Hiring initiatives to help educate and encourage employers to hire individuals who have a criminal record. On Wednesday, June 8th the Foundation is hosting a Second Chance Summit from 9am-3:30pm with educational sessions focused on overcoming issues HR professionals face when… Read more »

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The typical annual wage increase is too small for employees, and the automatic pay increase for all employees is too much for many employers. Recent articles from the Washington Post and the Society for Human Resource Management reflect a 2017 trend of companies looking to do away with the automatic annual pay increase. They cite the belief that the typical 3%… Read more »

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On March 15, 2016, members of the American Staffing Association (ASA) Employee Safety Committee (including two employees from New Era HR Solutions) met with representatives from the State of Washington’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). The purpose of the meeting, held at ASA’s request, was to discuss the agency’s enforcement efforts against staffing… Read more »

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An evaluation of 2015 results found that the new reporting requirement met its intended goals of helping OSHA focus resources where they are most needed, and engaging employers in high-hazard industries to identify and eliminate hazards. “In case after case, the prompt reporting of worker injuries has created opportunities for us to work with employers… Read more »

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Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization’s greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization’s ability to not merely survive, but to also thrive. To be truly effective, a workplace—its design, practices and policies—must benefit both the organization and its employees. When an organization takes this approach to When Work Works offers… Read more »