The greatest challenge facing many businesses in 2018 will be the shortage of applicants seeking jobs. “Now Hiring” signs are posted in windows, “Now Hiring” banners hang from the fronts of stores, recruitment ads appear on company websites, recruiting websites, job boards and in various media. The share of Americans either employed or actively looking for work has shrunk to 62.7% from 66% in 2007, the beginning of the 2008-09 economic downturn. The reason for the decrease is
Many people were greatly relieved by the continued extension of benefits for long-term unemployed individuals. The extension of benefits absolutely provides financial benefits and financial security for affected individuals and families. That’s the plus side! Now for the negative side…the longer many individuals are unemployed, the larger the gap between their skills and the skills needed to reenter the workforce. If someone doesn’t use computer skills for a few months or lon
I was recently asked the following question during a presentation to a group of small business owners:
“How vulnerable are we as employers?” The quick answer is, “Very.” As some of you have likely found out, “Anyone can sue anyone for anything.” As employers, we are also at the risk of fraudulent claims for worker’s compensation, unemployment and employment actions such as terminations.
The best way to minimize our risks is to know the relevant laws regarding hiring, wage a