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Retailers Scramble for Holiday Workers in Tight Labor Market

Employers planning to hire hundreds of thousands of holiday-season workers this year are expanding their talent acquisition channels and raising wages to fill jobs from a shrinking talent pool.
Ninety percent of 1,000 employers in the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries surveyed by Snagajob, an hourly jobs marketplace, plan to hire seasonal workers for the holidays. ...




6 Phrases Real Leaders at Work Say to Their Team

Whether you’ve just started training your first hire or you’ve been managing scores of people for decades, you’re in the position of being a leader. And if there’s one aspect of leadership that holds true regardless of staff size or industry, it’s that being one isn’t for the thin-skinned or the faint of heart. ...




Why Entrepreneurs Need to Stop Networking and Start Sweatworking!

CYMI, meeting for coffee is so five minutes ago, the network mixer is passé, and martini lunches had a place and time in the Mad Men era of history. Now, if you want to get a game plan going for your business, you need to get moving—literally. ...




Hiring Your First Employee: 13 Things You Must Do

If you are hiring your first employee, you must file documents with and pay taxes to various government agencies.
If you're hiring your first employee, congratulations! It's important to start off on the right foot as an employer by making sure you follow all of the legal rules that now apply to you. ...




A list of the Top 20 employee perks you’re probably not offering

We’re all aware that generous benefits packages are an effective enticement for potential hires. But are you willing to go as far as these companies to sweeten employee perks?  
 
Glassdoor, the online jobs board and employee research firm, recently unveiled a list  — compiled from current employees — of the Top 20 benefits offered by companies across the U. ...




Why Halloween Hi-jinx Should Frighten Employers

Potential Legal Downsides to Halloween Celebrations
 
Halloween celebrations in the office are motivational and fun for employees. But, Halloween celebrations in the office also bring their own set of challenges for the employer. Although Halloween is meant to be a festive day, for some employers it could be more frightening than fun when employees celebrate Halloween in the office. ...




2 benefits never to put on the chopping block

With healthcare costs continuing to skyrocket — along with fears of triggering the “Cadillac” tax in 2018 — employers are looking into what kinds of benefits they can cut. 
 
But there are two benefits that should remain a last resort for cuts: dental and vision benefits. ...




San Francisco votes not to do business with companies in homophobic states

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced the legislation
 

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors yesterday voted unanimously for the city to not enter into any more contracts with companies headquartered in states that bar civil-rights protections for LGBT people. ...




Cultural Diversity in the Work Place

Definition: Cultural diversity is when differences in race, ethnicity, language, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation are represented within a community. A community is said to be culturally diverse if its residents include members of different groups. ...




Work-Hard, Play-Hard Types Are Real: 3 Ways to Recruit and Keep Them

Work hard, play hard; it’s not just a cliché. A report published in May in The Open Psychology Journal studied the relationship between the desire to achieve and the desire for leisure, and found a significant relationship. Participants were asked a series of questions to determine their attraction to religion, parenthood, accomplishment or fame and recreation. ...