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Mobile workforce value and associated costs remain high despite economy

March 16th, 2011

According to the fifth annual Total Employee Mobility®(TEM) Benchmark Report from Runzheimer International, the mobile workforce remains vitally important to US businesses as a means for driving growth and retaining clients. The increased desire to more effectively manage mobile employees was one resounding theme from this year’s report. In addition, cost remains significant with spending [Read more...]

NLRB Acting General Counsel announces new guidelines for assisting illegally discharged employees to obtain full back-pay

March 15th, 2011

NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced new guidelines to help employees who were illegally discharged to get full compensation in backpay awards. Solomon issued two memos on Friday, one outlining new methods for calculating backpay, and another in which he urged reconsideration of two 2007 Board decisions that require illegally discharged employees to start looking [Read more...]

Spherion says unprecedented access to live streaming on the job and lack of corporate policies equal high risk for loss of productivity during March Madness

March 15th, 2011

A Spherion Staffing Services study shows that not having a clear corporate policy on participation in office pools, particularly in regards to this year’s March Madness basketball events, could slow workers’ productivity, leading to a much more serious issue for employers in today’s economic environment. According to the 2011 Office Pool Survey conducted on behalf [Read more...]

EEOC meeting will address employment of persons with mental disabilities

March 14th, 2011

On March 15, 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public meeting on employment of persons with mental disabilities. The commission will hear from invited panelists on the employment rates of persons with intellectual disabilities and psychiatric disabilities and the challenges they face in the workplace, as well as why it [Read more...]

Employers see light at end of recession tunnel, according to SHRM poll

March 14th, 2011

In a sign the economy is inching toward recovery, fewer employers froze wage increases, cut employee bonuses, and implemented layoffs in the last six months, according to a new poll of human resource professionals. The poll – “Financial Challenges to the U.S. and Global Economy and Their Impact on Organizations –Fall 2010 Update” – released [Read more...]