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Global study shows shortfall in applying training in workplace

June 24th, 2011

Results of a just released global study show that organizations must become more fully committed and engaged in the transfer of learning to the workplace. Survey findings highlight several weak areas in the on-the-job application of learning, including manager support, trainee preparation, incentives and an overall formal design and measurement process. Positive indicators of learning [Read more...]

New studies suggest employer sponsored coverage may increase because of health reform

June 23rd, 2011

Several new studies suggest that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will help to reverse a decade-long reduction in employer-provided coverage.
The studies are in part a response to a McKinsey and Company report that as many as 30 percent of employers will drop employer sponsored insurance when the PPACA is fully implemented after [Read more...]

Mass layoff events increase 2 percent from April to May

June 23rd, 2011

Employers took 1,599 mass layoff actions in May involving 143,540 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported June 22. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer. The number of mass layoff events in May increased [Read more...]

Parent company and subsidiary were single entity for purposes of OFCCP jurisdiction

June 22nd, 2011

A company engaged in wholesale automotive remarketing and its subsidiary, a government contractor, were a single entity that, combined, satisfied the employee numerosity requirement and qualified as a government contractor, a DOL administrative law judge concluded Therefore, the companies were jointly and individually liable for meeting the requirements set forth in Executive Order 11246, the [Read more...]

Leadership programs often seen as unfair, according to AMA study

June 22nd, 2011

Corporate programs to identify and develop certain employees for future leadership positions are often seen as unfair and political by other workers, according to an online survey of more than 500 senior managers and executives conducted by AMA Enterprise. “One-quarter of employees in the US and Canada tend to regard talent development programs as less [Read more...]