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LGBT worker protection stays under Trump

Federal protections for the rights of LGBT workers will continue to be enforced under President Donald Trump, the White House has promised.
 
The policy continues the 2014 executive order signed by his predecessor, barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. ...




10 Ways to Appeal to the Next Wave of Workers: Generation Z

Flexible scheduling and open feedback loops build trust with incoming employees. Companies shouldn't be surprised if older workers appreciate those changes, too.
 
Generation Z encompasses more than one-quarter of America’s population, making this cohort larger than baby boomers or millennials. ...




The seven deadly sins of compensation: are bonuses a waste of money?

There’s a chill in the air as the ‘comp season’ descends upon us once again.
 

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Most organisations are probably now already working on planning budgets, processing market data and kicking off the compensation review season but, in his best-selling book, ‘Bringing Out the Best in People,’ Aubrey Daniels said: “If you think of the bonus season as a way to make up for sins throughout the year, then don’t waste your money. ...




Women Are Gaining Ground in Philly’s C-Suites — but Where Are Women of Color?

Women are making it to the top of Philadelphia-area corporations, universities and healthcare systems—but they’re getting there slowly.
 
That’s according to the 2016 “Women on Boards” report released last week by the Forum of Executive Women and PwC. ...




When It Comes to Talent, Innovate, Don’t Inundate

Recruiters advised to be creative and more personable when approaching passive candidates online
t's no secret. If you're a recruiter, finding talent is hard.
Even though the ratio of unemployed people to recruiters is 202 to 1, said Steve Levy, principal of Recruiting Inferno Consulting in New York City, finding that elusive "purple squirrel"—what recruiters consider the flawless job candidate—remains difficult. ...




What Employers Will Worry About in 2017

The biggest priority, and concern, for business leaders in 2017 will be retaining employees in a competitive talent marketplace. In a new study by Future Workplace and Kronos, we found that 87% of employers said that improving retention is a critical priority for their organization. In addition, the U. ...




Breaking Bad: Delivering the Bad News Well

Letting candidates know they did not make the cut is never easy, but it's a necessary step -- especially now, when employer branding matters more than ever.
 
 
I was speaking with a candidate last week about a promising job opportunity. ...




How to Promote Inclusion in the Workplace

Standing out in a crowd is never fun, unless you're a stilt walker in a parade. For a company to function effectively, all employees need to feel accepted and valued, rather than feeling that they don't fit in because of a culture of stereotyping and intolerance. ...




Starting Salaries Up 3.8% for Class of 2016 Grads

Computer science and engineering are the highest-paid disciplines
Top-Paid Majors for Class of 2016 Bachelor's Degree Graduates
 



Category
2016 Average Salary
2015 Average Salary
Percent Change


Computer and Information Sciences
$71,534
$65,849
+8. ...




DHS Issues Final Rule Easing Green Card Process for High-Skilled Workers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued final regulations aimed at improving the ability of U.S. employers to hire and retain high-skilled workers approved for permanent residence, while boosting job flexibility for those workers.
 
The rule goes into effect Jan. ...