Build A Fulfilling Workplace – The Employee Hierarchy Of Needs

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-from Forbes Last week, I took creative license with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and shared a version I refer to as The Customer Hierarchy of Needs. When customers buy from a company or brand, their primary need is that whatever they buy works. Moving on, they want to trust the company, align with what they stand… read more

Half Of All Skills Will Be Outdated Within Two Years, Study Suggests

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-from Forbes Executives believe nearly half of the skills that exist in today’s workforce won’t be relevant just two years from now, thanks to artificial intelligence. And a lot of that includes their own skills. This startling proclamation came out of a recent survey of 800 executives and 800 employees released by edX, an online education platform…. read more

Is the Fully In-Person Workweek Extinct?

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-from Fortune Nearly half of companies reneged on their remote work policies this past year, but the fully in-person workweek is almost extinct. Good news, workers: You win. For the most part.   According to a new ZipRecruiter survey, fully in-person work has gone just about extinct. Only about 15% of remote-capable companies require five… read more

See what states showed the biggest growth in median household income.

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-by Kamaron McNair Last year was rough on Americans’ household finances. Amid an inflation crisis that saw prices up 9.1% year over year in June 2022, Americans’ incomes appear to have taken a hit. The U.S. median household income dropped by 2.3% to $74,580 in 2022, down from $76,330 in 2021, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While… read more

Rise in August Job Openings

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-by Kathryn Mayer   U.S. job openings rose in August to 9.6 million openings after falling the past three months. The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS report, released Tuesday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), found that openings increased 690,000 to reach a growth rate of 5.8 percent, a boost from… read more

Nurturing an Innovation Culture: A Solution to Staffing Shortages

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– by Ainsley Lawrence – Ainsley Lawrence is a freelance writer with an interest in the way business, technology, and education intersect with the personal. She loves traveling to beautiful places and is frequently lost in a good book.     Despite economic uncertainty leading into 2023, as of September 1, the unemployment rate in… read more

How to Evaluate a Job Candidate’s Critical Thinking Skills in an Interview

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by Christopher Frank, Paul Magnone, and Oded Netzer Hiring is one of the most challenging competencies to master, yet it is one of the most strategic and impactful managerial functions. A McKinsey study quantified that superior talent is up to eight times more productive, showing that the relationship between talent quality and business performance is… read more

Maximize Recruiting Potential w/Customer & Employee Insights

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– by Ainsley Lawrence – Ainsley Lawrence is a freelance writer with an interest in the way business, technology, and education intersect with the personal. She loves traveling to beautiful places and is frequently lost in a good book.     Your organization already has a reputation among customers and employees. Do you know what… read more

Proposed New Dept of Labor Rule Could Be Costly

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  On September 8, 2023, the Federal Register published the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Define and Delimit the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees. The regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) interpret and implement exemptions from minimum and overtime wage requirements which are… read more

How to Plan a Successful Employee Event

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– by Ainsley Lawrence – Ainsley Lawrence is a freelance writer with an interest in the way business, technology, and education intersect with the personal. She loves traveling to beautiful places and is frequently lost in a good book.     The best way to build employee morale is to have several employee events throughout… read more