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According to the SHRM Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report for June 2012, job creation will continue in the manufacturing and service sectors in June but for the 5th month in the past 6th months, the rate of growth will fall behind the rate of previous years.

June 4, 2012

Employing People With Disabilities: Practices and Policies Related to Accessibility and Accommodation 

Research
June 4, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

News Updates
June 1, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) wage and hour enforcement under the Obama administration has become markedly more hostile toward employers, according to Paul DeCamp, former administrator of the Wage and Hour Division under President George W. Bush and an attorney at Jackson Lewis’ Washington, D.C., regional office.

News Updates
May 25, 2012

With the two presidential nominees sharply diverging on key policy issues such as the economy, workplace policy and foreign policy, President Obama and Governor Romney will provide the American public with the starkest contrast since 1984 if not 1964.

News Updates
May 24, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

To attract, retain and engage Hispanics and Latinos, employers need to understand the common—and unique—characteristics of the various cultures that fall under the label of “Hispanic,” according to Di Ann Sanchez, SPHR, president and founder of DAS HR Consulting LLC in Hurst, Texas.

News Updates
May 18, 2012

Jason Lauritsen shares how we make the mistake in the employee engagement survey process of treating all employee opinions as equally credible. He illustrates how organizations already know that employee opinions are not equal and reveals the insanity of treating them as such. www.BulletproofTalent.com

Videos
May 14, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

When trust breaks down in organizations it can impact employee turnover, communication, collaboration, risk taking and creativity—among other things—all of which can harm the bottom line, according to Richard Fagerlin, president of Peak Solutions Inc. in Fort Collins, Colo.

News Updates
May 11, 2012

Attracting and retaining a skilled workforce is the most important consideration among U.S. chief financial officers (CFOs) in weighing whether to continue offering employee health coverage, according to a survey by the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI).

News Updates
May 11, 2012

According to the SHRM Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report for May 2012, job creation will continue in the manufacturing and service sectors in May 2012, although the rate of growth will not reach the level of a year ago. 

May 4, 2012

The percentage of America’s young workers who say that a retirement program is an important factor in joining or staying with an employer jumped sharply in the past two years, according to a survey by consultancy Towers Watson. This was especially true when the employer offered a defined benefit pension plan.

The firm's Retirement Attitudes Survey, conducted in June and July 2011, includes responses from 9,218 full-time U.S. employees at nongovernment organizations with 1,000 or more employees. The survey found that:

News Updates
April 30, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

News Updates
April 27, 2012

Despite improvements in the U.S. economy, the hangover effect from the 2008-09 recession and slow economic growth continue to erode employees’ retirement confidence and overall financial wellness, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers 2012 Financial Wellness Survey.

Employees’ financial stress remains high: Overall, 61 percent of employees find dealing with their financial situation stressful, and more than half (56 percent) reported that their stress level related to financial issues had increased over the past 12 months.

News Updates
April 26, 2012

As the 2012 National Study of Employers (NSE) suggests, workplace flexibility is replacing the one-size-fits-all, 9-to-5 way of working in a growing number of organizations.  What’s motivating companies to consider new ways of making work “work?” And what impact does giving employees more choice over how, when and where work gets done have on workplaces and the bottom-line?

April 25, 2012

This survey commissioned by and conducted in collaboration with Globoforce examines employee recognition programs and their return on investment (ROI). Findings revealed that nearly two-thirds of respondents (63%) agree that employee engagement is a “very important” challenge that their organization is currently facing. Organizations that have employee recognition programs in place were more likely to indicate that employees are rewarded according to their job performance (64%) and that managers effectively acknowledge and appreciate employees (55%).

Research
April 25, 2012

The overall median salary in the U.S. for Class of 2012 college graduates is up 4.5 percent over the median posted by the Class of 2011, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

News Updates
April 20, 2012
Each day HR professionals in companies of all sizes are addressing issues related to planning for the eventual departure of baby boomers from the workplace.  There is much talk of succesion planning as it relates to filling key positions and roles within these companies.  
 
In the midst of these conversations, another question needs to be raised: "Who will succeed our current generation of HR professionals?" 
 
April 18, 2012