Workers might daydream about winning the big lottery and spending the rest of their lives on a tropical island or fishing in a mountain stream, but most Americans have a strong work ethic and derive satisfaction from what they do.
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More Layoffs, Slow Hiring Expected at Close of Third-Quarter 2011
Layoffs pose concerns for country's economic recovery
As the U.S. economy recovers, some older workers are feeling more comfortable about retiring, although most still foresee working longer than they had anticipated before the stock market drop of 2008-09.
So much for keeping your germs to yourself. Most respondents to a recent CareerBuilder survey—72 percent—said they typically go to work when they are sick.
Being a member of the of the working “sandwich generation”—those raising children and serving as a caregiver for older relatives—comes with a steep emotional and financial price tag. New findings from MetLife’s 8th Annual MetLife Study of Employee Benefits Trends study quantify some of the pressures and costs while pointing to the workplace as a source for assistance.
Employers are asking more questions about how to handle stressed-out workers, according to Peter Petesch, an attorney with Littler Mendelson in Washington, D.C.
In addition to having traditional employees, many companies rely on temporary workers, independent contractors and consultants.
These workers may:
As the worldwide economic recovery progresses, employers will shift their focus from cutting labor costs back to preserving talent and investing in key segments of their workforce, according to a new report about strategic workforce planning, released Feb. 12, 2010, by The Conference Board.
SAN DIEGO—Steve Forbes believes the role HR must play in the economic recovery is vital.
Forbes has long been known as an economic prognosticator and, in his vision, HR will be at the epicenter of the change needed to turn the global economy around.
During his keynote speech for the June 27 opening general session of the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) 62nd Annual Conference & Exposition here, Forbes told the audience of HR professionals that “your task and your job will become more important over the next two to four years.”