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A year-and-a-half late and $1 million short

Aug 23, 2019

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Workplace Culture

We know about exit interviews. What about “stay” interviews?

by Jana Kasperkevic Jul 30, 2019
The so-called stay interview is an increasingly popular means of trying to retain staff.
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Health care costs expected to rise for employers

by Erika Beras Jun 20, 2019
A PwC survey found American companies will spend 6% more in 2020.
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Undocumented workers in Wyoming struggle to get workers' comp

by Melodie Edwards Apr 8, 2019
Wyoming is the state with the most dangerous workplaces.
Attorney Steven Dwyer said more undocumented workers are seeking his help with cases related to workers' compensation for on-the-job injuries, including one worker who is $17,000 in debt from medical bills incurred after he fell off a roof.
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E-Verify could make it even harder for farmers and construction companies to find workers

by Andy Uhler Sep 28, 2018
A bill in Congress would require all employers to use the government’s E-Verify system.
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Economics of Disability

4 ways disability affects how employers approach hiring

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Jun 29, 2018
Job descriptions are a bigger deal than you may think.
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Does a tight labor market mean more jobs for young people?

by Renata Sago Apr 19, 2018
With the weekly jobless claims out Thursday, we look at whether the tight labor market is creating opportunities for younger workers. Are employers more willing to look at — and train — younger workers? And are young workers prepared for…

Flu season could cost employers billions of dollars

by Reema Khrais Feb 12, 2018
This flu season could cost businesses at least $15.4 billion in lost productivity, according to one employment consulting firm.
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As immigration deadline looms, DACA recipients and employers find themselves in a difficult situation

by Jana Kasperkevic Feb 1, 2018
If DACA were to end, an average of 30,383 recipients would see their work authorization expire every month.
DACA recipient and appliance repair business owner Erick Marquez holds a sign during a protest in support of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) which provides protection from deportation for young immigrants brought into the U.S. by their parents.
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2017 jobs picture was rosy, but are we at full employment?

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 29, 2017
2017 was a good year for jobs. Over the past year, (November 2016 to November 2017, the latest figure available), unemployment’s fallen by half a percent to just 4.1 percent. And according to orthodox economics, that means we’re hovering around…

How recess can make students better job candidates

by David Brancaccio Dec 19, 2017
Giving students short breaks each day can do a lot.
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