Survey takes a look at types of workers most in demand and how they’re being recruited

What types of workers are most in demand today? Employers are hiring employees who are experienced in their businesses, team-oriented, customer-focused, have a track record for achieving the results they want, and work smart, according to a new survey by OI Partners, a global talent management firm. To recruit them, companies are more frequently using […]

US Labor Department launches national outreach campaign to protect workers from heat-related illnesses

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced on April 26, a national outreach initiative by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in the heat and steps needed to prevent heat-related illnesses. “If you’re working outdoors, you’re at risk for […]

Alliances between men and women can close women’s leadership gap in the workplace, study finds

It’s been the routine of many professional women for years: when dealing with subtle (but complicated) gender issues at work, turn to a female colleague or mentor for advice. But a new study released by the Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO) at the Simmons School of Management suggests that contrary to popular belief, the […]

OFCCP proposes VEVRAA regulatory revisions that would require numerical targets for veterans, additional data collection obligations

The first major changes since 1976 to the regulations regarding federal contractors’ responsibilities with respect to affirmative action, recruitment, and placement of veterans will be proposed by the OFCCP in today’s Federal Register. In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to be published on Tuesday, April 26, the OFCCP proposes to revise its regulations implementing the […]

Report shows potential impact of health care reform on retiree medical programs options under the Affordable Care Act

Most large employers are now beginning to rethink their retiree health care strategy as a result of federal health care reform, according to a recent report by Aon Hewitt, the global human resource consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corporation. In late 2010, Aon Hewitt surveyed 344 companies, representing 2.2 million retirees nationwide, and found […]

Expert provides tips for getting ready for final whistleblower rules…again

US companies are eagerly anticipating the final rules for Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – dealing with whistleblower bounties for employees – to be released by the SEC soon. The new rules are likely to impact the effectiveness of internal compliance programs and force companies to make a […]

Study reveals 25 percent of workers have felt bullied in the workplace

A new study from CareerBuilder shows the playground isn’t the only place one will encounter bullies. Twenty-seven percent of workers reported they have felt bullied in the workplace with the majority neither confronting nor reporting the bully. Comparing genders and age groups, the segments that were more likely than others to report feeling bullied were […]

Commercial drivers most distracted by handheld mobile devices

The 2010 SmartDrive Distracted Driving Index shows that the top 5 percent of commercial fleet drivers with the most driving distractions were distracted 67 percent of the time during which a risky driving maneuver was observed. That’s nearly six times more often than the rest of the drivers. The study evaluated more than 13.8 million […]

Companies shifting from recovery to growth, but domestic hiring will likely continue to lag, according to Deloitte

Chief financial officers are markedly shifting their focus from cost cutting to revenue growth, but they remain wary of increased hiring at home, according to the results of the Deloitte CFO Signals quarterly survey for the first quarter of 2011. Specifically, the CFOs surveyed said nearly half of their companies’ strategic focus is on revenue […]

USCIS issues final rule on employment eligibility verification form

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a final rule that adopts, without change, an interim rule to improve the integrity of the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process. USCIS received approximately 75 public comments in response to the interim rule, which has been in effect since April 3, 2009. The main changes made […]