General Motors (GM)—America’s largest automobile manufacturer—recently announced it would be offering buyouts to roughly 18,000 salaried workers. Unfortunately for the automotive giant, only about 2,250 employees went for that offer.
It’s no secret that healthcare costs have become a major strain on the finances of many companies—and individuals—across the country. Organizations at all levels are trying to find ways to save money by either limiting benefits or keeping employees healthier or some combination of the two.
Facebook has released a new skill-building site: Learn with Facebook. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Freelancers now make up 35% of the U.S. workforce, and their numbers are anticipated to rise over the next few years. And more and more companies are beginning to rely on their expertise and labor.
Deloitte research indicates that the U.S. workforce is now more diverse than ever before. And with this diversity comes more progressive employment practices.
Research indicates that 85% of job applicants lie on their résumés and job applications because employer application tracking systems expect exact matches from their applicant pools. So, applicants are getting smarter and tweaking their résumés to make it through these technological hurdles and to the first round of interviews.
Retail theft is a major cost for businesses worldwide. Companies spend a lot of time and money fighting shoplifting. According to Loss Prevention Media, retail theft accounted for nearly $18 billion in U.S. losses in 2016. Only about 7.8% of those losses result in a recovery. These numbers are significant.
Several major employers have recently announced new or increased efforts to hire members of the military community as part of their recruitment initiatives. The military community includes not only active military members but veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and women and their spouses.
Hiring temporary employees is a growing trend and not just around the holiday season. In 2018, 51% of employers surveyed by CareerBuilder were planning to hire temporary employees, compared to 44% that were seeking full-time talent.
According to information highlighted by SHRM, hiring interns goes back to the guilds of the Middle Ages, when apprenticeships were highly sought after and prestigious.