Tag: United States

Criminal

Factors to Consider with Applicants Who Have Criminal Records

In a previous post, we discussed the recently signed FIRST STEP Act, which reduces sentences for thousands of nonviolent criminals and promises to provide shorter sentences for certain nonviolent crimes going forward. When it comes to a particular individual, the criminal justice system has two primary goals: punishment and rehabilitation.

culture

Massive Desire for Cultural Fit Among Workers

When companies look to hire new employees, there are some baseline credentials that typically must be met: education, certifications, years of experience, experience in certain specific areas, etc. By and large, these credentials can be ascertained from a résumé or online job application.

risk

Does Female Risk Aversion Impact Career Advancement?

One of the traits that sets successful entrepreneurs apart from others is their appetite for risk. While risk obviously opens one up to failures, it’s also often the case that those willing to take greater risks are more likely to receive greater rewards—including financial rewards.

Super bowl

Mitigating the Effects of Absenteeism

In a previous post, we discussed the findings of the second installment of Kronos’ Global Retail Absence survey, which analyzed responses from 800 retail managers across Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

absenteeism

The Vicious Cycle of Absenteeism and Employee Engagement

Even for very large companies, absenteeism among employees can be a big deal. But, for smaller organizations, where there are fewer people in a given position—perhaps only one person in a certain position—absenteeism can have a significant impact on productivity and customer service.

gamification

DuoLingo Uses AI and Gamification to Boost Language Skills

In a previous post, we made the case for encouraging employees to learn a second or third language. There are benefits to both individual employees and the organization driven by increasingly interconnected global markets, as well as a diverse population within the United States itself.

leadership

5 Industries Facing Talent Shortages

With the rise of artificial intelligence and automation, many industries are facing talent shortages right now and will continue to do so over the next decade or so. And current studies and research indicate that the skills gap is widening and that this will cost companies over $8.5 trillion in economic opportunity.

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6 Critical Ways the Workplace Has Evolved

Because there’s still so much to do to make the modern workplace even more engaging and profitable for all parties involved, it’s sometimes easy to forget how far we’ve come over the past century.

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An Uptick in Remote Work Opportunities

While employee compensation remains one of the, if not the, most important factors in employee job satisfaction, there are a number of nonfinancial elements that have a strong influence on attracting and retaining top talent. These perks include flexible work hours and the ability to work remotely.