Tag: United States

culture

Should We Have Worker Representation on Boards?

It’s long been a perception in some circles that the corporate fat cats don’t have the best interests of the working man (or woman) in mind. But, what if that group of fat cats included those workers? That is, in essence, what Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has been proposing.

skills

Understanding Middle-Skill Jobs in Our Current Job Market and Economy

Middle-skill jobs are those jobs that don’t necessarily require a 4-year college degree but do require some college or post-high-school education. And over the past decade or so, middle-skill (also known as “middle-class”) jobs have been a hot topic in discussions surrounding the labor market.

STEM

Boeing and NSF Program Aims to Increase Diversity, STEM

When comparing the United States to the rest of the world, we often hear that American students continue to lag behind much of the rest of the world—and other advanced, industrial nations in particular—when it comes to the so-called STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering, and math.

pets

Pros and Cons of Allowing Employees to Bring Pets to Work

According to the American Kennel Club, about 68% of households in the United States own a pet, with 60.2 million of those pets being dogs. And one poll conducted by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association revealed that around 17% of working Americans reported that their company permits pets at work. Some of the more […]

GDPR

3 GDPR Challenges Plaguing HR Professionals

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect earlier this year, and while many employers may think this E.U. law doesn’t matter for them, there are some important implications based on the nature of the law.

social media

Potential Pitfall in Social Media Screening of Potential Hires

The Internet Age and, more specifically, the social media age have added a new element to the hiring process. Rather than relying predominantly on what employees say about themselves on their résumés and cover letters, or what their handpicked cheerleaders say about them in letters of recommendation, employers can easily type a candidate’s name into […]