METRICS

How do execs view the HR function?

09/22/2016
Sixty percent of executives believe that HR has strategic value for their organizations.

Snapshot: Percent of positive workplace drug tests

09/20/2016
Since 2013, positive drug tests have spiked to their highest levels since 2005.

2017 starting salaries will increase an average of 3.6%

09/14/2016
Average starting salaries for U.S. professional occupations are expected to increase 3.6% next year, according to research by staffing agency Robert Half.

SHRM Survey: Average cost per hire is $4,129

09/08/2016
It costs American employers an average of $4,129 to hire a new employee, a process that on average takes 42 days, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s new Human Capital Benchmarking Report.

What's the worst quality a manager can have?

09/06/2016
When asked to reflect on the qualities of their worst boss, employees in a new study by consulting firm Appirio didn’t point to penny pinchers who were cheap with raises and promotions. Instead, they recalled emotionally distant and uncommunicative managers.

Most still live paycheck to paycheck sometimes

08/31/2016
Three-quarters of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet. According to a Harris Poll/CareerBuilder survey of more than 5,000 workers, 38% of employees said they sometimes live paycheck to paycheck, 15% said they usually do and 23% said they always do.

Know your workforce: Americans living in multigenerational households

08/24/2016
One in five of your employees may be helping to support a household that includes grandparents, grandchildren or both.

High- and low-wage jobs to grow most over 5 years

08/22/2016

The U.S. economy is expected to add 7,232,517 jobs over the next five years—a 5% increase—but a new study from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. shows that workers in middle-wage jobs may not find as many opportunities.

EEO-1 reports due by Sept. 30

08/11/2016
Covered employers must submit their 2016 EEO-1 Surveys by Sept. 30. EEO-1 reports—which employers complete and submit online—provide employment data by race and ethnicity, gender and job categories.

Avoid overtime disputes: Do the math right the first time

03/02/2016
Overtime: One and one-half times an employee's regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a work week. Each part of this simple definition carries a lot of baggage

Technology bites back: The 10 worst productivity killers

07/06/2015
Here they are, the digital doings that are slowing you down when they're not speeding you up—plus the analog activities that stifle progress too.

Get instant employee feedback: 3 online tools to create your own surveys

06/15/2015
Don’t just guess at which benefits your employees want or where they’d like to hold the summer picnic this year. Several great (and often free) Web-based survey tools allow HR to instantly take the pulse of their employees.

Millennials become largest generation at work

05/21/2015
Millennials (age 18 to 34) inched ahead of Generation X (35 to 50) in workforce participation in the first quarter of 2015. They now comprise 34.58% of the workforce, compared to 34.06% for Gen Xers.

Where managers expect the most job growth to happen

05/05/2015
Seventy-two percent of managers are optimistic about their career opportunities this year, up 21 percentage points from 2014. They’re ready to act on that optimism, too—88% said they’re open to new opportunities in 2015.

More job creation, more worker engagement, more ... bartenders?

04/23/2015
Montana and North Dakota are locked in a dead heat for states with the most bartenders per capita.
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