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Paycheck to paycheck normal for most workers

08/31/2016
More than three-quarters of workers—78%—are living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet, and 26% don’t save any money at all.

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.