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Here comes the summer help!

How to welcome, prep and manage those seasonal employees.

About time: Scheduling is key when managing hybrid teams

It’s really hard to claw back something—remote work—that people now see as the norm. Making the return-to-office decision requires recognizing that remote work didn’t just change where people work. It also changed when people work.

Employee burnout remains high, but trending downward

Nearly half of American employees say they are burned out from their jobs, but burnout has fallen slightly since last year and more substantially since the early months of the pandemic.

Employer survey: Most still hiring, still worried

As employers navigate mixed messages about the economy—persistent inflation and headline-grabbing layoffs on one hand, a 53-year-low unemployment rate and increased consumer spending on the other—a new report by the Littler Mendelson employment law firm reveals the impact of uncertain conditions on workforce management and planning.

New Jersey has highest cost to hire, South Carolina lowest

It costs more to hire a new employee in New Jersey than any other state, according to a new employer survey conducted by HR software provider Remote.com.

Su, currently #2 at DOL, gets Biden’s nod to become secretary of labor

President Biden has nominated Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su to head the Department of Labor, replacing outgoing Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.

The HR I.Q. Test: March ’23

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

As pandemic recedes, employers spending to entice employees to come back to their offices

Large employers are increasing investments in their physical office spaces to entice reluctant employees to return to face-to-face work, a new report from research firm Verdantix shows.

Walsh to step down as Labor Secretary in March

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh has confirmed he will resign in March to become executive director of the National Hockey League Players’ Association. Walsh will become the first member of President Biden’s cabinet to leave the administration.

EEO-1 demographic data collection to begin in July

All private-sector employers with 100 or more employees and most federal contractors must submit demographic workforce data, including data by race/ethnicity, sex and job categories.