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Quit rates and job openings hit record

05/26/2022
Here’s more proof of the white-hot labor market—and of job candidates’ bargaining power: U.S employers posted 11.5 million job openings in March and about 4.5 million Americans quit or changed jobs that month—both record highs.

Survey: Voluntary quits could jump 20% this year

05/03/2022
U.S. employee annual voluntary turnover is likely to jump nearly 20% this year, from a pre-pandemic annual average of 31.9 million employees quitting their jobs to 37.4 million quitting in 2022, according to a survey by the Gartner business advisory firm.

Layoffs: Check job-cut list for discrimination liability

04/28/2022
Any time you must lay off employees, carefully review the list of people who will lose their jobs. Reason: Reductions-in-force are magnets for discrimination lawsuits.

NLRB flexes muscle with reinstatement order

04/28/2022
The National Labor Relations Board, which enforces the National Labor Relations Act, is aggressively pursuing reinstatement as a remedy when it finds an employer has committed an unfair labor practice. That means more employers these days may have to take back workers they already fired. Ordering an employee’s reinstatement is an unusual step, but it could become more common.

Snapshot: Why workers quit before securing another job

04/05/2022
Many people quitting these days say it’s because their employers just don’t seem to care.

5 questions to ask yourself just seconds before you fire someone … and 5 to ask yourself just seconds before you hire someone

03/24/2022
Are you really sure you want to press that button just yet? Run a few things through your mind before picking up the phone … or making the long hard walk down the hallway.

Snapshot: The Great Resignation: Why workers quit in 2021

03/15/2022
Low pay and lack of respect were the top “major reasons” employees left their jobs last year.

Should you fire employee who supports Putin?

03/15/2022
When it comes to at-will employment, there are all kinds of people you can terminate. The trickier question is whether you should fire them.

No, you cannot require at-will employees to stay

02/03/2022
Employment at-will means employers and employees alike are free to end the employment relationship at any time for any reason, or even no reason at all. One employer recently got lost on that two-way street.

Resignation nation: Who’s looking to jump ship in 2022?

01/27/2022
If your company doesn’t have a structured retention strategy for this year, it’s time to get one. America’s quitting culture doesn’t show signs of slowing down in 2022.