You may be resigned to employees spending at least some of their work time checking in on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Now add another social media distraction you would maybe rather not know about.
A new Gallup poll finds that most Americans already own the basic equipment required to perform many white-collar jobs from home. Here’s a breakdown of the percentage owning each kind of tech:
The demographic pie in today’s workplace divides up fairly evenly. Here’s the percentage of the workforce occupied by the four most recent demographic cohorts.
One out of 10 people have faked a job-related emergency to get out of a bad date, according to a poll by Workplace Options, which runs programs to promote work-life balance.
In 2013, the union membership rate was 11.3%, the same as in 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported. That’s about 14.5 million workers. Union membership has been declining for decades.
Starting March 24, employers that have contracts with the federal government face new rules for managing workers who are disabled or military veterans.
“As business leaders, we do a really good job of telling people what they do wrong, and a really bad job at telling them what they do right,” says Bill Sims, author of the new book Green Beans & Ice Cream.
Most workers are satisfied with the health benefits they have now and aren’t interested in changing the current mix of benefits and wages offered by their employers, according to a new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
The EEOC received 93,727 charges in fiscal year 2013, a 5.7% decrease compared to 2012. However, retaliation charges grew for the eighth straight year.
Legislation that would make it illegal to discriminate against job applicants who are unemployed has been introduced in the House and Senate.