As Immigration Reform Reaches Critical Mass – Employers Need to be Prepared
A new book, “The Gringo’s Guide to Immigration Reform for Employers” provides information to survive current challenges while taking advantage of the many opportunities reform will bring.
HOUSTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Jacob M. Monty, managing partner of Houston-based Monty & Ramirez LLP recently wrote “The Gringo’s Guide to Immigration Reform for Employers“.
The guide is a best-practice-driven survival manual directed at employers with large Hispanic workforces who want to avoid pitfalls and costly penalties now, while putting their company in a strong, competitive position if immigration reform passes.
Having already cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee, immigration reform moves closer to passage.
This book clears up the confusion and misinformation circulating among business owners about current compliance laws and upcoming changes, and spells out what they need to do to get ready for immigration reform.
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Workplace Trends Report: Case Studies in Maximizing Human Capital in Unique & Challenging Environments
Follow-up to 2013 Workplace Trends Report from Sodexo shows employers who take into account reported trends can create an engaged, productive workforce even in a unique workplace
GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sodexo released a research supplement to its annual report on workplace-related trends; Maximizing Human Capital in Unique & Challenging Environments cites data and research findings indicating that employee engagement and workspace design strategies account for significant differences in employee satisfaction and organizational performance.
Among key findings, the Report notes that these specific, unique environments draw certain and predictable demographics of employees and hence have similar workplace challenges.
Call centers and caregiver settings, for example, suffer from as high as 65% annual turnover and can recover months of lost productivity through employee engagement initiatives.
The Report also explores and offers insight into issues ranging from effective engagement of Gen Y workers to help combat the talent gap for highly-skilled workers—a problem reported by 67% of U.S.-based manufacturers—to programs aimed at military personnel with high occupational stress levels, who are required to maintain peak physical health.
Annual Healthcare Cost for a Typical American Family is $22,030 According to 2013 Milliman Medical Index
Milliman Medical Index indicates healthcare costs for a family of four increased by 6.3% in 2013
SEATTLE, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the results of its 2013 Milliman Medical Index (MMI), which measures the healthcare costs for a typical American family of 4 receiving healthcare benefits through an employer-sponsored preferred provider organization (PPO) plan.
The cost of care for this typical family in 2013 is $22,030.
What Are the Latest Trends in Employee Incentives?
SVM Conducts Survey to Gain Insight on Employee Incentive Market Trends
Initial results identify top incentive challenges, needs, attributes
CHICAGO, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – SVM, LP, a global leader in providing incentive and motivation solutions, is conducting a survey of human resource professionals to better understand attitudes, needs, and trends among decision-makers regarding employee incentives.
The survey is open to participants through the upcoming Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition June 16-19 in Chicago, where SVM will be exhibiting in booth #3206.
SHL Report Illustrates how Talent Data on Employees and Pre-hire Candidates Drive Business Results
2013 Business Outcomes Study highlights bottom-line improvements achieved through assessment solutions
SHANGHAI, June 17, 2013/PRNewswire/ — SHL, the global leader in talent measurement solutions and part of CEB, today released its 7th annual Business Outcomes Study Report, spotlighting the positive ROI that companies have achieved using talent assessment solutions.
The report outlines 12 key findings based on the participation of more than 55 organizations representing a range of industries including finance, technology and hospitality.
The case-study-based report reveals that organizations are achieving tangible bottom-line results through a better understanding of the abilities and future potential of their prospective new-hire candidates and current employees.
Association Provides Thought Leaders a Platform to Share Real-World Insights & Tools to Engaged Crowds
BOSTON, MA – June 14, 2013 — The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM), the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry, ends its annual HRMS Strategies Conference and Technology Exposition on a high note, providing thought leaders with a platform to share real-world insights & tools to highly engaged crowds.
The conference was held June 2 – June 5, 2013 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
“IHRIM is pleased at the high level of engagement of its 2013 Conference attendees – both from first-timers and veterans alike,” said Lynne Mealy, President & CEO of IHRIM.
“The IHRIM Conference brings together industry thought leaders to leverage best practices, emerging technologies, and innovative strategies to enhance an organization’s HRIS and HRIT programs.
“And, once again, IHRIM has proven that this is a must-attend event for HR systems professionals.”
Association Bestows Top Honors to Exemplary HR Professionals and Teams That Represent the Finest in HR Technology
BOSTON, MA – June 12, 2013 — The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM), the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry, recognized the best in the HRIS / HRMS industry with its 2013 awards.
During the first day of its 2013 HRMS Strategies Conference and Technology Exposition, held June 1-4, 2013 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, IHRIM bestowed top honors to exemplary HR professionals and teams that represent the finest in HR Technology.
Improved Quality is the Goal of Both Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma
What is the difference that makes Lean Six Sigma, lean?
Although most people are at least somewhat familiar with the concept behind Six Sigma, many are not clear on the differences between Lean Six Sigma and the more traditional Six Sigma system.
Both approaches strive to reduce any problems or defects in products or services, which of course, results in improved quality, but Lean Six Sigma has a focus on streamlining.
Vendor Management Systems (VMS) and Managed Service Providers (MSP) Assume More Dominant Role in Managing Contingent Labor
Staffing Industry Analysts announces the release of the 2013 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 10 June 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on contingent work, today released its annual VMS and MSP Competitive Landscape report.
The report discusses the use of technology and managed services when managing contingent (temporary) labor.
The report highlights that roughly one-third of global temporary staffing labor is managed either by an MSP or run through a VMS.
The 16th Annual CedarCrestone HR Systems Survey Closes on 24-Jun
Upon completion, CedarCrestone will send you a special conference discount code granting $500 off the regular registration price of $1,895
Shortly after this survey started, members of The HRIS World received the letter below from Lexy Martin in email format as part of their membership privleges with us.
All memberships receive first notices of special events and we usually follow that up with a publication of the event at a later date — today is that later date.
Posting Lexy’s letter now also reminds them — and everyone else — that they, and you, have 11 days to complete this survey.
CedarCrestone’s survey is one of the major measuring devices in the HR Tech industry and is referenced by many of the leaders in the industry.
Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals a Rise in U.S. Employers’ Confidence
Survey Shows the Highest Percent of U.S. Employers Reporting Intent to Hire Since 2009
MILWAUKEE, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. employers report a boost in confidence as the percent of employers planning to add staff, 22%, reaches a 4-year high, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released Tuesday (11-June) by ManpowerGroup.
According to the seasonally adjusted survey results, the Net Employment Outlook for 2013Q3 is +12%, up from +11% during 2013Q2 and the same period last year.
Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Shows Few Signs of Global Breakthrough, Despite Positive Hiring Plans in Most Labor Markets
Slowdown in China and India as Europe Remains Challenged; Steady Hiring Pace in U.S. Expected to Continue
MILWAUKEE, JUNE 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – ManpowerGroup’s (NYSE: MAN) 3rd-quarter 2013 Manpower Employment Outlook survey, released 11-June, provides little evidence that global hiring plans are improving by any notable degree into the 2nd half of the year as uncertainty continues to hinder employer confidence across the globe.
Disasters Are Increasingly Occuring as Multiple Event
The frequency of multiple event disasters happening in the same location in short order is a recent phenomenon
And it is increasing enough for companies like PwC to make this a campaign in conjunction with the United Nations to bring attention to the need to have a plan for resilience.
A couple of weeks ago (29-May-2013), we published an article titled, If Disaster Struck Your Company, Would You Be Out of Work? in which PwC and the U.N. lay out their plans for this drive.
This article is available by clicking here (a new window will open, be sure your popup blocks are off or accept the page to be viewed by your browser).
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U.S. Ranks as World’s 4th Hottest Digital Recruitment Market
America leads in social network & technology innovation, trails Brazil, China & India in economic growth
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Despite the lingering economic downturn, the United States is ranked as one of the Top 10 global “Markets to Watch,” according to a new study from Broadbean Technology, a leading online recruitment software provider.
The study, Digital Recruitment: The Hottest Markets in 2020, compares global markets – from the US to Australia – and the factors that will shape recruiting over the next 5-7 years, including GDP growth potential, earnings trends, cultural phenomena, and mobile and social Internet use.
Cloud Computing and Conneced Devices Emphasized
New wave of 2013 products brings it all together for hybrid cloud, mobile employees and modern application development
NEW ORLEANS, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – At TechEd North America 2013, Microsoft Corp. introduced a portfolio of new solutions to help businesses thrive in the era of cloud computing and connected devices.
In today’s keynote address, Server & Tools Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson and fellow executives showcased how new offerings across client, datacenter infrastructure, public cloud and application development help deliver the most comprehensive, connected enterprise platform.