Worker Shortages, Employee Surveys, Coronavirus, and More

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Worker Shortages Cited as Key Driver in Employment Gain Slowdown labor markets bench-warmers

A study by the National Associate of Business Economics (NABE) found that an equal number of U.S. businesses reported increases and decreases in employment in the last quarter of 2019.

Reuters further reports that this pullback in hiring may be aligned with the difficulty businesses continue to have finding talent, with half of all survey respondents reporting shortages in skilled workers.

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Employee Surveys Without Employer Follow-Up Has Negative Impact on Engagementemployee-engagement-survey

A recent survey conducted by employee engagement software provider Emplify found that more than 25 percent of businesses to not follow-up after launching an employee engagement survey.

HR Dive says that asking for employee feedback is critical, but failing to act on or acknowledge the survey’s results can have negative impacts on employee engagement.

The survey also noted that 63 percent of those surveyed are open to finding a new job, and 60 percent indicated that they are facing burnout.

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Making the Case for Training Interviewersjob-interviewing

OperationsInc CEO David Lewis recently spoke to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to make the case for why organizations should provide training to their hiring managers on how to interview and assess candidates.

Lewis pointed to the fact that hiring managers may not be aware that certain questions are unlawful and discriminatory. He further explained that the candidate selection process can be crippled without formal systems in place for interviewers to share what they learned about a candidate after the interview.

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Coronavirus – What U.S. Employers Need to Knowcoronavirus

While the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) says most American workers are not at risk of contracting the Coronavirus, they caution U.S. employers that the situation is still evolving.

The National Law Review has outlined a list of information that tips employers should consider as the outbreak continues to play out. This includes limited business travel to impacted areas, providing relevant safety information to employees, and steps that should be taken should an employee be directly exposed to the virus.

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FTC Considering Limiting Use of Non-Compete Agreementsnon-compete-agreement

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced they are considering a rule “aimed at reining in corporations from pushing employees to sign non-compete agreements that prevent them from working at rival companies”.

Reuters reports that the FTC is growing concerned that these agreements, which at one time were primarily used for white collar professionals, are now becoming more prevalent among low wage earners, greatly limiting employee mobility.

Reuters further notes that limitation on employee mobility caused by these agreements is prevalent even in states where the non-competes are legally unenforceable.

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Retaliation Takes Top Spot in EEOC Workplace Discrimination Claimsdiscrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released FY 2019 data surrounding discrimination claims and monetary payouts processed by the agency.

The Insurance Journal explains that retaliation claims represented 53.8 percent of all charges filed with the EEOC, with disability (33.4 percent), race (33 percent), and sex (32.4 percent) playing a factor in roughly a third of all claims as well.

The EEOC notes that the percentages add up to more than 100 percent because many claims alleged multiple bases.

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DOL Makes Changes to Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay

Effective January 1, 2020, more than 1.3 million workers will be newly eligible for overtime pay. 

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