Here are this week’s links to a few good stories we found and selected. We feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to midsize businesses.
On April 28, 2017, Alex Acosta was sworn in as the U.S. Secretary of Labor after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination.
Given the delay in the appointment, many hoped the Trump administration would move forward with a new vision. However, it’s doubtful that any notable changes will be made soon, as the President has yet to appoint the two most important positions at the Wage and Hour Division: the administrator and deputy administrator. As a result, few changes can be expected in enforcement efforts; similarly, the new salary rules scheduled to take place on December 1, 2016,—which were overturned by a federal judge—will likely remain in limbo. To learn more, read Wage and Hour Takeaways from Trump Post 100 Day Symposium.
So, you have an opening and you want to attract the right talent.
Writing and posting an effective job description is not just about filling a position—it’s an opportunity to let the world know about your company, improve employee morale, and reduce turnover. Learn more in Christopher Millard’s recent article, Employment Announcements: How To Write An Effective Job Description In 4 Easy Steps.
Lastly, studies have shown that companies with a diverse workforce are more productive. If you have a diversified workforce, how do you keep retention rates high?
Dr. John Sullivan, an internationally known Human Resource thought leader, provides a drilldown addressing this issue in the article A 12-Step Program For Retaining Your Diverse Workforce. The nature of the American workforce continues to evolve, and understanding how employers should adapt is important.