Making Gender Parity A Norm

Geography: United States Research Source: Adobe Date: December 2017 Findings: “Women are now making $1.00 for every dollar earned by male employees in the U.S., up from 99 cents a year ago,” Adobe. The national gender pay gap in America is 21%. Recommendations: Gender parity has not fallen by the wayside even though in recent months it […]

Immigration And It’s Influence On The United States

8Geography: United States Research Source: Pew Research Center Date: March 2017 Findings:  Immigrants made up 17.1% of the total U.S. workforce in 2014, or about 27.6 million workers out of 161.4 million. About 19.6 million workers, or 12.1% of the total workforce, were in the U.S. legally; about 8 million, or 5%, entered the country without legal […]

Overtime Rules Benefit Millennials

Geography: United States Research Source: Center For American Progress —Date: September 2015 —Findings: 60 percent of salaried workers were guaranteed overtime pay in 1975. Today, only 8 percent are. 28% of the total salaried workforce is represented by Millennials 65% of young adults are employed, down from 69% among the same age group in 1980. 41% of 25- to 34-year-olds […]

Nearly All Employers Performing Background Checks

Geography: United States Research Source: SHRM —Date: April 2015 —Findings: 92% of employers perform criminal and other public record searches. 86% of employers have discovered lies or misrepresentations in an applicants resume or job application. 72% stated that background screening uncovered issues that they would not have otherwise discovered, however 32% do not check previous employment or references. […]

1 in 3 Employers Unsure Of Certain Interview Questions Legality

Geography: United States Research Source: CareerBuilder —Date: April 2015 —Findings: 20% of hiring managers have unknowingly asked illegal interview questions. 33% of employers are unsure as to the legality of certain interview questions. Recommendations: It is not uncommon in workplace interviews for hiring managers to ask questions that unbeknownst to them are not legal. The candidates in these […]

Employees Constantly Updating Handbooks As Workplace Evolves

Geography: United States Research Source: SHRM —Date: March 2015 —Findings: 80% of employers are addressing the new legal trend granting employees paid sick leave in their company handbooks. 67% are addressing data privacy additionally in their handbooks and 64% are speaking to social media use while at work. 17.2% address LGBTQ protection in their handbooks. 6.4% are explicitly […]

Lapse In Workplace Ethics Create Business Disruption

Geography: United States Research Source: LRN —Date: January 2007 —Findings: 73% of Americans employed full time report having experienced ethical lapses in the workplace. 36% said such incidents distracted them from doing their job. 84% are thinking of the incident while they are on the job. 43% of employees feel like they themselves should handle the incident while […]

Important For Execs To Have An Understanding Of Wage Garnishment

Geography: United States Research Source: ADP —Date: February 2015 —Findings: 7.2% of all U.S. employees had their wages garnished in 2013. 48% of manufacturing companies had at least one or more employees with wage garnishment in 2013. 5.8% of men deal with child support garnishments compared to 0.6% of women. 9.3% garnishment rate for companies with 5,000 employees […]