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What Workers Want

Published 06/14/2021

What Workers Want T.J. Ortenzi, The Washington Post   No. 1. Workers want and need child-care options   Many parents don't have full-time schooling options and paying for child care can be very expensive so for some, “there's a calculation that financially, it makes more sense for them to to stay home with their kid, even if they have access to part-time schooling,” Rosenberg said.   This point, like the others on the list, is anecdotal because “there's a substantial lag between what's happening now and the official data analysis,” he said.   Last June, economics correspondent Heather Long cited a lack of child care as one of the biggest...

What Makes A Good Remote Worker

Published 06/07/2021

What does it take to be a good remote worker Katie Johnston, Boston Globe     Remote work isn't for everyone.   As desirable as working from home can be — the seconds-long commute, the lack of co-worker interruptions, the sweat pants — it isn’t for everyone.   It’s lonely. Communication takes extra effort. And disconnecting from work takes even more.   With the number of all-remote companies climbing, and hybrid workplaces becoming the new normal in the wake of the pandemic, more people will be working from home than ever before. In fact, more than half of employers are planning to offer a mix of in-person and remote work,...

Top 5 Covid Vaccination Questions

Published 06/01/2021

Can Employers Make COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory? Yes - With Some Exceptions   Mae Anderson, AP   Experts say U.S. employers can require employees to take safety measures, including vaccination. That doesn’t necessarily mean you would get fired if you refuse, but you might need to sign a waiver or agree to work under specific conditions to limit any risk you might pose to yourself or others.   “Employers generally have wide scope” to make rules for the workplace, said Dorit Reiss, a law professor who specializes in vaccine policies at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. “It’s their business.”   Rules will vary by country. But the...

Is The Labor Shortage a Myth?

Published 05/24/2021

The Myth of Labor Shortages David Leonhardt, NYT, May 20, 2021   Is the U.S. suffering from a labor shortage? If so, capitalism has an answer.   The baguette solution The chief executive of Domino’s Pizza has complained that the company can’t hire enough drivers. Lyft and Uber claim to have a similar problem. A McDonald’s franchise in Florida offered $50 to anybody willing to show up for an interview. And some fast-food outlets have hung signs in their windows saying, “No one wants to work anymore.”   The idea that the United States suffers from a labor shortage is fast becoming conventional wisdom. But before you accept the idea, it’s worth taking a few minutes to think it...

Recruiting in a Labor Shortage

Published 05/17/2021

Strategies for Recruiting in a Labor Shortage   Federal and state officials, who spent the last year trying to keep Americans safe in their homes during the pandemic, are suddenly grappling with the opposite problem: how to lure them back to work.   There are rising concerns that the economic recovery could be jeopardized even as lockdown restrictions are lifted if restaurants, travel companies and other businesses are unable to hire enough staff to keep up with surging consumer demand.   As explained by Christopher Ryan, Avionté’s Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer   Strategies for Staffing Companies to Deal with Labor Shortages Due to the US labor shortage, you...