Information for the HR World

Everyone is quitting their jobs

Published 06/28/2021

Jordan Weissman, Moneybox   After three years slinging crunchwraps, young Steven Pauley of West Virginia apparently quit his job in order to pursue the Zoomer dream of playing video games full time on Twitch. To commemorate the end of his fast-food career, he stood up on a little ladder in the kitchen, braced himself, then leaped into the giant, soap-filled tub. The water explodes like a depth charge has just gone off, and he emerges covered in suds, somehow having avoided fracturing his tailbone, like a legend.   Though not everyone is exiting with a literal splash, Steve’s goofy little stunt pretty much sums up America’s...

Loyal Customers May Not Be Profitable Ones

Published 06/21/2021

Only 20% of Your Customers May Be Making You Money!   Weeding is critical for a successful garden, just as it is for a successful business. Just as critical, but more difficult, is thinning your garden (or in this case, your business).   Thinning”, is the practice of looking at our garden plant, or our business, and pulling out those clients that aren’t looking too good and probably will produce little or no fruit.   To enlarge on this gardening metaphor, let's first look at something from an article written by Bob Salvas, marketing consultant, SCORE counselor, and host of Momentum Live and many local networking...

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...