Workplace Violence Prevention, Wage Growth, and State Legal Updates
Survey Says 80% of Your Employees are Open to Leaving
A recent survey conducted by recruiting software company Jobvite found that “8 in 10 workers are open to new job opportunities”. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that the survey identified compensation as the primary driver for jumping ship. SHRM highlights the importance of a proper employee onboarding process, as the study also found that 30 percent of survey participants have left a job within the first 90 days.
An additional 32 percent of those surveyed indicated that they were driven away from a job by an undesirable workplace culture.
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Tight Labor Market Driving Wage Growth Recovery
The October jobs report highlighted that monthly wage growth was up 3.1 percent over last year, the fastest rate of growth since 2009. CBS Moneywatch reports that economists are pointing to the fact that there have been more job openings than active job seekers since April. These experts say that employers trying to compete for and retain talent in this tight job market are focusing on compensation as a means to attract and keep workers.
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KCBS Radio: Google CEO Sends Letter to Employees About Sexual Misconduct
OperationsInc CEO David Lewis discusses Google’s handling of recent allegations with KCBS radio.
Workplace Violence Prevention
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), roughly 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year. Safety and Health Magazine has released OSHA’s top workplace violence prevention strategies, including establishing a formalized violence prevention program, educating and training employees on what to do if they become victims or witness violence at work, and empowering employees to approach management if they feel unsafe in their work environment.
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IRS Releases Qualified Plan Cost of Living Adjustments
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released 2019 cost of living adjustments for qualified plan limits, most of which have been increased from 2018.
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Connecticut Salary History Ban Effective January 1, 2019
Effective January 1, 2019, Connecticut employers will no longer legally be allowed to inquire about a candidate’s salary history during the interview process. Several other states and localities (including Vermont, Massachusetts, Oregon, California, and New York City) have already put similar legislation in place. Employers are encouraged to prepare for the salary history ban by notifying those involved in the hiring process about the new restrictions and reviewing employment applications to ensure any request for compensation history is removed.
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