Pandemic has been part of our lives for more than one year now. While the first wave disrupted every industry leading to havoc loss in the job market, it is a sigh of relief that the job market is progressing amidst the delta surge. As per the job report by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (August 2021), the job market has slowed down yet continued showing significant progress despite the Covid surge in July and August.
Gender discrimination in the workplace has been explicitly outlawed in most countries around the world. In the United States, for instance, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex. Although such labor laws have existed for a long time and ensured extensive protection to countless female workers, gender discrimination is still rampant in contemporary workplaces.
Only 1 in 3 workers in the United States reported having received recognition for hard work they had done in the last 7 days. This is a significant figure, given that 47.3% of all workers in the country are employed by businesses.
Showing your employees recognition when they are performing well for your company is a low cost, high return investment. If two-thirds of Americans aren’t feeling their work is being recognized by their employers, then taking the time to make this a priority within your workforce will raise you above the competition
At a cost of nearly $4,000 on average to fill an open position, U.S. companies are spending nearly three times the amount spent on training per employee,” said Karen O’Leonard, vice president, Benchmarking & Analytics Research, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Building a Talent management Strategy is challenging for small and medium-sized businesses because of many factors like limited resources, branding issues, lack of technology usage. This article highlights a few such challenges that SMB businesses face in talent management strategy and the strategies that can be implemented to tackle these challenges.
Public health authorities, medical facilities, and healthcare professionals all over the world are stretched to their limits to contain the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But it isn’t just the healthcare sector that alone can stop the spread of COVID-19. Businesses, non-profits, media houses, and other organizations also need to rise to the occasion.
Organizations need to plan and implement various workplace controls to contain the pandemic if COVID-19 has not arrived in the communities where they have their offices, factories, etc. or when they prepare for the eventual return of employees to the workplace.