Future Friday: Will employees be setting wages in the future?

The changing world of work is challenging traditional ways of doing things. In the past most companies had wage and salary ranges for positions, at least large companies did, and when they were ready to make an offer it was one that fit within that range. Even companies that didn’t have official salary grades still …

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Wage and Hour lawsuits are on the rise and costly

If you have had the misfortune to be at home during the week and you watched daytime television you have seen the many commercials for attorneys advertising their services. Mixed in with the car wrecks and workers’ comp commercials are now a good many ads for overtime or wage loss. Along with the press coverage …

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Carnival of HR: It Is Up and Informative

Over at Ask A Manager is the most recent Carnival of Human Resources. It is a great resource for some of the best in HR blogs. Give it a gander! (For all my non-English speaking readers, that means “give it a look”. It is also a male goose. I have no idea what they have …

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Bad News and Good News for Women in Human Resources

An article in the Wall Street Journal on Oct. 23rd talked about wage disparities. (Link requires subscription.) This is not unusual. The wage disparity between men and women is well documented and much discussed. The potential reasons are many: discrimination, career interruption, and predominately “female” careers among them. What makes this article noteable, however, is …

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The Value of That College Degree: Despite Economy Grads Doing Better

Everyone knows that the economy is tough right now. The U.S. DOL put out the report on jobless claims today and it shows that jobless claims rose (as reported in Yahoo! Finance news) reversing previous declines. Despite that the NACE reported that companies are hiring more graduates that in 2007 and, as reported on BLR.com …

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