Job hunters aren’t the only ones who sometimes get themselves into trouble during the hiring process. Human resources representatives do too. But when HR says something really dumb to a job applicant, it costs the entire company its reputation, Corcodilos argues.
Headhunter Nick Corcodilos responds to a reader whose company offered two raises but never followed through. What recourse do employees have in that situation? Sometimes, the best way to get an employer to honor a promise is with a call from the state, Corcodilos argues. Continue reading
In the long view of history, technological advancement unleashed by the Industrial Revolution has come to be seen as a net positive for economic development and everyone’s well-being, even those workers who initially lost their jobs. There’s reason to wonder, however, if this “second machine age” may be different.
Do you regret accepting your current job? Would you have made a different decision had you seen the benefits package before saying yes? Ask for the benefits in writing first; they’re part of the offer. Continue reading
What do Costco, Trader Joe’s, QuickTrip and Spanish supermarket Mercadona have in common? They treat labor as assets, says Zeynep Ton, author of “The Good Jobs Strategy,” and therefore, avoid even bigger costs than labor. Continue reading
The government shutdown has touched hundreds of thousands of federal employees, but as the shutdown stretches on, the distinction between essential and non-essential has varied depending on agency and need. Jeffrey Brown talks to Reid Wilson of The Washington Post and Gregory Korte of USA Today for a broad look at the impact. Continue reading
Under the Affordable Care Act, employers who have at least 50 full-time employees are mandated to provide affordable insurance or pay a penalty. Most employers already comply, but some business-owners, especially in the restaurant industry, argue it will be a major burden. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading
Judy Woodruff speaks with Bloomberg News’ Chris Strohm, who spoke to eyewitnesses on the scene at a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Employees recounted hearing gunshots and hiding under their desks, and weighed in on the screening practices to get into the building. Continue reading
The White House announced a year reprieve on the Affordable Care Act mandate that says companies with 50 or more full-time workers must provide insurance by Jan. 2014. Gwen Ifill gets debate from Ron Pollack of Families USA and Tom Miller of American Enterprise Institute about how the delay affects businesses and workers. Continue reading
As state governments attempt to restrict union rights in states like New Jersey, Ohio and Wisconsin, Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill talk to three major union presidents — Mary Kay Henry, Jim Hoffa and Lee Saunders — about the health of the organized labor movement, the rhetoric of the RNC and the importance of the 2012 election. Continue reading