Back-Office Jobs Are Disappearing Fast — But What Will Replace Them?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fastest-disappearing office jobs in the US include typists (projected to decline by 33.1 percent by 2026), computer operators (22.8 percent), and data-entry keyers (21.2 percent). As automation takes over many common office functions, demand for jobs like administrative assistants, office machine operators, and mail sorters is also expected to […]

Connecting People: Why Coworking Spaces Appeal to Modern Workers

The days of cubicles are numbered. They’re quickly being replaced by a more modern floor plan — the coworking space. You’ve probably heard about the rise of coworking spaces. Perhaps you harbor a fondness for them. Those of you who think coworking spaces are nothing more than a flashy, overrated fad, think again. These open work […]

The Repercussions of Not Outsourcing Workplace Investigations: Two Case Studies

As misconduct scandals involving high-profile persons within blue-chip organizations continue to proliferate, companies are scrambling to keep up with the rapidly changing ideas around how to handle workplace misconduct. Whereas misconduct investigations were once the work of low- or mid-level HR generalists, they now demand much higher degrees of attention, care, and independence. Current best practices dictate these […]

To Find the Perfect Candidate, Ask These 12 Questions in Every Interview

Hiring the most suitable person for a role can be tricky, to say the least. Crafting a perfect job post to attract qualified talent is only the beginning. From there, you still have to market the role in the right channels, sift through endless resumes, and identify top contenders. But perhaps the most crucial component […]

The Miracle-Minded Manager: Whatever Happened to Face-to-Face Recruiting and Real-Time Hiring?

Miracle-Minded Manager: A Modern Day Parable About How to Apply A Course in Miracles in Business, by “zentrepreneur” and mindful leadership expert John J. Murphy, traces the story of Jack MacDonald in order to teach readers how to get out of their own way by shifting their thinking to see life — and themselves — very differently. Jack, […]

How to Keep Your Job If You Have to You Go to Rehab: Understanding the FMLA

Contrary to the common stereotype of the strung-out addict living under a highway overpass, drug and alcohol addiction more often than not afflict full-time members of America’s workforce. In fact, most adults with substance use disorders in this country are employed full-time, according to a 2014 report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services […]

You Can’t Afford to Be Boring: 3 Best Practices for Bridging Engagement and Compliance

With unemployment rates at historic lows and employees willing to quit their jobs for better opportunities, it’s no wonder employee engagement has become a major talking point for executives. While engagement is at its highest level since Gallup started tracking it in 2000, there is still plenty of room for improvement. Employee engagement is heavily influenced by […]

HR Jobs Are Changing – and So Are Their Salaries

Due to the increased integration of and reliance on technology, every part of a business is changing, and that includes HR. Indeed, HR has evolved immensely over the past decade. Technological advancement has spurred a wave of new HR jobs, such as the “chief people officer” and the emergence of “people” teams. Rebranded and refreshed, these […]

5 Things Everyone in the Workforce Needs to Know About Medicare

Employers and employees may be at odds with regard to how old is too old to be working. According to a 2018 report by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, employers see age 70 as the cutoff, whereas employees cited 75 as a solid retirement age. No matter your personal opinions, the reality is there […]