What to Expect (at Work) When You're Expecting
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Peggy Young, a former delivery driver for UPS, could bring suit against her employer for violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, a claim the lower courts had thrown out. When Young became pregnant, her doctor restricted the amount she could lift, but UPS denied her request for accommodation and forced her on unpaid leave. Young is just one example of what pregnant workers can expect at work when they're expecting. Read more.
Still Working at 100? Not Going to Happen.
The common vision for retirement used to be plenty of leisure time spent perfecting your golf swing. For many Baby Boomers, however, retirement many mean not retiring at all. Some 75% of Boomers are putting off retirement and trying to stay in the workforce due to financial desperation. They want to keep working, but for employers, the feeling is not always mutual, and many Boomers face discrimination when attempting to remain in the labor force. Read more.
Spring Cleaning Your Management Style
Now that spring has officially sprung, the welcome change in weather will prompt people to start scouring through their closets, garages, and attics to decide what should be kept and what should be discarded among the clutter and mess. Managers should also use this season to spring clean their own management style by assessing which habits should be kept and which need to be tossed in the trash. Read more.
Should Starbucks Have Asked Us to #RaceTogether?
When Starbucks introduced their now infamous "Race Together" campaign, Tom Schultz, CEO and Chairman of the beverage goliath, encouraged baristas to write "#Race Together" on customers' cups in order to "start a discussion about race in America." Schultz has not been shy in the past about taking a stand on public issues, but the initiative to assert himself (and his employees) into an intractable public debate garnered Schultz and the company a storm of public backlash. Read more.
March Jobs Report
The first quarter of 2015 ended with a stumble, as the U.S. economy added 126,000 jobs, the lowest monthly gain since December 2013, and the unemployment rate stayed steady at 5.5%. Economists cited several reasons, including the harsh winter in the Northeast, as the cause for the slowdown. Read more.
Onboarding New Employees
A concerned managers worries that new employees are "thrown into the deep end" in a fast-paced department without much training or preparation. Many can't keep up, and the team has high turnover. Anita Clew offers advice on how properly onboarding employees can help them stay afloat, succeed in their role, and increase organizational retention. Read more.