What You Need to Know (and Do) About the Generation Gap at Work 

Ms. Career Girl

Many are high achievers, but they expect to earn a living that aligns with the effort they put into it — a challenge that, given rampant wage stagnation , causes considerable stress for many. Crossing the Generation Gap at Your Workplace. By improving workplace communication and incentives for various age groups, you’ll create a cohesive team spirit across generations.

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A year in reflection: International Women’s Day 

Ms. Career Girl

For International Women’s Day 2020, while we need to celebrate the great strides that have been made, we must also discuss the room for improvement that remains. This number has continued to rise into early 2020, with a new record already established at 15.61 With a growth in women in leadership roles, we can expect changes in wider workplace culture to continue at an ever accelerating rate. Like any year, 2019 was a mixture of successes and failures for women’s rights.

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How to Prepare for a Pre-Employment Test 

Ms. Career Girl

Depending on which test employers use, the assessment can also help determine how well the hiree will perform in the workplace. Replacing managers can even cost one to two times the prior worker’s wages. Are you getting ready for a pre-employment test in an interview process? Pre-employment testing is a standardized system many companies use to collect data about potential employees during the hiring process.

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How To Support Employee Mental Health and Wellness

Ms. Career Girl

Most importantly, how can you make your workplace more supportive and inclusive for all, including those with mental health concerns? Many people stigmatize low-wage workers as having the most mental health needs, and long-term financial insecurity can indeed cause PTSD in some individuals. Multiple factors contribute to workplace stress and have potentially adverse effects on employee mental health. How to Recognize Mental Health Concerns in the Workplace.

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New Feedback

Sklover Working Wisdom

More specifically, on March 24, 2020 I was reading Proverbs 24:6 which says: “For by wise counsel you can wage your war, and in an abundance of counselors there is victory and safety.” We don’t want to wage war, but we must protect our careers and our families to depart safely and fairly; counselors assist! Need a good checklist or form agreement for a workplace issue? 2020 Alan L. Lately we have received a lot of wonderful feedback.

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7 Ways to Start a Discussion on Pay Rise

The Undercover Recruiter

In 2019, UK wages saw the fastest rise in just over a decade, increasing by 3.9% With wages increasing at a faster rate than inflation since 2018, statistics released by the Office of National Statistics show the average weekly income for full-time workers has seen […]. Workplace average wage Instant group pay rise Salary Negotiationin just three months according to research by Instant Offices.

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Empowered women = Empowered Economies

Ms. Career Girl

This makes sense, countries that have low female participation in the workplace are depriving their economies of a crucial ingredient: Intelligent and skilled labor. For example, the gender wage gap is a glaring issue that has yet to be solved: (Source: The BBC ). By Leo Gutierrez. One of the missions of the world today, alongside combating poverty, climate change and racism, is gender equality.

it’s your Friday good news

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I took it pretty harshly as I’d been fired from my previous job with no warning 18 months prior, and was finally starting to rewire my brain from that toxic environment and believe in my own worth in the workplace. Until 2020, I’ve really loved it.

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you’re exhausted and burned out because work is terrible

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Excerpt from Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen, 2020. But as boomers were cultivating and optimizing their children for work, they were also further disassembling the sort of societal, economic, and workplace protections that could have made that life possible.

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my employees don’t want to return to work because they’re making more from unemployment

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It is a considerable difference money wise, and I don’t think I’d be able to meet the wages they’re earning on unemployment. the plague workplace practicesA reader writes: I’m a small business owner who had about 45 employees before the COVID-19 shutdown hit us hard. We laid off or furloughed the entire staff, and we’ve now been approved for and received a PPP loan.

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we’re supposed to forfeit all our vacation days if we’ve worked from home

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The management team told me today that they want to have anyone who worked from home during our state shutdown forfeit their remaining vacation days for 2020. Some states treat vacation days as part of wages earned — and just as you can’t retroactively lower someone’s salary , in those states you can’t take away vacation days they’ve already earned. So you might point out that the company could be in violation of state wage and hour laws if they do this.

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coworker wants to be called “Doctor,” paid job trials, and more

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If said employee fits, I would hire them with a higher wage ($15), but with the understanding that the trial period may or may not end in employment. Is there a standard way to handle this in a functional workplace, and can it be adapted to a severely dysfunctional one?

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I’m pregnant and my new boss is the dad, coworker wants to keep us all connected in cutesy ways, and more

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Since the right to discuss wages excludes supervisors, how does the law define supervisors? I know that law grants employees rights to talk to each other about workplace conditions and salaries (among other things), but it is only applicable to employees who are not supervisors. You’re right that the NLRA protects employees’ right to talk to each other about wages and working conditions and you’re right that its protections only apply to non-supervisors.

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employer wants us to help with loan fraud, offering to talk about salaries with coworkers, and more

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It might also be a violation of your state’s wage and hour laws, but you’d need a lawyer to tell you for sure.). I did have more workplace experience that was indirectly relevant to the job, and I bargained for higher pay but if my suspicions are correct, those things wouldn’t sufficiently explain the difference. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Employer wants us to help with loan fraud.

2020 30

coworker got obnoxiously drunk at a work event, can we tell people to wash their hands, and more

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I am an HR professional and know the risks associated with slandering someone at another workplace, but do I have any professional responsibility to warn these businesses? What can I do about lost wages due to coronavirus? But, short of sustaining an injury, I can’t find any information online about how to be compensated for lost wages. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Should I tell my new boss my coworker got obnoxiously drunk at a work event?

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HR won’t let me see job descriptions for my staff, standing my ground on social distancing, and more

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I’m just an intern and I try really hard to adapt to the practices of my workplace and surroundings instead of assuming my way is right, but Alison. This week, the federal government issued new guidance on exactly this issue, saying it will issue an interim final rule “excluding laid-off employees whom the borrower offered to rehire (for the same salary/wages and same number of hours) from the CARES Act’s loan forgiveness reduction calculation.

2020 31

my coworker is breaking her paid quarantine, company expects people to keep working after they quit, and more

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The higher-ups have displaced workplace norms, one of which is that they expect people to stay on and continue working even after they quit. It’s illegal for you to permit them to work if you’re not paying them, and you could get in trouble for wage law violations. It’s five answers to five questions and a sixth thing. Here we go…. My coworker is in quarantine with pay — and doing deliveries on the side. The place I work at still needs to be open despite the pandemic.

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updates: the incompetent temp, the person who lacked ambition, and more

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The job that I ended up accepting was absolutely incredible – I had such a good impression of the school (and used your advice regarding asking good questions and finding out about the culture of the workplace) and it was clear that my style of teaching and overall educational outlook really suited the school and the department that I would be working with. I do look forward to a number of years working in this workplace. It’s a special “where are you now?”

2020 29

updates: getting pregnant at a new job, boss said I’m lying about my health, and more

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She let me know there’d been discussion about implementing a parental leave policy in 2020, and they ended up finalizing the details ahead of their original timeline so it’d be available to me this year. They’ve honestly been a model for how every workplace should receive this kind of news. Exit interviews in a toxic workplace (#3 at the link). Even better news is that I’m out of that toxic workplace and am now self-employed and enjoying what I do.

2020 31

employee takes credit for the whole team’s work, what to wear for a video interview, and more

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Say the workplace you’re applying to is generally business casual, but more formal when meeting clients or donors — imagine a big nonprofit organization. Yeah, they can’t have you work without paying you; that’s illegal (you need to be paid at least minimum wage). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My employee takes credit for the whole team’s work.

2020 29

colleagues want favors for their families, coworker has profane outbursts, and more

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It’s just another way to perpetuate inequality, in my opinion, but I seem to be the only one at my workplace who finds this practice really irritating, and 95% of the time my supervisor tells me to do whatever the person is asking. I understand the company wouldn’t be able to promote anyone or raise wages based on a positive review, but canceling the reviews themselves doesn’t save additional funds – so why not do reviews anyway? It’s five answers to five questions.

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4 Sates Voted to Raise Their Minimum Wage

Workology

In addition to the Presidential, Congressional and Senate races, last night a number of ballot initiatives, from criminal justice, to medical marijuana to workplace regulations, were put to the voters. 4 states voted to raise their minimum wage. Washington, Arizona, Main and Colorado all voted to increase their minimum wages with wide margins. A ballot initiative in South Dakota to lower the minimum wage for minors, however, was soundly defeated. by 2020.

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Recruiters Know: A Company is only as Good as Its People

Career Alley

However, to succeed in today’s workplace, they must also be able to analyze data, work within budgets, leverage sourcing technologies, market career opportunities, and help to create a positive candidate experience. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 21 percent growth in all human resources specialties through the year 2020. The median wage for these positions is approximately $52,690 (2010 data), with the minimum of a bachelor’s degree required.

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updates: my boss talks to me like I’m a baby, and more

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Very quickly, my lack of a work computer became a very small problem, the workplace was incredibly toxic and I spent the next few months being screamed at, treated like a child, and working hundreds if not thousands of unpaid overtime hours (also I still have unpaid expenses pending that will likely never be paid). Needless to say, I worked my butt off for such a bad ending, but with such a toxic workplace I now realize that was inevitable. It’s “where are you now?”

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