Staff Development, Benefits & Compensation for Low-Wage Workers

Workology

Whether it is leaning in, flexible workplace options or staff development, it seems that the conversation is usually about the professional part of the workforce. Those who work in low-wage jobs are often left out of the conversation. Those working in these jobs make up a large portion of the workforce, so it is imperative that we think about them when creating staff development programs, compensation structures and benefits. Why Low-Wage Workers Matter.

What Working Women Should Know About Disability Benefits

Ms. Career Girl

A disability will turn someone’s life upside-down, and the working women who experience one will probably face even more workplace hurdles than they already do. Department of Labor finds that employers who do have higher rates of retention, productivity and workplace safety. Disability Benefits. However, the majority of people receiving SSDI aren’t content with a future of living on benefits for the rest of their lives.

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Understanding Domestic Partner Benefits

Workology

In four years, the number of companies with domestic partner benefits has essentially almost doubled. companies offer domestic partner benefits. From 2008 to 2010, the percentage of medium-sized companies (those with 500-4999 employees) that offered these benefits only grew by five points (From 32 percent to 37 percent). That year, the percentage of small companies offering domestic partner benefits grew by 19 points, taking it to 47 percent. Not your average benefits.

Wages, Savings and Hiring: How the Workplace Is Hostile to People with Disabilities

Workology

This week a friend of mine was finally able to access disability benefits. In truth, he would have been happier to continue working but no workplace was able — or perhaps willing — to make the kind of accommodations he needs. It was a months long alienating and depressing process. That’s why we’re reading reading […]. HR american disabilities act disabilities hiring

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5 Companies That Have Benefited From Strong LGBTQ+ Leadership

Career Realism

Here is a list of only a handful of companies that have benefited from LGBTQ+ leadership. Wong is active with Lesbians Who Tech & Allies and is an advocate for creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

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“Compensation lowered; can I resign and collect Unemployment Benefits?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

If I refuse to work for the lowered salary and commissions, can I collect Unemployment Benefits? Unemployment Benefits are provided to people who have either (a) lost their job without fault of their own, or (b) resigned with a truly good reason. As a general rule, Unemployment Benefits are reserved for people who lose their jobs due to no fault of their own, or who resign with a good-enough reason. P.S.: Applying for Unemployment Benefits can be confusing!

Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show

HireCentrix

Compensaton and Benefits. Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show. New Economic Research Backs Overwhelming Public Support for Minimum Wage Increases to Help Rebuild Economy. An increase in the minimum wage could help bolster the sluggish economic recovery, according to two new, groundbreaking studies. Raising the minimum wage can help our economy recover while helping the millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet in low-wage jobs.

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Hiring & Retention in a High Turnover Workplace

Workology

So, how does HR help improve retention in a high turnover workplace? Employee retention can be a big problem in low-wage jobs. The starting wage for most jobs in production and the warehouse was minimum wage, and the attitude from upper management was that employees were expendable. Consider an educational benefit that pays part of the cost for classes that will help advance an employee at the company. Offer Good Pay & Benefits.

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“I have an Unemployment Benefits Appeal Hearing coming up. What do.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “I have an Unemployment Benefits Appeal Hearing coming up. I have an Unemployment Benefits Appeal Hearing coming up. Published on September 19th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: I was terminated about eight months ago, and I applied for unemployment benefits. After an initial Hearing I was granted benefits, and they started being paid about a month ago. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O.

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“For my appeal of a denial of unemployment benefits, should I.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “For my appeal of a denial of unemployment benefits, should I point out that I am receiving COBRA subsidy, which makes no sense?” “For For my appeal of a denial of unemployment benefits, should I point out that I am receiving COBRA subsidy, which makes no sense?” Published on September 15th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: I was recently forced to leave my job, and I applied for unemployment benefits. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H.

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Workplace Injury? What to Do If You’re Hurt at Work

Ms. Career Girl

The post Workplace Injury? If you’re hurt at work, you’re probably entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If you fail to report your claim within that time frame, you could lose your rights to any benefits. This will include all of your information, including wages (in case you are taken off work by the doctor), the details of what happened and your injury. The post Workplace Injury? What to Do If You’re Hurt at Work appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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What’s Your Job’s Real Hourly Wage?

Career Realism

So, it’s important to know your REAL hourly wage not what your paycheck says, not the one you think you’re worth… you want to know the real return on your investment of time. They both agreed they had never really looked at their pay this way and were willing to run through the exercise of calculating the “REAL Hourly Wage.” As part of the real hourly wage calculation, you need to include as income the value of the benefits you receive.

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When Women Thrive At Work It’s Good for Everyone

Workology

New research shows that workplaces where women thrive are workplaces where everyone reports higher levels of satisfaction and support. Great Place to Work and Fortune found that “companies where women are thriving also tend to offer better workplace experiences for all employees.” These companies had better benefits, better professional development programs and […] Source. HR pay gap wage gap

2017 73

can an employer steal your work when you apply for a job, why can’t low-wage jobs retain workers, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, can an employer steal your work when you apply for a job, why can’t low-wage jobs retain workers, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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Chick-fil-A: Observations from the Road About Talent and Culture.

The HR Capitalist

A living wage doesn't hurt. Benefits Culture Employee Relations Wellness WorkplaceI travel a lot for work. Over the last nine years, that's meant a bit of travel fatigue and recent attempts to reduce my total number of nights in hotel rooms. Reducing nights in hotel rooms generally means getting up as early as needed and hitting the road for mid morning meetings - rather than going in the night before.

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Sexism, Jill Abramson’s Firing, and How it Impacts Your Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

Career Girl readers know well, workplace sexism and harrasment is all too common, and the truth is that if it happens in your office, there’s no reason it couldn’t happen in the office of the most trusted news organization in the country. However, that can’t keep us from theorizing about the events which led to the decision — and determining what they show about the current state of sexism in the workplace.

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4 Things Companies Should Be Showcasing To Prospective Employees In 2021

Career Realism

Remote work is no longer just some random workplace perk. There's no easy way to address these issues in the workplace, but it can be an opportunity to bring the workforce together and engage in conversation and education.

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Overtime Pay: 80% of American Employees are Entitled. Are you?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Many states have state overtime laws that give employees even greater overtime benefits, as well as broader eligibility to overtime pay. times the minimum wage. Bear in mind: Your state may provide you even better Overtime Benefits and/or easier Overtime Qualification – Many states provide employees in their states (a) greater overtime benefits, and (b) easier overtime qualification criteria, than does the FLSA. “I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need.

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“I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended for it. Were my rights violated?&# “I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended for it. But leaving the workplace premises without prior permission – unless you really believed you were in real danger of imminent bodily harm, or critically needed to see a doctor – was not the best thing to do. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. Resolving Workplace Disputes P.

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New Study Shows that Leaning Into Negotiations Doesn’t Always Work for Women

Workology

” They wanted to know how and when leaning in might benefit women – and when it might not. All negotiation opportunities begin with a computer-generated suggested wage for the worker, equal to the worker’s contribution plus a random amount that is negative in expectation.” As we know from the gender wage gap , neither the good nor the bad falls equally among women. Welcome to the Workology Podcast where we discuss the science and art of the workplace.

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Karma will Help Women Get a Raise… If They Ask For It

Workology

This statement all at once demonstrates a bad understanding of karma, of gender inequalities in the workplace, and of how systemic change actually takes place. Women need to know what the value of their work is in terms of salary and benefits and men need to be allies and champions for change within our organizations. Welcome to the Workology Podcast where we discuss the science and art of the workplace.

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“Why is it acceptable to expect someone to work 60 to 70 hours a week?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As just a few examples, our society has (a) outlawed slavery as cruel and inhumane, (b) outlawed child labor, as not conducive to the education and growth of our children in their more tender years, (c) established minimum wage laws, so that all employees must be paid at least a certain amount of income, and live a certain minimal economic level, and (d) enacted occupational safety laws, so that fewer people get injured on the job.

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Amazon Employees (BHM1) Crush Union - 10 Things You Need to Know.

The HR Capitalist

Today and over the next few days and weeks workers in Alabama - and all across America - are voting on whether to organ ize a union in their workplace. Names for these employees reporting the presence of cards in the workplace range from “fink” to “hero” depending on your side of this.

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Why Workplace Happiness and Job Satisfaction is Critical for New Hires

Corn on the Job

This is the very same reason why overall workplace contentment is one of the most sought-after traits of most jobseekers. This generation is not nearly as concerned about pay grades as it is with flexibility and being measured based upon productive output as opposed to a flat wage. Besides decent pay and competitive benefits, it has been shown that several other variables are now very important in relation to job satisfaction. It is often said that money cannot buy happiness.

2017 59

Disability Employment Statistics: How Is Your State Doing?

Workology

In the study they compare all things disability-related, such as employment, wages, housing, poverty and more. Now that the conversation is welcome in the workplace, more and more people are getting out into the community, but there is still room to grow as these statistics show. The Disability Wage Gap. The last statistic we will highlight is wages. The benefits surpass any negatives but the fear and stigma is still present in our society.

The U.S. has waged a war on jobs

HireCentrix

Compensaton and Benefits. has waged a war on jobs. Im not an economist, labor or otherwise, but simple observation suggests one significant contributor to the nations job crisis -- for a long time, maybe even decades, we have been waging war on jobs and those who hold them. We have all seen the vast number of articles regarding the interactions between the different generations in the workplace. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

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“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 2 of 2)”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The idea was to require all employers to contribute to one state-managed insurance fund that would be used to pay workers injured on or because of their job for (a) their unpaid medical bills, and (b) their lost wages. To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, an employee must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. While lowered income and possible loss of benefits may be a heavy or impossible burden, “if you don’t have your health, you have nothing.”

2014 116

Why The U.S. NEEDS A Better Maternity Leave Policy

Career Realism

California and New Jersey both offer programs where new parents can earn a portion of their wages while taking leave. If paid maternity leave was offered, new mothers in the workforce wouldn't have to worry about losing wages while on leave. Taking Paid Leave Benefits Families Multiple studies show that taking paid maternity leave benefits families. Research shows that paid leave also has health benefits for new mothers.

Why The U.S. NEEDS A Better Maternity Leave Policy

Career Realism

California and New Jersey both offer programs where new parents can earn a portion of their wages while taking leave. If paid maternity leave was offered, new mothers in the workforce wouldn't have to worry about losing wages while on leave. Taking Paid Leave Benefits Families Multiple studies show that taking paid maternity leave benefits families. Research shows that paid leave also has health benefits for new mothers.

Top Five: Work Perk Watch

Workology

While it’s true that perks are rarely on the top of a job seeker’s list of priorities and play less of role in retention than we might think (except for free food — the universal morale booster), the transformation of work perks reveals much about the forces that are driving change in the workplace as a whole. But for now, here are five work perk stories I’m keeping an eye on: Dan Price Emptied His Retirement Accounts for that $70,000 Gravity Wage.

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3 Reasons To Track The Numbers In Your Job Performance

Professional Resume Services

When you come into a salary negotiation equipped with the numbers showing your worth, you have a powerful argument for getting a raise or added benefits. You have provided the company with more profit and are worthy of a bigger wage. Some of us liked math class, and some of us did not (I am in the latter group). But like it or not, numbers are essential in your career, from resume to retirement and everywhere in between.

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Respect the Work. Retain the Linchpin. Motivate Employees.

Workology

Work, The Economy, and Unemployment Benefits. Unemployment rates and unemployment benefits included. I don’t mean to belittle any honest job where you can earn a fair wage. Are Workplace Linchpins Also High Potential Employees? There is more, many of these companies offer wages in the range of $10-14 dollars an hour. They are starting to use 360 feedback and workplace analytics from the employees to make work better. It’s what we all do all day long.

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“If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance benefits?” “If If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance benefits?” Rather, the primary determinant of eligibility for unemployment benefits is whether or not a job is available to the employee. If the new owners of your company are offering you a job – so long as it is in most material ways equivalent to your present job – you have no reason not to work and collect benefits.

8 Presidential Election Issues That Impact Your Workplace

Workology

I’m certain that over the last few weeks you probably have heard, either from the media, workplace watercooler discussion or social media, that on November 8th, 2016, we are voting for our next President of the United States. And it’s because of this media circus that I wanted to take a step back and take a look at workplace election issues that our next President and the republican or democratic parties will be asked to address. Workplace Flexibility.

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Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

At the same time, you can find out what your Social Security benefits will be when you retire. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Resolving Workplace Disputes P. Unemployment Benefits AA. Blog » Did You Know That. ? Did You Know That. ? Published on October 2nd, 2010 by Alan L Sklover You can easily check to make sure your employers have made the correct contributions to your Social Security account.

2010 109

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.

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Government Career Resources

Professional Resume Services

Among the Department of Labor’s top 20 requests are information on COBRA health insurance continuation coverage, the Family Medical Leave Act benefits, United States employment statistics, health plans, minimum wage and unemployment insurance. Statistics on United States productivity, employment and unemployment, pay and benefits, and on the job injuries are also provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2012 109

Happy, Healthy Jobs – Occupations that Boost Well-Being

Career Alley

They’re unhappy with their wages, working conditions, workplace relationships, or prospects for career advancement. Companies also benefit from creating work environments that produce happy, healthy employees. In addition, companies benefit through reduced employee burnout and turnover. Companies that can avoid spending their time and money prospecting for new employees and training them reap the benefits of employees who are content in their current roles.

2013 290

Changing the Bigger Picture for Long-Term Gender Equality

Ms. Career Girl

Although discrimination in the workplace has been a discussion for decades, women and social rights activists have become more adamant than ever over the last few years about creating safe work spaces for women. Women have been harassed, victimized and discriminated against for decades, and have experienced all of these forms of abuse in the workplace as well. For a long time, women experienced discrimination in the workplace without consequence to the employer or fellow coworker.

2019 112

How Labor Relations Impacts HR Even If You are Union Free

Workology

Many companies and unions are facing hard times, due to lost business, or the increasing costs of their current labor systems, including wages, benefits and pensions. Issues include wages, benefits, work rules and job security. Understanding How Unions Work in Your Workplace is Half the Battle. What does matter is that as HR organizational leaders we are aware of current cases, examples, and trends so that we can adapt in the current workplace and marketplace.

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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.

2020 166

Top 5 Workers Compensation Claims

Jobacle

Clumsy people have continued to spark laughter and lighten up the workplace for years. million people in the US suffered a non-fatal workplace injury or illness last year, which equates to about 3.5 For those who are unfamiliar, workers’ compensation laws are set in place to make sure an employee injured at work will receive compensation to replace lost wages and medical expenses. Both the clumsy employee and the onlookers need a good laugh to break up the day.

Boost Your Work Experience with a Relevant Internship

Ms. Career Girl

And what are the monthly wages for internships? Fortunately, despite somewhat discouraging findings, numerous studies that revolve around the correlation between internships and subsequent employment state that there are various benefits of undertaking an internship.

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