What is Your Job’s Real Hourly Wage?

Career Realism

They were in a bit of shock about all the unexpected costs. When the couple came to me for their regular financial review, I asked them what they thought this new job was going to cost them? I further explained it cost money to work and sometimes it’s a lot more than just your time.

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How to Optimize Your Candidate Screening & Hiring Process


Improve Your Candidate Screening & Hiring Process. Companies must streamline their hiring processes for consistency and uniformity to help lower turnover and hiring costs while ensuring they select the best candidates. Plan Out Your Processes.

Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show


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. Be our Friend.

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The U.S. has waged a war on jobs


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. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. million in back wages, damages for more than 4,500 Misclassified Wal-Mart workers. Be our Friend.

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I don’t want a minimum wage job

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m job-searching, and many people have suggested I get a minimum wage job. because I don’t want to work for minimum wage. I know the benefits of working a minimum wage job (any pay is better than nothing, it keeps me busy, etc.). I don’t look down on people who work minimum wage either. – I have worked minimum wage/low skill jobs, and it is difficult to break out of the pattern. Minimum wage brings, at most, $1160.

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Savings Tips for Women in 2017

Ms. Career Girl

There are lots of free, user-friendly apps that make the process easier. Reduce entertainment costs by visiting free local parks, beaches, concerts and sporting events. Lower your thermostat a few degrees to reduce heating costs.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Unfortunately, Melanie received a notice that, due to cost cutting, her position was being eliminated, and then outsourced. Still further, by federal law, Melanie might also be entitled to interest on what she was owed, attorneys fees and Court costs if she went to court. In recent difficult financial times, even more employees are being denied overtime pay to which they are legally entitled due to conscious cost-cutting efforts by employers. . times the minimum wage.

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Respect the Work. Retain the Linchpin. Motivate Employees.


Work has been devalued by the demand for cheap labor and lower costs. What’s the best way to produce a good or service while lowering costs? You’ll reduce costs, increase productivity and make work mindless in the process. It’s what we all do all day long.

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manager who's bad at numbers is panicking over budget process

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager manager who’s bad at numbers is panicking over budget process March 31, 2011 A reader writes: I am a new manager in a rather large department and am working on my budget for 2011/12. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

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how to tackle your budget process when you're “not a math person”

Ask A Manager

For example…If you want to promote someone, what will their raise cost you? I also recommend a glass of wine to take the edge off. ;-) Even we numbers people get overwhelmed with the often painful budgeting process. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

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in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? But now that it looks like a longer process, I’d hate to go through it all and then find out our expectations are way out of line. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

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Labor Relations Round-up #FastFoodStrike


Fast-Food workers on strike, under arrest in protest for higher wages. Activists claim that their movement is growing and it is only a matter of time until they win, pointing to minimum wage increases in Seattle and other cities as proof.

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EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.


Removing Arbitrary Bars to Hiring People with Arrest and Conviction Records Improves Job Availability, Lowers Crime and Social Costs, Experts Tell EEOC. WASHINGTON -- Employers often refuse to hire people with arrest and conviction records even years after they have completed their sentences, leading to recidivism and higher social services costs, experts told the U.S. He explained that some federal and state licensing restrictions are costly and arbitrary. Be our Friend.

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What To Expect In A 21st Century Workplace

Corn on the Job

The recruitment process is being galvanized year on year, and now even artificial intelligence influences recruitment. Automated work processes. When a business hires you, or rolls up a new process, the cost isn’t just in the product or paying your salary.

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Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival


Mike Haberman, in Not Completing Forms Cost One Company 600,000 , reminds us of the importance of process and compliance — not doing things the right way can cost you. This month’s ELBC theme is Back to School.

Hiring is NOT an Impulse, It Is an Investment


If you worked for a small company and were presented with a purchase that was going to cost $5,655 how careful would you be in making your decision on that purchase? But the one that probably led to the others was a lack of a good hiring process.

2013 139

Women and Retirement: The good, the bad, and the solutions

Ms. Career Girl

Only 45% of the 62 million wage and salaried women took advantage of a retirement plan. Living longer costs more. The planning process enables you to visualize your future and set goals against which you can measure the progress of your retirement preparations.

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Automation in Investment Banking

Imarticus Learning

The automation has indeed, fetched stronger systems that effectively reduce costs for the human intervention. However, with the emergence of automation within the business, the added costs incurred in the process of hiring and training of the new employees have witnessed a reduction.

Get an Education to Build a Promising Career

Career Alley

Rising school costs and a stagnant job market have raised plenty of concerns among would-be students, with some even being discouraged from going to school entirely. Taking education—and its costs—seriously. Can the cost of education be managed while still in school?

2013 176

Moving Abroad for a Job : Think Before You Leap

Career Alley

Cost of living. Your future wage might be more than enough for this purpose at your current place of residence, but barely sufficient to make ends meet in your future home country/city. Will Relocating for a Higher Wage Leave You Worse Off?

2013 186

The State of the Conscious Company Industry

Ms. Career Girl

I wanted to start a company that could not only answer the following types of questions, but also proudly answer them: Do the factory workers make a living wage? She travels back and forth between Peru and the United States to see the process develop and flourish.

2017 130

How Will Donald Trump Change US Immigration Policy?


While many congressional Republicans might support Trump’s policies, would they support the cost? Politico estimates it would cost $166 billion to deport all of the undocumented immigrants in our country and complete a border wall. (No,

2016 114

From Accountant to Fair Trade Entrepreneur

Career Shifters

Then, with our staff, it's inclusive (with more women than men), everyone is paid the same wage from me to the newest recruit, and we try to set a hard-working but relaxed and happy working style. What have you learnt in the process?

How to Fight Unemployment Insurance Benefit Hearings


Our economy is strong, however, unemployment insurance remains a cost that employers and businesses should evaluate and understand in order to remain profitable and growing. Fixed and Managed Costs: Unemployment Insurance Taxes. Benefits Award and Denial Process.

Top Five: Work Perk Watch


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. He’s the CEO who made $70,000 the minimum wage at Gravity, and did so at his own expense. Few companies publicly list their parental leave and benefits packages and it’s a thorny topic to broach during the interview process. So you may have noticed that I have a fascination with startup work perks.

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Moving Abroad for a Job : Think Before You Leap

Career Alley

Cost of living. Your future wage might be more than enough for this purpose at your current place of residence, but barely sufficient to make ends meet in your future home country/city. Will Relocating for a Higher Wage Leave You Worse Off?

2013 151

“Millions to Earn More in Overtime!”: Facts and Fiction of the New FLSA Final Rule


Yes, as many of you are aware the Department of Labor has finally released the final regulations regarding the new wage standard for exempt level employees. In July of 2015 the Wage and Hour division of the USDOL published proposed regulatory changes over the definition of who could or could not be an exempt employee. They ended up basing this on wages in the South. Salary is a method of wage payment not a classification of overtime eligibility.

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The 5 Things You Should Do Before Going to College

Resume Bear

You are now on a page that gives you extensive information about the field of welding, including what the work is like, what training and education you need, what the current and future job outlook is, and what the wages and earnings are. You’re thinking about going back to school.

From Landscapes to Wagging Tails

Career Shifters

I researched it all to the finest detail, sorted out my finances, and started scouting out the best possible locations based on commuter traffic, demographic, average wage. What have you learnt in the process? "I was good at my job, but I was exhausted.

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Ep 73 – How to Hire for Culture Fit Like Southwest Careers


Passive and active employee disengagement is costly business when you relate the stats to the 2015 total wages and salaries, which came out to about eight trillions of dollars. trillion dollars in wages every year. . Julie Weber, the VP of People with Southwest walks us through Southwest’s culture fit hiring process. Southwest uses a behavioral assessment and interview process. How to Incorporate Company Culture Into Your Hiring Process.

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Employee Handbook Basics for Small Businesses


Working with a professional is a collaborative process and is a good way to ensure that you have a handbook that reflects current laws as well as your company culture. For example, some cities have a higher minimum wage than what the state requires.

2015 133

How To Finance Your Career Change: The Complete Guide (With Real-life Stories And Honest Numbers)

Career Shifters

You might move to a more affordable area (keeping an eye on the implications of a move on your commuting costs, if you have them), move in with other people and pay for a room instead of a whole property, or even bite the bullet and go home for a while. Do any of these sound familiar to you?

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MEMO TO: New College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

It’s that time of year when college seniors are looking forward to receiving their diplomas after four or more years of time consuming and costly schooling. It is a multistep process, one step of which is writing a resume. SUBJECT: Work responsibly.

Will Amazon Go Kill Jobs? Oh, Probably


Although the kinds of technology Amazon is using in its Go project are getting cheaper, the cost of setting up such a system would be prohibitive both for small businesses and for large chains that would need to retrofit hundreds of stores.

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Before Starting the Equal Pay Discussions Do a Salary Review


The act seeks to minimize the wage gap between men and women (I know that some of those statistics are have come under fire — but for the purpose of this article, we’re going to set that aside.) Take a moment to get some good practices and process in place.

2014 125

Your Future HR MBOs Will Include Hiring At Least 1,000 Robots.

HR Capitalist

A while back I asked the question whether it was your job (HR's job) to find the lowest cost labor for your company to run on, including offshoring work to other countries when it makes sense. So it's your job to find the lowest cost labor at the same quality.

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Can Uber-Like "Surge Pay" for Call Center Workers at Zappos Work?

HR Capitalist

Go check out Paul''s post , and here''s a description he used of the concept: Surge Pricing is based on the concept used by Uber , the taxi-disrupting car service, where they increased the cost of their service based on demand in the market.

2015 86

Why I Support Illegal Internships

Career Realism

What followed was a groundbreaking lawsuit that led to the district judge ruling in favor of Eric getting at least minimum wage, and opened the door to a bunch of successful illegal internship lawsuits in a variety of industries. They Allow Companies To Offset The Rising Cost Of Training.

APPLE: The Real 2nd (or 3rd) Headquarters Your City Wants.

HR Capitalist

The process, deemed " HQ2 ," solicited bids from cities for where Amazon will spend an estimated $5 billion build a new, second headquarters for 50,000 employees/new jobs. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anybody wanna see second prize? Second prize's a set of steak knives.

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We Need Less Talk and More Real Change In HR


However, the greatest discouragement comes from the hiring process. The industry of HR has had, and maintains, this stagnancy at an unfortunate cost. These conferences and conventions cost upwards of maybe thousands of dollars, if not more, and the HR tech industry is pouring budgetary funds into exciting HR “experts” to talk and boast about these great new ways to hire. Be warned: I will p**s of a lot of my colleagues on this one.

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update: employer will only reimburse interview travel expenses if I accept their offer

Ask A Manager

In hindsight, I remembered that there was already something minor red-flaggy during the application process besides the unreasonable time investment, namely that the organization explicitly asked for a headshot to be submitted. Anyways, I brushed it off as ‘weird but whatever’ and went to get headshots, but reflecting on the whole process, it just added another layer of questionable requirements. First, I made sure that all of my travel and accommodation costs would be covered.

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6 Of The Most Progressive Careers In Accounting

Career Realism

This area of employment could be a vital market leader in years to come and focuses on becoming green and keeping costs down. Having knowledge of this complicated process will give the accountant valuable experience when moving up the career ladder.

2013 113

What You’re Entitled To After Being Hurt On The Job

Career Realism

It’s generally paid for by employers, and the funds and recovery process are then administered by specialized entities. Compensation varies by state, and workers’ compensation typically covers medical expenses as well as lost wages (at a percentage of your usual wage).