Skills Gap? No, Wage Gap

Hiring Technical People

If you are willing to pay a reasonable wage for people who already have the skills, there are many people who would gladly work for you. Employers want their experience at a new person’s wage. If you want to hire people will scarce skills and pay them an insufficient wage, you might think there is a skills “gap.” It’s wage gap. That’s a tight wage for that much experience. I almost always see a wage gap.

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How Does the Cost of Living in the UK Compare to Wages?

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s a depressing fact that a large portion of your salary will go towards basic living costs, predominantly the cost of your accommodation. How Does the Cost of Living in the UK Compare to Wages? Uncategorised cost of living house price Salary UK wage

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Why It Matters: The Minimum Wage Debate

Career Realism

Minimum wage is currently a hot topic everywhere. The Effort To Raise Minimum Wage The U.S. House of Representatives is gearing up to vote on a bill to gradually raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 The Pros And Cons Of Raising Minimum Wage The U.S.

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How Much Will Not Having A Good Resume Cost?

Professional Resume Services

Many times, someone will look at the price of having a professional resume writer develop their resume and wonder if it is worth the cost. It may cost you less than one day’s worth of future salary to have your current resume critiqued and know how to improve it.

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Will Relocating for a Higher Wage Leave You Worse Off?

Career Alley

Over time, you gain the experience and the skillset needed to make that progression to a higher wage. So, you will be receiving a higher wage. Cost of living/moving. Also, the cost of living may be substantially different than what you are used to.

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What Will Wage Growth Look Like in 2016?


Wage growth is a thornier subject than it first appears. The real value of a raise can only be measured when adjusted for inflation and cost of living, and considered in conjunction with benefits, vacation time and other work perks. Wage growth in 2016 will probably be just fine.

2016 89

4 Big Ideas to Look Smart: The $15 Minimum Wage

HR Capitalist

If you watch Fox News or MSNBC, I already know how you feel about the prospect of the $15 an hour minimum wage: - Fox News Viewers - It's Jobs or CPI armagedon! The business world will have to pass along costs to consumers! MSNBC libs - This is a living wage, people.

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What Sheryl Sandberg Doesn’t Understand about Minimum Wage and Childcare

Evil HR Lady

She writes: To start, it’s long past time to raise the federal minimum wage. Two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women. Raising the wage would reduce pay inequality and help millions of families living in or near poverty. It sounds good but raising the federal minimum wage means you raise the cost of everything. Raising the minimum wage. To keep reading, click here: What Sheryl Sandberg Doesn’t Understand about Minimum Wage and Childcare.

2017 129

UW Study On $15 Minimum Wage Bad News For Liberals.

HR Capitalist

If there's anything that will get a healthy dinner conversation going (or get people fighting), it's the idea of the $15 minimum wage. A better wage for core entry-level workers is hard to argue against as a reasonable person.

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Single Disengaged Worker Costs Company $4,621 in Lost Revenue in 2014


This too busy attitude ends up costing us down the road. I could tell you that Gallup reports in their 2013 State of the Workplace report that unproductive and engaged workers are costing United States businesses $550 billion a year. Cost of an Employee.

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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 a $608 Mistake Cost This Business Over $40,000

Evil HR Lady

Both those things seem somewhat reasonable and, indeed, Precision Demolition paid the defendant twice his actual lost wages. in taxable costs, and the court cut it down by doing some calculations based on what an attorney should be paid in the local area. Some of you may say yes, evil horrible businesses try to steal wages from unsuspecting and naive employees. To keep reading, click here: How a $608 Mistake Cost This Business Over $40,000.

2018 118

Increasing Education through Work – A Cost Effective Method

Ms. Career Girl

The post Increasing Education through Work – A Cost Effective Method appeared first on Ms. If you’re educational expenses pass, the following expenses can be deducted : tuition, books, supplies, class fees, the cost of research, and some travel and transportation expenses.

2015 158

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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my employee overdoes everything and it’s costing us money

Ask A Manager

Crew wages and being asked to make Prada clothing. This directly and dramatically drives up the cost of what we produce. This means we have gotten to a point where it actually costs us more to produce these shirts than we are being paid for them. How can I motivate Dave to take a step back and be more in alignment with the market tier we serve instead of driving up cost and increasing everyone’s aggravation by overdoing things?

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What’s 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? Work-Related Expenses : Jobs also have costs to employees.

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“My raise was tiny. Illegal discrimination, or legal cost-cutting?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

While lowering overall costs is an entirely appropriate business objective, if doing so falls mostly on the shoulders of older employees, could it be “discrimination in disguise?” Courts are somewhat in disagreement over how to treat these circumstances, but are increasingly looking at each individual, and making a determination – illegal discrimination or legal cost-cutting – on a case-by-case basis, with a watchful eye toward “evident intent.” Question: Hello.

It’s Tougher at the Bottom: Why All Students Should Work Minimum Wage (at Least Once)

Corn on the Job

I wasn’t able to carve a career out of my humble minimum wage origins, as some people have quite admirably done, but I did spend more than seven years as a server at various restaurants, working my way through undergrad and post-grad student loan repayment on tips and a measly $2.13

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Paid by Net Sales, Net Profits, Net Revenues? – Always Ask, “Net of WHAT?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Some of them cost up to $100,000 each. Monies due you (commissions, bonus, wages, expenses, etc.) Why not use a lower-cost hotel when traveling, a lower-cost car rental, a lower-cost supplier of credit reports, and a lower cost but pleasant restaurant to entertain customers.

2019 130

Fight for $15 Protests Planned Nationwide Today


Today thousands of fast-food and airport workers are protesting in favour of a big minimum wage hike. Fight for $15 advocates for a hike in the minimum wage to alleviate poverty and the right to organize in unions and bargain collectively.

2016 112

LOOK SMART HR: Everything You Need to Know About Labor Costs in China.

HR Capitalist

Well - costs are going up in China and the unlimited supply of workers is slowing down. The 1990-2000 time period was characterized by a ramp up in rural-to-urban migration, while the 2000-2010 time period was characterized by rapid urban real wage appreciation and home prices.

2013 79

“Commission and Sales Bonus Plans: Read them or it will cost you.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

They do not, and employers don’t either, although some states are requiring so-called “wage disclosure” laws that require certain aspects of wage information. Question : My job was in a sales group. A significant part of the compensation was a quarterly Sales Bonus based on revenue from customers. My offer letter stated “You will be paid at 100% of your target for the first two quarters of eligibility.”. I was terminated a few weeks before the end of the second quarter.

2011 130

How to Ask for a Pay Rise: 10 Steps

Catherines Career Corner

Need a pay increase and wondering how to ask for a pay rise at work? These are 10 steps for you to explore. For most employees, asking for a pay rise is a nerve-wracking experience. In general, asking your manager for more money is often a stressful and awkward experience. Companies cultural values aside, regrettably, for inexperienced [.] The post How to Ask for a Pay Rise: 10 Steps appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

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Why Minimum Wage Is A Women’s Issue

Career Realism

You might’ve already heard about President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour in an effort to tie in earnings with the cost of living – something several Americans have been struggling with, especially women. Why is the minimum wage a women’s issue?

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How to Ask for A Salary Raise – and Get It!

Ms. Career Girl

It’s not personal, just part of cost control: salaries and benefits are among a company’s largest expenses. Featured Money how to ask for a raise how to ask for a wage increaseThe post How to Ask for A Salary Raise – and Get It! appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2017 161

Savings Tips for Women in 2017

Ms. Career Girl

Reduce entertainment costs by visiting free local parks, beaches, concerts and sporting events. Lower your thermostat a few degrees to reduce heating costs. Featured Money gender wage gap and retirement nerdwallet Retirement savings for women savings tips Savings Tips for Women

2017 169

I think my boss is getting copies of all my email, wage theft, and more

Ask A Manager

Wage theft. Do you think I am responsible for the cost of the class? If they originally invited you to attend cost-free, you’re under no obligation to now pay for it just because you didn’t ultimately end up taking the job. (On It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I think my boss is getting copies of all my email.

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No STEM Crisis, No War for Talent?

Hiring Technical People

Pay them a fair wage. All of those actions will reduce the cost of your hiring. hiring strategy age cost of a hire cultural fit experience Hiring Geeks That Fit job description Have you read The STEM Crisis Is a Myth ? It’s a fascinating article. Bob actually has data, as opposed to my anecdotal evidence, now and dating back to my article from 2001, Crisis? What Crisis? A Contrarian Perspective.

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The Trouble with Off-the-Clock Work


Whether it is supervisors encouraging employees to work through breaks or employees who take things home to work on after hours, off-the-clock work can become costly for a company if an employee decides to seek back pay. HR off-the-clock work timekeeping wage and hour compliance

2015 149

The IRS Is Coming for Your Payroll Protection Loan

Evil HR Lady

Typically, wages are tax-deductible, but for those who use the forgivable portion of a PPP loan to pay employees, those wages will be fully taxable, according to a recent IRS ruling.

2020 216

Workforce Planning: China Vs. Mississippi is Easy From a Cost Perspective, Right?

HR Capitalist

Cost are dramatically shifting when it comes to using China to plug in offshore production/outsourcing into your workforce planning model. Consider this: " The Chinese coastal region's wages were 48 percent of Mississippi's in 2010 and will reach an estimated 69 percent in 2015. Human Resources and Human Capital Pros: Listen Up. Read the rest of the detail in a post I did over at Fistful of Talent earlier in the week. Mississippi is the new China? Interesting. And wacky

What Is a Work Perk Worth?


And that can be both good or bad – how the balance of wages and perks plays out for employers and employees depends so much on context. I don’t know your personal circumstances, so you’d better plot that cost/benefit carefully.

2016 124

Book Review — Winning Nice by Dawna Stone

Cube Rules

I received a review copy of Dawna Stone’s new book Winning Nice — how to succeed in business and life without waging war ([link]

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Book Review — Winning Nice by Dawna Stone

Cube Rules

I received a review copy of Dawna Stone’s new book Winning Nice — how to succeed in business and life without waging war ([link]

2007 130

Disability Employment Statistics: How Is Your State Doing?


In the study they compare all things disability-related, such as employment, wages, housing, poverty and more. The Disability Wage Gap. The last statistic we will highlight is wages. HR disability disability employment statistics wage gap

2016 85

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.

2012 175

Lean In or Lean Out: Women Are Damned Either Way


In order for us to build a more egalitarian workforce and continue to have women strive to be their best, we need to address the deep-seated discrimination against women leaders and remove the psychological costs of attaining those leadership positions.

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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.

2012 130

asking an employee to cover the cost of a missed flight, tops with shoulder cut-outs at work, and more

Ask A Manager

Asking an employee to cover the cost of a missed flight. The cost was double. Presumably (I hope) you’d write this off as a cost of doing business and not even think about asking her to pay for it. But if you want to be known an employer who treats your people well, cover the cost of the ticket. Don’t ask her to cover something that’s ultimately a business cost even though she couldn’t use the ticket. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2017 46

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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“Can I be forced to repay commissions I never received?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

You might want to quickly read an article I wrote entitled “ Commission and Sales Bonus Plans – Read Them or It Will Cost You ” by clicking on that title. . Overtime, Commissions and Unpaid Wages Q & A Repayment ObligationsQuestion : Can my employer take commissions away from me that were paid to another sales representative prior to me even working for the company? This is the situation: my employer is clearing up old debts, and writing them off before the end of the year.

2011 130

How to Reduce the Salary of Exempt Level Employees


Doing so is an alternative to common corporate payroll and wage expense reductions like furlough , layoffs, and reduced work hours. How to Reduce Company Costs Like Employee Salaries and Payroll. Times have been tough, everyone knows that.

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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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