Skills Gap? No, Wage Gap

Hiring Technical People

There is a gap between what employers want to pay and what people are willing to work for. 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.

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3 Ways To Avoid A Minimum Wage Job After College

Career Realism

Here are three ways you can avoid a minimum wage job after college: 1. See, employers are dying to see you express your authentic skills and passions in a unique way – so do yourself and them a favor, and try it out. Job Search minimum wage job recent graduates underemployment

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Trending Sources

Unequal Pay and Unequal Opportunities: New Data On the Gender Wage Gap


A new study by Payscale adds depth to the gender wage gap discussion. They peg the current controlled wage gap at 2.7% and the uncontrolled wage gap at 25.6%. To arrive at the controlled wage gap, Payscale compared wages in identical jobs: HR Manager to HR Manager.

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Low Wages: 13 College Majors To Avoid Like The Plague

Career Realism

Employers needed an educated workforce, and many of them didn’t care what degree you had, just as long as you had one. Just be sure you have a solid personal finance strategy to offset your low wages so that you’re properly prepared for retirement.

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Men’s Height and Women’s Weight Impact Wages


But in all cases, shorter men and fatter women experience, on average, wage and advancement discrimination. Now researchers at Exeter University have shown a clear connection between wages and height for men, and wages and BMI for women. Men’s wages dropped $2125 US with every 2.5 Women’s wages dropped $4250 US with every 28 pounds above the average. In a world where we are obsessed with body image, are employers biased?

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Your Rights Regarding Wage Disputes


Wage disputes can arise in almost any work environment, even productive and happy ones which operate smoothly and without incident. Career Advice Wage Disputes employee rights

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Staff Development, Benefits & Compensation for Low-Wage Workers


Those who work in low-wage jobs are often left out of the conversation. Why Low-Wage Workers Matter. of American workers are in low-wage jobs. 1 The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that in 2013, nearly two-thirds of workers in jobs that pay federal minimum wage or less are in the service industry. While some employers tend to see this segment of the workforce as expendable, the reality is that many hours can be lost on training and hiring when turnover is high.

What They Aren’t Telling You About the Gender Wage Gap


First let me start off by saying I believe the wage gap is real. The wage gap is an issue according to what I know about being a woman and according to research, which tells us that women are making on average $.78 Why Wage Disparity Exists. But What About Women and the Wage Gap.

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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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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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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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Disability Employment Statistics: How Is Your State Doing?


Are you curious where your home state lands in the disability employment conversation? In the study they compare all things disability-related, such as employment, wages, housing, poverty and more. The Disability Employment Gap. employed. The Disability Wage Gap.

“Vacation and Vacation Pay – 50 Frequently Asked Questions”

Sklover Working Wisdom

LESSON TO LEARN : As it is with every other aspect of the employment relation, it pays to know “the rules” of your workplace related to vacation rights and vacation pay, so that you don’t unknowingly violate them, but instead follow them, and make sure others follow them, as well, to your best advantage. . Is everyone entitled to paid vacation from their employers? So, why do employers usually provide their employees with paid vacation days? owed you by former employer?

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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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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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What Did the UK Employment Landscape in 2013 Look Like? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

In 2013, what did the UK’s employment landscape look like? What Did the UK Employment Landscape in 2013 Look Like? Employer Infographics 2013 employment landscape Salary unemployed unemployment wage

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Ensuring Employers Are Properly Paying You

Ms. Career Girl

The post Ensuring Employers Are Properly Paying You appeared first on Ms. We cry inside, strap ourselves in, and then spend an extra hour to fifteen hours a week in employment hell. Receiving an hourly wage will qualify you for being paid for every hour worked.

Is Employment Branding Bullshit?


While I have been working for many years, I have been living a lot longer and it is through that living, that I have waged a war against complacency and stagnation. You may have noticed a recurring theme this week on Bonus Track. It’s part of life.

What Is a Work Perk Worth?


One of the trends B4J is keeping an eye on in 2016 is the growing popularity of unique perk and benefit packages as a way for employers to differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace. The same is true when it comes to employment decisions.

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Employers: Avoiding Age Discrimination In The Workplace

Career Realism

This may be your goal if you are hiring for a minimum wage job that does not require education beyond high school but if you are looking for someone with a degree and five years experience, you are not likely to find it there.

He Got FIRED! Posting His Resume on LinkedIn, while Employed.

Resume Bear

’ He said that the company had tried to offer him a compromise agreement of three months wages for him to leave, without him initiating such a negotiation – against employment law. ’ The hearing at the Reading Employment Tribunal centre was adjourned.

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The Trouble with Off-the-Clock Work


Off-the-clock work is a big problem for employers. Failure to do so could result in you paying back wages as well as penalties. Some employers may be tempted to make employees exempt in order to avoid the off-the-clock problem.

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The Most Messed Up Chart You'll Ever See Related to Wage Increase History in America.

HR Capitalist

This chart shows the percent change year over year of wages for hourly and non-supervisory employees. Wait - those people weren't employed at that time. You want to see some #@**? Take a look at the chart below and let's talk about it after the jump. Five Observations: 1.

New 2012-2022 BLS Employment Projections: What Career Counselors Need to Know

Career Key

2012-2022 Employment Projections provide new data for career counselors and career development professionals to rely upon in helping people make career and education choices. For example, lawyers continue to get a high growth and median wage marks in the BLS data. The U.S.

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Company Branding: The McDonald’s Vs. Disney Effect #WorkplaceWednesday

The Undercover Recruiter

Employer Company Culture Employee employer brand marketing minimum wageTo quote Will Ferrell from Zoolander; branding is so hot right now. Well maybe he didn’t say that exactly, but it’s close enough. It still doesn’t take away from the fact that branding is a hot topic currently. Thanks to social media hundreds of thousands of people are able to connect worldwide and discuss a. View Article. Company Branding: The McDonald’s Vs. Disney Effect #WorkplaceWednesday.

Friday Five: Job Growth and Inflation in 2016


Each month since coming to write for B4J, I combed through the Jobs Friday responses, searching for deep analysis of the employment data and screening out market speculation. Of course I recognize the role of market trends in hiring, but that laser-focus on market reaction diverted a lot attention from the employment trends towards stock trends. is concerned about “an inflationary spiral between wages and prices, pushed ahead by rising inflation expectations.”

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6 Ways to Advance Gender Equality in the C-Suite


Google has empowered its leaders to offer tours of duty (limited employment tenures) to the most promising hires. HR Leadership c suite diversity gender pay gap gender wage gap leadership lists STEM women in STEM women leaders

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : 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. While what is happening to you sure feels unfair, feelings don’t matter: what was agreed previously by you and your employer, if anything was agreed, is what matters.

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Workers Must Watch Out For These Types Of Wage Theft

Corn on the Job

Wage theft is a new hot topic sweeping across the United States. The issue picked up even more steam when Donald Trump repealed wage theft protections in March of 2017. Many worry that they may be a victim of wage theft without even realizing it. Minimum Wage.

Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival


Are we, as human resources practitioners, up to speed with employment law? Are our employment laws still working and still relevant as the workplace and workforce demographics change? When’s the last time you reviewed your state’s employment law?

The “Survival Clause” in Employment Agreements – Ignore It, and It Can “Kill” You

Sklover Working Wisdom

To retain their six key employees – including David – each was offered the security of a written employment agreement that guaranteed very attractive benefits, significant bonuses, grants of ownership interests in any new company, and a “success payment” if a sale of the company took place. The written employment agreements were for a one-year period. David had lost “rewards” his employer had promised, but he was stuck with the “restrictions” he had promised to his employer.

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Employment References in Retail


Employment reference checks, job verification, background check, whatever you want to call it , it’s absolutely necessary part of the hiring process. And sometimes is very cut and dry – especially if the applicant blatantly falsifies their salary or employment history.

Friday Five: Election 2016, Entrepreneurs and Verizon’s Yahoo Purchase


This is your Friday Five: Why Even Donald Trump Wants to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump said Wednesday that he “would like to raise the minimum wage to $10/hour.” ” This is a break from the usual Republican position that minimum wages hurt small business and make it harder to workers to negotiate with their employers. You’ve been following the Republican and Democratic conventions, right?

“Employer’s Sole Discretion” in Contracts, Handbooks and Compensation Plans: Six Strong Arguments to Defeat It

Sklover Working Wisdom

Most of the companies his employer sought to acquire were family-owned, and in recent years struggling to survive in a more consolidated, competitive and complex world of music publishing. Brandon’s two previous employers were just that kind of company: family-owned and increasingly shut out of the international music rights publication business. WHAT YOU CAN DO : Consider these six strong arguments you can use to defeat “employer’s sole and absolute discretion.” .

Businesses Steal $15 Billion a Year from Employees. Is Your Business One of Them?

Evil HR Lady

Wage theft sounds like something that sleazy men in back rooms perpetrate to further oppress their employees. While that does happen, a lot of wage theft is unintentional. A new study from the Economics Policy Institute (EPI) says that employers short their employees by $15 billion a year, which means that millions of people are paid less than minimum wage for their work. And paying below minimum wage isn’t the only form of wage theft.

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Closing the Gap: Massachusetts Bans Screening Candidates Based on Salary


“No employer shall discriminate in any way on the basis of gender in the payment of wages or other compensation, including benefits and other compensation, or pay any person a salary or wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of a different gender for comparable work.”

Careers Advice: Why Won't my Employer Help Further my Career?

Position Ignition

Your employer, however, doesn't really seem to care. When thinking about profit and returns, your employer is not thinking about your career: you’re simply an economic worker.

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What Can You Do If Your Employer Is In Breach Of Contract?

Career Realism

If you feel as though you’ve been mistreated by your employer and they are in breach of your employment contract, you can take action. They very rarely take the time to read through their employment contracts. “Always read the fine print.”

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Employment Law, Labor Unions & Social Media


Employees reached out to Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 363 last spring for support – but the fear of captive-audience meetings, harassment and other actions by the employer left many at the plant wary of how to press forward without management sidelining their efforts.

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New Promising Self-Employment Careers List by Holland Personality Type

Career Key

Our new promising self-employment careers list on the Self-Employment Key website helps people match their Holland personality types to self-employed careers the U.S. These occupations contain significant numbers of self-employed people.