For up-to-date information on building or restructuring your workforce, check these links:
HR news Current issues in HR from the Wall Street Journal.
- Resource Guide for Employers Links to useful HR-related sources (commercial site).
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) The world’s largest association devoted to human resource management provides the most essential and comprehensive resources available.
For current information on Employer Unemployment Compensation, visit this Department of Economic Opportunity Employer Unemployment link.
In addition, the Short Time Compensation Program permits prorated unemployment compensation benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced as part of an STC plan to avoid total layoff of some employees.
A study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) noted the following statistics in their “Stress at Work” report:
- One-fourth of employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives.
- Three-fourths of employees believe the worker has more on-the-job stress than a generation ago.
- Problems at work are more strongly associated with health complaints than any other life stressors–more so than even financial problems or family problems.
Click here to read the full “Stress at Work” report–which includes information about the causes, effects, and prevention of job stress. In addition, the following links provide valuable insight:
WebMD’s “Stressed Out” section covers it all–impact of stress on health, warning signs, plus stress management news and advice. Or jump directly to the WebMD Stress Assessment Test.
According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 84 percent of human resource professionals at Fortune 500 companies say their top-level executives think diversity management is important. At organizations outside of the Fortune 500, 67 percent of human resource professionals said diversity management is important to their organizations’ high-level executives.
Today’s leading employers know that the successful management of a diverse workforce is critical in order to maintain a competitive business advantage. For current information on diversity and related issues, see:
Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) diversity page – This useful link includes a broad range of information, including updates on diversity training, networks, measuring results, and retention.
Helping Employees Quit Tobacco
Tobacco free worksites protect employees from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, can encourage current tobacco users to reduce their use, and help those who are trying to quit. It’s an opportunity for employers to reduce the negative impact of tobacco on their employees and their business.