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Archive: May, 2013

Keeping Millennials on the payroll

Friday, May 31, 2013, 4:25 AM
When a whole generation of employees packs up and quits early, it behooves an employer to take notice, which is exactly what one of the nation's largest accounting firms did. Here's the problem that PwC faced: The company began to notice that Millennials (which it defines as those born from 1980 to... Read more

Most U.S. businesses have no employees

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 12:22 PM
Most U.S. businesses have no employees. Astounding! “Approximately 75 percent of all U.S. business locations are non-employer businesses,” said William Bostic Jr., associate director for economic programs at the U.S. Census Bureau, which, on Wednesday, released a study on non-employer... Read more

Millennial workers: Where's the loyalty?

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 2:16 PM
More than eight in ten young workers (Millennials, aged 19-26) say they are loyal to their employers. But only one in 100 human resource professionals believe that these young workers are loyal. Quite the disconnect! This outstanding disparity is drawn from a survey of 6,000 young jobseekers and veteran... Read more

Interim leaders: The men (and women) in the middle

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 4:30 AM
Interim superintendent Paul Spaventa at Sterling Regional High School likes his job, he told me in an interview last week about an entirely different subject. He has no desire, he said, to take on the job permanently -- the interim position is fine with him and when he gets done with that post, he... Read more

Does Vernon Hill 2d deserve pity?

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 3:15 AM
Just finished covering a trial involving Vernon Hill 2d, the founder of Commerce Bank, who sued Commerce, and later TD Bank, which bought Commerce, in an effort to get his severance pay after he was ousted from the bank in June 2007 over regulatory issues. I was glad I wasn't one of the jurors in... Read more

A conviction that a conviction shouldn't mean joblessness

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 3:15 AM
Next week, Capreece Lackey, 43, goes up before Pennsylvania's Board of Pardons, seeking a pardon for her crime, prostitution, and a lesser, related charge of obstructing traffic. It happened 15 years ago, when she was addicted to drugs. "I had no soul," she said, when I interviewed her last year. "I... Read more

Job fair Tuesday for part-time store employees

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 3:05 AM
Bottom Dollar wants to hire 60 part-time workers for its new Woodbury, NJ store. Interested in applying? There's a job fair this morning, Tuesday. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gloucester County College's College Center Building, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell. For more information, http://www... Read more

Unions kiss and make up at the airport: Fisticuffs to handshakes

Monday, May 20, 2013, 4:05 AM
For anyone with a long memory (and it doesn't have to be that long), last week's partnership announcement from the Transport Workers Union and the International Association of Machinists was full of juicy irony. Does anyone remember the brawl between these two unions at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott... Read more

Picking up the slack for a co-worker on leave

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 4:00 AM
On the one hand, there are laws that allow workers to take family leave in an emergency, but how do co-workers feel about having to pick up the slack? And if they express resentment, how does it affect a decision to take the leave? Santa Clara University professor Justin Boren working with Shannon... Read more

NJ business association: Paid sick time could hurt workers

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 4:20 AM
As promised, I checked in with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association for its take on the earned "sick and safe" pay legislation introduced Monday by New Jersey Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, a Democrat from Camden County. In two words? Thumbs down. "When companies can afford to provide these... Read more
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