US Private Hiring Slows in May Amid Worker Shortage

June 2, 2022 Payroll services firm ADP's data could foreshadow weaker hiring last month in the U.S. economy. Agence France-Presse U.S. businesses slowed hiring in May, amid an ongoing struggle to find workers and high inflation, according to an industry survey Thursday. Payroll services firm ADP said private employment rose by 128,000 positions last month,Read More

Rising US Wages Support Spending in April as Inflation Slows: Govt

May 27, 2022 According to the Commerce Department report, U.S. personal income rose 0.4% compared to March. Agence France-Presse American wages continued to rise in April, supporting an ongoing increase in consumption in the face of an inflation wave that nonetheless shows signs of waning, according to government data released Friday. U.S. personal income roseRead More

Leaders Need to Learn How to Care—and Show It

May 17, 2022 Cultivate a culture of empathy, and people will want to work for you. The Great Resignation has generated new trends in employment, most of which have involved throwing money at workers to make them stay or to lure them in. For the first time in decades, hourly workers are incentivized with signingRead More

What Do Successful Plant Managers Have in Common?

May 16, 2022 In many companies, they are solely focused on the KPIs within the four walls of their plant. Tom Conroy Plant managers are the grease that makes manufacturing companies run well. They need not only planning and process skills, but people skills at a high level. They also need strong business minds, notRead More

Manufacturing Wages Lag US Average in Era of Amazon

May 10, 2022 Manufacturing wages were once a stable way to make solid middle-income wages. What does it mean if they're not keeping up? Ryan Secard Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor Manufacturing jobs aren’t what they used to be. Long seen as a dependable way to earn a middle-class living without a degree,Read More

Majority of Female Workers are Stressed and Considering Job Changes, Survey Finds

April 28, 2022 Concerns of safety and inclusivity are prompting one-half of the workforce to reconsider their current employment situation. Nicole Stempak The workforce may soon be facing another shakeup. A majority of female workers (53%) say their stress levels are higher than they were a year ago, and almost half feel burned out, accordingRead More

A Small Business Is Doing Well, But Finding Workers Is Another Story

April 28, 2022 Hidaka USA Inc. is growing, but finding staff is a major challenge. Adrienne Selko For the past 30 years, Hidaka USA, Inc. Inc, based in Dublin Ohio, has managed to not only navigate the ups and downs of a complicated business cycle, but it has thrived. Established in 1989 as a supplier of prototypes,Read More

Leadership on Point: Managing through the Generational Divide

April 20, 2022 The principles for managing multiple generations are really the same principles of good leadership. Carolyn Hendrickson It’s hard to keep them all straight – the Silent Generation, baby boomers, Gen Xers, GenZers, baby busters, millennials, iGen, Gen Alpha. Regardless of what you call them, or who falls into which generation, the issueRead More

Many Employees Long to Stay Home Even as Workplaces Reopen

By Nicholas Dolinger   April 18, 2022 Updated: April 18, 2022 After two years in which remote work has seen an unprecedented renaissance, many workplaces are returning to in-person work. But for many employees, faced with rising costs and onerous commutes, the return to brick-and-mortar offices is far from welcome. Office occupancy, which hit an all-time lowRead More

Lockdown States Drag Down Overburdened Labor Market

By Petr Svab   April 6, 2022 Updated: April 6, 2022 Print News Analysis States that instituted more severe COVID-19 lockdowns have put a drag on recovery in a labor market desperate for hires. With the onset of the pandemic in 2020, millions of Americans left or were forced out of the labor pool due to fear of theRead More